City of Tacoma WA HR Business Partner - Sr. Human Resources Analyst in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

HR Business Partners This recruitment opening has been extended to July 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

About Us: The City of Tacoma values a diverse and inclusive workplace and has a specific equity and empowerment initiative aimed at ensuring that our workforce reflects the community we serve. To support this initiative, we are specifically searching for professionals who have experience actively working to eliminate racial and other disparities in recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention. Our Human Resources team is made up of a group of diverse, energetic and fun individuals and we have an exciting opportunity to expand our team of talented people.

The City of Tacoma provides meaningful career opportunities in an inclusive and supportive environment. We support development through internal training opportunities and a generous tuition reimbursement program. We value the health and wellness of our team member's and support it with motivational and financial incentives. We offer an excellent healthcare program that includes medical, dental and vision coverage. We top all of this off with a great paid time off package and participation in Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System. This position supports and is located at Tacoma Public Utilities where we have free parking, onsite cafeteria, and exercise facility.

HR Business Partners (HRBP's) are critical to building the capacity of HR team and the organization as a whole. HRBP's have a strong understanding of Human Resources management and experience implementing, executing and delivering on innovative HR solutions. HRBP's use independent judgement and high degrees of responsibility while working to solve complex, high stakes employee relations matters. They partner with leaders to develop and execute HR strategies focused on equity and diversity, employee relations, culture, talent management, full cycle recruitment including improving quality/volume of the talent pipeline and workforce planning.

HRBP's understand business priorities and translate them into the highest impact work. HRBP's take a leading role when working closely with local and City wide HR professionals to look around corners with data-driven recommendations that improve performance, retention and the employee experience.

For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, social or organizational behavior, business, public administration or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years' relevant human resources experience as an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist with full-cycle recruitment responsibility. A combination of closely related education, certification and or closely related HR experience may be substituted. Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization

  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different divisions in order to integrate HR and business strategies
  • Proven ability to diagnose issues and drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative
  • Proven knowledge of principles and practices related to effective human resources management
  • At least one year as a human resources representative in a highly unionized environment
  • Competent using the Microsoft Suite
  • Change management experience
  • Strong project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; high quality document preparation and presentation skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed cover letter and resume. Candidates whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department will be forwarded to the hiring manager for interview and hiring consideration. You will be contacted by Human Resources directly if you are selected to interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

The online application system may require you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information.

*Communication from the City of Tacoma: * We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Salary: $75,836.80 - $97,240.00 Annually

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: Human Resources

Job Number: 1131-18A

Division: Human Resources

Closing: 7/27/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400