York County Staff Spotlight - Doreen Staples
Human Resources Benefits Specialist
Doreen has been employed by the County of York in various capacities over the past 35 years and recently became a benefits specialist in the Human Resources Department. In her free time, Doreen is often at the beach, scouting treasure for her artwork.
Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Litchfield and attended Oak Hill High School in Wales. I went to Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and earned my associate degree in office management.
What prompted you to pursue a career with York County government?
Right out of college I was working full time for an insurance company in New Hampshire and waitressing in three different restaurants in the Ogunquit area. I started my county career in 1987 as a legal secretary in the Biddeford District Court. After four years, I left for a brief time and worked as a service writer for an auto dealership. I came back to York County as a victim advocate in the York County District Attorney’s Office and was in that position for 31 years, before making the change to benefits specialist in Human Resources in May. I have enjoyed the transition into the HR role.
What do you like most about your current job?
I enjoy working with people and learning new things. The staff has been amazing in helping through this transformation.
When you are not working, what do you like to do?
I enjoy hiking, biking, crafting, and spending time with my family. I enjoy treasure hunting on the beach – collecting stones for my pebble art, beach glass and sand dollars.