Human Resources Business Partner, R20030

Bellevue College

Posted: 6/17/20
Deadline: 9/9/20

About This Organization

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Job Duties

Audit new, vacant and occupied unclassified and classified positions. Conduct comprehensive investigations of position’s responsibilities which may include interviewing incumbents, supervisors and employing officials, examining work site, work methods, etc. Interpret and allocate positions to appropriate classification system applying appropriate definitions and knowledge of Washington state and Bellevue College’s classification/compensation system. Interpret rules, FLSA and other statutes that may impact the college. Explain audit results to employee, supervisor and employing official. Prepare notification to employee of audit finding. Provide training to managers and supervisors on classification/compensation system and processes. Assists departments in applicable collective bargaining agreements, laws, policies, and procedures.

Work with department managers and supervisors to develop effective recruitment strategies. Review job duties, qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities to create appropriate recruitment tools. Duties may include some or all of the following: identify and contact qualified candidates for specific job openings; review written job advertising in various media; review and screen applications and refer applicants to hiring department; conduct interviews; check references; and/or make offers to selected candidates. Monitor and ensure compliance with college, state and federal regulations in all recruitment functions. Utilize EEO/AA regulations in recruitment processes. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and supervisors. Provide training to managers and supervisors on hiring processes, procedures and legal requirements. Answer inquiries from management, employees and applicants on recruitment processes and procedures. Assist in the collection, verification, analysis and reporting of human resource information.

Employee Relations
In collaboration with VP-HR, provide information, interpretation, advice, training, and counsel to management and employees regarding workplace concerns and disagreements, performance management, workplace climate, techniques for motivating employees, supervising and working in a union environment, and compliance with state and federal laws and rules. Respond to questions and issues from employees and management regarding workplace concerns, appropriate corrective and disciplinary actions, reasonable accommodation, disability issues, and contract interpretation and implementation. Conduct investigations and interviews of alleged employee misconduct and prepare or assist supervisors prepare documentation for college response. Serve as facilitator/mediator when appropriate.

Labor Relations
In collaboration with VP-HR, apply labor collective bargaining agreements and procedures for grievances, investigations, corrective and disciplinary actions, and other personnel actions. Provide information, interpretation, advice, training, and counsel to administrators, managers, supervisors, and staff regarding collective bargaining agreements; workplace concerns; performance management; supervision; and compliance. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with union representatives, employees, managers and supervisors.

Provide interpretation, information and advice regarding, college policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, Washington Administrative Code, Revised Code of Washington, ADA, FMLA, L&I return-to-work, other state-supported or collectively bargained leave plans, Title IX, Title VII, EEO, ADEA, FLSA, EPA, and other rules and regulations that may impact the college. Investigate, recommend and represent the college at appeals, grievances, and unemployment hearings. Work with appropriate counsel and AVP on legal issues.
Advise management regarding collective bargaining, contract interpretation and other rules and regulations. Investigate, recommend and represent the college at appeals, grievances, and unemployment hearings. Work with appropriate counsel on legal issues.

Complete special assignments and projects as required. Develop and provide formal training in areas of expertise. Maintain knowledge on current developments and practices in human resources. Provide backup to HR staff as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Three years of progressively responsible professional-level human resource experience.

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