Senior Human Resources Analyst (BA43) Job at Benton County, OR, Corvallis, OR

  • Benton County, OR
  • Corvallis, OR

Job Description

Salary : $74,085.86 - $109,107.65 Annually

Location : Corvallis, OR

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 24-00112

Department: Human Resources

Opening Date: 06/18/2024

Closing Date: 7/9/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Bargaining Unit:: Non-Represented (Benefited)

Classification:: Business Analyst 3

FLSA Exempt Status: Overtime Exempt

Job Summary

Dear Human Resources Professional,

We are inviting you to join our dynamic HR team at Benton County, where we are committed to delivering exceptional service every day. As a Human Resources Analyst, you will play a crucial role as an internal HR consultant, providing invaluable expertise and support to our various departments. If you are a collaborative problem solver, possess a strong public service orientation, and have a proven track record of contributing to innovative HR programs, we encourage you to apply. At Benton County, we value personal accountability, maintain high ethical and professional standards, and appreciate a great sense of humor. Together, let's make a meaningful impact on our employees' experiences and the overall success of our organization. Join us and be at the forefront of delivering exceptional HR services "at your service every day."

Hiring Manager: Tracy Martineau - HR Director

Job Summary
Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of core HR functions, including employee relations, labor (union) relations, HR advisor and consultant to assigned County departments, training and organizational development, employee engagement, talent acquisition, and position reviews. Serves as HR business partner with management to address workforce challenges, develop people strategies, and foster a positive and inclusive organizational culture.

Click here for a complete list of duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.
  • Human Resources Analyst 3 Annual Salary Range: $80,012.61 - $109,107.65
  • Human Resources Analyst 2 Annual Salary Range: $74,085.86 - $101,026.02
Hybrid work option available: This position provides flexibility to work a combination of remote and on-site upon the incumbent's successful completion of the probationary period.

First review of applications will be July 3, 2024.

Applications submitted after this date may or may not be considered.

Please note that this recruitment may close at any time after the first review date.

Your Total Compensation/Benefits
(Note: salary placement will be based on your level of directly related experience and education consistent with Oregon's pay equity law.)
  • Generous time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
    • 10 Paid Holidays + 64 Personal Leave Hours + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
  • $0 Health Insurance Premium!
    • Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your eligible family members without additional premium.
    • In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Health Reimbursement account!
      • Apart from your deductible, you can use this money for things that aren't traditionally paid by insurance - i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications.
      • You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year.
    • Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
  • Get ready for retirement. Generous employer paid contributions!
    • After 6 months of employment:
      • The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
      • The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 3% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
  • A free and award-winning wellness program
    • Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health.
    • Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities.
    • Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs!
  • 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($10,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
    • Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates.
  • Annual salary range of:
    • Human Resources Analyst 3 : $80,012.61 - $109,107.65
    • Human Resources Analyst 2 : $74,085.86 - $101,026.02
    • This position is eligible for up to two salary raises within your first year . An Increase may be given at the end of the 6-month probationary period, depending on starting salary, and at the 1-year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Annual performance-based increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
  • Have benefits questions?
    • Reach out to us anytime:
The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members

UNDERFILL and LOWER LEVEL OPTION: The goal is to fill this position as a Human Resources Analyst 3. However, applicants who can meet the minimum qualifications for the Human Resources Analyst 3 within one year of on-the-job training are encouraged to apply as "underfill" candidates. Employees hired into the Human Resources Analyst 3 level position as an underfill will be hired as a Human Resources Analyst 2 and then re-classified to the Human Resources Analyst 3 upon passing trial service and meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for the underfill option may be considered for the lower level option of Human Resources Analyst 2.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Human Resources Analyst 3 (BA43)
  • Bachelor's degree in: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Business, Public Administration, or related field of study; AND
  • 5 years of professional level experience as a human resources generalist
Human Resources Analyst 2 (BA42)
  • Bachelor's degree in: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Business, Public Administration, or related field of study; AND
  • 3 years of professional level experience as a human resources generalist
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.

Special Requirements
  • A cover letter is required to be submitted with your application. The cover letter should be no more than two pages in length and provide examples of your work experience in one or more of the following areas: employee relations, labor (union) relations, workplace investigations, or coordinating or presenting structured training programs.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:
  • HR experience in a public sector agency
  • Training/organizational development experience
  • HR Professional Certification (HRCI, SHRM, IPMA)
  • Experience in a collective bargaining environment
Questions regarding this position can be directed to:
Tracy Martineau, Human Resources Director
Benton County Human Resources Department
Telephone: (541) 766-6081

Working & Living in Benton County
Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county's 90,000 residents like to say they "have it all."

Working at Benton County

Living in Benton County

How to Apply
  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
  • A cover letter is required for this job posting. A cover letter should include examples of your work experience that highlight qualifications for this position. Applications received without a cover letter will be considered incomplete. Please attach them in the "Resume / CV" section of the application.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
  • Answer all supplemental questions.
After you Apply
  • You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information
  • This is a FLSA exempt position.
  • This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
  • Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
  • If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.
Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.

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Working for the County is so much more than a job. It is a chance to make a local difference - in your own life and the lives of the people around you.

Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, ninety miles south of Portland and forty miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural and major sporting events. Combined with unmatched outdoor recreation, County residents like to say they "have it all". With the Cascade Range, eighty miles to the East, and the Pacific Ocean fifty miles to the West - going out for a day at the beach, fishing, hunting, cycling or hiking is all within reach - Benton County truly offers something for everyone.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of its employees and their families. Competitive benefits and an active employee wellness program is a top priority for the County.


How many years of experience do you have working as a human resources professional?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5 years or more


Please indicate if you have any of the following certifications:
  • Other
  • None


How would you describe your experience with labor (union) relations?
  • Developing: Responsible for applying collective bargaining agreement grievance procedures
  • Journey: Role in grievance procedures and/or forming responses)
  • Advanced: Negotiations, represent management at hearings or arbitration
  • None


Do you have experience working with Munis & NeoGov systems? Please describe.


Please briefly describe the training curriculum you have presented in your current or previous position.

Required Question

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Work experience placement, Local area, Outdoor,

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