Human Resources Specialist II - Open Until Filled

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Tacoma , WA 98402

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Are you looking for a place to apply your HR knowledge with a supportive Team to help you grow your skills? Does supporting the rollout of a new recruiting process focused on race, equity, and diversity excite you?If so, then join our team as our next Human Resources Specialist II. This is a Project, Full-Time (1.0 FTE) position.The selected candidate willprimarily focus on recruitment and selection, training and development, and HR administrativefunctions.

There will be a 1st review of applications on 9/22/2021

Some of what you'll do:

  • Perform full-cycle recruitment services for the Department working with hiring managers and supervisors to assess, strategize and support their hiring requirements.

  • Lead recruitment and staffing for the Incident Command Structure (ICS).

  • Work across ICS branches to determine staffing needs and coordination of onboarding.

  • Provide initial screening of applicants to assure they meet the minimum job qualifications, the hiring manager's desired qualifications.

  • Meet with new or existing employees to assure that pre-employment/status change processes and documents are in order.

  • Learn about all aspects of the HR services as part of a customer-centric HR team in order to provide a wide array of HR assistance to department employees.

  • Display a high level of initiative, attention to detail, and follow-through.

  • Advise and guide hiring managers on the new recruitment process.

  • Assist in revising and implementing HR policies, procedures, processes, and forms that support the departments Race, Equity & Inclusion policy;

  • Assist HR team with streamlining the recruitment process along with operationalizing our recruiting policies to be an anti-racist organization.

Click here for a detailed Classification Specification. What you bring to the table

Key Competencies:

  • Strong applicant tracking systems acumen and track record for learning systems quickly.

  • Strong customer service skills and demonstrates knowledge of the role that culture plays in communication and interacts sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse backgrounds.

  • Establish and sustain the highest standards of quality; continually seeks out best practices and opportunities to streamline and improve processes.

  • Communicate orally and in writing, clearly and convincingly to individuals and groups; effectively listen.

  • Strong attention to detail to ensure grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proper formatting of correspondence is accurate.

  • Handle and maintain confidential and sensitive data.

  • Communicate, receive, and transfer written, oral, and electronic information effectively.

  • Organize, file, and process large amounts of data, with ability to work under stressful conditions and multiple deadlines.

  • Embrace change, adapt to shifting circumstances or unexpected obstacles.

  • Display respect for cultural differences; Develop and promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Display a high level of initiative and follow through.

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to learn and operate efficiently with database software, web-based applications, concepts, and theories to maintain an applicant tracking database.

  • Strong Excel skills and ability to use Excel to analyze and display information graphically.

  • Demonstrate skill and ability to utilize Microsoft Office products, Outlook, Excel, Word, OneDrive, Teams, (not all inclusive)

  • Demonstrate skill inanalyzing, compiling, recording, and assessing data.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience using the government/public sector NeoGov application tracking system software.

Who should apply

Individuals who have an Associates Degree with a focus on human resources, business or related field. And three years of relevant experience, which adequately illustrates the attainment of knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies of the job. Equivalent education and experience may be substituted.

Ability to successfully pass a background investigation.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Work Setting:

  • Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment.

  • Your office will be set up to provide personal safety, including social distancing, screening, sanitation, disinfection, and masks.

  • The potential for dealing with dissatisfied or angry customers exists, requiring skills in conflict resolution.

Physical Demands: None

Tools and Equipment:

  • Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g. desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax and copy machine etc.)


  • Some travel may be required, and is typically local or regional, to meet with clients, conduct business or attend or provide training.


When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

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Human Resources Specialist II - Open Until Filled

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department