Nov 02, 2018
Dec 07, 2018
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of December 7, 2018. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration.

Are you excited about having a role in the delivery and execution of core Human Resources services to employees? Do you enjoy working with employees in the resolution of day-to-day work issues? Arlington County's Department of Human Services' (DHS) Human Resources Bureau may have an opportunity for you! Arlington County seeks an experienced and motivated Human Resources Analyst with a proven track record of providing generalist services and guidance to employees.

DHS is an integrated department of 700 employees who strive to make a real difference in people's lives by providing outstanding human services to include public heath, behavioral health, child and family services, aging and disability services, and economic independence services.

To learn more about our services, please visit here.

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting managers with recruitment and position classifications;
  • Providing guidance and coordination of performance management and appraisal procedures (probationary and yearly);
  • Developing and providing training on various Human Resources topics to management and non-management employees;
  • Providing guidance to managers/employees in resolution of employee relations issues;
  • Interpreting, applying, and guiding employees on County and departmental regulations and policies;
  • Collecting data, preparing reports, and conducting analysis;
  • Managing special projects specific to the area of responsibility; and
  • Co- facilitation of the Limited English Proficiency work group

The selected candidate will need strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The ability to actively listen and analyze situations to effectively provide guidance, as well as organizational and planning skills are required. To be successful in this role you will need to be able to address sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality. You must be able to independently prioritize work; adhere to, establish and communicate deadlines as well as problem solve to research problems and identify solutions.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Public/Business Administration, or related field plus generalist experience including recruitment, performance management, and employee relations.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a closely related field may substitute for up to one year of general human resources experience.

Desirables: Preference may be given candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Certification as PHR or SHRM-CP;
  • Training and development experience; and/or
  • Working in a local government.

Special Requirements

An online application is required.

A resume and letter of interest are required. Please attach a letter and resume to this application highlighting your background and experience which addresses why you feel that you are the most qualified candidate for this position.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements. Starting pay within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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