Talent Advisor (Human Resource Analyst)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
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Posted on July 20, 2021

King County Metro Talent Management team is seeking 5 Talent Advisors (Recruiter or HR Analyst) to help us recruit and hire a talented, diverse workforce to meet the current and future needs of our growing and changing organization. We are looking for outstanding customer service oriented Talent Advisors who are committed to diversity and social justice, and who are excited to source and recruit for the best large transit agency in North America. 

Talent Advisors focus on Metro Transit job opportunities in three functional areas: 1) Skilled Trades/Crafts 2) Planning/Technical, and 3) Leadership/Support/Administration. These positions may also work on Human Resource Generalist duties when needed. This includes leave administration, performance management, training and development, and other needed Human Resource duties.

This recruitment is open to all King County employees and the general public. These fully benefited temporary positions will be for 18 months as Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) positions with the possibility of extension. Click here to see why it's worth working for King County: http://kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/why-work-here.aspx

This recruitment will create an eligibility pool to fill future career service, term-limited temporary vacancies and/or special duty HR Analysts that may occur in the next 6 months.

If you like to #MakeADifference, Come join our team and Apply today!

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.
As a Recruiter, you will:

  • Be a Talent Advisor – solving problems and influencing outcomes both with your customers and within talent acquisition.
  • Create legendary candidate experiences – and be known and recognized for it.
  • Be Innovative – in sourcing and assessment strategies for our organization.
  • Be Knowledgeable – in Federal, State, and County laws, policies and practices that affect Human Resources.
  • Be Agile – able to adjust to changes in needs from our customers and to find ways to fulfill those needs.
You will accomplish this by: 
  • Managing and performing full-cycle recruitment processes for Trades, Professional and Technical, Executive Level, Support and hard to fill positions. Working collaboratively with leadership, hiring managers and other human resources staff.
  • Engaging with and sourcing applicants through on-line social media, community contacts, and networking events. Creating systems to build a pipeline of diverse, competitive talent.
  • Promoting King County as an Employer of Choice. Generate diverse applicant pools in support of Equity and Social Justice Goals.
  • Developing and administering merit-based selection materials including recruitment plans and timelines, job announcements, job-related tests and exams, interview questions, and related rating criteria. Metro uses competency based recruiting methods and behavioral based interview questions. 
  • Establishing priorities for managing your own work and stay on a focused, efficient path toward achieving results, while optimizing the recruitment processes by contributed innovative ideas and recommending efficiencies. We project manage each recruitment to drive results. 
  • Establishing relationships with both hiring managers and candidates to be a trusted advisor delivering outstanding customer service throughout the hiring process.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We'd love to hear from people with:

  • High level of customer service to management and all levels of employees and external customers.
  • Familiarity with or experience in managing full-cycle recruitments. 
  • Ability to project manage a recruitment plan to complete it on time, with outstanding customer service. 
  • Experience in providing consultative advice to managers OR any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the scope of job duties.
  • Experience in Human Resources to include Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Demonstrated skill at working collaboratively, creating relationships, building trust and rapport with a diverse group of people and professionals of different levels.
  • 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 and 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)
We'd love it if you also had:
  • Experience in understanding union contracts and how they affect HR processes
  • Experience in managing full-cycle recruitments in a unionized or government environment.
  • Experience with NEOGov applicant tracking software and PeopleSoft. 

Supplemental 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.
This recruitment will create an eligibility pool to fill future career service, term-limited temporary vacancies and/or special duty HR Analysts that may occur in the next 6 months. 

 Union Representation
 These positions are not represented by a union.
 Job Class

 Work Schedule
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore is eligible for overtime pay. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, typically 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but flexibility will be considered based on business needs.

Work Location
The primary location of this position is in the King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA)

Teleworking Requirement  
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking; complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.  Employees must reside in Washington 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 requiredincluding the wearing of masks in some situations. 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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment. 

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.

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 Julie.Dunn@KingCounty.gov 

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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND 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. AND 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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