Human Resource Analyst - Special Duty/Term-Limited

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on June 6, 2022
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The Human Resources Unit of the Water and Land Resources Division seeks interested applicants for a Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) as a Human Resource Analyst. This position will primarily be responsible for recruitment, selection, and onboarding activities, including employment outreach. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with records management, providing general administrative and analytical advice and support, maintaining human resource-related databases, and other human resources functions. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent customer service and communication skills, and work well independently and as part of our HR team.  

About the Division:
The Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) protects, restores, and manages King County's water and land using the best available science, innovation, and collaborating with our partners and the community. WLRD employs scientists, engineers, policy experts, ecologists, and project managers dedicated to protecting the health and integrity of King County’s natural resources, so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come. WLRD provides flood control services, stormwater management, and other natural resource management services throughout the county. The division has six sections - Stormwater Services, River & Floodplain Management, Rural & Regional Services, Science & Technical Support, Finance & Administration, and the Environmental Laboratory.

WLRD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.  
Who May Apply: This position is open to all King County employees and the general public.  If the successful applicant is a King County career service employee, this position will be offered as a Special Duty Assignment.  Employees must have their current supervisor's approval to accept a Special Duty Assignment.  This recruitment may also be used to fill future TLT and/or SDA positions. 
Duration:  This position is anticipated to end by March 31, 2023.

Telecommuting Requirement:
The work associated with this position will be performed by teleworking with some onsite work and meetings. The frequency of onsite work will be informed by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces as needed at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team.

Work Location:  Predominately teleworking and work onsite as needed at King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 5600, Seattle WA 98104.

Work Schedule: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. This full-time position also works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday.  The person in this assignment may be required to work extended and/or flexible hours to respond to service needs. 

Job Duties

In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles to all aspects of the work. Examples of duties include:

  • Manage full-cycle recruitment and selection processes, including consulting with hiring managers, posting job opportunities, arranging outreach, screening applications, scheduling interviews, preparing interview materials, monitoring applicant tracking, and overseeing pre-employment processes. 
  • Participate in recruiting activities, including outreach, comprehensive recruitment planning, talent-sourcing, and focusing on increasing diversity in our workforce. 
  • Provide excellent customer service by responding to inquiries. Communicate a wide variety of information to employees and the public; research and respond to inquiries; apply established rules, regulations, labor contracts, and employment laws when responding to inquiries and processing paperwork.
  • Administer human resource processes by organizing requests, assisting with researching best practices, creating and updating detailed reports and dashboards, and drafting materials such as presentations and reports. Ensure compliance with standard employment procedures and applicable Federal, State, and County regulations. 
  • Manage records by ensuring timely creation, maintenance, and archiving documents/files to support historical accuracy; and following records retention and destruction procedures per legal requirements.
  • Perform general office support by preparing correspondence and reports, scheduling meetings and appointments, researching, and compiling information, updating templates and websites, making recommendations for process improvements and streamlining procedures.
  • Provide information, advice, and consultation to a high volume of inquiries from employees, management, staff, and the public. Handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Assist in the administration of various human resource-related projects such as performance appraisals and merit pay implementation, executive leave awards, and position management.
  • Assist with special projects, as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Action-oriented - Taking on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear. 
 Required Qualifications: 
  • Increasingly responsible human resources experience, with an emphasis on recruitment.
  • Comfortable working in a high volume, multi-focused, fast-paced environment, following established processes.
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information.
  • Ability to recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and apply good judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to proactively contribute to the continuous process improvement of Human Resources practices and processes.
  • Skilled in using data to measure success; learn, iterate, and improve.
  • Adept at eliminating roadblocks and focusing on critical tasks and issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, both orally and in writing.
  • Compile and analyze human resources data and trends to include turnover, hiring, retention, and other statistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance. 
  • Assist in maintaining tracking systems that organize and track HR data.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in using PeopleSoft Software.
  • Experience in using NEOGOV for recruitment.
  • Basic experience in using Tableau.
  • Experience with King County human resources policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Experience in high level/high volume recruitment efforts for public sector positions.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County application
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Responses to the supplemental questions
Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Pamela Johnson, Human Resources Manager 
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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.
 To Apply
 If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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.

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