$54,641.60 - $109,262.40 Annually
(Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, VA
Department of Human Services
Please note: This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of November 1, 2019.
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 DHS.
- Assisting managers with recruitment and position classifications;
- Identify sourcing to expand recruitment efforts;
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Public/Business Administration, or related field; and
- Generalist experience in the areas of recruitment, performance management, and employee relations.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Desirables: Preference may be given candidates with one or more of the following:
- Certification as PHR or SHRM-CP;
- Master's Degree in a closely related field;
- Training and development experience; and/or
- Working in a local government.
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.
Work hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with some flexibility.
This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of November 1, 2019. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. Applications received after November 1, 2019 may be considered if a hire is not made from applicants 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. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration.
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.
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: (see application details)
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.