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Training and Organizational Development Human Resource Consultant 2

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
July 10, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
3 - 5
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree
$47,568.00 - $62,460.00 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.

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Do you enjoy helping others, have high work standards, and want to have an impact on how people within Ecology learn and grow?
The Human Resource Program is looking for a training and organizational development professional who is a creative problem solver and works well in a fast-paced, customer-focused work environment. If this sounds like you, come and be a part of a team that is committed to supporting the state's leading environmental workforce to protect, preserve, and enhance our land, air, and water for current and future generations in our Evergreen State.

Our Human Resources Office (HRO), located in Lacey, WA., is looking to fill a Training and Organizational Development Human Resource Consultant 2 position.

This position contributes to meeting the mission of the agency and the Human Resource Organization (HRO) by ensuring that Ecology CORE, required, and highly recommended training is accessible to all employees through-out the state and offers customer-specific, ad-hoc consulting necessary to develop effective organizational development engagements within the agency.
The delivery of high quality learning and development experiences positively impacts our work culture and helps all employees gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve improved individual, team, and agency performance.  
This position also provides experienced, professional level support to the various Washington State contracting processes necessary to offer hundreds of training workshops and events annually across the state.

Our HR team is focused on making a difference with leadership that encourages better ways of doing things and innovative partnerships, embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts




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This key team member works to achieve

  • the HR Program's mission to "develop successful employees" and

  • the Training Unit's mission to "be seen as professional career partners with the agency's greatest resource, it's employees"

In order to accomplish this, the successful candidate will:

Oversee and Support High Quality Service Delivery

  • Consult with and provide assistance to Ecology executives, managers, supervisors, and general staff in the areas of agency CORE, required, and highly recommended training services.

  • Oversee and/ or coordinate assigned CORE, Required, Highly Recommended classes from contract inception to invoice payment. Examples of these classes include, but are not limited to, New Employee Safety Orientation, HAZWHPER, Sexual Harassment Awareness, Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Crucial Accountabilities, Environmental Negotiations and Environmental Facilitation. Oversees and supports the creation and management of project timelines to deliver training services; assists the Manager to ensure that expected results are achieved within the specified timeframe.

    • Works with other training consultants to communicate class offerings.  Supports/ writes training invitations and marketing messages for the agency.  Receives and assists Instructors on the day of classes. Works with regional offices to establish and maintain main point of contacts across the state for efficient operations during training days.

  • Develops effective working relationships with qualified training providers in order to offer high quality training services to the agency. 

  • Provides professional level support to various Washington State contracting processes necessary to offer hundreds of training workshops/ events annually within the agency and across the state through the effective use of Single Agency Agreements, Interagency Agreements, and Memos of Understanding for small dollar, one-time contracts.

  • Under the general direction of the Manager, partners with the agency Contracts Section to successfully bid opportunities with training service providers as a result of Request for Proposal (RFP) and/or Request for Qualifications and Quote (RFQQ) bid processes.

  • Partners with Ecology managers, supervisors, employees, and other human resource team members to develop blended learning programs (on-line and instructor led) by connecting and coordinating internal and external resources and sharing past best practices.

  • Develops effective working relationships with qualified organizational development firms/ consultants in order to offer high quality organizational development services to the agency. Under the direction of the RTD Manager, provides support and consultation in order to influence a well-defined scope of work. Checks in on performance, reports exceptions to HR management, assists in providing back up documentation for invoicing as necessary.

Provide Experienced Support to Washington State's Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Under the guidance and direction of the agency LMS Administrator, maintains the agency's use of the statewide external Learning Management System (LMS).  Maintains accurate data to support planning of agency's training opportunities, resulting in an agency-wide coordinated service delivery plan. Uses training compliance metrics in order to estimate the demand by class at each location.

  • Answers frequently asked questions regarding the LMS from employees, supervisors, managers, and executives and includes self-help videos for future customer service support.

  • May present charts, tables, graphs, and other visual aids to support this work to assigned Programs that are designed/ produced by the agency LMS Administrator.

Provide high quality assistance and customer service to the agency's Multi-Language and Translation Team (MITT).

  • Provides team leadership to the agency's Ecology's Multi-Lingual Interpretation and Translation Team (MITT) by scheduling & coordinating the quarterly MITT meetings including recording standing and non-reoccurring agenda items, recording and publishing MITT meeting minutes on the MITT SharePoint site.

Assist Leadership

  • Acts as the back-up to the Lead Worker in the Training Unit and may act as a trainer for other employees in the training unit, and other HR staff as needed, in times of employee absence and staff transition.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be July 19, 2019.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before July 18, 2019The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.



Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with a focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, education, or related field AND One (1) year of professional human resources experience including training and workforce development and/or education/ Instructor experience and/ or organizational development experience.
Equivalent education / experience.  

Desired Qualifications

  • 1+ years of recent work experience on the learning & development team and/or education field.

  • 1 year of work experience in project management

  • 2 years of recent experience developing and managing internal and external key stakeholder relationships.

  • 1 year of work experience using a Learning Management System.

  • Knowledge of adult learning theory with effective application in a professional work setting.

  • 1 year of work experience with web-based content and collaboration tools such as SharePoint.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting, preserving, and enhancing Washington's environment for current and future generations.

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:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth
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 for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

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

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

  • A resume that outlines your experience and/ or education.

  • Responses to the supplemental questions below.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer each of them 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. 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 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 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 Jacquie Galan at: using an email title "Question(s) about the HRC2 on the training team". Please do not contact Jacquie 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.