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Technical Human Resource Consultant

Company: Department of Ecology, Washington State
Location: Lacey
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Technical Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 2) (In-Training)


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Technical Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 2) (In-Training)

Salary

$48,996.00 - $64,332.00 Annually


Location

Thurston County - Lacey, WA



Job Type

Full Time - Permanent


Department

Dept. of Ecology



Job Number

2020-HR4388-04231






Closing

Continuous



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Description

The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.


Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations.

The mission of the Human Resources Office (HRO) is to assist managers and employees in creating a safe, supportive and diverse work environment for current and future Ecology employees by providing comprehensive and innovative human resource activities.

The Human Resources Office (HRO) is looking to fill a Technical Human Resource Consultant (H R Consultant 2)(In-Training) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. The Human Resources office values a culture of openness and engagement. We want our staff to feel that they are part of the solution and innovation that occurs in the work we do. If you are a positive force and want to be part of an organization that solves problems - join our team!

The Technical Human Resource Consultant position is part of the HR Technical Unit. This position independently performs professional human resource functions for assigned programs, and provides professional support and assistance to the senior HR staff assigned to specific programs as determined by the assigned lead worker and supervisor.

Our ideal applicant will have excellent communication and customer service skills. The successful candidate will require a high level of organization and accountability. As part of a high functioning technical unit, they will collaborate with peers to achieve unit goals. In addition, our preferred candidate will possess a commitment to continuous improvement - both identifying opportunities for improvement and participating in improvement efforts.

To learn more about The Department of 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





Duties

Please Note:
We will consider applicants at the Human Resource Consultant 2 or the Human Resource Consultant 1 levels. Please see the Required Qualifications section to view the required qualifications for each level.

Some of the key work activities at the Human Resource Consultant 2 level:



A typical work day for the Technical Consultant, will be interpreting federal and state laws, civil service rules, collective bargaining agreements and agency policies in order to:



In collaboration with Payroll and Environmental/Administrative Programs, complete full cycle personnel actions by processing appointment letters, creating personnel action forms and keying entries into the Human Resource Management System.
Administer Family Medical Leave Act and State's Shared Leave Program. Consult with employees' on Paid Family and Medical Leave; process their intent of applying for the benefit and coordinate it with other paid and unpaid leaves.
Serve as the first point of contact for many HR inquiries and provide high quality customer service to Ecology staff, leaders and members of the public by completing employment history requests, verifications of employment, salary inquires and much more.
Maintain confidential records per retention guidelines and assist Public Disclosure Coordinator with fulfillment of public disclosure requests.



This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 2, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 1, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.





Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Applicants only have to meet the requirements for one of the levels listed below:

At the Human Resource Consultant 1 Level: Pay range 46 - ($3,616 - $4,738) Monthly (In-Training)

A Bachelor's degree with a focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field.

OR

Equivalent education/experience.


Desired Qualifications:

Prior professional human resource experience in personnel office setting.
Experience using Human Resource Management System (HMRS).



At the Human Resource Consultant 2 Level: Pay range: 51 - ($4,083- $5,361) Monthly (Goal Class)

A Bachelor's degree with a focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field AND one (1) year of professional human resource experience.

OR

Equivalent education/experience.


Desired Qualifications:

One (1) year experience using Human Resource Management System (HRMS) in personnel office setting.
Six months of experience working with FMLA.
Six months of experience interpreting collective bargaining agreements and WACs and applying them to human resource issues.
PHR, SPHR, CLRP, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP.



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:

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 Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives(Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

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.

*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information





Supplemental Information
Application Instructions

It is in the candidate's best interest to submit a resume and a cover letter. Applications without a resume and cover letter may be declined.

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

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

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 e-mail 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 Martina Herington at: martina.herington@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Martina 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, military spouses 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.

Keywords: Department of Ecology, Washington State, Lacey , Technical Human Resource Consultant, IT / Software / Systems , Lacey, Washington

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