The volunteer program provides hands-on experience for individuals interested in serving their community via the fire service. Graham Fire & Rescue typically holds one recruit academy each year for both combat (fire fighting) and support positions. The volunteer positions within Graham Fire & Rescue are Combat (firefighter), Chaplain, or Support Services.
Interested individuals must submit their name and contact information to Graham Fire & Rescue to be placed on an interest list for the upcoming academy. The application process will be open in the summer, and those on the interest list will be notified via email.
To learn more about our volunteer program or to have your name added to the interest list, please visit our Volunteering page.
Human Resources Manager
Under general direction, the Human Resources Manager (HRM) performs a variety of complex
administrative, technical, accounting and professional work in directing and supervising the
personnel systems of the District, including classification, compensation, recruitment and
selection, labor relations, and risk management in compliance with state and federal labor laws.
This is a full-time, FLSA Exempt, position.
The following are some important duties of the position:
- Responsible for the professional management and completion of all assigned human resources functions and projects.
- Develop and update District Human Resource Policies and Procedures including writing policies as required.
- Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and County requirements related to personnel (i.e., Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Department of Retirement Systems, Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, COBRA, Family Medical Leave Act, and other such agencies and mandates).
- Consult district’s legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal and state law.
- Make budget recommendations for administration budget line-items, and for capital items.
- Maintain a variety of complex and confidential records including employee personnel files and separate medical, occupational exposure, and evaluation files.
- Develop and coordinate recruitment, selection, promotion, and orientation processes, including coordination with the hiring supervisor, development and update of job descriptions, salary surveys, position postings, interview questions and/or assessment exercises, employment testing, and completion of all background and hiring processes.
- Provide for fair and competitive employee compensation program including development of job descriptions, performance appraisal tools, and classification of positions.
- Assist all employees with human resource needs and concerns (i.e., complaint investigations as assigned, career track planning, educational planning, and other HR functions, payroll/benefit related questions).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities important for success:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources administration, including knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws related to employment and compensation practices for public safety employer.
- Skill in using computers and specific programs such as Word, Office, spreadsheets, etc.
- Ability to develop and manage administrative projects and to anticipate and respond to administrative and operational problems.
- Ability to thoroughly investigate sensitive HR issues. Must be able to follow-through in a confidential and diplomatic manner.
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Adept at problem solving.
- Ability to make decisions after collecting relevant information and to provide guidance on appropriate actions to take.
- Customer-service orientation—ability to convey a sincere willingness to be of service and/or open to resolving the situation at hand.
- Ability to successfully work independently given strategic direction.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Ability to interact with others in a manner that is sensitive, calm, appropriate for the situation and unbiased.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
- A minimum of five years Human Resource experience or equivalent that would provide the necessary level of knowledge and ability for this position.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field or equivalent.
- Washington Notary Public required within 6 months of employment.
- Benefits Administration and Public Sector experience preferred.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional preferred.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain a Washington State Driver’s license once employed, and a driving record acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier guidelines.
Please submit a signed and completed application, resume, and any other relevant supporting documentation no later than 5:00PM PST on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Application materials must be sent electronically, with return receipt request, to: firstname.lastname@example.org