HR Generalist 2 (7595U), BEARS Service Region - 20615
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles
, our Principles of Community
, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: Thursday, July 22, 2021. Job will remain open until filled.
Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to specific "groupings/clusters" of schools, colleges, and organized research units (5 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.
Berkeley Educators & Administrators Regional Services (BEARS) - is part of Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration - provides reliable, high-quality administrative support to the Chancellor's, EVCP, Vice Chancellors', administrative, auxiliary, and other units that support academic excellence at UC Berkeley. Not only is BEARS the largest service region, it supports the largest variety of personnel positions in realizing UC Berkeley's mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Partners with key clients in the BEARS Service Region, including campus academic and business leaders, to best support their particular department/unit HR needs; including:
- Support assigned resources in managing the unit relationship, developing unit specific profiles and knowledge base materials.
- Provide strategic HR consultation across BEARS and with specific client units, education, and support to client management to resolve the most complex and sensitive issues concerning staff and the organization.
- Interpret Labor Relations agreements and provide strategic and tactical consultative guidance for up to 16+ different and complex bargaining units across the BEARS Region.
- Conduct complex employee and management investigations, prepare written reports and recommend action following investigations.
- Under general supervision, coordinates administrative tasks for the performance evaluation process, rewards and recognition programs, and compensation programs.
- Applies professional HR concepts when counseling employees concerning work-related issues of moderate scope and complexity..
- Provide guidance to supervisors and managers in developing job descriptions, facilitating benefits communications, and providing guidance on compensation programs, personnel policies, and procedures.
- Under general supervision provides advice and counsel to client groups according to established human resources policies and procedures.
- Generates reports in UC Systems,, conducts HR trends analyses and helps develop resulting recommendations.
- Work in tandem with other teams, including First Contact, Payroll, HCM, Central Human Resources, Leaves, and Recruitment to manage sensitive and confidential information and effectively and collaboratively interacts with client groups.
- Has working knowledge of HR generalist areas, such as compensation, benefits, leaves, recruitment, and employee/labor relations
- Experienced in utilizing Excel and Word (E.G. creating formulas, reports, mail merge)
- Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
- Possesses basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs and campus policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and/or other related business software programs and systems.
- Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments.
- Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=20615&PostingSeq=1