Human Resources Manager
King County - Seattle, WA

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The Department of Executive Services (DES) is seeking a Human Resources Manager to lead efforts to develop a highly-skilled and diverse workforce prepared to fulfill the department’s evolving role to deliver innovative public service every day.

ABOUT KING COUNTY The King County/Greater Seattle area is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. The area provides an excellent working and living environment for its residents and their families. King County excels in livability with a wide range of housing options, outstanding educational institutions, and top-rated health care systems and facilities. At just over 2 million, the King County ranks number one in population in the State and is the 14th most populous county in the nation as well as the financial, economic and industrial center of the Pacific Northwest region. There are 39 cities and towns in King County, of which Seattle is the largest with a population of over 600,000. Major businesses and employers in the region include: Starbucks Corp, The Boeing Co., Microsoft, University of Washington, Paccar Inc., Providence Health and Services, Inc., King County and the City of Seattle, Eddie Bauer, Nordstrom Inc., Alaska Air Group, Weyerhaeuser Co., and Expedia Inc.


The Department of Executive Services (DES) provides nearly all internal services to King County government and a variety of public services to residents and public municipalities. DES has almost 1,000 employees, located in a variety of workplaces throughout King County. The County’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) also serves as the Director of the Department of Executive Services. DES has been on the forefront of the government’s continuous process improvement efforts to transform its business systems, as well as increasing partnerships with public and private entities to deliver innovative, effective public service. ABOUT THE POSITION The Human Resources Manager is a strategic advisor and partner for the department, and serves as a member of its leadership team . This position provides innovative , collaborative and strategic leadership in the delivery of human resources (HR) services within Executive Services. This leadership is needed to transition the workforce from meeting today’s demands to being prepared for the evolving needs of the future. This position’s focus is on the organization’s health and ensuring systems are in place to attract, retain and engage employees while providing a model of sound people leadership practices. The Human Resources Manager reports both to the Deputy Director of the Department and to the Human Resources Director for the county, and is a member of the countywide HR Cabinet . This reporting structure ensures consistent delivery of HR policies and practices across the county, while supporting the unique and varied needs of each department’s line of business. KEY DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTATIONS

Shape and implement systems for recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-quality, diverse workforce that is prepared for the evolving business needs of the future

Promote an organizational culture that is focused on a shared mission, fosters continuous improvement (Lean), and embraces equity and social justice for employees and the community

Guide the development of the HR team to meet the HR needs of the divisions and department

Model best practices with employees and manage high quality HR Service Delivery

Support the HR Director for King County government in leading efforts to make quality improvements to the delivery of human resources THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The most competitive candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources or related field and at least five years’ progressively , responsible HR experience , or any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform all the key deliverables and expectations of the position. The candidate will have demonstrated ability to:

Build and lead effective teams
Coach and develop direct reports, and coach managers to do the same
Manage through systems, and using continuous improvement tools and techniques to improve those systems
Communicate complex HR ideas effectively in multiple settings with a diverse audience
Be effective in managing all kinds and classes of people effectively and understand how organizations work APPLICATION PROCESS
This recruitment is open until filled ; however, first consideration will be given to all qualified applicants who apply before December 16, 2013. Persons interested in this recruitment are encouraged to apply online at , or send your resume and cover letter to . If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Robert James at 206-263-9414 . COMPENSATION The annual salary range for this position is $93,000 – $118,000 and includes innovative and award-winning employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as a robust vacation and leave program. To see all of King County’s benefits, please visit our web site at .

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