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HR Specialist

Corvallis School District 509J

Position Type:
Human Resources/Human Resources Specialist

Date Posted:

District Office

Closing Date:
Open until filled


PURPOSE: The Human Resources Specialist provides support to administrators, certified, and classified staff in a manner that promotes district goals; supports the district in complying with labor laws; and helps coordinate various human resources functions, programs, systems and procedures that maximize the effectiveness of employees in providing the various aspects of the instructional program for students.

Hours: 8 hours per day (Full Time)
Contract Status: Regular/Probationary
FLSA Status: Non-exempt - Non-Represented
Start Date: As soon as possible
Calendar: 260 Work Days
Rate: $57,349.00 - $64,886.00 with benefits
Notes: There is a video interview component to this application, please follow this link to complete this portion. This position is open until filled.

Exercises independent judgment to manage daily operations of the human resource department in a manner consistent with administrative direction, district policies, procedures, and district goals.
Develops, interprets and reviews district policy and procedures, within established guidelines, for staff, students, parents, and others, in a timely and accurate manner.
Represents administrators, as assigned, in communications with staff, parents, the public, and students to facilitate issue resolution, provide accurate information, and support effective program, and employee management.
Supports the oversight of the work and serves as liaison to district’s employee groups and coaches.
Establishes and maintains effective communications within human resources and the district office to ensure coordinated action, efficiency, and high morale.
Maintains, stores, and retrieves information in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner using standard and proprietary office systems, equipment, and software.
Assists with development of department goals, objectives, and systems.
Assists with staff development, staff retention, and training.
Assists with building/program communications, both oral and written, in a manner that supports effective decision-making and facilitates the completion of the work of other staff.
Processes grievances and other labor relations issues.
Researches and informs the Human Resources director and team of new BOLI laws and requirements.
Interprets employee contract, support district-wide staffing, and staff assignments throughout the year.
Assists and provides support with union contract negotiations.
Develops and maintains job descriptions and classifications.
Develops management tools for evaluation and performance development and monitor completion of evaluations in a timely manner.
Promotes team development and effective working relationships.
Conducts recruitment for all licensed and non-licensed personnel, and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations.
Provides other related services as assigned.
Assists with district staffing process.
Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to produce continual improvements in department efficiency and service.
Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database.
Acts as unemployment liaison and Employee Assistant Program liaison.

Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students, and the public in the Corvallis School District and enhances learning.
Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for the position.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, students and the public; work collaboratively as a team member.
Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents.
Support students and staff in the district’s career-related learning standards to encourage the development of independent work skills through career exploration and community involvement.
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum two years of Human Resources experience or combination of education and experience in the HR field.
Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration.
Effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, rules, policies, collective bargaining agreements, and related documents.
Proficient in office information systems, paper and electronic, as well as office equipment and software, including Microsoft Office suite.
Demonstrated supervision skills, including teambuilding, coaching, mentoring and evaluation of support staff and student workers.
Skilled in managing and delivering effective customer service.
Strong skills in independently planning, organizing and carrying out work assignments, and planning and directing the work of assigned staff or students.
Strong skills in communicating with credibility and confidence, both in oral and written form.
Strong skills in interacting effectively and collaboratively with diverse individuals or groups, using creative problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to understand the district’s instructional goals and carry out work assignments in a manner that supports those goals.
Mastery of office equipment and technology.
Notary Public credentials and willingness to maintain status as Notary Public.
Ability to travel among district facilities as needed; if driving, the ability to meet district driving standards.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the job.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time.
Regularly required to talk and hear.
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Regularly required to lift, move, or carry up to 25 pounds.
Frequently required to stand or walk (occasionally on an uneven surface), reach with hands and arms, stoop.
Occasionally required to travel within and outside of the district.
Occasionally required to kneel or crouch.
Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
While performing the duties of the position, the employee works with standard office and/or instructional equipment with moving mechanical parts.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment could be usually low to occasionally moderate. The employee’s work is almost exclusively indoors.

The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX Coordinator, 541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
El Distrito Escolar de Corvallis no discrimina en base a la edad, nacionalidad, color, discapacidad, expresión de género, identidad de género, origen nacional, situación de los padres o de su estado civil, raza, religión, sexo u orientación sexual en sus programas y actividades, y proporciona igualdad de acceso a los grupos de jóvenes designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender las consultas acerca de la discriminación: Jennifer Duvall, Director de Recursos Humanos y Coordinadora de Título IX,
541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333