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Dshs Oos Senior Human Resource Business Partner

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), 800 NE 136th Ave #110, Vancouver, WA 98684, United States Apply before 10/8/2023 11:59


DSHS Senior Human Resources Business Partner
Transforming Lives is more than a tagline. We are Transforming Human Resources at the Office of the Secretary, Department of Social and Health Services. We're looking for an experienced Subject Matter Expert in the Human Resource Profession. In our new business model, you'll become a trusted leader as the Senior Human Resource Business Partner by partnering with Executive Leadership to align human resource strategy to the administration's mission and vision.
As the Senior Human Resource Business Partner, you’ll have a focus on the strategic planning of the division—helping develop our long-range goals. You’ll also be key in coaching and developing the staff that reports to you.  Your skills in relationship building will come in handy as you convey high expectations, of yourself and others, while you participate in the continuous improvement of our services and programs. What's more, you’ll have an amazing team of professionals around you to help in these missions!

The selected applicant will have the opportunity to support the following administration:  

While this is a hybrid opportunity, this position will need to come into the office as business needs require. 

 Some of what you'll do:
  • Provide strategic consultation on people and organizational development by ensuring alignment between the administration's operational business needs and future strategic outcomes.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for issues related to: investigative report analysis, disciplines, arbitrations, mediations, Human Rights Commission complaints, and tort claims by providing legal interpretation, guidance, consultation, and influencing management's decisions to protect the Agency from significant financial loss.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Attorney General's Office, Washington State Patrol, and DES Risk Management regarding Self Insured Liability Account (SILA) funds, determining settlement strategies that reduce financial liability.
  • Develop and implement succession plans and conduct ongoing staffing analysis on current and future state staffing and skill needs that will build bench strength.
  • Supervises and responsible for HR Management within specified area. Responsible for ensuring department staff comply with Federal and State Laws by recommending best HR practices, and conducting training on a variety of HR topics. 
What we're looking for
Professionals who have a Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or pubic administration or related degree and a minimum of six years' professional-level HR experience.
Professionals who have a Master’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or pubic administration or related degree and a minimum of four years' professional-level HR experience.
Professional work experience may be considered in lieu of education.
*Additional professional human resource experience may be substituted year for year, for education. Professional-level Human Resource experience means working full-time as a Human Resource professional as a Generalist, Specialist, or Manager.

 Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to create a culture of trust
  • Strategic thinker with a strong business acumen 
  • Emotional Intelligence, as evidenced by a track record of success in building collaborative customer relationships and partnerships
  • A great communicator in person and in writing
  • Knowledge of HR Management best practices
  • A problem-solver who understands the importance of data and metrics but also thinks creatively and is flexible with their ideas
  • Ability to provide direction as a leader as well as receive direction  
  • A positive approach to HR issues
  • Ability to apply big-picture thinking to situations, ideas, and possibilities
 To Apply—
  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. 

Questions? Please contact  and reference job number 12110. To learn more about DSHS, go to .