Human Resources Business Partner I or II

Recruitment #220701-C31B-20


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Human Resources Business Partner I or II providing support to Human Resources. This is a state employee position governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022.

Level I: The annual Salary is up to $41,810.00 based on education and experience.
Level II: The annual Salary is up to $50,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:

At this level employees are assigned responsibility for the completion of a full range of professional level work at the full performance level in completing various human resources management or personnel administration activities, either in a specialized phase of human resources management or in all or several areas of an agency human resources management program.  This will include a high degree of independence in completing work assignments and making decisions concerning various human resources management activities.  Supervisory responsibilities will not normally be assigned at this level, but there may be some responsibility for providing training or guidance to lower-level staff.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:

• Performs human resources management administration activities involving responsibility for the interpretation and application of rules, laws and policies.
• Completes classification studies, job audits and other activities to identify duties and responsibilities assigned to employees; develops job descriptions, job specifications, organization charts and other materials to describe positions and duties performed by employees; determines appropriate classifications for individual positions.
• Conducts wage and salary surveys by collecting and evaluating salary data; prepares recommendations or requests for salary changes; determines salary changes authorized for specific actions, such as appointments, promotions, transfers, demotions and reinstatements.
• Administers the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act: administers leave, FMLA, worker’s compensation, insurance, retirement and other employee benefits programs, or special programs such as career fair, and charitable contributions.
• Collects and analyzes data on personnel selection procedures and methods, based on established psychometric techniques; prepares charts, graphs and other statistical information on examination results, develops tests and other selection devises.
• Performs centralized or agency recruiting activities; prepares recruiting announcements or other information concerning job vacancies; interviews applicants and evaluates application forms; provides job counseling to prospective employees; visits schools, colleges and other sources for recruitment.
• Prepares, processes, reviews, analyzes, or approves employee personnel transactions; ensures compliance with applicable laws and rules concerning appointments, promotions, demotions, transfers, separations and other actions.
• Interprets rules and laws concerning employee personnel actions; advises agency personnel staff, employees, supervisors and managers on various personnel related issues.
• Maintains a system of employee personnel records.
• Other duties as assigned.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level I:
• Knowledge of human resources management policies and procedures
• Knowledge of records maintenance and business communications
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, laws and policies.

Level II:
• Knowledge of human resources management policies and procedures
• Knowledge of records maintenance and business communications
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Knowledge of Merit Rules for Personnel Administration, Oklahoma Personnel Act, rules and standards related to human resource management
• Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, laws and policies. And to analyze and interpret these rules in various situations

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position is set in an office environment, computer based.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. 


Level I: Bachelor’s degree or four years of technical human resources management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level II: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, public administration, sociology, psychology or a closely related degree and two years of technical human resources management experience.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.