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Human Resources Director

Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is seeking a collaborative, innovative, experienced and visionary human resources professional with exceptional interpersonal skills to lead the OLCC Human Resources (HR) Division as its director.  The HR Director will establish program goals and objectives, as well as develop and implement strategies, training, policies and systems to achieve the OLCC's mission through effective talent management and workforce care.

The OLCC is the agency responsible for regulating the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, the production and sale of recreational marijuana, the tracking of Oregon Health Authority medical marijuana, and the tracking of industrial hemp products sold in OLCC retail stores. The agency is comprised of three major operational programs; the Distilled Spirits Program, the Marijuana Program, and the Public Safety Program.  All three programs are supported by the Administration, Financial Services, and Support Services divisions.  Revenue generated from these programs helps support state and local government programs.
The Distilled Spirits Program oversees the distribution and sale of distilled spirits in the state. This program centrally purchases, warehouses and distributes distilled spirits to Oregon's independently operated liquor stores.  OLCC's Public Safety Program licenses and regulates businesses in the alcohol industry such as manufacturers, wholesalers, bars, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores.
The Recreational Marijuana Program is exclusively authorized to make marijuana available to consumers and licensed businesses through retail marijuana stores.  The program tracks the growing, transporting, processing and selling of recreational and medical marijuana products.  The Public Safety Program will administer the tracking and perform inspections of OMMP registrants related to information identified through the tracking system.  The Public Safety Program is also responsible for licensing and regulating the operation of the recreational marijuana industry in Oregon. 

This announcement will remain open until filled; however, the application screening process is expected to begin on or about July 15, 2018. Therefore, at the Agency's discretion, materials received after July 15, 2018 may not receive consideration.



  • Develops, leads, and manages a full-service human resources program to meet OLCC needs. Areas managed include: affirmative action; recruitment and selection; classification and compensation; employee recognition; employee and labor relations; performance management; employee training and development; organizational development; safety, health and wellness; workers' compensation claims management; negotiating, interpreting and administering the labor contract; personnel record-keeping; and other HR activities.
  • Provides leadership and actively participates in agency strategic planning and succession management efforts. Develops and implements the human resources strategic plan and action plans that support agency initiatives. Provides guidance and information on short and long-term goals in developing employees and succession management. Identifies and implements training initiatives and sponsors professional development activities.
  • Serves as an active member of the OLCC executive leadership team. Ensures that the executive leadership receives the advice and support it needs to implement business strategies. Assists executive leadership in the elaboration and implementation of organizational change.
  • As the lead member to the collective bargaining team, this position also manages the contract negotiation processes and interprets and administers the labor contract. Develops and maintains a climate of mutual trust and strong collaborative relationships with the labor union.

Additional Information
The HR Division is comprised of five employees and exists within OLCC's Administration and Support Services Program. The HR Division provides the human capital infrastructure to fulfill the policy direction for OLCC. It provides a diverse, healthy workforce with the necessary intellect, skills, abilities, attitudes and behaviors to ensure the OLCC can carry out its mission.
The person in this position serves in a critical role in an agency facing dynamic political challenges including increased public support for privatizing the now-government-controlled distilled spirits program, responsibility of regulating the production and sale of recreational marijuana, tracking of Oregon Health Authority medical marijuana, and the tracking of industrial hemp products sold in retails stores.  Yet the position can leverage growth opportunities, including increased agency-generated revenue and a competent, engaged workforce. The ideal candidate is a human resources leader who has a demonstrated ability to manage organizational change and challenges and provide creative solutions based on workforce talents. While this is a challenging position, it also offers the advantage of a work/life balance and opportunity to continue to make OLCC a great place to work for its employees!








Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.
In your application materials, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

  • Demonstrated ethical leadership style which includes honesty, confidence, integrity, credibility, approachability and strong commitment to inclusiveness, collaboration, and teamwork across all levels of the organization
  • Successful leadership and management of human resource programs, including a management style that encourages open communication, participation and trust
  • Ability to analyze complex and sensitive issues and situations, identify alternative solutions, forecast consequences or proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of established goals
  • Understanding of the importance and value of diversity and multi-culturalism in the workplace
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures including new statutory and regulatory requirements affecting human resources programs
  • Effective collaboration and relationship building with key stakeholders in a political environment including executive, legislation, local officials, and labor
  • Ability to balance diverse interests and work successfully in a changing political environment
  • Experience with labor relations, bargaining contracts, grievances and arbitrations
  • Senior-level experience developing and leading best practices in labor relations and human resource services
  • Public sector experience


Follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon Employment Application online. You must attach the following application material to your online application:
  • A current resume that clearly describes your experience, skills and/or knowledge related to the requirements of the position and demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements of the position as listed above.
  • A cover letter explaining how your background, experience and training qualify you for this position. Please describe your experience and training specifically as they relate to the Desired Attributes previously listed.
The first review of applications will be on or around July 15, 2018. For immediate consideration, apply now.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents.  The selection process will consist of a review of the materials provided and an evaluation of experience and training. Candidates most closely matching the desired attributes will be invited to interview.
If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:
>  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR A letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
>  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
If you have a disability and need an alternative format to complete the application please call 503-872-5152 to advise us about the format needed. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

If you have questions about the recruitment and selection process contact HR Analyst Jessica Eickmier at (503) 872-5154.
E-mail Alerts and Job Interest Cards for Future Job Opportunities: If you wish to be notified of future job postings, you can select the following:
> For Oregon Liquor Control Commission Only:  www.oregon.gov/OLCC, (on right side, click:) Get E-mail Alerts, (then click:)  "Click Here", then enter Email address, then enter Password.  It will take you to a page where you can select from a variety of Alert topics from the OLCC.

> For State of Oregon postings on NEOGOV, go to:  http://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/index.aspx, click on "Find and Apply for Jobs", click on "Menu" (top left of screen), click on "Job Interest Card", select the categories you are interested in, and click "Subscribe".  Complete the Job Interest Card and click "Submit".  You will receive email notifications when jobs are posted in those categories. 



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