Job Details

Associate Human Resources Representative

Clark County, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/01/2018

Job ID: IRC15232
Company Name: Clark County
Location: Vancouver, WA
First Review: 02/23/18, then open until filled
CLARK COUNTY’S Human Resources, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking an ASSOCIATE HUMAN RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE that performs professional-level human resources consultative services and guidance covering a wide range of HR issues.

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: IRC15232.

This position performs professional-level human resources consultative services and guidance covering a wide range of HR issues: employment/recruiting, employee/labor relations, contract administration, policy interpretation, supervisory training, bargaining support, assisting departments in succession planning, classification, compensation and the full range of HR generalist functions. The successful candidate must be an approachable professional who is capable of building trusting/collaborative relationships with department leaders, union officials and employees at all levels of the organization. The position is exempt and non-represented.

Bachelor's degree with major course work in business administration/human resources, organizational behavior, psychology, or a related field. The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:
• A record of academic success and ability to research complex topics
• Strong analytical and report writing skills
• Excellent customer service
• Creative problem solving skills
• Strong computer skills using MS Word and Excel

Knowledge of: contemporary principles and practices of human resource management including collaborative labor/management processes and contract negotiation; Federal and state employment labor and wage and hour laws; principles and laws governing EEO and affirmative action programs.

Ability to: accurately interpret, apply and explain HR policies, techniques, procedures, and programs; understand consultative concepts to assist managers in preventing and resolving HR issues and concerns; develop and maintain successful working relationships with colleagues, management, labor representatives and employees; prepare effective reports, correspondence and other written materials; utilize a range of personal computer resources and applications; verbally communicate effectively in a variety of settings, including sensitive 1:1 situations while maintaining strict confidentiality in all instances.

Evidence of valid driver's license is required at time of hire.

$4,841- $5,344 per month


Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Paid Days Off
• Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
• Retirement through Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is required*
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 Paid Holidays
• Flexible Spending
• Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Long-Term Disability

*All Clark County employees must participate in the WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS). Employee contributions begin the first day of work. Current contribution rates are 5% to 7.38% of gross pay, depending on plan choice.

For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site here:

It is the general policy of the County to start employees in the lower or middle sections of the salary range.

Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County’s structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Apply online on our website @ Application materials are due by the closing date listed on the recruitment. Please read the Job Posting material thoroughly to determine application requirements.