Senior Human Resources Business Partners (1 Classification and Compensation 1 Employee Relations)

Washington County, Oregon
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
24 days ago


At Washington County, we focus on meaningful work, innovation, and partnerships. Our Human Resources Division is seeking two (2) Senior Human Resources Business Partners for our dynamic Employee Relations Team! One position will primarily focus on Classification and Compensation and the other primarily on Employee Relations.

Our Classification and Compensation Business Partner is a new position recently added to our team. Their focus will primarily be to ensure consistent and accurate application of the County’s methodology through job and classification specification analysis and market research. In addition, they will partner with other team members to provide a full range of human resources professional and technical services to our County clients. The successful candidate will also help implement best practices in compensation under the Oregon Pay Equity Act.
Ideal candidates will have skills and knowledge of best practices in compensation; experience conducting job analysis and market surveys; experience providing analytical and technical support to assist union negotiation teams; strong attention to detail; an aptitude for critical thinking; and drive to advance the County’s commitment towards pay equity.

Our Employee Relations Business Partners collaborate with a portfolio of client departments to ensure fair, respectful, productive, and consistent management of staff; partner with leaders including union representatives; and provide support within the framework of our core organizational mission, values, and objectives. Part of our team’s charge is to proactively support staff and managers in advancing our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our team members must have the ability to build and maintain trusting relationships; collaborate with and influence managers within the organization; and create, audit and sustain positive workplace relations programs. Balancing time between projects and time-sensitive personnel issues is a critical component for success. 
To be selected for this role, the candidate will demonstrate that they possess employee and labor relations expertise and have highly developed analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Working within a team of experienced business partners, this position will be solutions-oriented with regard to policy and contract interpretation.
 The qualities to be successful in these roles include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write reports, position descriptions and classification reviews.
  • A passion for objectively gathering information, analyzing, and recommending actions appropriate to the situation.
  • Intrinsic commitment to create positive and supportive environments which promote the organizational values of workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. Strength to promote and uphold the County’s standards for respectfully living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Superior time-management skills for delivering with multiple high-priority and sensitive projects or cases.
  • The ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
  • The desire to be a role model and take a positive approach.
  • Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and a commitment to the success of our overall team and County. 

 Here you’ll find a positive and fast-paced environment, excellent benefits including pension, health, dental and life insurances, cost-free TriMet pass, and flexible work schedule options.


A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, public administration, business administration or management, or other related degree program from an accredited institution of higher education; AND Six (6) years of professional Human Resources experience related to the position with spanning responsibilities in several of the defined principal duties of this classification, OR

  • An Associate Degree in Human Resources, public administration, business administration or management, or other related degree program; AND Eight (8) years of professional Human Resources experience related to the position spanning several responsibilities in the defined principal duties of this classification.

Preferred Requirements:
• Experience with project management and Oracle data systems.
• Professional certifications such as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or other HR discipline specific specialties.

The application period for this position is open until 6/6/2021.

Pay range is $84,998.04 - $108,435.72 annually.  We offer a collaborative culture in which to grow your career and a comprehensive benefits package. 

For a more detailed information on these positions and to apply on-line, please visit our Jobs Page at, or

Washington County Human Resources

155 N. First Ave., Ste. 270

Hillsboro, OR  97124

Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences.  Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony.  We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56984429
  • Location:
    Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Human Resources Business Partners (1 Classification and Compensation 1 Employee Relations)
  • Company Name: Washington County, Oregon
  • Industry: Government/Civil Service
  • Job Function: Compensation
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $84,998.04 - $108,435.72 (Yearly Salary)

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