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Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Marion County
Job Description

Sr. Human Resources Business Partner (may underfill as HR Business Partner)



$67,329.60 - $99,403.20 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Human Resources

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Marion County is recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner Senior or Human Resources Business Partner to join our team.  The level at which the finalist is hired will be determined by the hiring department.  This position will provide technical expertise regarding labor contracts, personnel rules, policies, and procedures to various county departments!  If you enjoy employee and labor relations and want to work with a highly collaborative team of HR Professionals, this position is for you!
Human Resources Business Partner Senior:  $6,182.80 - $8,283.60 Monthly
Human Resources Business Partner:  $5,610.80 - $7,519.20 Monthly


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Participates as a lead business partner within the Human Resources Department.  Is assigned at least one of the "big three" primary, largest and complex departments in the county.
  • Provides employee relations consultation, guidance and support in following up on complex policy and contract interpretation questions, providing recommendations as needed and following up on HR Process oversight questions/concerns (recruitments, HR processing, performance evaluations, ADA, protected leave, compensation and classifications, discipline, due process, grievances, etc.)
  • Researches complex HR questions, participating in CORE team and other teams as needed.  Researches and prepares analysis on legislation, regulations and law changes and impact on HR systems and practice.  Provides assistance to departments with progressive discipline, due process and/or layoff procedures as assigned.
  • Conducts investigations, inquiries, and assessments of employment related issues as needed; Analyzes data, prepares reports, presents information to groups.  Prepares investigative reports; and makes effective recommendations for action.
  • Participates in collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, as assigned as an HR advisor.  Serves on task forces committees and interview panels as needed.
  • Participates in and facilitates leadership trainings as well as other trainings as assigned.
  • Provides back up coverage to other business partners in their absence.  Provides support to specialists as needed.  Assists with special projects as needed.


Requirements for the Position

Human Resources Business Partner


  1. Bachelor's degree with major course work in human resources, organizational development or behavior, public relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field; AND
  2. Two years of increasingly responsible, specialized, complex, professional-level HR experience related to the position; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the Senior Human Resources Business Partner requires:
  1. Two additional years of increasingly responsible, specialized, complex, human resources professional level experience related to the position; OR
  2. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.
Preference Points will be awarded to candidates with the following:
  • HRCI certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resources Management
  • Experience in a public sector environment
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • Must pass a criminal history background investigation; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification.
  • This is a salaried position, which is not eligible for overtime.
  • This position is not represented by a union.
  • Typical work week:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., varying hours in a workweek according to department and customer needs.  Schedule flexibility depending upon the needs of the department, especially during contract negotiations.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of human resources including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation; federal, state and local laws and ordinances including but not limited to Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Law, ADA, and other employment law and guidelines; methods and techniques of statistical research and analysis; investigative and fact-finding practices; human resources information systems (HRIS); and principles and techniques of supervision.

Skills and abilities to collect, compile and analyze complex information; analyze and resolve problems; prepare clear and concise reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; use tact and good judgment; incorporate team participation in decision making; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department heads, employees, job applicants, union officials and the general public; facilitate group process; provide consultation/advisement in resolving issues;  and develop, interpret, implement personnel laws, policies and procedures as approved by the director.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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