The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Are you an HR Professional who is organized, detail oriented, and enjoys working in a fast paced environment? Are you a knowledgeable, creative problem solver who works well in a collaborative, professional, and responsive environment? If so, become part of an organization that is focused on being the leader in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the environment for the people of the Evergreen State.
We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Human Resources Office (HRO) at the Department of Ecology in Lacey, WA is looking to fill a Senior Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 4)position.
The Department of Ecology is a medium sized agency with 1600+ employees and 10 environmental programs. We employ a large group of highly educated people who are passionate about the environment. As a generalist within our HR Office, you have exposure to multiple areas of HR and have an opportunity to work on state-wide issues within the Washington State HR community. Because of our size and structure, you have an opportunity to work collaboratively with all levels of our management and executive teams. As an HR team, we value collaboration and inclusion, and promote opportunities for growth.
We are looking for a team member who has the ability to effectively manage their time in the midst of competing priorities, while still producing work products that are accurate, timely, and thorough. Our ideal applicant will have excellent communication and customer service skills, and strong listening skills – listen to understand not to respond. They will have the ability to help others resolve complex or sensitive disagreements and conflicts, while creating and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with a diverse peer and customer group. Our preferred candidate will possess a commitment to Ecology's mission, vision, and competencies – and ability to model those competencies.
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
To learn more about Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
A Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, labor relations, organizational development, business, social or behavioral sciences
Three (3) years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including advising and consulting on human resource issues.
OR comparable education and/or experience.
A Master's degree may substitute for the Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of required experience.
Desired experience and training:
Why work for Ecology?
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.
A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
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