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Department of Ecology
Lacey, Washington, United States (hybrid)
25 days ago
Department of Ecology
Lacey, Washington, United States
(hybrid)
25 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
$64,092.00 - $86,208.00
Company Industry
Public Administration (government)
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
HR/OD Professional

Description

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Training Team within the Department of Ecology's Human Resources Office is looking to fill a Human Resource Training Consultant – LMS Administrator (Human Resource Consultant 3) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR), to help improve opportunities for Ecology’s workforce to learn and grow. You will use your expertise in learning and development to gather feedback, identify needs, assess training, and provide training consultation to others. This role includes the chance to grow your skills in:

  • Collaborating with and facilitating matrix groups
  • Providing learning and development services and training consultation
  • Contracting and procuring services 
  • Administering a learning management system, and 
  • Continually learning about a broad range of DEIR-related topics.
Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?
  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up on the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.  


Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the environment for current and future generations.   

Program Mission: The mission of the Human Resources Office (HRO) is to develop successful employees, promote healthy and productive relationships, ensure a safe work environment and recruit great talent to achieve Ecology's Mission.

Ecology’s Core Training Teamis here to:

  • Be connected to the employees we serve.
  • Continually improve our training and development services based on feedback.
  • Deliver customized training solutions based on business needs.

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to a 90% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.

 
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled; we will review applications on May 07, 2024. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before May 06, 2024. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date. 


Please Note:We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date typically only occur if we have a small applicant pool, or if a successful Hire was not made.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives(Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *Click here for more information 


About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) 
are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to meet our agency mission.

Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
 
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
 
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
 
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

 
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 

 

Duties

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What makes this role unique?

In this role, you will help increase and improve the learning opportunities available to Ecology’s workforce in topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR). You will do this by bringing your expertise in learning and development to collaborate with experts in DEIR, to help identify Ecology’s workforce needs and the best ways to meet those needs. Challenges may include hearing tough feedback, balancing diverse opinions, and ensuring inclusion of key interested parties; opportunities include growing in your own learning and helping our workforce to grow as well, to cocreate a workplace where all belong.

What you will do: 

  • Align all work with Ecology’s strategic efforts in DEIR, pro-equity anti-racism, accessibility, belonging, restorative justice, environmental justice, and other related efforts, such as the work of Ecology’s DEIR Design Team.
  • Create and support multiple channels for gathering feedback from DEIR subject matter experts and key interested parties, including convening a Learning and Development Advisory Group.
  • Identify potential learning opportunities to meet Ecology’s business needs and facilitate evaluation and piloting of those opportunities.
  • Provide consultation to Ecology’s workforce at all levels about training operations, opportunities, and services.
  • Administer a portfolio of learning and development opportunities, from contract development to invoice approval, to support Ecology’s strategic efforts in DEIR.
  • Administer Ecology’s learning management system, the Washington State Learning Center, in support of this work.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Years of required experience indicated below are full-time equivalent years. Full-time equivalent experience means that any experience where working hours were less than 40 hours per week will be prorated in order to meet the equivalency of full-time. We would calculate this by looking at the total hours worked per week, divide this by 40, and then multiply by the total number of months worked. Examples of the proration calculations are:

  • 30 hours worked per week for 20 months: (30/40) x 20 months = 15 months full-time equivalent
  • 20 hours worked per week for 12 months: (20/40) x 12 months = 6 months full-time equivalent

Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, education, and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.


A total of six years of combined experience and/or education as detailed below:

Experience: In broad-based professional learning and development that includes some or all of the following:

  • Facilitating, leading, or coordinating the work of groups involving multiple and divergent needs or positions, or involving cross-functional or matrix groups (groups not sharing a common reporting structure), toward a common goal.
  • Providing consultation to employees, managers, supervisors, and executives on services such as: organizational development; employee training and development; employee orientation and onboarding; diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect; career counseling; employee relations; and workforce planning.
  • Identifying, researching, and assessing training content.
  • Developing training, tools, job aids and checklists, based on business need and customer feedback.
  • Facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, and forums.
  • Presenting material and training using multiple modalities.
  • Applying Adult Learning Theory to all stages of learning and development work.

Education: Involving a major study in human resources, education, leadership development, organizational development, DEIR, business, public administration, social or behavioral sciences, or another related field.


All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position at the Human Resource Consultant 3 level:

Possible Combinations

College credit hours or degree - as listed above.

Years of required experience – as listed above.

Combination 1

No college credit hours or degree.

6 years of experience.

Combination 2

30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits.

5 years of experience.

Combination 3

60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree).

4 years of experience.

Combination 4

90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits.

3 years of experience.

Combination 5 

A Bachelor's Degree or above.

2 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:

We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

Experience:

  • Conducting needs assessments.
  • Using and administering learning systems (LMS), preferably within Washington State government.
  • Using web-based content and collaboration tools such as SharePoint.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information


Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • A list of three professional references.

Note: References will only be contacted during the final steps of the recruitment process for candidates selected as finalists. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s formal authorization.

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.  
 
For Your Privacy:
When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:

 
Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Audrey Pitchford at Audrey.Pitchford@ecy.wa.gov Please do not contact Audrey to inquire about the status of your application.
 
To request the full position description: email 
careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.


Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. 



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