Human Resource Business Partner
Company: Government jobs
Posted on: January 27, 2023
THIS POSITION IS PRIMAIRLY REMOTE WITH SOME IN-OFFICE WORK
REQUIRED. YOU MUST RESIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE AND RESONABLE
DISTANCE TO THE WORKSITE.
King County Department of Public Defense is seeking knowledgeable
and collaborative HR Business Partner (Classification: HR Analyst).
We are looking energetic and resourceful human resources
professionals who likes to "get stuff done". This position will
serve as an HR Generalist with significant responsibility for
managing complex leaves such as FMLA/KCFML, WPFML, etc. for the
department. This role combines an exciting, fast paced environment
with the opportunity to cultivate talents and apply honed human
The ideal candidates will thrive in an innovative, fast paced,
team-oriented environment and will not hesitate to roll up both
sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides robust legal
representation to indigent clients in felonies, misdemeanors,
juvenile defense, family defense (dependency cases), involuntary
commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitment, and inquests.
We work with the community to dismantle the systems that oppress
our clients, to make the traditional systems that remain as
restorative as possible, and to advocate for pathways that will
allow our clients to succeed. We also advocate to reduce the harm
and reach of the criminal and civil legal system and address
systemic racism. We strive to create a flexible workplace culture
that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive, premised on a shared
To learn more about DPD, visit our website
SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES - To be considered for this opportunity,
candidates at a minimum will demonstrate skill and ability to:
- Serve as Protected Leaves Management specialist. Determine
eligibility for FMLA/KCFML, WPFML, etc.; Consult with employees and
management, track leave usage, and coordinate with payroll to
ensure accurate coding and manage donated leave program.
- Act as a system administrator PeopleSoft HCM and other software
programs by managing data; providing training, responding to users'
inquiries, resolving complaints; and generating analytics/metrics
- Manage records by ensuring timely creation, maintenance, and
archiving of documents/files to support historical accuracy;
compiling information, documents, and records for public disclosure
requests; and following records retention and destruction
procedures in accordance with legal requirements.
- Provide information, advice, and consultation to a high volume
of inquiries from employees, management staff and the public.
Oversee, coordinate, or assist with databases for information
requests; prepare or oversee the preparation of statistical
reports, graphs, charts, and other reports.
- Support human resource management programs and projects such as
layoff and recall, disability accommodation, exit interviews,
supported employment, and training modules such as diversity,
sexual harassment, ADA, and recruitment processes.
- Serve as a department human resources liaison with other county
agencies, and external agencies inclusive of service on County task
forces and project teams.
- Conceptualize, develop, and implement systems, standards, and
plans for a wide variety of functions.
- Serve as back up recruiter if needed.WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Have working knowledge of and experience determining
eligibility for protected leaves such as FMLA, KCFML, WPFML,
- Are knowledgeable of principles and practices of human
resources management and employment-related federal and state laws
- Understand database applications and analytical tools,
including evaluating data quality and developing metrics.
- Have a genuine collaborative and consultative style in their
approach to their work. Build and understand the importance of
having effective relationships with customers, team members, and
other county staff.
- Have strong customer service, organizational, analytical, time
management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the
ability to work well independently or as part of a team.
- Are comfortable working with legal staff and attorneys who are
- Will persevere and adapt as required, while working in a
multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
- Is a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Are aware that
systemic racism and bias are pervasive in society and in our
- Can demonstrate key attributes of the ideal team player:
Hungry, Humble, and Smart.
- Is tech savvy and comfortable working with large amounts of
data and using software applications in your daily work. The county
uses NEOGOV, PeopleSoft HCM, Tableau, Microsoft Office and other
- OR any combination of education and experience that clearly
demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the position.
This opportunity is open to all applicants. A King County
Application is required. We highly encourage you to include a
letter of interest and resume with your submission.
If you have any questions, please contact Robert James at,
email@example.com, or 206-263-9414.
- The duties for this position are performed remotely. Occasional
onsite work will be required. Employees must reside in Washington
State and within a reasonable distance to their King County
worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
- This recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies within the
next 12 months. Supplemental Information
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best
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 principleswe 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.
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
- 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
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on
- Training and career development programsFor 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.
01 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.
02 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
* Required Question
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