Director of Human Resources

Responsible for the administration and implementation of activities related to human resources functions of BHR. Oversees a team of two HR staff members, and together the team ensures all HR needs of 200   BHR employees are met.

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Chief Executive Officer


  • Bachelor's degree and at least two years of personnel management experience.

  • Current knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to employment practices.

  • Ability to interpret and apply policies to a variety of situations.

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and create viable options for solving them.

  • Ability to manage programs and projects.

  • Ability to conduct thorough and impartial investigations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to establish a sound working partnership with customers served.

  • Current WA State driver's license or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.


  • Develops and implements procedures for recruitment of new agency employees using agency non-discrimination and affirmative action guidelines.

  • Meets with managers to discuss staffing needs; develop job descriptions; establish salaries

  • Provides general orientation to all new employees and ensures compliance with government required record keeping.

  • Conducts and participates in research, surveys and evaluation as related to salary and benefits administration.  Makes recommendations for adjustments and changes.

  • Conducts job analyses and evaluations of jobs.  Prepares job descriptions and job specifications.

  • Develops procedures and reports related to staff activities (productivity reports, performance reviews, leave time, disciplinary action).

  • Conducts investigations into complaints of discrimination and/or harassment.

  • Maintains personnel files on agency employees to assure agency compliance with state and federal employment standards.

  • Participates on agency Safety Committee, Benefits Committee and Staff Development & Training Committee.

  • Acts in liaison capacity to union; meets with union representative on matters of contract interpretation and administration.

  • Monitors labor contract provisions; represents agency in collective bargaining negotiations and implementation of grievance procedures.

  • Advises agency staff on appropriate procedures for implementing personnel actions, such as hire, transfer, performance review, disciplinary action and termination.

  • Drafts policy language as necessary for approval by Board of Directors to assure agency compliance with federal and state employment laws.

  • Participates in annual review of personnel policies with Board of Director; oversees implementation of personnel policies adopted by the Board; develops procedures to comply with agency personnel policies.

  • Attends Board of Directors and appropriate committee meetings; attends other agency meetings as required.

  • Represents BHR at appropriate interagency/community meetings.

  • Participates in planning process related to agency goals and objectives and budgeting.

  • Other duties as required.


  • The majority of duties are performed in an office environment. Minimal physical exertion is required. On occasion may be required to attend training or meetings outside the office.

  • Ability to use a computer approximately 90% of the time.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time approximately 85% of the time.

  • Ability to communicate by phone approximately 50% of the time.

  • Stooping, kneeling, and reaching approximately 2% of the time.

  • Lifting approximately 2% of the time.

  • Talking and expressing or exchanging ideas approximately 80% of the time.

  • Ability to travel locally approximately 20% of the time.