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Human Resources Analyst - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Location: Tacoma, WA (USA)
Full-time position
Closing Date: November 3, 2018
Job #13096
Posted: October 3, 2018
Description:

interested in being a member of a team that is committed to providing services and programs to support the well-being and success of Tacoma-Pierce County Health department employees?  Join our HR Team as a HR Analyst. This is a Regular, Full-time position (1.0) FTE.



Some of what you’ll do:

  • Provide expert employee relations and labor relations consultation to managers and employees ensuring timely and relevant follow-up.
  • Help develop and maintain a positive employee relations climate by proactively providing guidance to supervisors and managers and responding to employee inquiries.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership in two or more of the following areas: leave management, benefit administration, classification, compensation.
  • Assist leaders in building positive organizational climate and culture.
  • Make recommendations to resolve issues in accordance with policies, practices, procedures and The Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assess culture, identify improvement opportunities and work with managers to implement actions.
  • Exercise good judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Conduct investigations, as needed, ensuing proper documentation, follow-up, and closure.
  • Work with managers to address labor grievances and other labor relations issues.
  • Review all disciplinary documents for consistency and attend disciplinary meetings.

    What you bring to the table:

    Key Competencies:

    • Communicates effectively, clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; asks questions to deepen understanding, and utilizes active listening skills. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas between employees.
    • Operates with a process improvement mindset, constantly looking for opportunities to streamline, simplify and use technology to increase efficiency.
    • Open to change, adapts to shifting circumstances or unexpected obstacles. Deals effectively with pressure. Remains active and commits to implementing change, despite challenges, recovers quickly from setbacks.
    • Takes steps to prevent workplace confrontations; manages and resolves disagreement in a constructive manner that minimizes negative impact.
    • Displays respect for cultural differences; promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a diverse population of Department personnel, management, union officials and the public.
    • Identifies, compiles and objectively analyzes problems or data, weighing the relevance and   accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions before making a recommendation.
    • Persuades others and builds consensus through a process of give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates win/win situations.
    • Demonstrated use of Human Resource Information Systems, applicant tracking software, email, voicemail, and computer software to communicate and process work.
    • Must be able to handle and maintain confidential and non-routine information by implementing discernment, discretion and diplomacy.
    • Will be expected to exercise initiative, sound judgment and make decisions within the scope of authority.
     

    Who should apply:

    A Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business, psychology or related field. And three years of relevant experience, which adequately illustrates the attainment of knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies of the job. Equivalent combination of relevant education, training and experience may be substituted. Demonstrated success interpreting a collective bargaining agreement and operating in a union environment as well as experience working through the disciplinary process. Demonstrated success in leading administration of two or more of the following areas: classification, compensation, benefits administration, leave administration.
    Excellent teammate.
    Detail-oriented and organized. 
    Takes initiative and willing to take leadership and be the subject matter expert in several areas of HR.

    Desired:
    • Knowledge and understanding of Labor Relations laws
    • Skill and experience working with unions.
    • Knowledge and understanding of all current labor laws and regulations.
    • Knowledge and skill in leading investigations.
     

    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

    Work Setting:  Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments.

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

    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 and appropriate software, Microsoft Office 365, HRIS database, and applicant tracking system.

    Travel: Some travel may be required and is typically local or regionally.

    Emergencies
    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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