Human Resources Coordinator

GENERAL FUNCTION:  This is a professional-level generalist classification. Incumbents in this classification provide analysis, guidance, and recommendations in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, benefits administration, training and organizational development, policy and procedure development.

The Human Resources Coordinator receives general direction from another higher level Human Resources professional.

This job description reflects the general concept and intent of the classification and should not be construed as a detailed statement of all the work requirements that may be inherent in a position.

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Director of Human Resources


  • Four year degree in human resources, business, psychology or similar field and two years of related work experience. Additional experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

  • Ability to utilize a personal computer and related software packages to perform word processing analysis, information retrieval, and tracking.

  • Current WA State driver's license or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.

  • Current knowledge of the principals and practices of personnel administration.

  • Current knowledge of effective recruitment and selection practices.

  • Knowledge of statistical research methodology.

  • Knowledge of job classification and salary setting methods.

  • Current knowledge of laws and regulations related to public human resources administration. Knowledge of labor relations law, strategies, and processes.

  • Skill in prioritizing and managing competing demands.

  • Skill in working with a diversity of individuals.

  • Ability to conduct job analysis and apply the findings to development of selection processes, or position allocations

  • Ability to interpret and apply policies to a variety of situations.

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and create viable options for solving them.

  • Ability to manage programs and projects.

  • Ability to conduct thorough and impartial investigations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to gain compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work as a member of a service-oriented team.

  • Ability to establish a sound working partnership with customers served.

  • Demonstrated punctual, regular, and reliable attendance is required.



  • Analyze job requirements and revise existing and develop new job specifications.

  • Complete salary surveys, recommend appropriate salary placement and maintain salary plan.

  • Develop, coordinate, and manage recruitment and selection processes in conjunction with Department directors and other hiring managers.

  • Conduct investigations into complaints initiated by management or employees.

  • Respond to complaints filed with Federal and State regulatory agencies such as the EEOC, Washington State Human Rights Commission, Department of Labor and Industries, etc.

  • Negotiate vendor and labor contracts.

  • Develop, implement and interpret policies, procedures, rules and contracts.

  • Advise and coach departmental staff on appropriate procedures for implementing personnel actions such as hire, transfer, performance review, disciplinary action, and termination.

  • Advise department staff regarding compliance with Federal and State employment laws.

  • Conducts new employee orientation, onboarding, and exit interviews.

  • May conduct confidential research for labor negotiations, including analysis of contract language and development of bargaining positions.

  • Participates in labor negotiations as member of bargaining team.

  • Develops, plans, and coordinates employee programs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.



  • The majority of duties are performed in an office environment. Minimal physical exertion is required. On occasion may be required to attend training or meetings outside the office.

  • Ability to use a computer approximately 90% of the time.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time approximately 85% of the time.

  • Ability to communicate by phone approximately 50% of the time.

  • Stooping, kneeling, and reaching approximately 2% of the time.

  • Lifting approximately 2% of the time.

  • Talking and expressing or exchanging ideas approximately 70% of the time.

  • Ability to travel locally approximately 10% of the time.