Washington State Human Resource Program Manager in Lacey, Washington


Human Resource Program Manager** Human Resources – Office of the Deputy Secretary Southwest Region – Lacey, WA

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill the role of Human Resource Program Manager within the Human Resource Office under the Office of the Deputy Secretary. This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resource, and is located at the agency's business office in Lacey, Washington.

This position works with executive leadership and the human resource leadership team to provide strategic guidance and policy direction to the Department of Corrections. This position's incumbent is responsible for the supervision and leadership for the Talent Acquisition program, Diversity program, Occupational Health and Wellness program, Worker's Compensation management program, Transitional Return to Work program, Workplace Investigation services, and Staff Counseling program. This position has department-wide impact and influence.

If you are interested in applying in consideration of this great opportunity, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov and attach the following documents:

  • Current Resume, (with relevant experience listed).
  • Minimum of three (3) professional references, to include current and previous supervisor (name, title, phone number, and email address).
  • Letter of interest, indicating why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position and how you meet the required and desired qualifications. Duties

The human resource program manager provides executive level consultation, strategic planning, and service level support specifically in the areas of outreach, marketing and talent acquisition, retention, diversity, occupational health and wellness, worker's compensation claims management, and staff counseling. These areas are linked in a logical and quantifiable way to achieve outcome measure and the strategic goals of the agency. This position maintains the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct, while supporting the state's goals for a diverse workforce.

Additionally, this position recommends and develops policy for the implementation of various rules and regulations established by the State, the Secretary for DOC, Office of Financial Management (OFM), State HR, the Personnel Resources Board, Human Rights Commission, the Equal Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal organizations dealing with employment. Recommendations on policy development are made to the director of human resource, the Secretary of DOC, and/or the agency's senior leadership team.

This position assesses employment issues and develops plans of both tactical and strategic in nature for the implementation of new programs or the renewal of current programs dealing with recruitment and selection, psychological pre-employment testing, the enterprise-wide NEOGOV recruiting system, worker's compensation, staff counseling, return to work, workplace investigation, and diversity on a statewide level.

A primary function of this position will be to analyze legislation, which pertains to civil service and other human resources issues to determine impact on DOC. Additionally, the successful incumbent interacts with State HR officials, the Governor's staff, as well as Legislators and their staff with regard to human resource issues involving or impacting the agency. The human resource programs manager may propose legislation changes, as needed, with regard to agency specific RCWs and WACs dealing with staffing issues.

This position has five direct reports, four managmenet level and one administrative assistant. Responsible for a total of 38 FTE's with an annual operating budget of approximately $3.7 million. In addition, the incumbent manages various contracts dealing with pre-employment screening, to include Correctional Officer video assessment, reference checking, psychological tests, and recruitment outreach contracts totaling $3.2 million annually.

The incumbent is expected to attend, or be the chair of meetings to include DOC Extended Leadership Team, Statewide Diversity Advisory Councils, and Statewide Wellness Committees. This position will require travel throughout the state, with overnight trips as required for various meetings and trainings.



  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university who's accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for High Education Accreditation (CHEA) in human resources, business or public administration, organizational development, social sciences or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience supervising, mentoring, coaching, and leading professional HR staff.
  • Five (5) or more years of broad based progressive managerial in human resources. Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of state and federal employment and labor laws, and relevant court decisions impacting employers.

  • Extensive working knowledge of all aspects of HR, professional trends and HR metrics.
  • Aptitude to work positively with change, adapt to new requirements and promote same in staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and partners within and outside the Department.
  • Ability to manage staff effectively, providing professional growth and development and performance accountability.
  • Ability to assess program performance from customer viewpoint; maintain communication with customers to determine needs are being met.
  • Ability to use data for planning, forecasting, evaluating quality of practices, communicating performance and results. Desired Qualifications*:*

  • Master degree from an accredited college/university who's accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for High Education Accreditation (CHEA) in human resources, business or public administration, organizational development, social sciences or related field.

  • SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification. Supplemental Information

Agency Profile:

"The mission of DOC is to improve public safety."

The Department of Corrections is a large, multi-faceted organization responsible for administering adult corrections programs operated by the state, which includes correctional institutions as well as programs for offenders supervised in the community. We have a biennial operating budget of approximately $1.9 billion, and employ 8,300 women and men dedicated to the agency's mission of improving public safety. We are at the forefront of implementing evidence-based programs proven to reduce recidivism, and have received national recognition for our efforts to make our operations and facilities more sustainable.

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.

DOC Offers:

  • Comprehensive compensation packages;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Flexible Schedules; and
  • The fulfillment of public service. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

*Important Notes: *

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. * We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: *

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email andrea.detlefsen@doc.wa.gov call us at (360) 725-8420. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09880

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $85,902.00 - $99,900.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA