26 days old

Senior Human Resource Analyst

Oregon Youth Authority
Salem, Oregon 97301
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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Salem, Oregon - CENTRAL OFFICE
Salary: $5,032.00 - $7,070.00 monthly

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is seeking an innovative HR professional to join our HR team as a senior HR analyst in a fast-paced environment where no day is exactly like another. We are looking for that individual who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment with driven and passionate co-workers dedicated to making a difference. Come bring your leadership and customer service skills and provide a broad, full range of professional human resource services in partnership with managers and employees. OYA may assist with some of your relocation cost.


A recent employee survey shows that 82% of OYA employees stated that co-workers in their unit provided a welcoming environment to them as new employees and many employees have one or more good friends at work! If you want to help contribute to making OYA a great place to work, WE WANT YOU!


A Little About OYA:

The Oregon Youth Authority is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture bit.ly/work4OYA. For more information please visit www.oregon.gov/oya.


What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the office is as valuable as it is inside the office. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.
  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.
  • Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year.
  • We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.
  • A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.
  • Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.
  • These benefits are just the beginning, click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • OYA may be able to assist in relocation costs.

 Discover more about working in Oregon state government by clicking here.

 Additional Information:

  • Multiple Positions: We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.
  • This position is management service.


  • Provide a full range of HR management consultation and guidance in recruitment and selection, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, employee leaves, and position management.
  • Counsel, guide and assist managers and employees regarding collective bargaining agreements, federal and state laws and policies.  Review, monitor and administer personnel actions in assigned divisions.  Ensure compliance with state personnel rules, policies and procedures related to all aspects of personnel administration. 
  • Advise and assist managers and employees with recruitment and selection policies and procedures pursuant to State policy, Collective Bargaining Agreement, and Affirmative Action goals. 
  • Advise and assist managers and employees with FMLA/OFLA entitlements, policies and procedures pursuant to State policy, Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Determine employee eligibility and provide notification to appropriate personnel.
  • Advise and assist managers on corrective counseling and progressive discipline pursuant to collective bargaining agreements and federal and state personnel rules and policies.
  • Coordinate and conduct investigations regarding workforce management issues and concerns, e.g., employee misconduct, policy violations, employee grievances, or other related workplace issues. Investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment or other unlawful employment practices.
  • Evaluate and formulate appropriate corrective or disciplinary action for appropriate resolution.
  • Work with supervisors, employees, and union stewards and labor representatives to resolve workplace issues, concerns, and grievances. Facilitate problem resolution, or other workplace agreements, between employees, supervisors, and union stewards to resolve workforce issues.
  • Evaluate and develop collective bargaining and personnel policy concepts; develop new and revised OYA HR policies to accommodate new / revised collective bargaining contract language and Federal & State laws.
  • Work closely with OYA Executive Team and Managers to plan and implement strategies related to organizational structure, position allocations, and classification studies and analysis to help realize the agency's vision, mission, and strategic plans.
  • Advise on complex agency-wide workforce management and organizational staffing and structure changes.
  • Work with managers to recommend and/or develop appropriate action and strategies to address staffing needs.


You must apply online at oregonjobs.org and search REQ-19197 or click here.


A bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior or Development, Business or Public Administration, the Applied Behavioral Sciences, Industrial Relations or a job-related course of study determined by the appointing authority; and three years of Human Resource professional-level experience related to the position.


Valid certification as a Professional in Human Resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute and four years Human Resource professional-level experience related to the position.


Six years Human Resource experience related to the position. Four of the six years must have been at the professional-level.


A master's degree in any of the above listed courses of study may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.

What We Are Looking For!

  • An HR professional that integrates the work of the agency into the work of Human Resources ensuring HR alignment to agency, mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience providing guidance and technical expertise to staff and agency management in HR management, e.g., laws, rules, policies and procedures; collective bargaining contracts; employee relations; labor relations; corrective/disciplinary actions.
  • Understands and the difference between growth and fixed mindset and uses this information to influence human resource services, support, and organizational culture.
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations, to include, employment matters, discrimination and harassment complaints,  professional workplace, etc.
  • Experience serving as a partner with union representatives, managers, and employees to explore issues and common interests in order to problem solve and negotiate resolution.
  • Experience developing and delivering training on human resource and management related topics.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work well as a team member.
  • Broad generalist background in human resources (employee and labor relations, coaching and performance management, leave management, strategic planning, formal complaint and grievance processes, FMLA/OFLA, recruitment, classification and compensation, reading and interpreting collective bargaining agreements, affirmative action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Recruitment)

How to apply:

  • Please go to oregonjobs.org and search REQ-19197 or click here.
  • COVER LETTER REQUIRED: Please attach to your application a cover letter demonstrating the skills, qualifications, and experience that align to this position and what we are looking for. (no more than three pages).

 Pre-employment Checks: 

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is responsible for complying with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) prohibits OYA from hiring, promoting or contracting with anyone (who has direct contact with residents) who have been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free "base line." Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.


Veteran's Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources.  Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.


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Posted: 2019-08-19 Expires: 2019-09-18

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