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HR Consultant

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AP-Administrative Professional

University Title:

Human Resource Consultant 1

Working Title:

HR Consultant


Presidential Units


Human Resource Services

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Disability Services

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Summary of Duties:

Serve as a skilled Human Resource Consultant performing professional duties. Responsible for leading the day to day operations of the Disability Services unit and providing administrative direction and counsel to management and employees on Human Resource issues. Plans and carries out work independently and with minimum supervision, utilizing knowledge of laws, policies and regulations. Responsible for prioritizing and managing issues within designated area of responsibility.

This position performs duties related to HRS Disability Services programs to include reasonable accommodation, medical leaves, workers’ compensation, shared leave, long term disability claims, mandatory drug and alcohol testing, volunteer reporting, interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies and procedures, program or policy development, and appeals.

The position requires frequent contact with employees, management, department administrators, and external entities. The incumbent is responsible for prioritizing and managing issues within designated areas of responsibility independently and with minimum supervision, utilizing knowledge of laws, policies and regulations.

Additional Information:

Human Resource Services
HRS is committed to providing effective, high quality human resource management to the University community. Working collaboratively, Human Resource Services provides expertise and best practices in all areas of human resource management including recruitment and retention, employee relations, training, benefits management, labor relations, disability services, records administration, and employee recognition. Human Resource Services assists those who serve the students of Washington State University.

Washington State University, Pullman
Washington State University’s educational enterprise serves the entire state—ranging from the metropolitan Puget Sound region to the rural areas of northeastern and southeastern Washington. That enterprise has expanded in recent years to better meet the needs of Washington’s growing economy and its increasing population.
The Pullman campus is the oldest and largest campus in the WSU system. Most of the system’s senior administrative team, including WSU’s president and provost, are based in Pullman. Enrollment totaled 21,022 students for the 2018 fall semester. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the Pullman campus.
Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded during the past decade. Major new facilities include a digital classroom building, a plant sciences facility, a multicultural center, a veterinary and biomedical research building, and the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building.

Pullman Area
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem is also home to the flagship campus Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to family values, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture. Part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho eight miles to the east, the city is 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city.

*Benefits *
View hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/benefit-details for information regarding competitive benefits available.

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Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related area AND three (3) years of professional experience in human resource functions in a formal human resource setting. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;

Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies and procedures;

Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels;

Demonstrated sensitivity to and desire to promote diversity;

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and software applications;

A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in any of the following areas: workers’ compensation, reasonable accommodation, Family Medical Leave Act, classification, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, training and development, Fair Labor Standards Act.

One year of experience in program area responsibility.

Interpreting or applying labor laws, collective bargaining agreements, and contracts.

Demonstrated ability to successfully prepare and present policy interpretations and investigation findings and conclusions;

Professional certification from a recognized human resource/personnel association.

Human Resource experience in a higher education setting.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Open Date:


Open Until Filled :


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin October 2, 2020, and continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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