Under general direction, performs complex professional-level support to the human resources and employee relations program.
Essential functions: Assists Human Resources Manager in investigating complaints and other matters as requested. Provides
advice and consultation to Agency managers and supervisors in handling concerns related to employee job performance and
employee conduct; facilitates or conducts investigations of sensitive/confidential matters; prepares required documentation and
recommends course of action; ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements, departmental policies/procedures, state
and federal regulations. Under direction, consults with attorneys regarding appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action and
oversees any resulting processes. Conducts regular and outreach recruitment to include advising management on selection/hiring
processes and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws/regulations. Attends, chairs and conducts a variety
of meetings within the Agency, including those involving employee complaints; coordinates special projects; and makes oral
presentations at meetings. Assists with research and analysis of issues, preparation of documents and exhibits, conferences with
Agency management, employee witnesses, aggrieved parties, labor attorneys, and union representatives, as well as attends hearings
associated with proceedings. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with union representatives, management
and Agency staff. Investigates, and in conjunction with agency management, develops strategy and prepares responses to Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Washington Human Rights Commission (HRC) complaints. May act as
backup for the Drug and Alcohol program. Develops, plans and implements complex human resources management and
research projects; writes related policies and procedures; develops related programs. Develops and presents human resourcesrelated information and recommendations as assigned. Advises agency management, employees, and the public regarding human
resources matters. Performs other duties as assigned.
Hiring Range: $60,721 – $73,806 annually Salary Range: $60,721 – $85,440 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, HR Management, Organizational Development or Public
Administration and five years of professional level human resources/employee relations experience; or, an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Intermediate-level
experience with Microsoft Office software. Preferred: Recent experience in a public, highly unionized environment. Experience
with state and federal laws/regulations related to leave (i.e. FMLA, Washington State Family Care Act, etc.) as well as WLAD
and ADA. Desired: Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), or an advanced degree in a closely related field.
Special Requirements: A valid Washington State driver’s license may be required.
Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of: current employment laws and human resource management principles; principles and techniques of public
sector management; research and report preparation methods; basic mathematics and statistics; principles and methods of
program management; the transit or transportation industry. Skill in: conducting research; compiling and analyzing complex
data; recognizing problems and developing effective solutions; promoting programs to encourage employee participation;
understanding, interpreting and applying contracts, laws and regulations; preparing complex narrative and statistical reports;
managing multiple priorities; dealing tactfully and effectively with agency officials, employees, applicants and the public;
communicating effectively both orally and in writing; using technology at an intermediate level.
How to Apply:
To be considered, submit cover letter and resume clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above to Jean
Carlson, Human Resources Generalist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This recruitment is open until filled with first review of
resumes on September 30, 2013. Pierce Transit reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any
time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely match the requirements of the position will be invited
to appear for an interview. Selection of applicants for consideration will be determined by the information supplied on the
application documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the
Agency to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.