Who we are: The Department of Enterprise Services' (DES) mission is "strengthening the business of government." DES does this through its vision of delivering high quality, cost effective support services, policy and governance to state government and other public entities so they can focus on their core missions. DES’s goals are to offer expertise in facilities & capitol grounds management, acquisitions, training & support, and various shared services. We relentlessly pursue our strategic drivers: satisfied customers, satisfied team members and a financially healthy organization. We value Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We seek new team members who share our commitment to be an equity-driven and antiracist organization. We listen to customers and team members to understand what they need and expect. We promote creativity, learning and improvement to meet those needs and adapt to the ever-changing business environment. We measure our results and seek feedback to improve our performance.
Who you are: You are engaged and ready to join the team as a strategic HR Business Partner. You are able to listen and address the concerns of others, building trust and credibility as an HR expert. You have a strong broad-based consulting background with knowledge and tools readily available to address complex issues. You are able to learn and understand an organization's operations, functions and environment so that you can apply HR tools, solutions, and guidance that meet the changing needs of our customers. You are able to build and maintain relationships as an effective team member and consultant and you support an organizational culture that values diversity and promotes inclusion.
Your team will be there to help you as you develop an understanding of our organization and our small agency customers. Your goal: identify the HR needs and opportunities for improvement of your assigned customers.
Why you would want this job: We offer a creative environment where you can learn from other team members to grow and expand your knowledge, skills, and abilities. As an added benefit, you won't be confined to a cubicle all the time. We believe in work-life balance with the ability to mobile or telework and have an alternate work schedule.
And if that isn't enough?
We also offer:
A work location close to downtown Olympia (where you have access to the waterfront, Farmer's Market, Capitol Lake and the Capitol Campus)
Wellness activities (we have internal exercise classes that include Yoga and Boot Camp and we are located in between a neighborhood and downtown with sidewalks to get out and walk or shop)
A work location close to the Chehalis bike trail and on premise bike lockers and shower rooms
Bus service (including the DASH (free) shuttle)
Vanpool (commuting) opportunities
Tele/mobile working, flex schedules, compressed work weeks
MANY opportunities to promote within the agency
Some of what you will enjoy doing will include:
Provide expert level consultation, focusing on risk-based advice with options, to customers within human resource rules, policies and procedures, RCWs and WACs, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Perform classification services, to include determining position allocations and providing employee notification letters for Appointing Authority. Assist with WMS and EMS evaluations and banding. Consult on salary recommendations.
Engage in strategic planning for agency leaders to ensure HR elements are considered and utilized in forming business plans.
Partner with business leaders to assess human resource needs: plan, develop, and implement strategies to promote effective relationships and to resolve problems.
Provide guidance for development of policies and procedures.
Draft and/or review letters associated with corrective or disciplinary issues. Provide guidance on content and appropriate level of action.
Conduct administrative investigations, partnering with peers, business leaders, and other stakeholders, prepare documentation, and consult with Appointing Authorities on next steps; Assist peers with reviewing investigation plans and reports.
REQUIRED: Bachelor of Arts or Science from an accredited college or university by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or related field AND Four years of human resource experience advising and consulting on human resource issues to include classification and compensation, performance management, corrective and disciplinary issues, Reasonable Accommodation, FMLA, and Shared Leave.
Qualifying education and/or experience can substitute for the degree on a year for year basis. AND
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.