Senior HR Operations Business Partner – Human Resource Consultant 4 (In-Training) – Permanent – *16515-22 – Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Thurston County - Olympia, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$55,872.00 - $80,952.00
Last Date to Apply
Senior HR Operations Business Partner - Human Resource Consultant 4 (In-Training) - Perm - *16515-22 description image FULL-TIME/PERMANENT SENIOR HR OPERATIONS BUSINESS PARTNER HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT 4 (WITH IN-TRAINING OPTION) Director's Office Flexible/Hybrid (Telework Options) Olympia, Washington - Thurston County **This recruitment is posted until January 17, 2023. First review of applications will take place on December 1, 2022. Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once selections have been made. Applicants may be hired at the HRC3 or HRC4 level. If hired as a Human Resource Consultant 3 you will embark on a 12-month training plan. Once you have successfully completed the In-Training program, you’ll advance to a Human Resource Consultant 4. Depending on which level you are hired at, your salary range will be as follows: Human Resource Consultant 3 - $4,656.00 - $6,105.00 Monthly Human Resource Consultant 4 - $5,136.00- $6,746.00 Monthly If you are a motivated and driven HR professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge, then this is the opportunity for you! Come join a close-knit, collaborative HR team that embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion and values each member for their strengths while working together to help agency staff solve and resolve challenges in the workplace! With that in mind, Picture yourself as a valued Senior HR Operations Business Partner to WDFW’s Executive and Program Management, advising and consulting on a wide variety of human resource issues. This is an opportunity to engage professionally in a wide array of human resource specialties, including consulting, labor relations, performance management, and “just cause” discipline. With your experience you will interpret and advise on complex federal and state laws, civil service rules, collective bargaining agreements with five different labor partners, agency policies, and program regulations and/or guidelines. While maintaining a high level of customer service you will integrate and analyze highly complex human resource issues and develop solutions using innovative and effective methods/approaches. The optimal applicants will earn the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and customers through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism. We are seeking candidates, who respect and value the opinions of others, and who creates an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW. DUTIES Our Senior HR Operations Business Partner, Provides expert level consultation to agency programs: -Counsels and provides advice and guidance to assigned programs management, lower-level professional staff and peers regarding the WDFW's most sensitive, complex, or critical human resource issues. -Researches, analyzes, and provides interpretation and advice to agency staff and management regarding Collective Bargaining Agreements, Washington Administrative Code (WAC’s), other state and federal rules and laws, and policies, procedures, and regulations – including recommendations on requests for exceptions. -Communicates effectively verbally and in writing and works collaboratively with all levels of the organization, labor partners, external officials and agencies, and the public. Employee and Labor Relations: -Meets with administrators, supervisors, and employees to assess human resource needs - plans, develops, and implements strategies to promote effective working relationships and to resolve problems. -Serves as a resource and provides advise to program leaders when handling employee issues and assists them in performance management - including counseling employees, conducting evaluations, staff training, problem-solving, consensus building, and disciplinary actions. -Partners with agency management in hearings and meetings, including employee grievances, discipline, and unemployment compensation. -Investigates, prepares documentation, and recommends position on grievances, complaints, settlement agreements, and appeals. Classification and Compensation: -Participates as a member of the HR Allocation Committee – analyzes, proposes, and drafts classifications and salary recommendations - reviews and allocates positions. -Advises on compensation. Supervisory Duties: -Supervises and mentors professional level human resources staff. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: -Work is in an office setting in a fast-paced, high volume, and confidential environment. Schedule: -Typically, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - may be required to work occasional weekends and evenings, depending on workload. Travel Requirements: -Some travel may be required throughout the State to attend trainings, meetings, and conferences. Tools and Equipment: -Computer hardware and software - general office equipment. Customer Interactions: -Providing excellent customer service to WDFW’s many programs is integral to Human Resources’ success.
Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To enter at the HRC3 in-training to the HRC4 level: (Note: After successful completion of a twelve (12) month in-training period as a Human Resource Consultant 3, the incumbent will advance to a Human Resource Consultant 4). Professional HR experience may substitute, year-for-year, for the education requirement. -A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or a related field. AND -Two (2) years of professional human resource experience. OR -Equivalent education/experience. To be considered for the Human Resource Consultant 4: Professional HR experience may substitute, year-for-year, for the education requirement. -A Bachelor's degree with focus on business or public administration, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or a related field. AND -Three (3) years of broad-based professional human resource experience. OR -Equivalent education/experience. Knowledge and skills: -Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills - communicate complex concepts, both orally and in writing, in a manner that is understandable, persuasive, and appropriate for the audience. -Strong computer skills. -Excellent writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to: -Lead, supervise, coach, and develop others - use appropriate channels of communication and foster effective working relationships. -Prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -One (1) year of supervisory experience. -Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification. -Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. -SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). -SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). -Experience with the State's Human Resources Management System (HRMS). -Experience working with Revised Codes of Washington (RCW’s), Washington Administrative Code (WAC’s) and Federal Laws, labor relations, collective bargaining agreements, and grievance procedures. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: -A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). -A current resume. -Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTE: All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW 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. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: -Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to -Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) -Include your name as it appears on your application in MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: -Notify us of your military spouse status by email at -Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) -Include your name as it appears on your application in Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. The Department of Fish and Wildlife 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, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. 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