HR Generalist

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$2,308.00 to $3,230.40 per Bi-weekly   Calculate


Castle Rock, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Douglas County Libraries elevate our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.

The Human Resources department at the Douglas County Library prides itself on providing premium service to the organization in the areas of employee relations, hiring, retention, benefits and professional development. This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to join a growing team and have a positive impact across a dynamic organization.

This position offices out of the Philip S. Miller Library in downtown Castle Rock and spends time in the various branches throughout Douglas County. Castle Rock is recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. and is recognized for being a great place to work and live. With access to both typical suburban housing and a hip downtown vibe, Douglas County has something for everybody.

As part of a dedicated and knowledgeable team, you will have the opportunity to spearhead assigned areas within Human Resources to ensure the employees of the organization have quality access and a timely response. You will be able to use your knowledge, creativity and have a little bit of fun along the way.

Human Resource Generalists report to the HR Director who, along with other senior leaders, is open to new ideas, loves innovation and believes that taking great care of employees is mission critical to any successful organization. If you enjoy the diversity and broad spectrum of areas managed in Human Resources and want to be on a cross-functional team that works well together, then this could be for you!

For more information on this position or to view all of our exciting position you can visit: DCL Join Our Team.  For questions, you may contact April Durham by phone at 303-688-7631 or e-mail at


Learning on the Fly. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Process Management. Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work-flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

Priority Setting. Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

Additional Info & Requirements

Read, write and speak English. Five or more years of hands-on experience in a Human Resources role. 

The Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our libraries and be amazed!

HR Info

For questions, you may contact April Durham by phone at 303-688-7631 or e-mail at

Posted Nov 6, 2019