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Administrative Assistant/HR Support

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    Competitive, BOE

We're looking for a collaborative, communicative, detail-oriented individual to join our team as an Administrative Assistant/Human Resources Support in our Bend office. We are a premier architecture firm with offices in Tacoma and Spokane, Washington, as well as Portland and Bend, Oregon, endeavoring for a diverse and inclusive organization. Our ideal Administrative Assistant/HR Support is an individual who communicates openly and honestly; enjoys helping others; can communicate effectively with people in remote locations; works well both independently and collaboratively; is a critical thinker; and is a self-starter who can remain busy with little supervision. While technical skills and experience are important, BLRB seeks team members who share and model our values of respect, service, responsiveness, integrity, and collaboration. If you don’t have all the specific skills listed but feel you would be an excellent fit for our firm and this position in other ways, we encourage you to apply.

This position will serve in two primary functions: handling the administrative needs of our Bend office with some administrative support in other offices; and coordinating the firm’s Human Resources functions. Tasks for the administrative portion of the role include, but are not limited to: assisting with firm and individual registrations and licenses; data entry; periodically answering phones; internal event coordination; general coordination of company car maintenance; project support such as document tracking and filing, preparing letters and reports, and putting together spreadsheets; marketing support like coordinating project signage and assisting with the delivery of local proposals; and office tasks like greeting visitors, answering phones, keeping the office clean, and tracking inventory for supplies ordering. Tasks for HR Support include, but are not limited to: scheduling annual reviews and quarterly check-ins; coordinating those same reviews/check-ins as they approach; onboarding/offboarding for incoming/outgoing employees; support recruitment processes; and maintaining employee information and records.

After an introductory period, this position may be a hybrid office/remote role depending on then-current company needs. We will strongly consider a reduced-hour work week, but a regular working schedule will need to be agreed upon and will include some time in the office each week.

Skills needed for this position:

  • Tech savvy, and willingness to learn/understand industry specific software
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working under varying levels of pressure and with requests from numerous people
  • Time-management
  • Accurate data entry


  • Previous task ownership for Human Resources related job duties
  • Use of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, etc.) – significant experience and knowledge a plus
  • Experience working with professional contracts a plus, but not required
  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Familiarity with architecture or engineering a plus, but not required
  • 2+ years in a similar position

BLRB is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package, including profit sharing, 401k, medical/life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to For best consideration, please submit your resume by December 17, 2021.