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HR Processor (Hrca 2)

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State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98513

Posted 2 weeks ago


The Washington State Department of Agriculture services the people of Washington by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.

WSDA has exciting news! Our HR Team is searching for an HR Processor (HRCA 2). This permanent, full-time position is an excellent opportunity to join an agency that supports viability of agriculture while protecting consumers, public health and the environment.

This position is the first point of contact for our Human Resources Office and will be relied on to provide hiring managers, supervisors, program support staff, employees, HR team members and outside entities with first level assistance regarding personnel related information.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Collaborate with management and administrative staff to obtain the necessary information needed to prepare appointment and separation letters for the Divisions/Programs.

  • Ensure actions adhere to best practices, agency policy, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA's) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

  • Review Personnel/Payroll actions for accuracy. Ensure information provided by the division administrative staff accurately reflects position and salary data.

  • Process timely and accurate personnel/payroll actions utilizing the state's Human Resource Management System (HRMS) to code and key information.

  • Calculate and key date adjustments. Pull information regarding leave without pay, and research and correct employee's periodic increment dates.

  • Log incoming Personnel/Payroll actions and Performance Development Plans for tracking purposes.

  • Assist with the processing of background check paperwork; receive, log and track the results. Notify hiring supervisor of results.

  • Assist with validation of agency data.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

Research: Ability to research, evaluate, draw conclusions from, and present data in a variety of forms; support recommendations with facts and analysis; rules, laws, policies and procedures; and communicate your recommendations with higher level consultants.

Communication: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand. Must have a demonstrated history of effective written and oral communication skills.

Consulting: Ability to partner with customers and team members to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.

Relationship Building: Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships with customers and co-workers.

Organization/Time management: Able to support multiple tasks with demanding deadlines while maintaining an organized work space and product.

Technology/Computer: Must have ability to use multi-line telephone, fax, scanner as well as proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.

Confidentiality: Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

If you have experience performing a wide range of HR duties including keying personnel/payroll actions in HRMS, we want to hear from you!

To learn more about the Washington State Department of Agriculture, visit us at


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Six (6) months experience within a Washington State Agency's Human Resources or Payroll Office -OR- similar position where duties required review of personnel/payroll actions.

  • Six (6) months experience navigating the State of Washington's Human Resource Management System (HRMS/SAP).

  • Two years of experience in a high paced office setting, where competing deadlines and sensitive information are normal daily occurrences.

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office software.

  • Regular and reliable attendance.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or certificate in administration, business, human resources or related field and senior-level office support or administrative experience, or comparable education/experience.

  • Experience interpreting and applying HR related laws and rules.

  • Experience maintaining records in accordance with State of Washington Retention schedules.

How to Apply:

  • Complete your online profile at:

  • Attach a letter of interest, no more than two pages in length, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position.

  • Attach a resume.

  • Provide three (3) professional references; one supervisor, team peer and a customer (can be included as a separate attachment or attached to your NeoGov profile).

The initial screening will be based solely on the contents and completeness of your application/online profile and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

General suggestions for creating a good application packet:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.

  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.

  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.

  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.

  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.

Applications received via e-mail will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the state's on-line recruitment system. Supplemental Information


You must complete your profile and answer the supplemental questions.

Candidates must also include a letter of interest as well as a resume.

Applications with comments "see attachments" will be considered incomplete.

To take advantage of Veteran's preference, please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record 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 solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications received via e-mail will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the state's on-line recruitment system.

If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Lisa Biscay, Recruiter, at (360) 902-2020 or Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line of your email.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email

The Human Resources Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture actively supports diversity in the workplace, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-2020 or may email Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email

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