Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) is seeking a human resources professional to provide consulting services and trainings to our special district members, and administration, coordination, and evaluation of our internal human resource function. This individual will work in the SDAO Legal Department with both the pre-loss legal and litigation teams.
SDAO, located in Salem, Oregon, is a not-for-profit association of special districts and other local government entities in Oregon. Our mission is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon. We provide advocacy with state administrative agencies and other units of government, training, information resources, and other support programs. SDAO has grown its membership to over 900 local government members and we serve over 6,000 special district board members, staff, and volunteers.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Legal Services, this position is responsible for (but not limited to):
-Developing and locating resource materials that SDAO members can use for internal human resource needs.
-Maintaining a model employee handbook that is distributed to SDAO members.
-Assisting members with review of employee handbooks, development of HR policies and procedures, and customization of member job descriptions.
-Writing articles to distribute to members.
-Providing general HR support to members on various employment issues (e.g. discrimination, civil rights, ADA, FMLA, progressive discipline, termination, proper documentation, etc.)
-Providing trainings to members by periodically speaking at regional HR training workshops held at multiple locations throughout Oregon.
-Developing and administering various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel.
-Implementing and updating the compensation program.
-Recruitment process of all exempt, nonexempt, and temporary employees.
-Managing and assisting other management personnel with employment related issues.
SDAO offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, short-term disability, life insurance, employee assistance program, 401(k) contribution, wellness program, vacation, and sick leave.
Required knowledge, abilities, and skills of interested candidates should include:
-High-level verbal and written communication skills.
-Exceptional public speaking skills.
-Critical evaluation ability.
-Excellent computer skills.
-Ability to work independently.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and five years of human resource experience, or nine years of experience in the HR field. SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential is preferred.