Human Resources Director

  • Lincoln County, Oregon
  • 225 West Olive Street, Newport, Oregon
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $100,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $130,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: May 16, 2021

Job Description


Lincoln County, Oregon

Salary$100,000 - $130,000


Located in the heart of the beautiful central Oregon Coast, Lincoln County is home to spectacular natural beauty, a thriving arts community, and a growing ocean-based economy. Lincoln County boasts more than 40 federal, state, and local parks, two wilderness areas, and approximately 54 miles of ocean beaches, providing an abundance of recreational opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, beachcombing, whale watching and more. One of the largest fishing fleets on the west coast is located in Newport (the county seat) which, along with tourism, creates a healthy economy. Lincoln County has a population of 48,820 people which can increase to over 100,000 at the height of the tourist season.


Lincoln County is governed by a three-member, nonpartisan Board of County Commissioners serving four-year staggered terms. The County employs 465 FTEs and has a 2020-2021 adopted budget of $110 million, including a general fund of $47 million. Lincoln County's Human Resources Department has 5 FTEs, including the Director, an Assistant Director, an HR Generalist, and two HR Assistants. Working under the general direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Human Resources Director manages the County’s personnel, employee benefits administration, recruitment, retention, employee relations, compensation and classification system, Workers’ Compensation, employee wellness program and general internal training.


A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in personnel management, business administration, or closely related field is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates must have 8-10 years of experience in personnel and benefit management, including policy development and administration, employee benefits, labor relations and grievance arbitration, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training as determined by the Board of Commissioners. The ideal candidate will be Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) certified, hold a Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI) Senior Professional Human Resources certificate, or hold an International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA) IPMASCP or some combination of the foregoing.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 16, 2021 (open until filled).

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