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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 119F
Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept

See Human Resource Consultant Assistant 1.


Independently performs professional level human resource assignments in one or more areas of the human resource function such as classification, compensation, benefits, recruitment and selection, internal agency diversity, equity, inclusion and equal employment opportunity, reasonable accommodation, training, organizational development, human resource information systems, and/or labor relations. Serves as a critical business partner, providing consultation and assistance to managers, staff and the public regarding human resource and business issues.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Experienced professional level. Under general direction, independently provides professional human resource services. Works under general guidance of a higher-level human resource professional or manager. Supervisor typically reviews outcomes and provides advice or direction as needed. Work performed is complex and impact of decisions is generally limited to specific customer groups but could result in legal and/or wider precedent-setting outcomes. Assignments normally involve making decisions and judgments within established precedents and promoting objective application of human resource and business programs, practices and policies fairly and equitably.

Typical Work

Assists with development and application of human resource activities that promote equity and inclusion; applies understanding of respectful behavior for cultural differences in the workplace;

Provides professional and technical information and advice to clients, management and others regarding applicable laws, rules, policies and human resource program requirements impacting agency programs, divisions, regions and employees; recommends alternative courses of action using principles of equity, access and inclusion; recuses self from actions with potential conflicts of interest;

Analyzes laws, rules, policies and practices; assists in developing, evaluating, revising, and implementing human resource services or programs, policies and procedures using principles of equity, access and inclusion in determining how those procedures will apply; works to mitigate bias in human resource and business decisions;

Develops credible, trustworthy consulting relationships through professional integrity; maintains appropriate levels of confidentiality and ethical standards;

Serves as team/project leader in a specialized human resource unit; serves as project leader in special assignments;

Retrieves data from human resource information or other computerized recordkeeping systems supporting payroll, benefits, personnel files, position files, performance evaluations, employee training and development, public records disclosure, safety and health systems and other data functions; composes correspondence; monitors and measures outcomes of activities; prepares human resource business analysis and narrative reports regarding human resource activities; responds to public disclosure requests; protects the integrity of workforce data;

Assists management in determining ongoing and future business and operational needs;

Reviews updated position descriptions for accuracy; verifies allocation by comparing to duties previously on file; refers discrepancies to higher-level staff; determines appropriate salary ranges of consideration to apply; mitigates bias in allocation decisions by using employee-neutral criteria such as job duties and levels of responsibility;

Analyzes, responds to and resolves appeals, requests for reviews, grievances and/or complaints; reviews recommendations from team members; refers complaints of hostile workplace, harassment, discrimination and/or failure to accommodate to higher-level staff for investigation;

Helps to resolve and/or mediate conflict in the workplace; refers to a higher-level human resource consultant when needed; documents formal outcomes;

Assists in the collective bargaining process; ensures equal access to changes in policy or labor agreements;

Conducts new employee orientation or onboarding;

Assists with cases of reasonable suspicion; documents files; tracks employee compliance and monitoring;

Assists with processing workplace safety and/or health related incidents and injuries within established precedents; monitors and ensures accurate reporting; maintains employee medical/health files; communicates critical information to injured employee, management, and other third-party providers as directed;

Develops and provides presentations and training programs regarding human resource function(s) such as fair and equitable employment practices, performance management, supervisory responsibilities, benefit plan provisions and options; ensures resources and training opportunities are deployed consistently and equitably throughout the workforce;

Identifies and recommends areas of improvement for human resource programs, practices and policies to align with customer needs, meet regulatory compliance and mitigate risk;

Performs other duties as required;

May supervise or direct the work of support, technical, or paraprofessional staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field AND one year of professional human resource experience.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 2510 Human Resource Representative II, 19103 Human Resource Consultant 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.
Revised definition, distinguishing characteristics and typical work and salary adjustment; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.