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Senior HR Business Partner

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Oregon Department of Transportation .

Portland, OR

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Dept. of Transportation - Central Services Division - Human Resources

Senior HR Business Partner - Human Resource Analyst 3

ODOT17-0870ocA - Portland

Do you want to be with an award-winning organization of more than 4,700 employees strong that's nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design and more? If so, ODOT wants you! Bring your leadership and excellent customer service skills to ODOT's Human Resources as a senior HR business partner to provide broad, full range professional employee relation recommendations, advice and assistance to managers and employees.

We offer employees a culture that emphasizes customer service, productivity, and collaboration. You will feel empowered, engaged and motivated as you work with like-minded individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to Oregon communities.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details

1/10/18 update: This recruitment will be used to fill one vacancy in Portland and we may use this recruitment to fill future vacancies.

This position is part of the state's management team.

This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT17-0870oc.

If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.

Duties & Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

Advising, consulting, and problem-solving with managers and employees.

Overseeing delivery of HR services to ensure constituency statewide.

Meeting regularly with management staff to determine business needs.

Investigating disciplinary and work-related issues, complaints, and grievances including interviewing witnesses, preparing report of findings, and recommending appropriate action.

Conducting pre-dismissal meetings, preparing reports, and making recommendations to managers.

Mediating with supervisors, union representatives, and employees to resolve or respond to grievances.

Researching laws, rules, bargaining contracts and precedents and preparing responses to grievances.

Acting as agency representative and testifies at arbitrations, ERB hearings, unemployment hearings, and trials.

Reviewing and approving/denying forms for temporary appointments, hardship leave, family medical leave and work-out-of-class pay to ensure appropriate documentation and compliance.

Keeping management informed on new policies, procedures, practices, techniques, and developments in the area of labor relations.

Providing interpretation on statues, rules policies and rules, collective bargaining agreements, and/or past practices and policies.

Writing and/or revising department policies, procedures, handbooks, and training material.

Providing ad hoc reports to management; reviews monthly HR reports for region/branch.

Working Conditions

Work involves frequent interruptions, handling multiple/conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.

Requires ability and willingness to work flexible hours as needed to include occasional evening and weekend work.

Frequent in-state travel to field offices and to attend meetings and training seminars.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

You will need:

A bachelor's degree in human resource management, organizational behavior or development, business or public administration, the applied behavioral sciences, industrial relations or a job-related course of study determined by the appointing authority and

three years of human resource professional-level experience related to the position; OR

Valid certification as a professional in human resource (PHR or SHRM-CP or higher) awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute or the Society for Human Resource Management and

four years human resource professional-level experience related to the position; OR

Six years human resource experience related to the position. Four of the six years must have been at the professional-level.

Note: A master's degree in any of the above listed courses of study may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.

Special Qualifications

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Preferred Attributes

In addition to your related work experience, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

Similar level of responsibility as the duties listed in this announcement.

Knowledge and understanding of the human resources investigation process.

Additional Information


Click the Apply button above and create an account or login.

Attach your resume

(you must attach a resume which includes dates of employment (month/year) and detailed job duties).

Attach a cover letter

, of no more than two pages, which addresses your experience in the following area:

Give an example of your role in a workplace complaint, the investigation and resolution. What were your responsibilities in the process?

Complete the supplemental questions.

If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-Employment Checks

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, [Your Last Name] DD214 and your disability letter [Your Last Name] Disability Letter. Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details). DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Work Authorization

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support

For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details).

For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-(see application details) from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at (see application details) .

We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax (see application details)

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-(see application details) (1-(see application details)). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details). Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

$5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

Long-term and short-term disability

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

Flexible spending accounts

Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

Company info

Oregon Department of Transportation .
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