Job Location:
Southwest Portland/Downtown

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$68,736.58 – $103,106.01 Annual


Job Type:

Regular Non-Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

January 25, 2022

The Opportunity:

This Work Matters!

The Department of County Human Services is filled with people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do. The DCHS North Star: In Multnomah County, every person – at every stage in life – has equitable opportunities to thrive. We truly believe that our work matters and impacts the community in very direct and tangible ways. How do we approach this work? By incorporating racial justice and equity and committing to inclusively leading with race, and adhering to DCHS’s Sustainable Business Plan to promote Multnomah County as the Employer of Choice. 


We are seeking dynamic Senior Human Resources Analysts who will be responsible for providing senior-level Human Resources generalist services and act as Business Partners to assigned work units.

The eligible list created from this recruitment may also be used to fill future regular, limited duration, temporary, on-call, full or part-time assignments within the department and/or other departments in the organization. 


The Human Resources Analyst Senior will work with divisions within the department and provide advanced professional and technical consultative support. They will serve as subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge of employee and labor relations, complaint investigations, performance management, and workforce planning which includes succession planning, racial justice and equity as related to short and long term staffing. Work is performed independently, governed by general objectives and broad policy guidelines. Work situations are varied and involve a high degree of complexity. Incumbents will provide advice and counsel to managers, supervisors and employees of operating departments and divisions. Decisions made or actions taken typically affect the entire department and/or county in the assigned area of responsibility. This position may also lead recruitments, projects, Workday and HR procedures.

As the Human Resources Analyst Senior you will:

  • Effectively lead with race in delivering HR services to promote racial justice and equity to support a workforce culture of safety and belonging.

  • Provide internal HR consulting services to DCHS in the areas of employee relations, labor relations, collective bargaining agreement language interpretation, conflict resolution, performance evaluation and management, behavioral modification and corrective action, administration of discipline as well as employment law, personnel rules and policy interpretation and application.

  • Advise and assist managers and supervisors in responding to grievances at the appropriate steps. Provide documentation and evidence to Central HR, Labor Relations and the County Attorney’s office for grievance appeals and current or former employee matters.

  • Develop internal HR processes and procedural improvements to inform, educate and persuade a diverse audience such as County employees, HR Staff, line management and union representatives. 

  • Assist HR Manager in designing and developing procedural guidelines for DCHS.

  • Coordinate, participate or lead committees to plan, develop and implement various contract language, HR issues or Personnel Rule changes.

  • Communicate training opportunities, develop and implement training and /or facilitations needed for assigned customers.

  • Research and correct errors, missing payments and resolve errors and communicate with employees and supervisors.

  • Work with payroll, leave administration, the Workday team and other departments to find solutions to issues.

  • Train and advise staff and managers on what works and how to enter time or change information regarding the employee’s records and how managers can review their team’s information and org structures.

  • Provide guidance to managers on staffing structures.

  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive recruitment plans for DCHS.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment and selection processes in meeting diversity, equity and inclusion goals and make recommendations to the HR Manager and management team regarding revisions to the process.

Successful Candidates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to apply a racial justice and equity lens in the course of the work to build, maintain and sustain a positive workplace culture that promotes a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values.

  • Knowledge and skill with a trauma informed approach in communicating and collaborating with various audiences and stakeholder groups. 

  • Ability to navigate obstacles or challenges and sees roadblocks as opportunities for improvement or innovation.

  • Ability to build collaborative partnerships across differences and promote a “think-yes” attitude to achieve positive work outcomes; and contribute towards a workplace culture that leads to being an Employer of Choice.

  • Skill in navigating tough conversations and the ability to sit with and lead others through constructive discomfort.

  • Adaptive leadership and change management skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

To Qualify:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required.  Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.  For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. 

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree AND:

  • Three (3) to six (6) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. 

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify.  However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates.  Please clearly explain in your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Progressively responsible Human Resources generalist experience to include performance management, discipline, investigations, process improvement, and employee workforce development with a racial justice and equity lens.

  • Experience working with the collective bargaining process, union contracts and unionized employees is strongly preferred for this position.

  • Government experience is also helpful to ensure understanding of various levels of management, policies and procedures, classification and budgeting process.

  • SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR, SPHR, IPMA or like certification.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position.  Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment. 

The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date. 

Future of Work / Teleworking: At this time, this position is designated to “Routine Telework” meaning the incumbent will be working remotely (from home) most of the time. As with all routine telework positions, employees may be required to come into the office for occasional events. The designation of Routine Telework may be subject to change at a future time; and currently telework must reside in the state of Oregon or Washington.

Screening and Evaluation:

For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.  We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows.  The selection process is subject to change.

Required Application Packet:

Talent profile or an uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education.  Please include the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, and a summary of your responsibilities.

Optional Cover Letter: Many candidates find that they can describe their knowledge, skills, and abilities better if they include a narrative cover letter along with their resume and/or online application. Therefore, we are providing candidates an opportunity to provide a cover letter if they wish.  However, a cover letter is not required and your application packet will be considered complete if you do not submit one.The submittal or non-submittal of a cover letter will not be a factor in the assessment/evaluation of candidates.

Note: The application, resume, and cover letter should clearly demonstrate your work experience/skills and how they relate to the descriptions provided in the ‘Overview’ and ‘To Qualify’ sections of this job posting.  Please be thorough, as these materials will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview.

— Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. —

We will not review attached files that are not your resume, your cover letter, or documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans’ preference. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all attachments by the closing date of the recruitment. Please attach veterans’ preference documentation to the separate Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire, not the regular application. Please contact the recruiter as soon as possible if you experience complications uploading your attachments.

  • Internal applicant: If you are an internal candidate (current employee, including on-call, regular, probationary, limited duration, and temporary employee), your job application will consist of the career profile that you complete in Workday.  Before you apply, please make sure to do the following:

    • Navigate to your profile in Workday (see: My Career Profile) and click on the “Career” section of your profile.  Complete all sections of your career profile that you want to have included in your application (Job History, Education, Skills, Languages, Certifications, etc.).

    • When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you will need to scroll down to see the “Resume/Cover Letter” section on your screen.  This is the place where you may upload your resume and cover letter by clicking the “Upload” button for EACH document you’d like to upload.  There will be no other prompts for you to upload your resume and cover letter.

  • External applicant: When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate (including volunteers, unpaid interns, contractors, and community partners) through https://multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where you will see the “Resume/CV” section. This is the place where you may upload your resume and cover letter by clicking the “Upload” button for EACH document you’d like to upload.  There will be no other prompts for you to upload your resume and cover letter.

  • Do not click the “Submit” button before you upload your documents.

After You Apply:

  • Please save a copy of this job posting for your reference, as it will not be available for you to view online after the job posting closes.

  • Log in to your Workday account before the job posting closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions to complete. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.  You must complete these tasks or actions before the job posting closes.

  • Check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.

The Selection Process:

We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications

  • Application packet review

  • Consideration of top candidates through phone screen and/or interview(s)

  • Background check and Reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Additional Information:

Type of Position:  This salaried, non-union-represented, full-time position is not eligible for overtime.

Schedule:  Core business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Location:  Routine Telework/Five Oak Building (downtown Portland)

Benefits:  Multnomah County offers a generous benefits package.  For more information about our benefit offerings, please visit: https://multco.us/benefits/new-employee-benefits

Pay Equity: The county regularly reviews pay equity for our workforce. When setting pay we consider applicants’ education, experience, seniority, training, and tenure in relation to other employees performing a similar level of work.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Jon Marquardt


[email protected]


+1 (503) 9888647 x88647

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Job Profile:

9748 – Human Resources Analyst Senior