WDVA Human Resource Manager (WMS 1), Full Time – Permanent, Washington Veterans Home job vacancy in State of Washington Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Port Orchard, WA)

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Company name : State of Washington Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Location : Port Orchard, WA
Position : WDVA Human Resource Manager (WMS 1), Full Time – Permanent, Washington Veterans Home

Description :
Description

Human Resource Manager

WMS 1

Full Time -Permanen
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Washington Veterans Home

Please Note: This position is eligible for hybrid/flexible schedule contingent on supervisor’s approval.

Are you a compassionate, innovative, emotionally intelligent, leader who cares about people and leads with integrity? We are seeking an HR Manager who embraces challenges, can navigate from topic to topic with grace, while maintaining a focus on the big picture. We are excited to announce the newly established position of
Human Resource Manager, WMS 1, here at the beautiful Washington Veterans Home in scenic Port Orchard, Washington! If you are passionate about providing expert level Human Resource Management, and are excited to take your professional experience to the next level, then this promotional opportunity may be just what you are looking for!

Here at the
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.” As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness.
In this position as the Human Resources Manager, you will resolve sensitive, complex, and difficult HR issues having a potential broad, and/or precedent-setting impact. Under the general direction of the HR Operations Manager, this position collaborates with all stakeholders to promote a culture that fosters and inspires excellence throughout the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bring your experience, passion, and your management skills, and apply now!

Duties

Some of what you’ll be doing:

Under the general direction of the Human Resource Operations Manager, this position independently provides confidential, legally defensible, and sound senior level consultation, advice, guidance, and support to appointing authorities, managers, supervisors and employees (customers) regarding multiple and diverse HR issues and processes in the areas of performance management and just cause principles; investigations and disciplinary actions; employee supervision; labor relations; collective bargaining agreement (CBA) adherence, and the grievance process; conflict resolution; classification and compensation; diversity and inclusion issues; layoff process and rights; reversions and exempt returns; and leave management including family/medical leave (FMLA), shared leave and accommodation.
Consults with the assigned Assistant Attorney General (AAG) as necessary regarding legal implications.
Provide labor relations guidance to customers in partnership with the HR Operations Manager and State HR Labor Relations. Participates in grievance hearings and provides guidance and advice to management throughout the grievance process.
Coordinates with the centralized Recruitment team to identify, plan, conduct, and assess recruitments in compliance with agency policy and procedures.
Provides classification and compensation consultation. Conducts preliminary review and advises on the position allocation process in the creation/update of WGS, WMS, and EMS position descriptions for correct classification and appropriate language.
May serve as HR Operations Manager in the absence of HR Operations Manager.
Collaborates with peer HR Managers, planning, organizing, and implementing agency HR operations to ensure processes are established, consistent, documented, and maintained.
Completes HR-related reports as required or requested.
Complies with records retention and disclosure requirements for HR-related records.
Monitors unemployment claims and represents DVA at hearings and appeals as appropriate.
HR Manager supervises one professional HR Consultant.
And much more!

Full copy of Position Description is available upon request.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree with focus on human resources or related field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
Five years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues, to include disciplinary actions, investigations, grievance hearings, and classification and compensation allocation requests.

Equivalent education/experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis.

Required Competencies
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Consulting: Provides information and options in a timely manner; asks questions to ensure that appropriate and complete information is being provided.
Analysis and Problem Solving: Identifies issues; addresses problems; adapts new information to situations; involves appropriate parties; develops and recommends options to resolve issues, problems, and complaints; reviews statistical or other data; enters and uses human resource data in various database systems.
Communication and Interpersonal Interaction: Establishes trust and credibility with others; exhibits respect, active listening and questioning, openness, sensitivity, and discretion; respects confidentiality; remains calm while dealing with distressed or hostile people. Presents ideas effectively to diverse individuals and groups; absorbs new information, uses information to develop and communicate decisions.
Customer and Business Orientation: Develops and maintains effective working relationships with diverse customers; obtains needed information; works well with persons of diverse backgrounds; ensures that customers’ technical human resource needs are met.
Change Leadership: Is open to change and new ideas; adapts readily to new situations; uses existing tools and resources to do things differently and improve methods and outcomes within current assignment.
Teamwork: Assumes and shares responsibility; follows through on assignments in a timely manner; collaborates with team members.
Research and Investigation: Obtains, organizes, and maintains data to support research and investigation. Researches information from existing databases, sources, and procedures.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

SPHR/PHR certification or Master’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
Three (3) years of professional human resource experience including assessing and facilitating solutions for human resource problems and issues.

Supplemental Information

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Application Process:
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation.
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.
Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.wa.gov.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

Here at YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs our employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact us at
recruiters@dva.wa.gov
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