Career Opportunities

Job Title: Accounting Technician
Company: Kennewick Irrigation District
Location: Kennewick, WA
Salary: $21.87 to $28.56/hour, with competitive benefits

Position Summary:

The Accounting Technician performs highly confidential, detailed data entry, accounting, and administrative work with primary responsibility for bimonthly payroll and benefits administration, as well as assists with accounts payable, billing, and other administrative tasks.

A high school diploma or GED, and 2 years of experience in payroll, benefits administration, AP, AR, and/or bookkeeping is required. An AA degree in accounting is preferred, and may substitute for part of the required experience.

Qualifications include: Basic governmental budgeting and accounting; knowledge of state and federal standards and practices for payroll, wage & tax reporting and benefit plans administration; general ledger reconciliation; customer service experience.

The application process includes written and computer tests, and oral interview(s). Offers will be contingent on drug test, background and credit check results.

How to Apply: Complete application at

Company Contact:  Doris Rakowski ( [email protected] )

Posting Date:            May 1, 2019; Open Until Filled

Job Title: Human Resources Consultant
Company: BBSI
Location: Pasco & Moses Lake, WA
Salary: DOE

Position Summary:

The HR Consultant role provides guidance and support to our business-owner clients and our internal team of experts. This person must demonstrate strong business acumen, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit with a genuine desire to proactively and consistently deliver results for our clients and internal teams.

The BBSI HR Consultant supports a multi-million dollar business unit that consults on a broad range of organizational issues. The primary objective of the HR Consultant is to provide guidance, training and support to clients in the areas of strategic human capital management, employment law compliance, benefits administration, employee relations, organizational development, workers’ compensation administration and the overall development of best practices in human capital management.

This position reports to the Area Manager and works in partnership with other positions within the business unit, branch and corporate office.


  • The ideal candidate will be results-focused, accountable, motivated and highly organized
  • Thorough understanding of human resources principles and practices, including employment laws and regulations; this includes self-directed maintenance on knowledge of current laws, events, industry trends and economic factors that may impact BBSI and its clients
  • Knowledge of HR metrics and ability to benchmark, measure, analyze and articulate the value and ROI of HR initiatives, practices and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to write, develop and deliver successful presentations and facilitate trainings to individuals and groups at all levels of an organization
  • Ability and willingness to enthusiastically “roll up sleeves” and perform administrative work
  • Ability to become a trusted advisor to business owners
  • Additional operations or business experience outside of HR required
  • Prior exposure to payroll processing with strong knowledge of wage and hour laws
  • Extensive Microsoft Office experience
  • SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, SPHR or PHR strongly preferred
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to use your own vehicle, proof of automobile insurance meeting BBSI coverage criteria
  • Roughly 50% of time spent out of the office – primarily local – working with clients at their location
  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree is a plus
  • 10+ years’ experience in hands-on and strategic HR management

How to Apply: Please email your resume to [email protected]

Additional Information:            

For Individuals meeting these requirements, this position offers, at a minimum:

  • Generous base salary, unlimited earning potential based on results, 401(k) with employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance, and other benefits
  • Opportunity to impact the success and growth of client companies and BBSI
  • Knowledge that you are working for a results oriented organization
  • Gain experience working in multiple industries


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