$118,229 – $134,184 Plus Excellent Benefits

Apply by November 22, 2021 (First Review Date, Open Until Filled)


Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Human Resources Director supervises four personnel, including a Risk & Safety Compliance Manager and a Personnel Analyst. The Human Resources Director provides planning, leadership, and direction to the Human Resources Department, and develops short- and long-range plans, goals, and objectives. This position pro- vides assistance and guidance to the County Administrator, Elected Officials, Department Heads, supervisors, and employees on a wide variety of human resources, training, risk and safety issues in concert with the County’s mission, vision, business goals and operational objectives.

The Human Resources Director ensures human resources activities are aligned with industry best practices in the areas of recruitment, classification, benefits, disciplinary actions, labor- management relations, performance management, personnel policy, leave administration, training, risk management and safety, working cooperatively with the County Administrator.

Other responsibilities including reviewing the development and management of staff to ensure proper evaluation, control, and documentation of liability and insurance claims, and supervising staff that maintains claims and incident reports. The position will assess liability to the county and minimize exposure to accidents and injuries and manage county compliance with all state and federal regulations associated with worker health and safety issues. For a full job description, please contact Human Resources.


Education and Experience:

It is preferred that candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public sector human resources service delivery, including two (2) years as supervisor or manager of a human resources program or department, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as the lead negotiator in public sector labor negotiations. PHR/SPHR Certification may substitute for college level human resources education. Knowledge of media and communication techniques is also high- ly sought. Certification requirements for Risk Management that may be required by the WA Counties Risk Pool must be obtained within two (2) years of employment

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the practices, principles and procedures of personnel management, labor relations, labor contract negotiations, risk management, employee safety and workers compensation.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, rules, and regulations applicable to assigned operations, County government or complex organizational structures, and employee benefits including employee group insurance.
  • Knowledge of mathematical concepts sufficient to accurately assess the cost of changes in wages and benefits.
  • Ability to conduct employment investigations, investigate grievances, write clear and effective policies and procedures, and establish and maintain accurate records of assigned activities and operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, regarding complex/sensitive issues.

Please visit: www.masoncountywa.gov

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application to the Human Resources Department. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Resumes can be included as a supplement, but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. This selection process may be subject to change.

Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources
Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584

Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
humanresources@masoncountywa.gov Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290

Application Instructions: Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. Completed applications should be submitted via mail, dropped off at our physical address, e-mailed to humanresources@masoncountywa.gov or faxed to (360) 427- 8439. Applications submitted via mail, must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages.

Applicant Qualifications: All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work: Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment: Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions: Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity: Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation: Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance: Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave: Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan: All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.