Human Resource Coach

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted 2 months ago

Human Resource Coach

Human Resources Division Olympia

Recruitment #2020-02-5198

This is a full-time permanent non-represented position.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Are you looking to be part of driving positive culture change in state government? Join the Human Resources Division at DNR and help us build a program around our vision of Making Giants Out of Others.

This position is a senior expert-level business analyst for the design, modification and maintenance of HRMS systems databases and data warehouse/business intelligence systems and applications. This position works under the guidance of State and Federal regulations, Department policies and procedures, and applicable collective bargaining agreements. This position interacts with all levels of managers, supervisors and employees within the agency, Payroll and Budget departments, HR service providers at State HR - OFM, and the general public.

This position functions as a senior HR Consultant for Human Resources' data management, analysis, and reporting as well as complex HR consulting issues within DNR. In this role, the incumbent supports the HR division mission, "Within a performance-based culture, lead the delivery of HR products and services that make a positive contribution to meeting agency mission and goals," and consequently, the agency mission, "In partnership with citizens and governments, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life."

What we will trust you with:

  • Performing the most sensitive, complex and critical human resource and workforce data management and reporting. Serve as the senior expert-level business analyst for the design, modification and maintenance of databases and data warehouse/business intelligence systems and applications. This position is HRO's data expert to create queries, configure and develop reporting methodologies from the enterprise and agency human resource applications (HRMS) and other data systems.

  • Being the main point of contact with Payroll, Information Technology, Business departments and WA State HR for data processing. Work within DNR to create and maintain electronic processing forms.

  • Supervising two Human Resources Consultants in order to ensure system-wide data input and reporting of HRMS data.

  • Providing General Human Resources consulting regarding rules and regulations.

  • Providing presentations and information to employees and staff regarding human resources laws rules and regulations.

Who are we looking for?

The right candidate has:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management, business, accounting or related field from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent level of education and experience.

  • Three years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues.

  • A working knowledge of HRMS systems.

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft products with an emphasis of Excel.

  • Ability to interpret and apply related statutes, rules, CBA terms, policies, procedures, agency practices, and general human resources theory.

  • The demonstrated ability to independently provide consultation on complex tactical and strategic issues to clients in each area while building partnerships with client managers and supervisors; aligning human resources with organizational mission, goals, and deliverables; and providing excellent customer service.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent supervision skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • PHR or SPHR (or equivalent SHRM) certification

The Location

One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia on the state capital and minutes from downtown and the South Puget Sound.

Why work for DNR?

At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.

What makes DNR a great place to work?

  • Transitioning to a modern work environment

  • Mobile work

  • Infants at work program

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees

  • Work/life balance

  • Leadership development opportunities

  • Educational aid and career development stipends

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments

  • Opportunities to stretch your professional skills

  • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit for more information.

Application Process

To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.

  • You must attach the following:
  • A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
  • A resume including the names of three to five professional references

Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

Application Status once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring manager directly. Recruitment may be extended depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.

Questions? Please contact Pat Curry at 360-902-1138, or e-mail us at

Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic information, military status, political affiliation, criminal history or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1139. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.

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