Human Resource Associate (Special Duty Assignment/Term Limited Temporary)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$72,737.60 - $92,206.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

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Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is looking for a Human Resource (HR) Associate to join the Human Resources team! The HR Associate will be a key member of the Talent Acquisition team and will be responsible for support for recruiting processes and several special HR projects. This is an exciting opportunity to make a large, direct impact within WTD as the HR team innovates and implements changes to support the rapidly growing division. This is also a great opportunity for individuals who would like to learn more and develop skills within the Human Resources field.

Come join a team that is collaborative, supportive, innovative, and open to ideas! The HR team focuses on efficiency and providing top-notch service for our division, but still recognizes and prioritizes a healthy work-life balance for the team. The HR team is also fortunate to have the support of our WTD leaders who value the work of HR and see us as active partners in all lines of business.

Who is eligible to apply: This is open to all qualified candidates.

This position will be filled as a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) and is anticipated to last for up to 18 months. This recruitment may be used to fill one or more positions.

Note that Special Duty Assignments are available to internal career service employees who have passed their initial probation period. You must get approval from your current supervisor/manager to accept a Special Duty Assignment.

Job Duties
  • Use PeopleSoft, NEOGOV, Word, Excel, and Teams to complete recruiting activities and projects; assist with the maintenance of personnel and human resources files and records, including Laserfiche administration.
  • Provide support with HR process creation and data tracking.
  • Provide recruiting support, including candidate outreach, scheduling, materials coordination, recruitment events, acts as the designated back-up for HR Analyst Recruiters.
  • Assist in new employee pre-employment processing and onboarding support.
  • Assist with a variety of HR/recruiting special projects.
Working Conditions
  • Work Location: This position is primarily teleworking and the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.
  • Work Hours: This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.
  • FLSA Status: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible.
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 117 Professional and Technical Employees.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Highly proficient in the use of various computer software such as but not limited to: Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience providing customer service or administrative support to a business unit or department with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of an applicant tracking or customer relationship management system.
  • Experience working in data entry and basic data analysis experience.
  • Experience working with the public and/or diverse constituencies.
  • Experience providing support for the recruitment process or administrative support for complex projects or programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 year of experience in the field of Human Resources.
  • SHRM or HRCI certified or AA/BS in Human Resources.
  • Experience working with confidential records and/or materials.
  • Experience with SharePoint.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of NEOGOV.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other enterprise level Human Resource Information System
Competencies Required
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Values Differences - Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position
  • King County Application
  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Resume (optional)
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney Dungo
HR Analyst

Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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