Location: Portland

Position Summary

Kittelson is seeking a human resources (HR) specialist to join our Business Services team. This opportunity includes the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with increasingly complex/broad employment legal matters (and related contractual/client requirements) impacting our 24 (and growing) office locations
  • Enhance internal policy manual based on key legal issues, and provide internal trainings as needed
  • Ensure that key HR-related processes and tools support efficiency and effectiveness (HRIS search/implementation soon)
  • Drive additional usage of retirement-readiness planning/assessment tools (and ensure that Kittelson and its subsidiaries comply with applicable ERISA requirements)
  • Lead periodic compensation and benefit studies to support staff attraction and retention
  • Implement new hiring e-recruiting and screening techniques/tests where needed
  • Supervise HR/benefits administrator
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Strong subject-matter expertise with requisite attention to detail
  • Track record of successfully learning and ensuring compliance with multi-state/jurisdiction requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, with minimum five years of experience as a manager
  • Be trusting and trustworthy, and possess an ability to quickly establish rapport with people
  • Exhibit excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Work out of our Portland, Oregon, corporate headquarters, with up to 10% travel to ensure effective connections with our people firmwide

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Professional services industry experience
  • Experience meeting the requirements of various national, regional and local public agencies
  • Proficiency in aligning HR programs and services with a company’s overall strategic objectives

Pay and Benefits

This position offers competitive salary and benefits, including comprehensive employer‐paid health insurance, an outstanding retirement program, a diverse cultural environment, and a flexible work schedule. No phone calls, please.

Kittelson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not face discrimination on the basis of veteran status or disability.

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