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Senior Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 4) (Two Positions)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
April 24, 2018
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
Salary
$52,788.00 - $69,240.00 Annually

About Washington State Department of Ecology

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.

Contact name
Phone
Email
careers@ecy.wa.gov
Website
https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology

Job description

Are you organized, detail oriented and enjoy 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 a part of an organization that is focused on being the leader in protecting, preserving and enhancing the environment for the people in our Evergreen State.

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. 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 Two Senior Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 4) (In-Training) positions.

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. Take your career to the next level. These positions give you experience in both labor relations and in an HR generalist role. As a generalist, 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.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at: www.ecology.wa.gov.


The mission of Ecology's Human Resources Office (HRO) is to develop successful employees, promote healthy and productive relationships, ensure a safe work environment and recruit great talent to achieve Ecology's mission.
 
The Senior Human Resource Consultant (HRC4) positions serve as the subject matter expert and HR consultant lead in one of the following sub-disciplines of HR: Classification and Compensation, Workplace Investigations, Reasonable Accommodation or Labor Relations. The positions also provide consultation and training to HR staff and agency managers on the designated area of expertise. 
 
Some of the key work activities at the Human Resource Consultant 4 level include:
 

  • At the HRC 4 level the incumbent is an expert in human resource management, and employee and labor relations, is the strategic partner and advocate to the executives, managers, and supervisors in assigned programs for workforce planning, employee performance management, labor relations, and all other human resource management and personnel functions. Maintains confidentiality while in the performance of assigned duties as appropriate.

  • As an expert in a designated HR sub-discipline, develops and maintains expert level knowledge and serves as the agency expert in the sub-discipline. Uses expert level knowledge to develop training, tools and training for HR staff, agency supervisors and managers or employees.

  • Provides accurate and researched-based guidance on performance management, labor relations, and disciplinary processes to Ecology managers and supervisors so that actions align with Just Cause principles and stand up through the scrutiny of grievances and arbitrations. Ensures that the Department of Ecology is compliant with all provisions of the labor contract and civil service rules.

  • Works collaboratively to support the goals of the programs/offices and the mission of the agency by strategically partnering with program staff to manage issues related to Classification and Compensation in assigned programs provide expertise and consultation on job classifications, compensation and workforce planning. Analyzes position descriptions and makes allocation determinations. Represents agency in classification appeals and coordinates preparation. Performs FLSA designation review and determinations. Serves as a member of the agency WMS Banding Committee.

  • Conducts complete and thorough investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, including writing clear, concise, and comprehensive investigative reports that support subsequent corrective or disciplinary action through possible legal or grievance arbitration challenges.

  • Consults with employees and supervisors and provides assistance regarding state and federal employment laws, civil service rules, collective bargaining agreements, agency policies, career development opportunities, classification and pay and other issues. Investigates and analyzes problems having broad potential impact, making recommendations, providing options, or suggests necessary actions on matters.




This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 27, 2018.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 26, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening.

To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Human Resource Consultant 3 or 4 levels. Please read the qualifications section below for more information.


 

 


Qualifications


 



Required Qualifications:

The Goal class for the positions is a Human Resource Consultant 4 (HRC4). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for both the HRC3 and HRC4 levels. If the finalists meet the requirements for the HRC3 level, they will be hired in as an HRC3 and will be placed into a training program to become an HRC4 within a specified period of time. 

At the Human Resource Consultant 4 Level: Pay Range 58 – ($4399-$5770) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, labor relations, organizational development, business, social or behavioral sciences

AND

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.

OR 

One (1) year of experience as a Human Resource Consultant 3 (HRC3) or higher.

 
At the Human Resource Consultant 3 Level: Pay Range 54 – ($3985-$5229) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, labor relations, organizational development, business, social or behavioral sciences

AND

Two (2) 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 the required experience.
 
OR 

One (1) year of experience as a Human Resource Consultant 2 (HRC2) or higher.

 
 
Desired experience and training for both the HRC3 and HRC4 levels:
 

  • At least 6 months experience advising and facilitating reasonable accommodation processes and advising management and employees on family medical leave act in accordance with federal and state laws. 

  • Demonstrated experience conducting just cause investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, including writing clear, concise and comprehensive investigative reports.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and allocating positions in the Washington State Classification System.

  • Prior professional human resource experience in the public sector and/or unionized workplace.

  • PHR, SPHR, or CLRP certification.




 

 


Supplemental Information


 


Application Instructions:

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2053741/senior-human-resource-consultant-human-resource-consultant-4-two-positions?keywords=senior&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
 

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:


  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.



  • A resume outlining your professional experience.



Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."


Other Information:
 

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call 360-407-6186 or email careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Sandi Stewart at: sste461@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Sandi to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.