Human Resources Assistant - #1687085

Pierce County Washington

Date: 1 week ago
City: Tacoma, WA
Contract type: Full time


This Position is Hybrid with Two in- Office Days Per Week

Position Summary

Why It's a Great Opportunity:
This is your opportunity to develop a stronger and more diverse skillset on top of your current HR foundation. As a Human Resources Assistant with Pierce County, you will be providing essential HR and administrative support, not only to the other divisions within HR, but across the County as well. For the most part, you will support our HR team, including talent acquisition, classification and compensation, leave administration, development and training, and employee/labor relations. Your efforts in this role will directly affect the services employees utilize daily. Your work is critical to the effectiveness of employees and therefore contributes to overall business operations of the County.

Why It's a Great Department:
The Pierce County Human Resources Department delivers innovative, specialized human resource services to help the County attract and retain a high performing, diverse workforce that creates a healthy work environment and a livable Pierce County. We provide a wide range of human resource management functions for all County departments and administer a comprehensive personnel management system. You can look forward to joining a hard-working team committed to meeting the highest principles of human resource services.

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How to be Successful in the Role:
This is such an exciting and foundational position to our Human Resources Department! To be successful, you will need a comprehensive understanding of Human Resources and related administrative processes. You will also need to bring with you experience working in HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems) and HCM (Human Capital Management) systems. Strong organization and time management skills are a must in this position; a lot can come at you fast and navigating it all with the appropriate sense of urgency is critical. Your keen eye for detail and assurance of accuracy will be applied to almost all that you do and ensure your success.

Your Future in this Role:
Initially, you will spend time getting up to speed on public sector HR practices and learning the nuances of the different teams we support. As a Human Resources Assistant, you are connected to and supporting not only to the other divisions within Human Resources, but all the departments within the County as well. Because you will learn processes and tasks covering a wide variety of administrative functions, this position lays the groundwork for many future opportunities and for career growth.

Core Daily Responsibilities:

  • Respond to inquiries and provide information about human resources guidelines, policies, regulations, or procedures.
  • Perform a variety of tasks and personnel transactions using the HCM system (Workday) and our applicant tracking system (NeoGov).
  • Assist human resource staff in conducting and administering a variety of human resource functions such as recruitment and selection processes; wage and compensation surveys; leave administration; training; and employee relations activities.
  • Assist with research projects; prepare written reports and statistical data.
  • Take notes during investigatory and other confidential meetings.
A classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions can be found here



  • Additional education or experience which clearly indicates the ability to perform the essential functions of this position may substitute on a year for year basis for qualifications listed
  • Three years of general office/administrative experience
  • At least 1 year of human resource related experience
  • A cover letter must be submitted with your application
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Workday (HRIS/HCM system)
  • Experience in NeoGov (Applicant Tracking System)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration

Supplemental Information


To be considered for this opportunity please:

  • Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:
  • If you have a question about this opportunity, please email the Recruitment Team at [email protected] and specify the Job Number and Title.
  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
  • Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process, or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.

This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 2 to 3 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include assessments, phone screen, and interviews

At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?

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