Human Resource Analyst - Senior

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on August 1, 2022
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This recruitment is open to all current King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention employees only 
The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) seeks an experienced Human Resource (HR) professional to join our team as a Senior Human Resource Analyst to join our team.  

This position will take a lead role in designing, managing, and implementing DAJD’s recruitment strategies as well as provide leadership and guidance to the recruiters on the Human Resources team.  The most competitive candidate will demonstrate a commitment to equity and social justice, passion for public services and success as a leader in the delivery of Human Resources services.  

As a Senior Human Resources Analyst, you will have the opportunity to lead a dynamic group of HR professionals as we partner with the multiple divisions within DAJD and contribute to DAJD’s mission of contributing to eh public safety of the citizens of King County and Washington State by operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs, in an innovative and cost-effective manner.  

Job Duties

The ideal candidate for this role will be a dynamic and demonstrated HR leader with experience in workforce recruitment who brings fresh ideas, recruitment strategies and the ability to provide leadership to a small recruitment team.  They will develop, implement, and manage initiatives that attract a diverse and well qualified pool of candidates for all job classification within the department with the overarching goals of increasing efficiency, standardization and improving organizational health.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies in today’s dynamic and constricted labor market, with particular focus on law enforcement and corrections positions.  
  • Provide leadership and serve as the subject matter expert on recruitment activities, County policies, collective bargaining agreements to the DAJD recruitment team.  
  • Developing, conducting, and leading senior and executive level recruitments for the department. 
  • Develop and implement career growth and employee development programs/activities for existing department employees.  
  • Serve as the DAJD Human Resources Section analytics lead.  
  • Structure large data sets to find usable information
  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Create presentations and reports based on recommendations and findings
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Develop, implement, and manage continuous improvement projects for the DAJD’s Human Resources Section and overall department. 
  • Work in a collaborative manner and serve as a liaison between DAJD’s Division leadership, and DAJD’s finance/payroll team.  
  • Lead the implementation of strategies to strengthen employee engagement, advance equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.        
  • Provide advice and consultation on workplace programs, policies, and procedures

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective work relations, influence behaviors, provide leadership to staff and managing change.  
  • Direct working knowledge of major HR functions such as recruitments, compensation and benefits, risk management, Human Resources Information Systems, employee/labor relations leave management, performance management, training and development and the relevant laws and regulations.  
  • Excellent customer focused service and ability to advise and partner at all levels of management on a variety of complex HR policies, procedures, and practices.  
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated knowledge of progressive workplace activities, including advance in available technology and resources to adapt to a competitive and changing labor market. 
  • Proven working experience as a HR data analyst or HR business data analyst.
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel).
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strategic thinking with extensive experience solving complex organizational problems through people-related solutions, with the ability to translate strategies into actions and solutions.  
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Comfortable working in a criminal legal environment dedicated to operating safe, secure, and humane detentions facilities and community corrections programs. 
Additional qualifications that will be helpful in this role:
  • Experience in public sector, government, or other municipal agency; with focus in law enforcement/corrections work environment.
  • Experience performing HR service delivery in a unionized environment.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficiency with NEOGOV applicant tracking system.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficient with PeopleSoft.  
Details regarding position:
This employment opportunity is open only to employees of DAJD. To The workweek for this position is generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but the hours will vary depending on assignments. The work of this position will be performed onsite and remotely. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  
Some weekend and evening hours may be required. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), meaning that it is not eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time accrual. This position is not represented by a union. The workspace for this position is located in the King County Courthouse in Downtown Seattle, WA; however, may require access to secure detention facilities
Only the top selected candidates will be invited to interview. It is a hiring requirement that all staff employed by DAJD successfully pass a thorough background investigation process, which includes fingerprinting, criminal history check, a polygraph examination, reference checks, and other tests as deemed necessary.
If you would like to learn more about this position or working for DAJD, please contact Ayana Hawk, DAJD Human Resources Analyst, at (206) 477-2720 or via e-mail at
Application Submission Information:
Forms and Materials Required 
Applicants for this position are required to submit the completed online application with employment history going back at least seven years (or more to include all relevant experience) and a cover letter detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements.  (For assistance with the online application process, please contact NEOGov Customer Support toll free at: 1-877-204-4442 ( customer support).

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Executive Branch includes employees in departments overseen by the Executive’s Office, such as DAJD, the Sheriff’s Office and Metro, as well as the Assessor's Office and Elections.  
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.

This is a limited recruitment open only regular or term-limited temporary employees of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD). Are you a current regular DAJD employee?
  • Yes
  • No
How did you hear about this position?
  • Career Fair or Recruiting Booth
  • King County Website or
  • Display Advertisement
  • CorrectionsOne Advertisement
  • Referred by King County Employee
  • Personal Referral
  • Radio Ad or Interview
  • Public Safety Testing
  • King County Recruiter
  • Other
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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