Technical Human Resource Consultant
Company: Department of Ecology, Washington State
Posted on: February 16, 2021
Technical Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant
Technical Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 2)
$48,996.00 - $64,332.00 Annually
Thurston County - Lacey, WA
Full Time - Permanent
Dept. of Ecology
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some of the key work activities at the Human Resource Consultant 2
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
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
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.
Applicants only have to meet the requirements for one of the levels
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.
Prior professional human resource experience in personnel office
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.
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
for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
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
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."
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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.
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