Arlington, Virginia
$57,387.20 - $114,732.80 Annually
May 06, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This recruitment is open until filled with a preferred filing date of April 23, 2021. Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2021.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced senior level Human Resources (HR) Analyst to join a training and HR team that supports talent management within a diverse workforce, ranging from trades employees to engineers. This HR Analyst will serve as a resource within the department, using their HR experience in employee relations, human resources management, employee development, organizational development, and staff recruitment to support more than 250 employees from the full range of HR functions of On-boarding to leaving the organization.

Specific duties include:

• Guiding and training managers on HR policies and practices;
• Facilitating performance management initiatives and providing guidance on appraisal procedures;
• Consulting with and advising hiring managers on recruitment and classification of positions;
• Serving as a department liaison to the HR Department including assisting with the new hire process;
• Collecting data, preparing reports, and conducting analysis; and
• Supporting change management and organizational development functions.

The ideal candidate will possess strong communications skills, conflict management expertise, and the ability to build partnerships and collaborate with a variety of internal and external business partners on recruitment, sourcing, and/or outreach efforts for a variety of positions. The successful candidate will have experience identifying and executing innovative solutions to difficult organizational challenges in recruitment and selection and professional standards that impact recruitment and selection practices.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or a related field plus professional level experience in recruitment, performance management and organizational development for a variety of occupations.

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.

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

  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management or Industrial/Organizational Psychology; or
  • Human Resources certifications or licenses such as CCP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Working in a local, state, or federal government agency;
  • Handling complex employee relations issues involving employment and case law;
  • Human resources organizational development and/or training;
  • Performing test development and validation strategies; and
  • Working with all levels of recruitment and selection processes including developing outreach and sourcing strategies designed to attract under represented and diverse populations and developing strategies to encourage diversity and inclusion in the County's selection processes.

Additional Information

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with a flexible work schedule and telecommuting encouraged. Some weekend and work after normal hours may be required.

This recruitment is open until filled with a preferred filing date of April 23, 2021. Applications submitted by the preferred filing date of Friday, April 23, 2021 will be given first consideration for interviews. Applications received after the preferred filing date may be considered for interviews if a hire is not made from applications received by the preferred filing date. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when enough qualified applications have been received.

The official title of this position is Human Resources/OD Specialist.

This position is part of a pay-for-performance broadband pay program and may be filled within the established broad band depending on qualifications and experience. Entry salary within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection (or application) process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please indicate what field of study your Bachelor's or Master's degree is in:
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Administration
  • Other related field
  • Other unrelated field
  • I will be using years of experience as a substitution


Please indicate how many years you have of professional level experience in recruitment, performance management and organizational development or a closely related field for a variety of occupations.
  • Less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more
  • I will be using a Master's degree as a substitution for some of the human resources experience


Please indicate which of the following you possess:
  • Experience in a local, state, or federal government agency
  • Experience handling complex employee relations issues
  • Experience in human resources organizational development and/or training
  • Experience working with multiple levels of recruitment and selection processes
  • Experience developing strategies to encourage diversity and inclusion in selection processes
  • Experience performing test development and validation strategies
  • Human Resources certifications or licenses such as CCP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  • None of the above


Please describe your recruiting experience handling a variety of positions including executive and difficult to fill positions, highlighting methods you used to attract a diverse and qualified applicant pool.


Please describe your experience conducting job analysis and detail how you used the results to support classification decisions, to develop position descriptions and/or job announcements, and/or to develop and validate selection instruments.


Please describe your experience facilitating performance management initiatives and providing guidance on appraisal procedures.

Required Question

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