Opening Date/Time: Fri. 10/06/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,399.00 – $5,770.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife


The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW’s employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at

Human Resource Consultant 4
Full-Time, Permanent
This position is open until filled; however, the first review of applications will begin on October 13, 2017. 

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill a full-time, permanent, Human Resource Consultant 4 position located in the Director’s Office, Human Resource Division.   The duty station is the Natural Resources Building (NRB) located in Olympia, Thurston County.

This position works under the general direction of the Human Resource Director to provide senior generalist level human resource consultation and professional services for recruitment and selection, investigations, and other assigned functions. Independently prioritizes, plans, coordinates, and implements necessary services and processes in assigned areas of responsibility.

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Consult with supervisors and managers on personnel matters such as employee performance management and conduct.
  • Conducts administrative investigations primarily in the area of employee misconduct, but may also investigate discrimination allegations as needed. Interviews individuals involved; gathers information and evidence; prepares investigatory reports; and makes recommendations, as requested.
  • Assist with writing and reviewing corrective action correspondence, letters of reprimand, performance improvement plans, etc.
  • Provide guidance to supervisors and managers regarding recruitment processes, interview questions, and in developing a recruitment plan.
  • Build relationships with supervisors and employees, using strong interpersonal skills to facilitate open communication.
A Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences, or related field
Three years of professional human resource experience, including: conducting investigations, just cause discipline, and consulting with senior level managers.
Equivalent education/experience.
 Supplemental Information:
How to Apply:
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume (please make it succinct)
  • Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)

Please note:  Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail.  You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process.  In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at  Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the completeness of application materials submitted and the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. A resume will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in this position. All information will be verified and documentation may be required.

Note: This recruitment may be used for other HRC 4 vacancies, for up to six (6) months.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.