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    Human Resources Director - Washington Fish and Wild Life

    Working out of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) in
    Olympia, the Human Resources Director will work with
    executive leaders to help manage complex HR issues,
    anticipate the future, and influence service delivery as a
    strategic partner. This position is an active member of the
    agency leadership team that sets direction for the agency in
    all business areas.
    Reporting to the agency Deputy Director, the HR Director is
    responsible for the leadership and oversight of agency-wide
    HR functions in a division of 20 professional staff, 9 of which
    are direct reports. The successful candidate will demonstrate
    an awareness of ever changing legal requirements, including
    new case law, thus ensuring agency compliance and
    mitigating associated risks from legal challenges related
    to human resource issues. This position will represent
    the agency on contractual or legal challenges regarding
    human resources. The Director also represents WDFW in
    developing and implementing effective negotiation with labor
    organizations and the Labor division of the Office of Financial
    WDFW is currently updating its strategic plan. There will be
    an emphasis on workforce development and diversity and
    inclusion. The next HR Director will be actively involved in
    this aspect of the plan, serving as an organizational culture
    changer helping to promote the value of WDFW to all people
    living and visiting in the State.
    Other priorities for the HR Director include:
    Providing vision/strategy for the next level of leadership
    development along with diversity inclusion within WDFW
    Leading/participating in business transformation initiatives
    dealing with Cultural Competencies Training, demographics
    and recruitment, and workplace flexibility
    Building a cohesive, high performing HR team
    Implementing a model of quality HR customer service to
    operating programs
    Ensuring HR data integrity per enterprise standards


    WDFW is looking for professionals with five years of
    broad-based professional human resources experience, a
    Bachelor’s degree and three years of supervisory experience.
    What is needed to succeed in this role:
    Knowledge of HR principles, employee development
    strategies and labor relations experience
    Excellent leadership and management skills in serving as a
    consultant to an executive management team
    Strong critical evaluation, conflict management and
    problem solving skills to effectively identify daily problems
    and effectuate appropriate creative solutions
    Demonstrated ability to interpret and equitably apply rules,
    policies, and procedures and exercise tact and diplomacy
    in dealing with sensitive and complex personnel issues and
    employee situations
    High emotional intelligence and maturity
    Detailed knowledge of human resources related rules,
    laws, guidelines and best practices
    Experience working in public sector system and state
    system experience is highly desired
    A Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior
    Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification
    For More information and how to apply click here

    Posted 4/17/19


    Oregon Public Utility Commission - Human Resources Program Coordinator (Administrative Specialist 2)


    The HR Program Coordinator, as a member of Management Service (non-supervisory), acts in a confidential capacity in providing direct administrative support to the Human Resources team, including the HR Director and Human Resource Analysts.  This position uses a variety of software applications and cloud-based technologies that support the delivery of centralized workforce planning and human resource services to the agency and the public.  Participates in project planning and scheduling, maintaining and organizing materials and files, and serving on agency committees to represent Human Resources in development and coordination of agency processes.  This position also provides assistance to staff and members of the public through interpretation and application of federal and state personnel laws, rules, and policies

    State of Oregon - Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Talent, Innovation and Equity Administrator (Operations & Policy Analyst 4).

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the lead equity policy analyst and grant administrator for the $690,000 Lumina Foundation Talent, Innovation, and Equity (TIE) grant, recently received by HECC.  In addition, the position provides agency-wide public relations and communications support. This position will promote systemic change through statewide education policy leadership and coordination; create, convene and support a newly developed Equity Leadership Council; track and meet grant objectives and performance metrics; administer sub-grants with stakeholder and institutions; develop and provide statewide communication; ensure that stakeholders are kept engaged in the work; coordinate work with multiple external stakeholders and HECC offices; and work closely with the Communications Director to provide agency-wide public relations and communication support.

    Duties include:

    Building Collaborative Partnerships & Program/Policy Development

    • Identify, convene, lead, and support an Equity Leadership Council, to be comprised of a statewide group of key stakeholders and community leaders with experience in improving educational outcomes for students of color and who will help guide Oregon's agenda for accomplishing the grant goals.
    • Coordinate agency grant efforts with the African-American/Black Student Success Plan and the American Indian/Alaska Native Plan supported by the Oregon Department of Education, and actively collaborate the agency's TIE efforts with representatives of postsecondary institutions in Oregon.

    Project/Grant Management

    • Develop and provide progress tracking and reports for the HECC's grant funds and its progress towards the TIE goals, objectives, and metrics. 
    • Annually review and evaluate HECC's progress toward accomplishment of the TIE Partnership's goals in an annual report for HECC and Lumina Foundation in December 2019 and December 2020. 
    • Develop and administer a competitive grant process to identify 2-4 Oregon postsecondary institutions that are willing to undertake promising practices in support of the completion of credentials for students of color, with priority placed on institutions that propose a partnership with culturally-specific community organizations to support students to completion.

    For more information and/or to apply to this recruitment, please visit:

    Posted 1/23/19


    Are you in need of a summer intern?  Or just curious what students might be available to help your business this summer?  Consider exploring a college intern. 


    Currently there is one MBA student looking for a summer internship.  For more information email


    The Service Learning and Career Development office at Western Oregon University provides consulting services for companies, organizations, and agencies to develop, promote, and support successful internship programs. We are proud of our long tradition of building community partnerships to connect local businesses with our hardworking, inspiring, and diverse student population. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your needs and interests and identify ways to strengthen relationships between you and WOU.

    For more information on developing an internship program or expanding your current recruitment efforts, please contact Kathryn Plummer, Assistant Director, at 503-838-8041 or