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Sr. HR Business Partner (HRC 4) - Northwest Region

Washington State Department of Transportation
Shoreline, Washington 98133
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Opportunity:
Are you a seasoned HR Generalist who enjoys the type of work where no two days are the same? Do you want work-life balance? WSDOT may be the place for you!!
The Northwest Region Office is looking for an innovative, customer-focused senior level HR Generalist to join our Human Resources Team.  This team forms strategic partnerships with business units entrusted with stewardship of the state's multimodal transportation system within its most populous and economically diverse region.
In this role the incumbent will  provide hands-on human resources support to internal business units related to areas such as labor and employee relations, workforce development, reasonable accommodation, training and more.
We are looking for a self-motivated, independent individual who also thrives within a team setting, and takes pride in providing exception customer service.
If you are a detail oriented, highly organized HR professional, please apply today!
Along with a variety of related duties and tasks, the Senior HR Consultant is responsible to:

  • Provide expert labor/employee relations consultative services to region management, employees, and team members.
  • Provide guidance and training to managers and supervisors; offering innovative solutions to complex problems on HR related issues and activities.
  • Facilitate effective conflict resolution regarding labor disputes and employee concerns.
  • Plan and conduct personnel investigations of alleged misconduct and/or violation of agency policy, labor contract/ or employment law.
  • Advise management on grievance procedures and attend grievance and disciplinary meetings. Prepare disciplinary and grievance responses and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Consult with supervisors with performance management including performance appraisals and performance improvement plans.
  • Develop and conduct presentations, trainings, and workshops relating to performance management, workforce/career development and other HR initiatives.
  • Consult and advise leadership on workforce planning initiatives, in determining staffing plans and staffing strategy.
  • Partner with hiring managers in recruitment efforts and participate as interview panelist.
  • Conduct job analysis and issue determinations and or recommendations related to classification and compensation.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for FMLA requests and ADA related issues.
  • Facilitate implementation of reasonable accommodations.
  • Provide leadership and day to day supervision to human resources staff.
  • Mentor HR team members and assist in HR team career development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?
At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree with focus on human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, business or related field or any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree, with major course work in human resources, or a closely related field of study (one year of experience can be substituted per year of education requirement)
  • Three (3) years of experience in a senior broad-based Human Resources Generalist role with progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with HR databases and MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing collaborative partnerships.
  • Strong consultative skills; demonstrated ability to interpret rules/policies and provide sound guidance.
  • Skilled at developing collaborative partnerships and providing guidance on workforce and human resource related concerns
  • Experience working independently and the ability to work as an engaged team member
  • Experience working in a deadline-oriented office environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities; capacity to gather and accurately decipher a variety of data.
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally to a variety of worksites.

The most desirable candidate will also possess:

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification.
  • Demonstrated experience consulting/advising management on union and labor relation issues,
  • Experience developing and/or administering training material and activities to adult learners.
  • Experience with interpreting and applying union contracts and employment laws.
  • Intermediate level proficiency using HRMS/HRIS systems and electronic applicant tracking system(s), e.g. NEOGOV.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Basic level of proficiency using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license.

How to Apply:
In order to be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application: 

  • A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date
  • Letter of Interest detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  • A minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies 

Contact us: 
For inquiries about this position, please contact Josefina Mutascu at MutascJ@wsdot.wa.gov.  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-04014.


Posted: 2019-10-08 Expires: 2019-11-07

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Sr. HR Business Partner (HRC 4) - Northwest Region

Washington State Department of Transportation
Shoreline, Washington 98133

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