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Human Resource Business Partner I

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/06
Posting End Date: 2024/06/20
Category: Human Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 22.75
Maximum Salary: 24.27
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Division of Human Resources

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Idaho Division of Human Resources (DHR) is seeking a Human Resource Business Partner I. This announcement will be used to fill a classified position located at the Department of Administration (ADM) in Boise, ID. This position will provide support for ADM, the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), the Department of Insurance (DOI), the Commission on Hispanic Affairs (ICHA), and the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and will work collaboratively with the Idaho Division of Human Resources.

To provide human resource services in one or more of the following areas: consultation and training on human resource related topics, application review and candidate testing, recruitment, job analysis and classification, benefits and leave administration, relevant program administration; perform related work. This position may provide support to multiple agencies.


  • Consulting with and advises employees and/or management on human resource matters
  • Conducting in-depth interviews and research in a variety of HR areas, reports findings and makes recommendations to management
  • Completing job analysis, identifying classes of work and job requirements, develops job descriptions, or recommends appropriate classification
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the recruitment process: reviewing and generating job descriptions, posting announcements, managing the hiring process, providing information on career opportunities and guidance to hiring managers on selection practices
  • Recommending personnel policy and procedure changes and updates
  • Reviews personnel actions and employment activities for compliance with federal, state and agency rules, policies and procedures
  • Determining eligibility and administers benefits
  • Coordinating, conducting and facilitating employee orientation and other human resource training
  • Performing or overseeing preparation and submittal of personnel, payroll and benefits documents
  • May process payroll and perform related functions

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the second level in the Human Resource job family. At this level incumbents operate independently with routine practices, make recommendations for process changes, and consult with HR leadership regarding complex issues outside of standard procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: 

  • Human resource administration 

Typically gained through successful completion of at least two (2) courses in Human Resource Administration, certifications, or a closely related field; OR at least six (6) months of experience providing human resource guidance or consultation on policies and procedures in one or more of the following areas: recruiting, job analysis and classification, performance management concepts, and salary administration.

  • Equal employment opportunity concepts and legal requirements  

Typically gained through successful completion of at least two (2) courses in Human Resource Administration, certifications, or a closely related field; OR at least six (6) months of work experience reviewing personnel actions for compliance with these concepts. 


  • Interpreting, explaining, applying laws, regulations, and policies 

Typically gained through at least one (1) year of work experience with responsibility for reviewing documents or actions for compliance with laws, regulations, and/or policies, or explaining to others how laws, regulations, or policies apply to specific situations.

  • Counseling employees on human resource matters  

Typically gained through at least one (1) year of work experience where a responsibility of the job was providing counseling to employees on human resource matters such as explaining benefit options, workplace concerns, career development, and providing resources.

MQ Specialties:

Some knowledge of: 

  • Employee benefits program administration
  • Training methods

Good knowledge of: 

  • Employee recruitment methods 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Using Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook.
  • Using data systems for the management of personnel information.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.