Human Resources Business Partner, R18347C
Depends on Qualifications
Bellevue WA, WA
Not Eligible for Overtime
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates to fill two (2) Human Resources Business Partner positions.
The Human Resource Business Partner will provide guidance and consultation in any, some or all of the following human resources functional areas: recruitment, classification, compensation, employee/labor relations, grievances, affirmative action, training and development, performance management, program and policy development, organizational analysis, interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies, and/or other functions relating to human resources management.
Serve as a skilled, experienced, human resource professional. Responsible for resolving complex human resource issues. Plans and carries out work independently, utilizing knowledge of laws, policies and regulations. Responsible for prioritizing and managing issues within designated area of responsibility. Maintain and ensure a confidential environment at all times.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE
We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.
For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 40% students of color and over 1,700 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES
• Work with department managers and supervisors to develop effective recruitment strategies. Review job duties, qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities to create appropriate recruitment tools.
• Monitor and ensure compliance with college, state and federal regulations in all recruitment functions. Utilize EEO/AA regulations in recruitment processes.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and supervisors.
• Provide training to managers and supervisors on hiring processes, procedures and legal requirements.
• In collaboration with VP-HR, provide information, interpretation, advice, training, and counsel to management and employees regarding workplace concerns and disagreements, performance management, workplace climate, techniques for motivating employees, supervising and working in a union environment, and compliance with state and federal laws and rules.
• Conduct investigations and interviews of alleged employee misconduct and prepare or assist supervisors prepare documentation for college response. Serve as facilitator/mediator when appropriate.
• In collaboration with VP-HR, apply labor collective bargaining agreements and procedures for grievances, investigations, corrective and disciplinary actions, and other personnel actions.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with union representatives, employees, managers and supervisors.
• Audit new, vacant and occupied unclassified and classified positions. Interpret and allocate positions to appropriate classification system applying appropriate definitions and knowledge of Washington State and Bellevue College's classification/compensation system.
• Provide training to managers and supervisors on classification/compensation system and processes.
• Provide interpretation, information and advice regarding, college policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, Washington Administrative Code, Revised Code of Washington, ADA, FMLA, L&I return-to-work, other state-supported or collectively bargained leave plans, Title IX, Title VII, EEO, ADEA, FLSA, EPA, and other rules and regulations that may impact the college.
• Advise management regarding collective bargaining, contract interpretation and other rules and regulations.
• Investigate, recommend and represent the college at appeals, grievances, and unemployment hearings. Work with appropriate counsel on legal issues.
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Behavioral Science or closely related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Three years of progressively responsible professional-level human resource experience.
POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
• Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies and procedures.
• Ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.
• Proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.
• Demonstrated success in fostering internal and external community relationships
• Commitment to pluralism with the ability to advocate for it on campus and work as a team member on a campus committed to inclusion.
• A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view is required.
• Commitment to pluralism and the ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace and educational environment.
• Flexibility of schedule and willingness to work select evenings and/or weekends
• Experience in any of the following areas: recruitment, classification, compensation, corrective and disciplinary action, training and development, interpretation and application of laws, rules, polices; and procedures, appeals, grievances or unemployment hearings, performance management, program or policy development, performance reviews, career counseling, organizational analysis or development, employee recognition or other functions relating to human resource management.
• Ability to successfully prepare and present policy interpretations and investigation findings and conclusions.
• Interpreting or applying labor laws, collective bargaining agreements and contracts.
• Professional certification from a recognized human resource/personnel association.
• Human Resource experience in a higher education setting.
Applications received by 5/30/19 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for relocation allowance.
Prior to a new hire, a background check 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.