Washington County Human Resources is seeking a skilled communicator and innovator to join our Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Business Solutions (HRBS) teams. This hybrid position will primarily serve as a member of the Talent Acquisition team to help Washington County recruit and retain a skilled and diverse workforce. Additionally, the Human Resources Analyst will support the HRBS team with program initiatives and technology solutions and provide guidance for internal and external stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will be innovative and creative, seeking improved recruitment and HRBS solutions. They will demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The HR Analyst will have experience with full-cycle recruitment and maintaining HRBS and applicant tracking systems (experience in NEOGOV is preferred, but not required). They will be a leader in communication and customer support – multi-lingual skills are preferred, but not required.
A typical day for an HR Analyst may include:
Communicating with hiring managers to ensure smooth and equitable recruitment and hiring practices.
Leading the recruitment process in every step of posting, screening minimum qualifications, assisting in in-depth application screening, interview, and offer processes.
Brainstorming and innovating with peers to improve and further develop Washington County’s recruitment and hiring processes.
Why Washington County?
As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Counties, we care about our employees and are actively exploring ways to improve one’s work/life balance. Your total compensation package will be comprised of more than just your annual salary. Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes family health benefits such as medical, dental, and vision at up to 95% employer paid. Other benefits include a Tri-Met pass, voluntary deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays (or time off in lieu of paid holidays), one floating holiday per calendar year, and vacation and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. Click to learn more about Benefit Offerings and Wellness Programs at Washington County!
Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include:
Ensures that County hiring managers adhere to the policies, rules, practices, and contractual requirements related to the recruitment, selection, and hiring of staff; collaborates with hiring managers to plan recruitment strategies; reviews classification specifications and hiring requisitions to plan recruitments and to develop required examinations; and advises managers on recruitment and hiring procedures for regular and temporary employees. Explains the application process and describes job openings to employees and the public, prepares vacancy announcements, recruitment advertising, and outreach strategies.
Evaluates applicant materials, administers examinations, compiles eligibility lists of qualified applicants, and works with hiring managers to develop selection criteria and interview questions. Incumbents prepare recruitment-related correspondence and draft offer letters; compile and analyze recruitment process statistics; and represent the County at off-site recruitment events and job fairs.
Provides support to new employee on-boarding activities and orientation processes, including preparation of documents (hard copy and electronic), assembly of materials, and relevant record keeping.
Supports internal compensation activities by compiling and presenting data related to Washington County’s core benchmark positions and how they compare to other jobs in our labor markets. Assists with salary surveys as needed.
Assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
Under supervision from journey or advanced level staff, analyzes new position requests to determine appropriate job classification; modifies existing classification specifications; prepares and maintains a variety of classification reports, databases, records, and files.
Reviews files, policies, and collective bargaining agreements and prepares various reports for managers or higher-level analysts; assists senior staff in coordinating responses to grievances or appeals; maintains grievance case files and other labor relations databases and tracks, monitors, and compiles related data. Conducts research and provides technical support to collective bargaining processes; provides professional support to the Civil Service Commission by collecting and organizing information presented in hearings; and responds to subpoenas and requests for personnel files and employment records.
Provides support for training activities; organizes training schedules and logistics; prepares reports related to training programs and participant evaluations; compiles statistical information, and maintains training records; develops basic training materials and curriculums; and presents trainings to managers and supervisors.
Assembles and analyzes data and prepares reports using a variety of research methods and technologies.
Maintains and processes personnel transactions in the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and other employee-related databases by updating database records, tables, and forms; reviews, collects, and analyzes data to prepare reports and modify procedures, processes, and forms. Collaborates with payroll, finance, and information technology staff to correct problems with employee position or payroll records and reporting processes.
Provides advice to managers and supervisors on methods for improving employee performance; and collaborates with supervisors to evaluate employee work performance. Independently conducts routine investigations and collaborates with senior staff on more complex investigations; drafts or assists supervisors in preparing formal written discipline; and explains human resource policies and procedures and recommends appropriate personnel outcomes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Experience and Training:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Social Science, Business Administration, or other related degree program from an accredited institution of higher education AND one (1) year of professional level human resources experience related to the position. OR
An associate degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Social Science, Business Administration, or other related degree program from an accredited institution of higher education AND two (2) years of professional level human resources experience related to the position. OR
A high school diploma/GED AND three (3) years of professional level human resources experience related to the position.
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
1. A minimum qualification (MQ) screening of submitted applications will be performed by Human Resources after October 25, 2021.
2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to the supplemental questions in the application. This process will begin after November 1, 2021.
3. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully pass the Subject Matter Expert Review step as soon as feasibly possible.
Please note: Candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.
If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veteran’s preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by Veterans’ Preference Points (Download PDF reader).
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: [email protected] at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Status of Your Application:
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you “opt out” or “unsubscribe” from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.
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Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment
Mia Richards, HR Analyst I
This is a non-represented position and is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes family health benefits such as medical, dental and vision. Other benefits include a voluntary deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, time off in lieu of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.
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