Salary: $70,800.00 – $95,184.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Human Resources Office has a dynamic and exciting opportunity to provide human resources support and be part of an environment where we strive to create and foster an inclusive culture. If you are someone who is invested in public service and enjoys assisting others in order to become successful, this opportunity may be just for you! They are looking for someone who enjoys working in a close, collaborative, hardworking team where we give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do! Innovate, grow, and discover in a place where you are allowed to thrive.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a Human Resource Consultant 4 to assist and advise appointing authorities, managers, and employees on such issues as performance management, investigations, collective bargaining agreement interpretation, organizational planning, layoff processes, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts for assigned divisions and regions and assisting the protected leave and classification specialists as needed. As a Human Resource Consultant 4 you will work under the guidance of State and Federal regulations, Department policies and procedures, and applicable collective bargaining agreements. This position interacts with all levels of managers, supervisors and employees within the agency, payroll and budget departments, HR service providers at State HR – OFM, and the general public.

Provide consultation on a variety of complex HR issues to the managers, supervisors and employees of assigned agency divisions and regions in the following functional areas:

  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • As needed, assist the specialists with reasonable accommodation and classification and compensation questions

Participate in and/or lead HR Division special projects and provide training.

  • Active participation and leadership in the Division’s strategic initiative teams and other related special projects. Provide training to DNR employees on Human Resources rules, regulations, and processes.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business, or related field from an accredited institution AND two years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues OR a combination of education and/or experience equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft products with an emphasis of excel
  • Experience with interpreting and applying related statutes, rules, CBA terms, policies, procedures, agency practices, and general human resources theory
  • Experience with independently providing consultation on complex tactical and strategic issues to clients in each area while:
    • Building partnerships with client managers and supervisors;
    • Aligning human resources with organizational mission, goals, and deliverables; and
    • Providing excellent customer service.
  • Proficiency in communicating effectively both verbally and in writing
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • This position is based out of the Natural Resources Building in Olympia and may be eligible for partial telework depending on approval.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • PHR or SPHR (or equivalent SHRM) certification 
  • Supervisor experience

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered you must apply online at
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates that move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted via email from with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

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