The Director of Human Resources plans, organizes, manages and administers human resources functional areas, including; classification and compensations, employee benefits, recruitment and selection, labor and employee relations and organizational development. Administer the City’s employee benefits program and the City’s leave policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal laws. This position requires managing investigations, operational studies, and policy and procedure reviews; analyzing and making recommendations regarding the design and delivery of employee benefits and administering Citywide equal opportunity and workplace diversity programs. Other duties include direct recruitment processes; serving as a resource to the City Manager regarding employments laws and general policy issues; participating as lead negotiator on the City’s Labor Negotiation Team; and preparing and administering assigned budgets.
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in human resources, public administration business administration or related field
Minimum of five (5) years of professional public sector human resources experience, including a minimum of two (2) years in a management or supervisory capacity
Any satisfactory combination of education, training and experience
Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon driver's license by the time of appointment, or otherwise have immediate point to point transportation available
SHRM-SCP, IPMA or SPHR certification preferred
Experience in municipal government that is similar to or larger than the City of Ashland is desirable
Ashland is a city in southern Oregon. It’s known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Southwest of downtown, leafy Lithia Park surrounds Ashland Creek and features trails, duck ponds and a rose garden. To the northeast, North Mountain Park has a nature center and themed gardens, like the butterfly and herb gardens. At the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, kids can build and experiment in the Da Vinci’s Garage space