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Director of Human Resources

Hood River County School District

Director of Human Resources - District Office Campus
The contract issued for the 2023/24 school year will range between $134,392 to $137,093 for a
full 230 day contract.

Open until filled. Applications will be screened the week of May 22, 2023. Interviews will be held the week of May 29, 2023. This position is budgeted to work 230 days per school year and will begin July 1, 2023.

Application Process
Complete a TalentEd/Recruit & Hire application (available at Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Include the following in your application packet:
• Letter of interest to Rich Polkinghorn, Superintendent;
• Current Resume;
• Three (3) recent letters of reference or provide the names and contact information for three professional references;
• Official college transcripts will be required upon hire.
• Copy of Oregon TSPC Administrative license, if available.

This position is designed for the purposes of managing assigned operations in accordance with district policies; providing information to the superintendent, board of directors, staff, and the public; ensuring compliance to established policies, procedures and/or codes; and addressing a variety of administrative needs and processes. Major areas of responsibility include: labor contract management; recruitment, selection, and induction of all staff; staff wellness; labor relations; oversight of the District's supervision and evaluation programs; federal and state laws governing public education and teacher licensing; workers compensation/OFLA/FMLA/pFMLI programs; emergency preparedness and response systems; supervision of facilities, maintenance, and transportation programs; Title IX Coordinator; and Civil Rights Coordinator.

Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned. Designs, directs, and supports the hiring process for all district employees, in cooperation with the administrators and directors for the purpose of assuring consistency throughout the district and attracting, hiring, and retaining a high-quality, diverse workforce. Reviews and develops district policies and procedures for human resources for the school board’s consideration, for the purpose of assuring consistency in the district, and
compliance with laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. Directs the management of the district’s collective bargaining agreements, from negotiations through managing the contract, processing grievances, and supporting administrators in managing the collective bargaining agreements. Develops and maintains productive working relationships with collective bargaining groups for the purpose of maintaining positive employee relationships.
Oversees the budget and expenses for the human resources department, in compliance with district and state public funding guidelines and regulations. Monitors human resource activities of administrators and managers for the purpose of assuring compliance with district’s human resources policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and laws and regulations. Oversees the development, management, and implementation of supervision and evaluation programs for all district staff. Plans the district’s staffing in each location, in cooperation with administrators and
managers, for the purpose of assuring the best use of the district's fiscal and human resources. Assists in coordinating the district's emergency preparedness and response plans and serves as a liaison with local law enforcement and first responders. Supervises the preparation of state and federal reports. Ensures compliance with Oregon licensure standards and education requirements for all district employees. Advises the Superintendent as a member of the cabinet to assure sound and accurate information for decisions. Attends professional development opportunities for the purpose of keeping their professional human resource knowledge current with changing laws and regulations. Provides in-service training to administrators and managers, as well as other employees, for the purpose of keeping their human resource knowledge current. Hires, supervises, and evaluates selected district administrative, licensed, confidential,
and classified staff as directed by the Superintendent. May supervise various programs as determined by the Superintendent. Maintains consistent and predictable attendance to meet the requirements of the position.
Other duties as assigned.

Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds. Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean and appropriate manner for the assignment and work setting. Have regular and punctual attendance. Confer regularly with immediate supervisor. Follow all district policies, work procedures and reasonable requests by proper authority. Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to students, families, colleagues, or district patrons. Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position. Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.

It is the belief of the Hood River County School District that every individual makes a significant contribution to the District’s success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications, and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is the expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and
whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s goals.

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.
Master’s Degree in Education, Administration, or Human Resource Management is preferred; Administrative experience and teaching experience is preferred. Skills in communicating effectively orally and in writing. Problem-solving and working collaboratively with colleagues, students, families, and the public; planning and organizing complex bodies of work. Knowledge of instruction, instructional leadership, school law, district policies, and state
and federal employment laws. Ability to provide consistent, fair, and policy-based direction to others; prioritize the
vision of the school district; make independent judgments; possess a high moral personal standard; and maintain a high degree of integrity in all facets of work. Maintain accurate records and maintain confidential and sensitive information in
accordance with collective bargaining agreements and records retention laws. Prepare and present materials in a professional manner. Communicate effectively with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds;
communicate in oral and written form; and, prepare and present materials in a professional manner. Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.
This position is responsible for the supervision of directors, confidential, and classified staff as directed by the Superintendent.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 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 work environment varies and includes standard office, school buildings and school grounds settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate with occasional loud noises. The work involves infrequent exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme
temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes and unpleasant orders.

Required testing:
Any offer of employment made by Hood River County School District to an external candidate is contingent upon satisfactory results of:
Drug screening tests for any illegal drug or substance classified in Schedules I through V under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 to 812. This includes, but is not limited to, marijuana, mind-altering substances or narcotic drugs such as hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, or any other illegal drug or controlled substance, except
those federally recognized as legally prescribed by a physician and used as directed.
Post offer physical abilities assessment.
Nationwide criminal history verification - a background check for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Unless otherwise required by law, only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the applicant from employment. May require fingerprinting if not licensed through TSPC.
External applicants will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Human Resources Department or qualify for religious/medical exception.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1- 800-735-2900.

Alternate Job Contact
Name Rich Polkinghorn Title Superintendent
District Administration Office
Phone 541-386-2511