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WorkSource Oregon HR Generalist in La Grande, Oregon

The HR Generalist plans, directs, reviews and administers the activities and operations of the Personnel Department for the City. Duties include activities related to recruitment, classification, compensation, benefits, labor relations, personnel policies and procedures, employee development and training, safety, risk management and workers compensation. REQUIRED: * Broad knowledge of Federal and State laws and general policies and practices in risk management and human resources. Equivalent to a four-year university education in a related field and over two years of related experience, or any satisfactory combination of education, experience, and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties. * Valid driver\'s license (or secure an Oregon driver\'s license within one month of hire date) and have an acceptable driving record. * Advanced knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). * PHR or SPHR Certification is desirable. DUTIES: * Serve as an advisor to management and staff on matters such as performance management, skill development, general morale, organizational health, and other employee relation matters. * Participate in disciplinary action, labor negotiations and manages the administration of labor contracts, interprets contracts, and assists in resolving grievances. * Maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal and state laws governing employment and other human resources functions. * Facilitating small group processes, resolving complex problems and working with diverse groups (e.g. bargaining unit and administrative team). * Communicate technical concepts to others often in formal presentation settings, conduct training, build an effective team, counsel employees, carry out negotiations, and resolve confrontation. * Serve as the City\'s Employment Risk Manager and work with the City\'s insurance company, public, agents of record, and attorneys on labor related claims filed against the City. * Organize and implement recruitment for all levels of positions. * Research and oversee the management and coordination of the employee benefits programs for the City. * Analyze and make recommendations regarding the design and delivery of benefits. Analyze problems, prepare reports, and develop recommendations on personnel actions that are fair and in the best interest of the City. * Additional duties as assigned. WAGE AND BENEFITS: * Starting salary range \$5,647 - \$6,107 per month. Entire scale for the position is \$5,647 - \$7,145 per month. * Medical, Vision and Prescription Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Life Flight Membership, VEBA-Health Reimbursement Account, Retirement, Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave, Wellness Incentive.