Senior Human Resources Consultant

$72,335.54 - $120,559.71 yr
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
Full Time
Provides talent management leadership to senior leadership throughout the county. Works closely with stakeholders to facilitate, design and implementation of talent management initiatives, including succession planning county-wide. This position requires a high degree of technical expertise, excellent oral and written communication skills, integrity, and creative problem solving techniques while using sound judgment, possess managerial knowledge in a public sector, time-sensitive work environment. Other duties include:
  • Assists in managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the employment division;
  • Leads and provides coaching to a team of talent acquisition professionals in the division to ensure a robust candidate pipeline for all open requisitions to include high volume and difficult to fill positions;
  • Partners with department human resources managers and hiring managers to gain full understanding of business objectives, hiring needs, and position responsibilities;
  • Identifies process inefficiencies and makes recommendations for process redesign to create a more streamlined practice and deliver high quality results;
  • Assists with executive level recruitment;
  • Manages and supervise staff;
  • Develops and maintain recruitment metrics;
  • Responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests;
  • Oversee all public safety test development and administration;
  • Ensures compliance with state, local and federal laws and regulations.
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.

  • Four years of supervisory experience;
  • Extensive talent management experience to include a variety of sourcing techniques;
  • Certification in one or more of the following: IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  • Experience working with elected officials;
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships;
  • Ability to work collaboratively;
  • Strong interviewing and assessment skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills;
  • Solid ability to analyze data, solve problems and provide recommendations;
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, high volume environment.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and a credit check to the of the employer.

This position is primarily sedentary, but regularly requires one to use stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs occasionally, lift up to 15 pounds, and have visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor, operate keyboard driven equipment and computers with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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 management
  • 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 full-time equivalent experience do you have strategically evaluating the workforce, to include practical experience with the development and implementation of organizational workforce/succession plans?
  • 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 or more years
05 How many years of experience do you have as a talent acquisition professional?
  • 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 to less than ten years
  • Ten 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 What level of experience do you have in conducting research and analyzing your findings?
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • None of the above
08 Do you possess any of the following HR professional certifications? Check all that apply.
  • PHR/CP
  • GPHR
  • IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP)
  • None of the above
09 How proficient are you with Employment Law?
  • Beginner
  • Moderate
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • None of the above
10 Do you have experience with any of the following talent management systems?
  • People Soft
  • Oracle
  • NeoGov
  • Brass Ring
  • Other
  • None of the above

Required Question

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