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Senior HR Business Partner

Senior HR Business Partner (ODOT18-1617oc)

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Announcement: ODOT18-1617oc
Senior HR Business Partner – Human Resource Analyst 3
Central Services Division – Human Resources

Do you thrive in fast-paced, innovative environment? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative team environment with driven and passionate coworkers dedicated to making a difference? ODOT's Human Resources (HR) staff supports our management team in creating an effective workforce and an organization that can adapt to today's rapidly changing transportation climate.

Bring your leadership and customer service skills to ODOT as a senior HR business partner to provide broad, full range professional employee relation recommendations, advice, and assistance to managers and employees.

ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!
Click here to learn more about our mission and values.

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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.
What's in it for you?
  • We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office.
  • What makes Portland a great place to live or work? Click here to find out.
Additional Details:
  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise, consult, and problem-solve with managers and employees.
  • Mediate with supervisors, union representatives, and employees to resolve or respond to grievances.
  • Research laws, rules, bargaining contracts, and precedents and prepare responses to grievances.
  • Act as an agency representative and testify at arbitrations, Employee Relations Board (ERB) hearings, unemployment hearings, and trials.
  • Investigate disciplinary and work-related issues, complaints, and grievances including interviewing witnesses, preparing reports, and recommending appropriate actions.
  • Conduct pre-dismissal meetings, prepare reports, and make recommendations to managers.
  • Inform management of new policies, procedures, practices, techniques, and developments related to labor relations.
  • Interpret statutes, rules, policies, collective bargaining agreements, and/or past practices and policies.
  • Write and/or revise department policies, procedures, handbooks, and training materials.
  • Provide ad hoc reports to management and review monthly HR reports.
  • Meet regularly with management staff to determine business needs.
  • Oversee delivery of HR services to ensure consistency statewide.
  • Review and approve/deny forms for temporary appointments, hardship leave, family medical leave, and work-out-of-class pay to ensure requests are in compliance and appropriate documentation is provided.

Minimum Qualifications:
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 (3) years of human resource professional-level experience related to the position.
Valid certification as a professional in human resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute and four (4) years human resource professional-level experience related to the position.
Six (6) years human resource experience related to the position. Four (4) of the six (6) 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).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, 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 have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Ability to work in collaborative team environment.
  • Labor relations experience working with union-represented employees.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the human resources investigation process.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Human resources experience working across all levels of employees ranging from entry level to management.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able and willing to work flexible hours as needed, including occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Frequent in-state travel to field offices and to attend meetings and training seminars required.
  • Work involves frequent interruptions.

Learn More and Apply!

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 


Posted on: Friday, June 01, 2018
This listing expires on: Monday, June 18, 2018

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