Human Resources Director

Organization: City of Springfield, Oregon
Salary: The salary range is $93,309-$124,405 with the starting salary dependent on the selected individual's qualifications
Close Date: May 8, 2016

Job Description:

Springfield (60,000 population) is located adjacent to I-5, 100 miles south of Portland. Springfield and its sister-city Eugene combine to create Oregon’s third largest metropolitan area with a population of 351,000. Residents of Springfield enjoy its high quality of life and reasonable cost of living.

The City has operated under the council-manager form of government since 1947 and has had only two City Managers in the last 27 years. With an annual of budget of $340.6M and 408.3 FTE’s, the City prides itself on being a ‘can-do’ organization with many innovative accomplishments.

The Human Resources Department has a staff of seven people responsible City-wide for recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee benefits, employee and labor relations including collective bargaining, risk management, leave administration including workers compensation, and volunteer coordination. The City is seeking in its next Human Resources Director a results-oriented team player with a track record of solving problems versus just saying ‘no’.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) Bachelor’s Degree in related field; 2) 7-10 years increasingly responsible HR or generalist experience with 5 or more years of management experience including at least 2 years of executive management experience, or experience equivalent in scope or complexity; 3) background in organizational development desirable; and 4) PHR, SPHR, or IPMA-HR certification desirable.
A detailed recruitment profile brochure will be available soon at and The City will consider applicants who do not have direct HR experience but have significant working knowledge of HR regulations and practices while having the leadership style and experience that fit the City’s needs as described in the recruitment profile.

The salary range for the HR Director position is $93,309-$124,405 with the starting salary dependent on the selected individual's qualifications and match with the desired attributes being sought by the City. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word with current salary to by May 8, 2016. If you have questions about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants
Mesa, Arizona

Robert E. Slavin
Slavin Management Consultants
Norcross, Georgia

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