Huriot — Human Resource Business Partner at King County

Human Resource Business Partner

King County

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King County Department of Public Defense is seeking knowledgeable and collaborative HR Business Partner (Classification: HR Analyst). We are looking energetic and resourceful human resources professionals who likes to "get stuff done". This position will serve as an HR Generalist with significant responsibility for managing complex leaves such as FMLA/KCFML, WPFML, etc. for the department. This role combines an exciting, fast paced environment with the opportunity to cultivate talents and apply honed human resources skills.

The ideal candidates will thrive in an innovative, fast paced, team-oriented environment and will not hesitate to roll up both sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done.

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides robust legal representation to indigent clients in felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile defense, family defense (dependency cases), involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitment, and inquests. We work with the community to dismantle the systems that oppress our clients, to make the traditional systems that remain as restorative as possible, and to advocate for pathways that will allow our clients to succeed. We also advocate to reduce the harm and reach of the criminal and civil legal system and address systemic racism. We strive to create a flexible workplace culture that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive, premised on a shared anti-oppression framework.
To learn more about DPD, visit our website at:?

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES – To be considered for this opportunity, candidates at a minimum will demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Serve as Protected Leaves Management specialist. Determine eligibility for FMLA/KCFML, WPFML, etc.; Consult with employees and management, track leave usage, and coordinate with payroll to ensure accurate coding and manage donated leave program.

  • Act as a system administrator PeopleSoft HCM and other software programs by managing data; providing training, responding to users' inquiries, resolving complaints; and generating analytics/metrics reports.

  • Manage records by ensuring timely creation, maintenance, and archiving of documents/files to support historical accuracy; compiling information, documents, and records for public disclosure requests; and following records retention and destruction procedures in accordance with legal requirements.

  • Provide information, advice, and consultation to a high volume of inquiries from employees, management staff and the public. Oversee, coordinate, or assist with databases for information requests; prepare or oversee the preparation of statistical reports, graphs, charts, and other reports.

  • Support human resource management programs and projects such as layoff and recall, disability accommodation, exit interviews, supported employment, and training modules such as diversity, sexual harassment, ADA, and recruitment processes.
  • Serve as a department human resources liaison with other county agencies, and external agencies inclusive of service on County task forces and project teams.

  • Conceptualize, develop, and implement systems, standards, and plans for a wide variety of functions.

  • Serve as back up recruiter if needed.

  • Have working knowledge of and experience determining eligibility for protected leaves such as FMLA, KCFML, WPFML, etc.

  • Are knowledgeable of principles and practices of human resources management and employment-related federal and state laws and regulations.

  • Understand database applications and analytical tools, including evaluating data quality and developing metrics.

  • Have a genuine collaborative and consultative style in their approach to their work. Build and understand the importance of having effective relationships with customers, team members, and other county staff.

  • Have strong customer service, organizational, analytical, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well independently or as part of a team.

  • Are comfortable working with legal staff and attorneys who are direct communicators.

  • Will persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Is a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Are aware that systemic racism and bias are pervasive in society and in our work.

  • Can demonstrate key attributes of the ideal team player: Hungry, Humble, and Smart.

  • Is tech savvy and comfortable working with large amounts of data and using software applications in your daily work. The county uses NEOGOV, PeopleSoft HCM, Tableau, Microsoft Office and other software programs.

  • OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the position.
This opportunity is open to all applicants. A King County Application is required. We highly encourage you to include a letter of interest and resume with your submission.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert James at,, or 206-263-9414.


  • The duties for this position are performed remotely. Occasional onsite work will be required. Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

  • This recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies within the next 12 months.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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
  • 10 paid 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.

01 Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
02 If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

Required Question

King County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Jan 14, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Seattle, WA
  • Salary: negotiable
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