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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 4:01 AM

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Are you a strategic thinker with big ideas who can lead a Human Resources functions that impacts employees at all levels across an entire organization?

Are you a talented and capable people manager able to engage and lead a talented team of human resources professionals?

Do you desire a role where you can influence workforce equity, diversity and inclusion and want to create an environment where everyone can do their best work?

Is being part of a greater community dedicated to the improvement of the lives of many important to you?

Seattle Parks and Recreation, (SPR) officially the Department of Parks and Recreation, is responsible for maintaining the city's 6,400+ acre parks system as well as swimming pools, golf courses, and environmental education and community centers throughout the city. It is our mission to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn and contemplate as well as build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. An essential tool for us to deliver the above is an engaged and effective workforce.

Currently we are looking for a seasoned HR professional to lead our HR function. With a workforce of over 2,000+ employees, we are a diverse organization facing a unique variety of challenges. Our employees are committed to delivering a positive experience to all of our stakeholders and we are committed to being an employer of choice to them. For some, SPR may represent a first job but to many it will be a long-term career and, regardless of tenure, we want to ensure that all employees experience a safe, equitable and positive work environment.

Job Responsibilities:This HR Leader will partner closely with the SPR and Seattle Human Resources (SHR) Leadership teams to identify, support and/or deliver Human Resources support and services in the following areas:

* Identify and resolve key business issues; In partnership with Leadership and SHR develop solutions and manage implementation to achieve meaningful business impacts;

* Establish high functioning relationships across levels of the organizations to build relationships, improve communications, understand working challenges, and enhance credibility;

* Grow capabilities of existing HR team in areas such as labor relations, employee relations, safety, recruiting and development;

* Collaborate to develop department wide strategies and programs with an equity lens to support the recruiting, growth and development of staff at all organizational levels;

* Act as an internal consultant for complex, high profile organizational issues with executive teams, requiring a high level of technical skills in consulting, coaching and facilitation;

* Establish a network across the city to understand and leverage existing resources on issues that Parks SPR is facing;

* Deliver value-added HR services through constant process alignment and improvement; and

* Identify and eliminate barriers to equity as it applies to recruitment, development and day to day operations.

Qualifications:Minimum qualifications for this position are:

* Experience delivering HR support to an organization with the following characteristics:

* 900+ employees with significant additional seasonal employees;

* Represented environment; and

* Dispersed workforce covering multiple organizations

* Leading a team of at least 5 HR professionals covering a variety of HR functions

* BA degree in Human Resources or Business or equivalent work experience

* History of leading and delivering enterprise- wide projects of increasing complexity that impacted labor relations, employee relations, recruiting and/or development.

Desired qualifications for this position are:

* Experience operating in the public sector;

* Experience with delivering complex organization change projects;

* Willingness to champion change regardless even when it may be challenging personally and professionally;

* Meaningful experience working as part of a leadership team including Executive coaching and team facilitator;

* Demonstrated experience with eliminating institutional barriers to equity; and History of functioning as a role model for Human Resources and other Leaders.

Additionally, all candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their proficiency with the following core Human Resources competencies:

* Respect: We demonstrate regard for ourselves and others; we are open minded, considerate, fully present, engaged and responsive

* Excellence: We perform and serve to the highest standards; we attain outstanding results through innovation, effort and personal commitment;

* Integrity: We are worthy of trust because we do the right thing; we are ethical, principled and transparent and behave consistent with our values;

* Equity: We honor difference and seek diverse backgrounds and perspectives; we are inclusive and pursue just outcomes;

* Adaptability: We are flexible and resilient; we respond readily to change and new conditions, seek solutions and do our work with optimism;

* Integration: We are a team; we work holistically and strategically, incorporate others and are mindful of impact; and o Accountability: We take responsibility and follow through with intention; we take ownership of the process and results.

Additional Information:The budget title for this posting is an Executive 2.

Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Pam Inch at (206) ###-#### or


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