Job Postings – Updated 8/24/16

The City of Portland, Bureau of Human Resources is seeking qualified applications for the position of Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP). Applications scheduled to close August 29, 2016.

Washington County is recruiting for an Organizational Development and Learning Analyst. Apply by September 4, 2016.

The City of Portland is looking for a Diversity, Outreach and Employment Resources (DOER) Manager. This senior level position within the Bureau of Human Resources serves as a key advisor to the Bureau’s Director and is responsible for managing and directing the City’s recruitment and outreach programs. Applications scheduled to close September 19, 2016.

Apply online using the links on our jobs page.

2016-2017 Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew Oregon Chapter IPMA-HR membership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The membership renewal form is downloadable. The Chapter board has decided that membership dues will remain at the same rates ($35 for those who have memberships in IPMA-HR national, and $60 for those who aren’t national members).

ADDITIONAL Benefits from being a local Oregon IPMA-HR Chapter member are:

  • Discounts on IPMA-HR Events
  • Tuition and Professional Development Scholarships
  • Unmatched Networking with Other Public Sector HR Professionals.
  • Professional Resources

Additional benefits:

As a chapter affiliated member of National IPMA-HR, you also receive these benefits:

  • Weekly HR Bulletin delivered via email
  • Member rate for all IPMA-HR professional development activities, IPMA-HR Western Region Conference and National Conferences, HR Competency Training Program, HR Certificate Program and monthly training webinars

Labor Relations Graduate Course Offered at Portland State University

A graduate level course in labor relations is being offered at Portland State University this fall. For information, please download the description below.

Download course announcement [PDF]


Recent Professional Status Changes

Congratulations to Oregonians for achieving recent IPMA Certified Professional Designations. Among those approved for designation last month are:

Christine Atkinson, HR Analyst, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. IPMA-CP

Pamela Bowles, HR Generalist, City County Insurance Services, Salem, IPMA-CP

Kathleen Hinman, HR Analyst, Deschutes County, IPMA-CP

Sharon Melendy, HR Analyst, City of Medford, IPMA-CP

Aaron Prunty, City Administrator, City of Shady Cove, IPMA-CP

Taylor Sorgenfrie, Administrative Assistant, City of Wilsonville, IPMA-CP

Teresa Taplin, HR Technician, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, IPMA-CP

Jody Wilson, Benefits Supervisor, Washington County, IPMA-SCP

If you are a member of IPMA-HR who has not yet qualified for this professional recognition, the Oregon chapter encourages you to pursue this highly recognized designation for professional competencies.

March 11 Seminar Registration Opens

IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to present an Introduction to Multnomah County’s Equity and Empowerment Lens.  Daniel Garcia, Multnomah County’s  Equity and Mediation Training Specialist will facilitate a workshop that provides a basic introduction to this innovative quality improvement tool. It identifies social and racial inequities within Multnomah County’s programs, policies, and practices–helps ensure that meaningful work is performed in a fair and equitable fashion.

This workshop provides key concepts; sharpens self-awareness; explores the interplay of identity, privilege, and systemic inequity; and provides a respectful place to have courageous conversations about equity, diversity and what it means to those of us working in the public sector.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 11th in Tualatin.

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Chapter offers intensive classification-compensation class

IPMA-HR Oregon is pleased to host a two-day class on Classification and Compensation. Tameka Usher, from CPS Consulting will lead you through a complete training on the topics – from inception to results. The class will be April 12-13 in Tualatin.

The class size is strictly limited to the first 40 registrants, so send your paperwork in early!

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WRIPMA Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Western Region training conference in San Diego April 27-29.

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January 22 Training: Best and Worst Collective Bargaining Language

Often one of the most difficult aspects of negotiating collective bargaining contracts is understanding the value of language proposed by both sides. In our January 22 training session, join Pierre Robert, Senior Labor Law Attorney at the Local Government Personnel Institute, and Blaise Lamphier, Port of Portland Labor Relations Manager in discussing tips for reviewing CBA language with a discriminating eye. The session will be held in the Tualatin Police Department Community Room, 8650 SW Tualatin Road, Tualatin.

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Handling Difficult Conversations is topic of November 6 Training Session

One of the most dreaded job tasks a manager has is confronting an employee regarding inappropriate behavior, poor performance, or even bad body odor. As much as we’d like to avoid these, handling difficult conversations effectively, is a critical skill that every people needs to be effective.

Join the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter for this short but powerful session and learn how to handle these types of difficult conversations.

The training will cover:

·        Listening Skills to diffuse defensive behaviors
·        How to begin a difficult conversation
·        How to provide effective feedback that is specific and measurable
·        How to prevent yourself from getting hooked off the subject and to avoid arguments
·        How to use and work through a problem solving and conflict resolution process

If you’ve never experienced the engaging, enlightening and humorous presentation style of Lenny Borer you are in for a treat! Lenny will be presenting his signature training, “Handling Difficult Conversations” with us on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Tualatin Police Department.

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September 11 Training Session on Organizational Culture Change

Do you have a problem work group? Considering a major shift in organizational culture? Bring your examples, or failures/struggles in achieving organizational change, to IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter’s September 11 training on organizational change, and change management. This training will be focused with clear training objectives and take-aways for you to put into practice in your organization immediately. Our presenter will be Bill Smith of Cascade Employers Association.

Although the event has concluded, the presenter has granted the chapter permission to post the slide presentation.

Download [PDF]


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