Human Resource Analyst (KC Sheriff's Office)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on September 23, 2022
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Who May Apply: This position is open to the public.  

This position is a civil service position, for information regarding King County Civil Service Rules you can access these rules at Civil Service Rules.  
This recruitment will create an eligibility list that will be used to fill future vacancies (in the same classification) for the next 12 months. 
The King County Sheriff's Office has a great opportunity to serve as a member of their Human Resources team. This position will encompass a wide variety of Human Resource functions.  Duties may include but are not limited to acting as the Civil Service recruitment liaison, provide advice and counsel to leaders and employees, and participate in the development and management of programs, processes, systems and strategies in support of Human Resource functions for the department. This is an exciting and fast-paced environment with opportunities to cultivate ideas and apply innovative and strategic thinking. The ideal candidate will not hesitate to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and get the job done.
 WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This position is overtime eligible, with prior authorization.

Job Duties

•    Provide a wide variety of information, advice and consultation to employees, management and the public concerning human resource programs policies and procedures, and provide technical analysis, consultation and/or assistance.  Interpret and apply union contract language, local, federal and state law and regulations
•    Research and respond to general inquires, draft correspondence, and update and maintain visual management tools
•    Organize and maintain records as well as create files in LaserFiche, and participate in or manage the personnel records filing system project. Maintain personnel records according to King County human resources and records retention policies. Maintain HR databases and other electronic systems, prepare reports from databases as requested by the HR Manager or other internal and external customers
•    Manage meeting logistics for a variety of tasks, including in-person candidate processes (testing, interviews) by sending meeting appointments, making room reservations, configuring meeting rooms, securing and arranging audio/visual equipment, and running online meetings or interviews
•    Participate in coordination of events and activities including outreach and recruitment events; work closely with internal recruiting team and Civil Service teams
•    Work collaboratively with leadership, hiring managers and other human resources staff on a variety of HR functions and topics
•    Research and respond to human resources inquiries; inclusive of human resources information systems, specific agency databases
•    Prepare or oversee the preparation of statistical reports, graphs, charts and other ad hoc reports.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualified candidates will have progressive Human Resources experience or any combination of education/experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of job duties of this position; AND experience in the following areas:

•    Demonstrated skill in human resources principles and practices with the ability to apply knowledge to Sheriff’s Office Human Resources
•    Skill in decision-making; determining need to elevate matters or consult others
•    Strong strategic problem-solving ability, customer service, organizational, analytical, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well independently or as part of a team
•    Experience researching, analyzing and interpreting laws, policies, processes and procedures; developing effective recommendations
•    Demonstrated skill at working collaboratively, creating relationships, building trust and rapport with a diverse group of people and professionals of different levels of management and staff
•    Experience in Human Resources to include Federal, State, and local laws
•    Ability to build a genuine collaborative and consultative style in their approach to their work. Build and understand the importance of building effective relationships with customers, team members, hiring managers, and other staff
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and is very politically savvy. Be comfortable providing advice and consultation to senior leaders within the Sheriff’s Office
•    Lead value-added discussions that challenge conventional norms and thinking
•    Ability to stay organized, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
•    Skilled and comfortable using an office productivity suite and the ability to use Outlook, application tracking, SharePoint, and other internet-based tools in their daily work (the county uses Microsoft Office and NeoGov).
•    Experience working with confidential records and/or archives
•    High level of computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as Adobe products
•    Must be proficient with internet and intranet usage and management of electronic documents
•    Proficiency with facilitating Microsoft Teams and Zoom video meetings that include collaboration tools of breakout rooms, whiteboards, etc.
•    Ability to investigate, learn, and facilitate other remote collaboration tools where appropriate
•    Skilled in project research including but not limited to web research, data collection, and spreadsheet management

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

•    Experience working in the court system or with law enforcement
•    Experience in understanding union contracts and how they affect HR processes
•    PeopleSoft experience

Application Process: To be considered for this position, the following items must be completed.  Your cover letter will be evaluated for grammar, punctuation and clarity.

  • King County Application (applying online satisfies this requirement)
  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Answers to the supplemental questions
Selection Process  
All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. The most competitive will be invited to interview.

General Timeframe:  The timeframe and order of this recruitment is provided below.  Please note that dates are subject to change based on resource availability.
  • Late October: Oral Board Examination
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the Public Safety Employees Union

Work Location: This position is based at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle but does some telework. Some travel to locations throughout King County may also be required.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact:
Michelle Kobuki , HR Analyst, Civil Service Administration 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

You must be a current US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident to apply for civil service positions with the King County Sheriff's Office. Are you now a United States citizen?
  • Yes
  • No
Can you read, write and speak the English language?
  • Yes
  • No
The background of all King County Sheriff's Office employees and applicants are thoroughly checked. The required background investigation will review and evaluate driving records, criminal records, criminal behavior, employment histories, military records, personal and employment references, and related information. Candidates who pass the initial background investigation will be required to complete a polygraph, medical and psychological exam. Are you willing to undergo a background investigation and polygraph and psychological examination as part of the employment process?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you meet any of the automatic disqualifiers pertaining to DRUGS: •As an adult, convicted of any felony drug crime •Any use of heroin or methamphetamines •Any possession or use of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or any other "date rape" drug (includes, but not limited to; Ketamine or Rohypnol), including giving it to others •Any use of illegal drugs within three (3) years of application (other than juvenile or one-time experimentation). Illegal drugs include but are not limited to; cocaine, ecstasy, molly, MDMA (club drugs), spice, mushrooms, or Khat, or illegal use of prescription drugs (including steroids). •Illegal use of four (4) or more different controlled substances as an adult within the past ten (10) years •Any instance of manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs for the purpose of sale or distribution •Use of any illegal drugs while employed in a criminal justice capacity •Obtaining a prescription under false pretenses •Any instance of illegally using a drug after applying to any Law Enforcement agency •Marijuana use will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; however, to increase the likelihood of continuing in the hiring and background process, an applicant should not have used marijuana in the last 12 months
  • Yes
  • No
Do you meet any of the automatic disqualifiers pertaining to DRIVING: •Conviction of Driving/Physical Control Under the Influence within the last three (3) years •Conviction of Driving/Physical Control Under the Influence more than once will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis •As an adult, conviction of Attempting to Elude, or Hit and Run •As an adult, conviction of Reckless or Negligent Driving 1st degree in the last three (3) years •Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Yes
  • No
Do you meet any of the automatic disqualifiers pertaining to MILITARY: A dishonorable discharge
  • Yes
  • No
Do you meet any of the automatic disqualifiers pertaining to CRIMINAL ACTIVITY: •Any adult felony convictions •Any adult misdemeanor conviction for crimes involving theft, violence, or crimes of dishonesty (including, but not limited to, perjury, forgery, impersonation, bribery, witness intimidation/tampering, or tampering with evidence) •All other misdemeanor convictions as an adult within the last three (3) years •Any conviction for a sex-related crime, including crimes involving a minor or individual with a disability, including pornography •Any instance of required registration as a sex offender, regardless of conviction status •Any conviction for animal cruelty as defined by RCW 16.52.205 •Any conviction for a violation of a court No-Contact, Protection, or Harassment Order •Any candidate currently named as a Respondent in any No-Contact, Protection, or Harassment DV Order
  • Yes
  • No
Elaborate on any Human Resource job experience you have in courts, law enforcement or legal arena. If none, write NA.
Elaborate on how your professional experience aligns with this position and why you are interested in working in the Sheriff's Office.

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