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Human Resource Business Partner I

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/11
Posting End Date: 2024/07/25
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 Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) in Boise, ID. This position will provide support for the state’s Natural Resources agencies (Lands, Fish and Game, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, and Environmental Quality) 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.

This position will provide consultative recruiting services for the Natural Resource Agencies to include working with hiring managers on full cycle recruitment and assisting staff and applicants with hiring procedures and career opportunities. The successful candidate will have the aptitude and ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, meet deadlines, and work with a variety of diverse individuals at all levels within the organization. The successful candidate for this role will also have impeccable communication skills, written and verbal, a demonstrated history of providing outstanding customer service, and a strong proficiency with MS Office Suite. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to build and maintain strong business partner relationships, work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the recruitment process: reviewing and generating creative job descriptions, posting announcements, managing the hiring process, providing information on career opportunities and hiring procedures to applicants, and providing guidance to hiring managers on selection practices
  • Recommending personnel policy and procedure changes and updates
  • Sources the ideal candidate for positions through databases and social media
  • Screens resumes
  • Conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations 
  • Arranges travel
  • Achieves key performance metrics
  • Travels to career fairs or other office locations throughout the state
  • Works on cross functional teams to improve processes
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Performs personnel actions

    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:

    Good knowledge of: 

    • Employee recruitment methods 


    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.