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Human Resource Manager South Central Region

Washington State Department of Transportation
Union Gap, Washington 98903
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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Office of Human Resources and Safety (OHR&S) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the next HR Manager in South Central Region. The HR Manager provides expert proactive guidance and consultative services to region management and employees in a broad range of HR functions, policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.In this position, every day presents new challenges and opportunities to apply creative solutions in the region and across the agency.
We are looking for a leader who will invest in our employees by promoting a working environment that encourages creative leadership, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability. Our next HR Manager is a decision maker, a coach and mentor who fosters collaboration and teamwork, a strategic thinker, an exceptional communicator, and an expert in relationship building. If you are self-motivated, innovative HR professional that possesses these qualities, we invite you to apply for this great opportunity.   

This position will perform the following work:

  • Manage and lead a team of HR professionals in daily functions related to labor relations, corrective and disciplinary actions, ADA/FMLA, compensation and classification administration, benefits administration, recruiting and employee relations. 
  • Act as resource and provide direction to HR staff and management on administration and interpretation of WAC's, agency policy, federal and state employment laws, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Develop staff through coaching, training and mentoring.  Create and maintain a work atmosphere that motivates employees to achieve the mission and goals of the region and agency.
  • Review, edit, and provide guidance on written documents from HR team including disciplinary documents, grievance responses, accommodation and disability communication, and investigation reports.
  • Collaborate with the South Central Region executive team to implement organizational development and change management initiatives.
  • Be a champion of the WSDOT’s HR model in the South Central Region to ensure agency alignment of grievance responses, fact-finding sessions, independent investigations, FMLA/ADA processes and other HR related functions.
  • Develop and maintain internal HR tracking programs and reports to measure specific trends and to update management teams on a regular basis.
  • Respond to escalated employee concerns.  Investigate, research, and resolve sensitive HR issues in a timely manner.


WSDOT is most interested in candidates that meet or exceed the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, business, social sciences or related field with at least 5 years of experience in a broad based HR role. (Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.)
  • Management level, leadership experience including supervising, training, and mentoring.
  • Senior level experience developing and implementing human resource policies and practices.
  • Senior level experience in human resource functions such as benefits administration, FMLA/ADA, recruiting, training, organizational development, and labor/employee relations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to speak, write, and present clearly and effectively.
  • Experience in delivering training and presentations to all levels of employees.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data and communicate related findings.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of labor and employment laws, with experience in interpretation of contracts, regulations and laws.
  • Reputation for developing and maintaining strong business partnerships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.


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Human Resources Manager
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