Human Resources Consultant Assistant 1 or 2 (HRCA 1 or 2)

Human Resources Consultant Assistant 1 or 2 (HRCA 1 or 2), Vancouver Campus:

If you enjoy recruitment and selection, hiring, HR administration and policies, event planning and all things HR, WSU Vancouver has a Human Resources Consultant Assistant (HRCA 1 or2) position to consider!

Summary of Duties
Under general supervision, the HRCA 1 or 2 position independently provides paraprofessional human resource (HR) support to the Office of Human Resources at Washington State University Vancouver. As the first point of contact for a wide array of HR issues, the Human Resources Consultant Assistant 1 or 2 creates a professional and responsive service experience that is reflective of the WSU Vancouver vision. This position uses multiple channels of communication to address issues for employees, visitors, alumni, students, and the wider community.

Provides support in the areas of Workday transactions and maintenance, recruitment and selection, hiring/onboarding/orientation, general HR administration, records management, event planning, classification and compensation, employee relations, and employee benefits. Will always maintain and ensure a confidential environment.

Apply established human resource guidelines, rules, policies, and procedures to administrative professional (AP), classified staff (CS), temporary/hourly employees and or faculty members.

Required Qualifications

Depending on your level of experience and education, this position will begin as either a Human Resources Consultant Assistant 1 (HRCA 1) or Human Resources Consultant Assistant 2 (HRCA 2).


Three (3) years of office experience including at least six (6) months of experience in a human resource or related setting OR equivalent education/experience.


Four (4) years of office experience including two (2) years of experience in a human resource OR related setting OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Qualifications for HRCA 1 and HRCA 2
Demonstrated experience providing customer service through multiple communication channels, such as in person, virtual (Teams/Zoom), email or over the phone.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications for HRCA 1 and HRCA 2
Working knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), classification and compensation practices and recruitment practices.

Experience with electronic HR (HRIS, ATS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Experience providing administrative support to multiple individuals.

Experience in human resource functions such as benefits, recruitment, classification, compensation, employee/labor relations and training/development.

Experience presenting group orientations and/or trainings.

Higher Education and/or public sector experience.

Additional Job Description

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.1, and subsequent revisions where appropriate, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.


Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name

WSUV Finance and Operations, Human Resources

City, State, Zip

Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link

Monthly Salary

HRCA 1: $2,957 to $3,821 per month; $35,484 to $45,852 per year.

HRCA 2: $3,401 to $4,425 per month; $40,812 to $53,100 per year.

Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28,

This position is eligible for a hiring incentive up to $4000. Current WSU employees may be eligible for a referral bonus in accordance with WSU policy



This is a permanent position.


Hybrid work schedule and flexible scheduling may be an option after the initial training period.

Posting Close Date

This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on July 18, 2022.

Background Check

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

1) Resume (uploaded in the resume section).

2) A cover letter (uploaded in the questionnaire).

3) A diversity statement (also uploaded in the additional questionnaire, see information below).

Please include a diversity statement on past, current and future contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in alignment with WSU Vancouver’s mission through your work with the university. Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space,

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

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