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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 119E
Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept




Performs first-level professional 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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, performs first-level professional human resource assignments.  Works under the regular guidance of a higher level human resource professional or manager.  Supervisor typically reviews work in progress as well as outcomes and assists with work prioritization.  Positions work independently in making decisions regarding work processes or methods which will be used.  Assignments are typically reoccurring, of limited scope, and/or involve a portion of a project. Assignments require analysis of a variety of policies and rules and development of strategies to resolve problems consistent with established standards.

Typical Work

Responds to inquiries from employees, managers and members of the public; assesses client needs, identifies and evaluates options, and recommends courses of action;  

Conducts job analyses to identify position requirements; develops or modifies examinations and establishes rating criteria; participates in the interview process; evaluates and refers candidates; advises employing officials regarding requirements and options;  

Analyzes and recommends allocation of positions; analyzes and recommends changes to classifications and salaries;  

Provides benefits information to employees and retirees; enrolls employees in retirement and insurance programs;  

Composes correspondence; maintains records and statistics; analyzes and compiles data and information for reports; prepares narrative or statistical reports;  

Receives, reviews, responds to and/or assists in resolving complaints, appeals and/or requests for review;  

Identifies and recommends training topics and resources; develops and/or assists in the development and presentation of training in the functional area(s) of responsibility;  

Conducts surveys of other employers' practices such as wages, benefits, human resource policies and programs, and participates in implementing revisions to human resource programs;  

Performs related duties as required;  

May supervise or direct the work of support 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.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History


New class, consolidates 2509 Human Resource Representative I, 19102 Human Resource Consultant 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.