Washington County, Oregon is currently recruiting its next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The County seeks an experienced, visionary leader who is passionate about developing an exemplary human resources team and dedicated to providing exceptional customer service for County departments. In addition to possessing strong managerial skills, the CHRO should be a self-aware, empathetic individual with high emotional intelligence; able to effectively communicate with all audiences.
Under the direction of the Support Services Assistant Director, primary functions of the CHRO include planning, organizing, and managing the activities and staff of the Human Resources Division; integrating the delivery of comprehensive County-wide human resource management programs; providing expert advice and counsel to County departments and the County Administrative office on human resource related matters; and serving as the Chief Examiner for the Washington County Civil Service Commission.
The CHRO will have a unique opportunity to spearhead several important initiatives including establishing a County-wide training program; advancing the County’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; revising the County’s performance management strategy; and updating and implementing a human resources strategic plan.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business of Public Administration, Human Resources Management, a Behavioral Science, or a related degree; and,
Seven years human resource management experience. Management experience in a public organization similar in size and complexity to Washington County that included employee benefit management/administration operationalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a multi-cultural environment is preferred but not required.
For position details, application materials, and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.jensen-strategies.com/municipal-manager-recruitment. The position is open until filled; first review of applications is planned for the week of February 24, 2020.