Human Resource Advisor III

Recruitment #042922-mack03-20800

Summary Statement

This is the advanced level of professional human resource work in a human resource function(s) that supports the business operations, mission and objectives of one or more agencies.  Employees at this level perform complex work independently.

Essential Functions

Professional human resource work is characterized by the application of human resource theories, principles and models to support the administration of human resource functions; as well as the use of knowledge, discretion, consultation and independent judgment in applying and/or interpreting human resource laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures to address a variety of human resource activities, challenges, issues and assignments.  Work often involves review, evaluation, consultation, and recommendations of specific courses of action to be taken, through collaboration with employees, supervisors, managers, and others, and in compliance with human resource laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.  

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed.

  • Provides guidance, direction and recommendations to employees, management and others based on findings, rules, regulations, policies, guidelines and precedents that impact assigned area of human resources.

  • Depending on the size of an assigned agency and operations, employees perform professional human resource work specializing in one or more human resource functions or perform professional human resource work as a generalist for all human resource functions of one or more assigned agencies.

  • Applies, explains, and ensures compliance with state and federal human resource laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

  • Analyzes inquiries, needs and challenges; assesses organizational impact; evaluates alternatives/options and makes recommendations.

  • Explains and supports human resource related actions and recommendations.

  • Reports workplace risk management issues to leadership (e.g., safety, health).

  • Researches, collects, analyzes and evaluates data and information from a variety of sources and documents findings in narrative and statistical reports.

  • Utilizes automated human resources information systems or other computerized systems to research and report on data; may perform quality reviews of data in systems.

  • Conducts special assignments and studies.

  • Participates in interviews, meetings, conference calls and/or presentations.

  • May calculate, resolve discrepancies and report on data for an agency’s payroll. 

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Human Resource Advisor III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1. Applicants must possess at least one of the following:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher.


Three years of professional human resource experience.


Two years’ of professional human resource experience AND a Statewide Human Resource Certification or professional human resource certification.

In addition to the above requirement, applicants must meet all of the job requirements below: 

2. Two years’ experience in performing professional human resource work in support of a human resource function.
3. Two years’ experience in providing guidance, direction and recommendations to employees, management or others on inquiries and/or challenges.
4. Two years’ experience in applying human resource laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
5. Two years’ experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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