HR Consultant 3 with Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) – Echo Glen Children’s Center

Location: Snoqualmie, WA
Time: Full-Time
Salary: $4,509.00 – $5,913.00 Monthly
Location: King County – Snoqualmie, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Department:  Dept of Children, Youth, and Families
Job Number: 2022-03972
Closing: 4/19/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity. Our vision is that “All Washington’s children and youth grow up safe and healthy – thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community.”

King County Premium: The salary listed above does not include the additional 5% premium granted to King County employees.

The Office of Human Resources – Field Operations’ main objective is to provide strategic partnership and guidance to our program areas to minimize agency risk and to assist with the support and development of a high-performing workforce.

Echo Glen Children’s Center is a medium/maximum security facility that is not fenced but bordered by natural wetlands. We provide treatment services for younger male and female offenders including educational services, inpatient chemical dependency, and much more rehabilitation-focused therapies that meet the needs of our youth. Our goal is to support the successful transition into adulthood for youth and young adults by creating pathways for self-sufficiency through meaningful partnerships, employment, new opportunities, and effective rehabilitation services.

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for an experienced Human Resource Consultant 3 (HRC3) to be a member of our Human Resource team and provide direct senior-level support at our Snoqualmie Echo Glen Children’s Center.  In this role, you will become a strategic business partner to our management and supervisors and be a part of a unique work environment contributing to the agency’s mission by providing consultation and guidance. We are looking for someone who can build effective relationships throughout the agency and will gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.  A caring professional who is knowledgeable of and embraces concepts like change management and an empathetic workplace will be successful in this simultaneously independent and collaborative environment. Under the general guidance from the HR Operations Manager for JR Institutions, you will utilize your knowledge and grow in the areas of labor and employee relations, corrective and disciplinary action, organizational best practices, classification and compensation, recruitment and retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion, different leave types, and more.

Some of what you will get to do:

  • Provide confidential, legally defensible, and sound senior-level consultation, advice, guidance, and support to appointing authorities, managers, supervisors, and employees (customers).
  • Provide advice and guidance on requirements of HR-related DCYF Administrative policies, procedures, and guidelines, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs), and Washington State Administrative Codes (WACs).
  • Consult with employees and supervisors on FMLA-related issues, diversity and inclusion issues, reversions and exempt returns, work-related illness/injury, shared leave, and the layoff process and rights.
  • Provide labor relations guidance to customers, in partnership with the Labor Relations unit.
  • Review investigative reports and consult with appointing authorities on the findings and next steps to include the preparation of pre-disciplinary and disciplinary letters.
  • Participate in grievance hearings, provide advice to management throughout the grievance process, and write/review grievance responses.
  • Provide classification and compensation consultation: review and advise on the position allocation process and position descriptions for correct classification and appropriate language.
  • Coordinate and consult with the Recruitment team to identify, plan, conduct, and assess recruitments and selection processes in compliance with agency policy and procedures.
  • Process personnel actions for new hires, promotions, demotions, transfers, reallocations, non-permanent appointments, and onboard employees responding to questions and providing guidance on employee paperwork for benefits, leave types, retirement, and more.
  • Create and maintain electronic personnel files, taking necessary action to keep information current and confidential, and in compliance with personnel rules, agency policy, and the CBAs.
  • Attend and actively participate in HR unit meetings and field operations team meetings.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on business or public administration, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university
Two (2) years of professional human resource experience (professional human resource experience means working full time as a human resource professional performing HR functions).  That includes demonstrated competency in the following areas (competency may be gained through education, experience, or a combination):

  • Consulting
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Interpersonal Interaction
  • Customer Focus and Business Orientation
  • Change Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Research and Analysis
  • Accountability and Dependability

Additional skills and competencies:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Communicate concepts, both orally and in writing, in a manner that is understandable, persuasive, and appropriate for the audience. Ability to produce well-written letters and other correspondence, narrative, statistical reports, and other presentations.
  • Understand DCYF’s and Juvenile Rehabilitation’s mission, organizational needs, and processes, anticipate problems, provide relevant, effective consultation on all aspects of human resources management, and influence new and positive ways to approach and resolve problems.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment and accurately interpret and apply federal and state employment laws, rules, labor agreements, and departmental policies.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective time management and prioritization of managing multiple tasks, adapt and facilitate others’ management of rapid change.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Development and presentation of information to managers and employees on a wide variety of human resource topics.
  • Build and maintain rapport and productive working relationships with a wide variety of individuals at all levels and facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Outlook, and ability to use Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience within a state or other government agency.
  • SHRM-CP/SCP, S/PHR, or other professional HR certifications.
  • Six months or more experience using HRMS and NeoGov.
  • Working knowledge of HR-related WACs, RCWs, Federal laws, agency policies and procedures, and CBAs.

How do I apply?
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position
  • Current resume detailing experience and education

To take advantage of Veteran’s preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22.  Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.

Supplemental Information:
**Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF Reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.**

This position will require the successful candidate to perform the duties of the position in person/on-campus.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. 

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as “see attachments” or “N/A” in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect.

Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply online? Contact the Recruitment team at or 360-870-3221 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388.

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