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Human Resources Specialist

Idaho Conservation League (ICL) is seeking a thoughtful and motivated individual with training and experience in human resource management to build out and support an Human Resources (HR) program. Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to compensation, classification and benefits; recruitment and performance management; disciplinary matters; occupational health and safety and training, and development. This position is based in Boise, Idaho, but may work a hybrid schedule.

Classification: Full-time, exempt (will consider part-time for the right candidate)

Supervisor: Director of Finance & Administration (DFA)

Compensation: $54,000 to start, paid health insurance, Simple IRA with match, PTO, and more

Opportunity for Impact: Founded in 1973, ICL is the state’s oldest and largest statewide advocacy organization, with more than 20,000 members and advocates from across Idaho and the region. ICL is growing, with more than 30 staff presently, working from offices in Boise, McCall, Ketchum, and Sandpoint, Idaho, and Seattle, WA. You will be a critical member of the administrative office, ensuring ICL provides and follows best practices for employment to support these dedicated and passionate employees working to tackle climate change, restore Idaho’s rivers, protect air and water quality, public lands and our native fish and wildlife for all who live in Idaho. The work you do will directly benefit ICL’s programs, enabling staff to continue our policy and grassroots advocacy work in the tradition of ICL, seeking to build a conservation community in Idaho, and achieve pragmatic, enduring solutions.

About the Position: The Human Resource Specialist will serve as the lead for HR at ICL, working for the Director of Finance & Administration and with the Executive Director to support HR functions across the organization, including recruitment process, managing compensation and benefits, leading routine position classification and wage scale reviews; managing employee training and development, maintaining HR related documents, and updating and applying HR related policies and practices, ensuing alignment with state and federal labor laws.

Key Responsibilities:

Employment Systems and Employee Management

  • Collaborate with managers to understand skills and competencies required for positions, review, standardize and maintain job descriptions
  • Support the process for bringing on new employees, including recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants
  • Create and maintain:
    • a structured on-boarding process, including new hire orientation, training guides and related
    • a consistent exit process for employees leaving employment
    • employee recognition program
  • Support employee performance review process, including:
    • assisting managers with ongoing feedback, performance reviews and evaluations
    • employee performance improvement and performance assessment processes up to and including terminations, and investigations
  • Respond to employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, supervisors, outside agencies, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff

Compensation, Payroll and Benefits

  • Maintain and update employee handbook, including HR related procedures and policies
  • Maintain all employee files, documents and forms
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding compensation and benefits
  • Ensure compensation and related benefits, including leave balances, are up to date and accurate for all employees
  • Work with accounting associate to ensure payroll-related withholdings and deductions are accurate and up to date

Training and Employee Development

  • Create and implement learning and training programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
  • Review, track, and document completion of mandatory and non-mandatory training, professional licensure and continuing education, such as safety training, anti-harassment training
  • Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Coordinate and support quarterly in-person all staff meetings

Human Resource Policy

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive compensation programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent

Other duties

  • Manage organizational master calendar, including scheduling on board and staff meetings, employment related dates, and more
  • Maintain additional organizational policies and procedures using Guru software system
  • Support board of directors with monthly meeting coordination and communications
  • Assist with records management for the organization, including electronic and paper files

The ideal candidate will have/ be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required
  • A minimum of three years of human resource management experience
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or related HR certification or training
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Able to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Proficient with standard office software such as Microsoft Office, G-Suite or related software
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS systems

Application Process: Send a cover letter and resume to with Human Resources Specialist in the subject line. For those interested in a full-time position, please include additional skills and capacity you would bring to the role. Application review begins March 27, 2023.

The Idaho Conservation League’s programs and employment are open to all. ICL does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or ability. Learn more about ICL at


Founded in 1973, the Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s oldest and largest state-based, non-profit conservation organization. We are a membership organization with members and supporters across Idaho; a Board of Directors with statewide geographic representation; offices in Boise, Ketchum, McCall and Sandpoint; employing 29 staff. ICL’s mission is to create a conservation community and pragmatic, enduring solutions that protect and restore the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the land and wildlife you love. Our vision is an Idaho where public lands remain public and are well managed, air is clean, lakes and rivers are healthy, fish and wildlife thrive, and a prosperous, sustainable future exists for all Idahoans. ICL is committed to doing conservation work in an equitable and just way. Clean water, clean air, public lands, and abundant fish and wildlife should be accessible to everyone. ICL is committed to a long-term goal of broadening our work to better serve the diversity of people our work connects to, particularly those populations with traditionally underrepresented voices or marginalized communities.