Senior Human Resources Consultant

$72,335.54 - $120,559.71 yr
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Full Time
Provides consultative services; administers and interprets relevant policies, procedures and regulations; administers the performance management system and sections of the grievance process; provides training, development and critical communications; facilitates regulatory compliance; and increases employee engagement.
  • Serves as one of the county's ER functional experts;
  • Supervises multiple professional level employee relations staff;
  • Leads ER training and development initiatives including analysis, design, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation to support stakeholders, partners and customers;
  • Works with strategic partners to research, write and manage the revision processes for the personnel regulations, procedural memoranda and the employee handbook;
  • Works with the Legislative Affairs Office to manage the legislative review function, and maintains current knowledge of relevant industry trends. Collaborates with partners and stakeholders to convey and implement new policies, procedures and practices;
  • Participates in or leads countywide efforts, such to enhance organizational culture and engagement and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the grievance process, and supports document and data management and administration;
  • Serves as a business partner/consultant to employees and senior managers on matters pertaining to employee relations and performance management.
The Employee Relations (ER) Division collaborates with agency human resources (HR) staff, senior leaders, and partner agencies to deliver services to more than 12,000 merit positions.
Illustrative Duties
  • Expand, revise, and enhance County Human Resources systems, programs, and products consistent with County, State and Federal laws and regulations;Provide consulting support to multiple business partners to proactively and creatively
  • resolve complex Human Resources issues;
  • Lead cross-agency change initiatives throughout to improve services and meet the needs of the client agencies;
  • Collaborate with senior executives to design, develop, implement, and evaluate new human resource policies and procedures;
  • Lead cross-functional project teams;
  • Manage projects from conception through implementation using accepted project
  • management techniques;
  • Manage the procurement process for securing Human Resources consultant support,
  • including drafting statements of work/requests for bid, evaluating proposals, selecting a contractor, and managing projects;
  • Apply systems solutions to business problems; trains users in system functions;
  • Serve as the subject-matter expert on Human Resources trends, legislation, policy and programs;
  • Lead complex Human Resources studies with County-wide impact or of diverse, complex organizational structures and/or functions;
  • Design and lead benchmarking studies to assess County Human Resources programs and policies;
  • May supervise the work of professional or administrative staff.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector human resources administration in relevant areas;
  • Extensive knowledge of human resources theories, practices and concepts;
  • Advanced knowledge of Federal, State and County laws, ordinances, rules and
  • regulations pertaining to all aspects of human resource management;
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of Human Resources development, including group dynamics, teaming and problem solving;
  • Knowledge of facilitation and presentation techniques;
  • Knowledge of project planning and project management techniques;
  • Ability to provide human resource consulting services in relevant areas;
  • Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and present facts, findings and recommendations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and public officials;
  • Ability to develop recommendations, reports, studies and presentations;
  • Ability to guide, lead or supervise professional or administrative staff;
  • Highly developed skills in collaboration;
  • Highly developed skills in or al and written communication.
Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in human resource management, public administration, or a related field plus four years of professional-level human resources experience including one year of specialized experience as a senior analyst within the specialized area.

  • A nationally-recognized human resources professional certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources or similar);
  • Five or more years of successful experience in the following areas:
    • Consulting or serving as a business partner in a related functional area; experience designing,
    • Developing and conducting training and development programs using standard methodologies; implementing employee-management relations (ER, performance management, regulations, engagement) strategies with diverse occupational groups and in organizations of similar size, scope and scale;
  • Outstanding relationship management and team skills and emotional intelligence capabilities;
  • A history of achieving results effectively when operating through staff and in a collaboration with partners and stakeholders;
  • An outcome-orientation and documented history of successfully implementing projects, programs and training
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature; have visual acuity to use computers, and is able to ambulate and communicate. Must be able to perform all essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview, and a written exercise may be included.

Positions in this class requires a criminal background and a credit check as a condition of employment to the satisfaction of the employer.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Is your degree in one of the following disciplines?
  • Human resources nanagement
  • Psychology
  • Industrial/labor relations
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Other
03 If you answered "Other (related discipline)" or "Other (non-related discipline) for the previous question, please list the discipline of your degree. If this questions does not pertain to you or you do not possess a degree, enter "N/A".
04 How many years of experience do you have designing leadership and management training and development programs for a diverse workforce?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two
  • Two to less than three
  • Three to less than four
  • Four to less than five
  • Five to less than six
  • Six to less than seven
  • Seven to less than eight
  • Eight to less than nine
  • Nine or more years
05 How many years of experience do you have in employee relations to include counseling, mediation, conflict resolution and dealing with complex employee issues?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six or more years
06 Please indicate the size of the largest organization you have supported.
  • Less than 100 employees
  • 100 to 500 employees
  • 500 to 1000 employees
  • More than 1000 employees
07 How many years of experience do you have in managing large projects?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven to less than eight years
  • Eight to less than nine years
  • Nine or more years
08 How would you describe your level of knowledge of personnel administration as it applies to complex policy/regulation application?
  • Beginner
  • Moderate
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • None of the above
09 Please select the instructional design models listed below that you have used in your design preparation.
  • Merrill's Principles of Instruction (MPI)
  • Gagne's Nine Events of Instuctions
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • None of the above
10 How many years of experience do you have developing instructor-led train programs?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two years to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven or more years

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