Human Resource Consultant

State of Alaska
Full Time $3,382 Per month AK 777 N Crusey St Suite B201, Wasilla, AK 99654, United States Apply before 6/28/2024 5:00


This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

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The Department of Family and Community Services, Human Resources
is recruiting for a full-time Human Resource Consultant 5 in Anchorage, Alaska.

What You Will Be Doing:
This position serves as the Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP) for the Department of Family and Community Services; providing strategic workforce management planning and people management services. The HRBP engages with senior leadership and oversees many projects aligned with the department's workforce recruitment and retention goals. The HRBP serves as a liaison between department upper management, supervisors, HR Operations Centers, Centers of Expertise, and department employees to enact and monitor human resources initiatives and programs. This is a strategic and creative professional HR position that provides the opportunity to be innovative and rethink traditional HR approaches in support of the department's overall mission.

Our Organization, Mission and Culture:
The Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) mission is to: Promote the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of Alaskans. The Assistant Commissioner’s Office strives to lead and support the department in accomplishing its mission with integrity, responsibility, and professionalism.

The Benefits of Joining Our Team:
This position offers meaningful work in supporting the mission of the department, by providing strategic HR direction and support to leadership; and ensuring the agency's recruitment and hiring goals and retention objectives are being met. Our agency is piloting an exciting program with a new Talent Acquisition Team that works to identify the specific staffing needs of each division with the goal of attracting and hiring the right talent for the right roles. Gain valuable experience to grow your skills and advance your career in Human Resources in the public sector.

The Working Environment You Can Expect:
This Anchorage position is conveniently located in Midtown in the Frontier Building. The office suite is freshly remodeled, and the building provides covered parking. Opportunities for career growth and development within state government are vast, and we offer competitive wages, generous medical, vision, dental benefits, and paid personal leave and holidays. If you are looking for a team-oriented environment where your thoughts and ideas are valued, you will find it here with the Department of Family and Community Services.

Who We Are Looking For:
To be successful in this position you will need the following competencies:
  • Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities; implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Change Management: Knowledge of change management principles, strategies, and techniques required for effectively planning, implementing, and evaluating change in the organization.
  • Oral Communication: Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

A cover letter is required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
To view the general description and example of duties for a Human Resource Consultant 5, please go to the following link: 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in:

  • Developing Others: Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
  • Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of hiring, classification, benefits, labor relations, negotiation, and State and federal employment regulations.
  • Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Team Building: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
  • Vision: Understands where the organization is headed and how to make a contribution; takes a long-term view and recognizes opportunities to help the organization accomplish its objectives or move toward the vision.

Equivalent to those typically gained by:
Training in human resource management, business administration, or organizational leadership and progressively responsible professional experience in human resources which includes supervision (such as recruitment, payroll, classification and compensation, employee and labor-management relations, employer provided benefit programs, employment law compliance, or employee training). 

Special Note:
“Competencies” means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.
“Professional experience” means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.
“Progressively responsible” means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

“Training” and “education” in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.
“Typically gained by” means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.   

Additional Required Information

At time of interview, applicants are requested to submit:
  1. A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay; please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications.
  2. Hard copy of three (3) professional references with current contact information.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.
A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter, in professional business format, should highlight your competencies or level of skills as they pertain to the job description. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting. 

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.
When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application.  If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.  A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.
If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.  Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.  This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

The State’s online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.  

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.
This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our to determine if you qualify.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email,please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains.  For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to .

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For specific information in reference to the position, please contact the hiring manager at:
Marian Sweet, Assistant Commissioner