Human Resource Consultant 3 - Generalist...
Washington State Department of Corrections - Walla Walla, WA

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Human Resource Consultant 3 – Generalist Washington State Penitentiary
The Department of Corrections seeks qualified candidates for a Human Resource Generalist (HRC3) position at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, WA. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, this position may be filled as an in-training at the HRC2 level. We are looking for a team-oriented HR professional with broad-based HR knowledge who will quickly establish credibility and earn the respect of stakeholders by demonstrating subject matter expertise, solid communications skills, and a commitment to customer service excellence. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence others and work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals. If you match this description, have a passion for HR and thrive in a fast-paced work setting, then we encourage you to consider applying. To be considered for this opportunity, please attach a Letter of Interest (preferably no more than two pages) to your application indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Duties:
Reporting to the facility HR Manager, this position provides advice, support and consultation to management, employees, and other key stakeholders on a wide range of complex HR issues, including labor relations, corrective and disciplinary action, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, policy, CBA and rule interpretation, worker’s compensation, reasonable accommodation, FMLA, and Shared Leave. The incumbent will work under minimal supervision and will be responsible for resolving complex and difficult human resources issues having broad, wide, or precedent setting impact. Occasional travel throughout the state will be required.

Qualifications:
To qualify at the HRC 3 level , candidates must have: At least two (2) years of office experience AND one (1) year of broad-based human resources experience to include at least four (4) or more of the following areas: interpretation and/or explanation of civil service rules and human resources related policies; corrective and disciplinary action, classification and compensation; labor relations; developing or presenting training or orientation on human resources-related topics, employee recruitment, assessment and selection; representing the agency in grievances or appeals; workers compensation; consulting and advising management on human resources issues. Experience in these specific areas may be gained concurrently. Desired Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field from an accredited institution AND three (3) years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including experience assessing and facilitating solutions for human resource problems and issues, or comparable education/experience. Working knowledge of HR procedures and Rules, RCWs, collective bargaining agreements and payroll functions To qualify at the HRC 2 level , candidates must have: At least two (2) years of office experience AND one (1) year of broad-based human resources experience to include at least two (2) or more of the following areas: interpretation and/or explanation of civil service rules and human resources related policies; corrective and disciplinary action, classification and compensation; labor relations; developing or presenting training or orientation on human resources-related topics, employee recruitment, assessment and selection; representing the agency in grievances or appeals; workers compensation; consulting and advising management on human resources issues. Experience in these specific areas may be gained concurrently. Desired Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field from an accredited institution AND one (1) year of professional human resource experience, including experience assessing and facilitating solutions for human resource problems and issues, or comparable education/experience. Working knowledge of HR procedures and Rules, RCWs, collective bargaining agreements and payroll functions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Exceptional customer service and communication skills. Well-organized and adept at balancing multiple completing priorities in a fast paced, highly demanding environment. Strong computer application skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite programs. Knowledge of relevant Washington State policies, rules and procedures. Basic understanding of human resource functions. Understanding of human resource reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the Department of Corrections, please visit www.doc.wa.gov . IMPORTANT NOTES: · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All Department of Corrections employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
The Department of Corrections is committed to hiring individuals who possess core competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email evan.oderman@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 413-5430. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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