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Human Resource Business Partner II

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/18
Posting End Date: 2024/07/02
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 25.97
Maximum Salary: 27.70
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 II. This announcement will be used to fill a classified position located at the Department of Health and Welfare’s (DHW) Coeur d’Alene office. This position will provide support for DHW and will work collaboratively with the Idaho Division of Human Resources.

About the Department of Health and Welfare:

Dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. The Department of Health and Welfare’s (DHW) primary role in the community is to provide services and oversight to promote healthy people, safe children, and stable families. DHW accomplishes this through several core functions, including: Administering state and federal public assistance and health coverage programs, which includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) and Medicaid; Providing direct-care services for certain disadvantaged or underserved populations; Protecting children and vulnerable adults; Licensing various types of care facilities; Promoting healthy lifestyles; and identifying and reducing public health risks.

Performs a full range of professional human resource services in leave administration, medical accommodations, classification, compensation, recruitment, training, policy and procedure, employee relations and performance management. This position may provide support to multiple agencies.


  • Providing human resource consultation and services to applicants, staff and managers in more than one area of functional specialization, such as leave administration, medical accommodations, recruitment, benefits, compensation, classification, employee relations, etc.
  • Consulting with supervisors/managers on performance management
  • Advising on career and succession planning, organization and job design
  • Contributing to employee engagement and retention tactics
  • Monitoring and evaluates compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Participating in complaint inquiries, investigations and resolutions
  • May process payroll and perform related functions

Specialties someone in this class might focus on:

  • Planning, organizing, conducting job analysis and recommends appropriate classification
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating effectiveness of recruitment initiatives
  • Identifying and recommending solutions to compensation challenges and inequities
  • Providing training and presentations
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the third level in the Human Resource job family. At this level incumbents operate independently on day-to-day tasks. Consult with agency leadership on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures. Research, analyze and resolve issues; complex or contentious issues are referred to HR leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of: 

  • Human resource administration 

Typically gained through successful completion of at least two (2) college courses in Human Resource Administration, certifications, or a closely related field PLUS at least two (2) years of work experience where job responsibilities were in one or more of the following areas: recruiting, job analysis and classification, performance management concepts, and salary administration; OR the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resource Administration, certifications, or closely related field; OR three (3) years of work experience in the areas above.

  • Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action concepts and legal requirements 

Typically obtained through successful completion of at least two (2) college courses, certifications, or closely related field covering equal employment opportunity and legal requirements PLUS at least two (2) years of work experience reviewing personnel actions for compliance with these concepts; OR the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources Administration, certifications, or closely related field; OR three (3) years of work experience in the above areas.


  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining laws or rules 

Typically gained by at least two (2) years of work experience reviewing and explaining documents or actions for compliance with laws, regulations, and/or policies. 

  • Researching and preparing reports and recommendations 

Typically gained by at least six (6) months of experience researching and compiling information to prepare reports that include recommendations.

  • Conducting in-depth interviews 

Typically gained by at least one (1) year of experience where conducting interviews was a predominate responsibility of the job. Interviews may be employment interviews, job audit interviews, investigations, or other types of interview situations where information gathered was used in making decisions. 

MQ Specialties:

Some knowledge of: 

  • Employee benefits program administration


  • Working with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Working with or processing FMLA
  • Working with employee relations including ADA and investigations


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.