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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 119F
Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept



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, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, reasonable accommodation, training, organizational development, and/or labor relations.  Consults with and provides assistance to managers, staff and the public regarding human resource 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, but impact of decisions is generally limited.  Assignments normally involve making decisions and judgments within established precedents. 

Typical Work

Provides information and advice to clients regarding applicable laws, rules, policies, and human resource program requirements; recommends alternative courses of action; 

Analyzes laws, rules, policies and practices; assists in developing, evaluating, revising, and implementing human resource services or programs, policies and procedures; 

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

Composes correspondence; prepares analysis and narrative reports regarding human resource activities; 

Analyzes, responds to and resolves appeals, requests for reviews, grievances and/or complaints; reviews recommendations from team members; 

Develops and provides presentations and training programs regarding human resource function(s) such as fair employment practices, performance management, supervisory responsibilities, benefit plan provisions and options;  

Performs the duties of Human Resource Consultant 1; 

Performs related 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.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field


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.