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Human Resources Business Partner

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City of Bend
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The City of Bend Human Resources Department currently has the opportunity for a dynamic Human Resources professional to join a successful team that values creativity and risk-taking without sacrificing quality of services. This is a full time, regular Human Resources Business Partner position based at City Hall in beautiful downtown Bend, Oregon!

The City of Bend is a full-service city with 12 major operating budgets, approximately 600 FTE's, a 2015-2017 biennial budget of $623 million, and positive, collaborative relationships with its workforce, which includes three associations – Bend Police Association, Bend Firefighters Association, and City of Bend Employees Association as well as non-represented employees.

Reporting directly to the Human Resources Director, you will work with a staff of three Specialists, two HR Business Partner colleagues, as well as decentralized, embedded department Human Resources-focused liaisons and associated department leadership as you align interests, priorities and action plans.

As a Human Resources professional, you recognize that cultural and organizational fit is just as important as core human resource subject matter expertise, skills, competencies and business acumen. Your ability to positively connect and collaborate with a diverse workforce including Police, Fire, Community Development, Utilities, Streets & Operations, Engineering & Infrastructure Planning, Growth Management, Economic Development, Central Services and the City Manager's Office in addition to leveraging the skills, competencies and operational knowledge of decentralized, embedded Human Resource liaisons is critical.

In essence, you personify the City's leadership values and demonstrate the highest level of integrity and the capacity to achieve desirable results while maintaining a customer service orientation.

As a resourceful professional you are current with information, technology, trends, and developments in human resource management and employment law and recommend applicable and reasonable policy and process changes as a result of industry trends.

***On April 12, 2017 this search was reopened. If you applied prior to April 12 you do not need to resubmit your materials.***

To apply for this position, please submit your completed online application, cover letter, and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Functions & Duties
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Act as a consultant with City Departments by providing professional expertise on recruitment and selection deliverables. Provide program administration including preparing recruitment and selection plans, developing job announcements and assessments, determining marketing strategies, evaluating applicant pools, and ensuring successful appointments.

Coordinate employee on-boarding activities with City Departments and related employee orientation processes, including preparation of documents (hard copy and electronic), assembly of materials, and relevant record keeping.

Conduct compensation surveys; analyze/summarize survey results, present conclusions and recommendations. Support internal compensation program analysis, trend reporting or other compensation program activities.

Provide classification review, development, and implementation through the use of classification questionnaires and supplemental information; conduct desk audits; prepare analysis and reports of findings with recommendations.

Provide support to labor and/or employee relations. Investigative performance and/or misconduct. Support labor negotiations in comparator market research, analysis, and prepare reports of findings. Provide analytical support in preparation for collective bargaining negotiations, proposals, and related; finalization/maintenance of labor contract documents.

Provide support to human resources workforce planning and organizational development related to analytics, trend reporting and associated tasks.

Assemble and analyze data and prepare regular and special reports, utilizing a variety of research techniques/methods and technology applications. Conduct analysis of information and prepare reports of findings.

Provide support in drafting and updating policies and procedures. Conduct information gathering/policy research/policy draft development.

Participate in division strategic planning efforts relative to human resources activities, programs and services.

Provide internal Human Resources division support and act in the Human Resource Manager's absence as a resource, consultant, or advisor to department managers/supervisors and employees on human resources matters.

In an emergency or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
• Broad knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of human resources and personnel administration.
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable HR-related Federal, State and local personnel laws, rules, and regulations.
• Knowledge of advanced methods and techniques of statistical research, market research, analysis and reporting.

Skill In:
• Ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate human resources information/issues, develop recommendations and alternatives.
• Ability to prepare and evaluate/analyze data and prepare narrative and statistical reports from data, written outlines and/or oral instructions.
• Ability to make accurate comparisons of job requirements and applicant qualifications.
• Ability to conduct classification and compensation evaluation, development, and implementation.
• Skill in oral presentation and written communications and ability to utilize broad technology applications in documents processing, spreadsheets, data bases, power point presentations and publishing software applications.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all human resources matters.
• Ability to exercise keen time management skills, balance multiple priorities, and consistently meet time lines and due dates.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals and groups, be an effective collaborator in a team-centered environment, and work effectively under general direction.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be through achievement of Bachelor's level degree in human resources, public administration, business administration, or other closely aligned degree program; from an accredited institution of higher education. Typical experience to qualify would include a minimum of five years of HR experience performing the duties as described in the principal duties of this classification. PHR/SPHR preferred.

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