Human Resource Consultant In-training

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent WA 626 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, United States
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Overview

Some of what you will do:

  • Provides guidance to executives, managers and supervisors when establishing, reallocating, or updating position descriptions to ensure consistency and alignment within their divisions and across the agency.
  • Reviews and analyzes management-initiated establishments and/or management/employee-initiated reallocations of Washington General Service (WGS) positions. Determines appropriate allocation and continuity of positions, ensuring adherence with classification specifications.
  • Ensures state and federal employment laws, civil service rules, collective bargaining agreements, and agency policies are consistently interpreted and applied as related to classification and compensation. Makes decisions on complex classification and compensation issues with widespread impact; works independently under general direction, demonstrating appropriate initiative, discretion, and judgement.
  • Accurately provides interpretation and explanation of applicable WACs, RCWs, CBA, agency policies and procedures related to classification and compensation, providing clarification when needed.
  • Recognizes and works to mitigate biases in human resource and business decisions and recommends courses of action using principles of equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Assesses and determines overtime eligibility to positions based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ensures completion of the Washington State Minimum Wage Overtime Eligibility Review and Recommendation (salary and duties test) in accordance with RCW 49.46 and Washington Administrative Code 296-128.
  • Prepares interview questions, conducts interviews, analyzes information, and prepares decision letters for PRRs. May be required to attend Personal Resource Board appeals with the Classification & Compensation Manager.
  • Acts as WMS Banding meeting staffer. Takes notes at the banding meeting, completes banding summaries for the Coordinator, completes the notation of allocation of the WMS PD with the banding results and completes the PAR.
  • Independently prepares appointment, reallocation and/or update letters for HCA staff, as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

HRC2 In-Training to HRC3

  • A bachelor’s degree with a focus on human resources, organizational development, business, social or behavioral science or a related field

AND

  • One (1) year of professional Human Resource experience that includes consulting on HR services and interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
     

OR

  • An associate degree.

AND

  • Three (3) years of recent professional experience that includes consulting on HR services and interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies, and procedures. 

OR

  • Five (5) years of recent professional experience that includes consulting on HR services and interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

OR

One (1) year of experience at the Human Resource Consultant 1 level.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite software.

Demonstrated experience successfully:

  • Maintaining confidentiality.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Supporting fair treatment and equal opportunity for all.
  • Listening to and objectively considering the ideas/input of others. Respecting the talents and contributions of all individuals.
  • Communicating technical and sensitive matters accurately, effectively, and professionally both verbally and in writing.

HRC3 level

  • A bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field.

AND

  • Two (2) years of professional Human Resource experience, including performing research and providing interpretation and/or consultation on laws, rules, or policies.

OR

  • An associate degree.

AND

  • Four (4) years of recent professional experience in Human Resources, to include performing research and providing interpretation and/or consultation on laws, rules, or policies.

OR

  • Six (6) years of recent professional experience in Human Resources, to include performing research and providing interpretation and/or consultation on laws, rules, or policies.

OR

  • One (1) year of experience at the Human Resource Consultant 2 level.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite software.

Demonstrated experience successfully:

  • Maintaining confidentiality.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Supporting fair treatment and equal opportunity for all.
  • Listening to and objectively considering the ideas/input of others.
  • Respecting the talents and contributions of all individuals.
  • Communicating technical and sensitive matters accurately, effectively, and professionally both verbally and in writing.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in an organization’s human resource office in the Washington State civil service classification and compensation system, applying federal and state employment laws, rules, processes, and agency policies.
  • Professional in Human Resource (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.
  • Knowledge of complex Washington State civil service laws, rules, policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act and Washington State overtime rules.
  • Experience using the Washington State Human Resource Management System (HRMS).

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Understand and apply laws, WACs, union contracts, and other HR-related policies and procedures.
  • Research complex data.
  • Analyze and interpret statistical data in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Maintain personal and professional characteristics that are needed to meet organization’s expectations and demands of the workplace.
  • Provide excellent customer service to diverse groups of people with varying needs.
  • Apply specialized knowledge and use independent judgment in resolving technical professional level problems.
  • Establish collaborative workplace relationships, encourage teamwork, and establish trust and credibility with others.
  • Effectively present ideas and consult with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Readily adapt to new situations and be open to change.
  • Actively listen and understand what is being communicated.
  • Work independently with little supervision and demonstrate initiative.
  • Analyze and interpret information in order to provide options and solutions.
  • Independently prioritize workload, multi-task, and meet necessary and/or reasonable timelines.
     
     
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