Senior Human Resource Analyst (Talent Advisor)

September 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Why This Opportunity May Be Perfect for You: King County Water and Land Resources Division has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Human Resource Analyst - Term-limited Temporary or Special Duty Assignment. We are seeking a seasoned human resource professional to join our HR Team in providing overall HR business partner support, with a primary focus on talent acquisition. Our ideal candidate takes pride in providing superior customer service in a diverse and fast paced environment, works collaboratively with hiring managers on resolving human resource issues and meeting staffing needs, and is committed to leading innovation and process improvements.

Who Are We? The Water and Land Resources Division is at the forefront of King County's efforts to protect and restore clean water and healthy habitat and strengthen the resilience of communities, the environment, and infrastructure in the face of climate change. We are a dedicated workforce of more than 400, supported by an annual budget of ~$250 million. WLRD has a strong track record of developing innovative strategies for protecting working farms and forests, restoring habitat, protecting water quality, and ensuring people have equitable access to green space. We reduce flood hazards, manage stormwater facilities, and reduce toxic threats. Our Environmental Lab and Science sections maintain high-quality data sets used in long-term-water quality trend analysis and use Best Available Science to inform decision-making. We house three salmon recovery forums and support the Land Conservation Initiative, which will preserve our last, most important natural lands and urban green spaces over the next 30 years. Our forestry and agricultural programs help people protect their lands and support local food production.

Who is Eligible: This position is open to all King County employees and the general public.
If the successful candidate is a career service employee, it will be offered as a special duty assignment. Employees must have their supervisor's approval to accept.

Duration: This Term-Limited-Temporary/Special Duty Assignment position is anticipated to last up to 18 months.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts. To learn more, please visit .

Work Location:
This is predominantly a remote position, with onsite work requirements as informed by business needs. This position reports onsite on the first day of employment for orientation and approximately twice per month, subject to change based on business needs. Employees must reside in Washington State and be within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to meet workplace reporting requirements.

The primary onsite location is King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104). This location offers excellent accessibility through multiple mass transit options ensuring convenient and sustainable commuting. This work arrangement promotes work-life-balance and reduces carbon footprint under the department's vision of Green Where We W ork .

Work Schedule: This full-time position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This position is based on a 40-hour work week. The typical work schedule is generally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Job Duties

  • Serve as the lead recruiter responsible for overseeing recruitment and selection processes, ensuring work quality, and driving continuous process improvements.
  • Mentor staff members, assign tasks, monitor progress, and conduct workload reviews.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor fair, objective, and equitable recruitment and selection procedures.
  • Advise management and staff on matters related to classification, compensation, employment regulations, and compliance with county code, union agreements, and employment law.
  • Contribute innovative ideas, recommend process efficiencies, and enhance current human resource practices.
  • Develop targeted recruiting strategies, incorporate Equity and Social Justice considerations, and craft job announcements while ensuring compliance with non-discrimination laws.
  • Manage multiple projects and coordinate the implementation of county-wide, departmental, and divisional initiatives.
  • Utilize software tools like Word, Excel, SharePoint, NeoGov, and Peoplesoft to create, manage, and maintain documents, spreadsheets, and selection processes.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in human resources with an emphasis on recruitment and hiring.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, fundamental employment principles, and pertinent labor regulations related to the design and administration of recruitment selection processes.
  • Experience in skillfully supervising and/or leading recruitment teams by adeptly guiding and coordinating a high volume of recruitment and hiring tasks, along with other specialized human resource projects.
  • Proficient in providing guidance, coaching, and training to managers and supervisors on various human resource policies and procedures.
  • Thorough familiarity with project management methodologies, principles, and practices as applied to the realm of human resources.
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills to proficiently prioritize tasks and meet deadlines within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient communication skills that foster rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds and various organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in using HR software, applicant tracking systems, and other pertinent tools.

The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Interpersonal savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with using PeopleSoft Software.
  • Experience in using NEOGOV for recruitment.

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 detailing your background and what you can bring to this position.
  • Responses to supplemental questions

Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Jamie Jensen-Young
Human Resource Analyst

King County was named "Best-in-State Employer" in Forbes magazine 2019, ranking 16 on the list of best employers in Washington State - visit Awards given to King County to see more! King County's Investing in YOU initiative is building a workplace where ALL employees can thrive so we can become the nation's Best Run Government. Enjoy a balanced life with benefits that support you!

Forbes 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 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
  • 12paid holidays each year plus twopersonal holidays
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental,family and medical, and volunteer leaves
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite 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, 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.

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.

Closing Date/Time: 9/10/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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