Washington State University Human Resource Services seeks a highly motivated and skilled professional to join our team as an HR Consultant in Pullman, WA.
The HR Consultant plays a pivotal role for the University in providing program coordination, administrative direction, and counsel to management and employees regarding university employee Disability Services programs.
This position serves as the reasonable accommodation specialist and leads day to day operations within the Disability Services unit 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.
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.
For additional information, requirements and to apply visit wsu.edu/jobs (Position #102243).
WSU is an EO/AA Education and Employer
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.
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.
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
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.