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About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff...

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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 .

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu .

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six regions that support the administration of Human Resources, Business and Financial Services, and Research Administration for the UC Berkeley campus. BRS is committed to developing a culture in which employees are actively engaged in the work, mission, and vision of the organization and the University.

The Human Resources Generalist is an integral member of the HR team supporting the “ProS” Region (Professional Schools/University Extension). The Professional Schools Region (ProS) provides a wide range of reliable, high-quality administrative support services for the University of California, Berkeley in the areas of Human Resources & Academic Personnel Support Research Administration and Purchasing and Reimbursements.

In support of the UC Berkeley Operating Principles (https://hr.berkeley.edu/performance/operating-principles) and the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service, ProS operates in a culture, which encourages collaboration, innovation, simplification, and accountability. Our staff focuses on service, a commitment that is aligned with the university vision. We recognize excellence and strive to provide timely, consistent, and dependable service to the ProS clients.

The Professional Schools region (ProS) serves the University Extension, Berkeley Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Education, School of Social Welfare, SSALL, and the School of Journalism.

This position is responsible for recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs, and procedures covering several of the following: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, training and development, visa, intercampus transfers, and employee services for specific populations of employees.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 24, 2024

• Administer a full range of client and departmental HR operations. These may include conducting business process analyses to streamline and/or update HR processes, hiring large cohorts of seasonal students or other staff to meet the business needs of the client departments, and tracking and updating personnel actions in the system of record for the campus.
• Conduct HR trends analyses and help develop resulting recommendations.
• Generate reports in UC Systems; HR monthly appointment, visa, and CWR end date reports.
• In collaboration with HR Partners, resolve non-routine, complex personnel processing problems, analyze and interpret personnel policy and procedures, and implement administrative changes for the department.
• Serve as liaison between the HR Partner, the department, and the employee concerning student leaves of absence. Coordinate appointments managed via SmartSheets or other “mass-hire” methods, e.g. GSI/GSR/Reader/Tutor appointments, TSPs, and Lecturers.
• May manage Visiting Scholars, Lecturers, and Postdoctoral appointment processes.

Student Appointment Administration
• Provide guidance to supervisors and managers in developing student job descriptions and provides guidance on student compensation personnel policies, and procedures.
• Compiles personnel information, collects appointment data, monitors appointment spreadsheets, and confirms appropriate authorizations and eligibility.
• Work in tandem with UC teams and departments: ProS Onboarding, Payroll, HRIM, VSPA, Visa team, and Graduate Division.
• Manage sensitive and confidential information and effectively and collaboratively interact with client groups.
• Under general supervision provides advice and counsel to client groups according to established human resources policies and procedures. In collaboration with HR Partners, BRS, and campus HR, communicate on-going and new policies and procedures, practices, programs, and relationships to the department, e.g., payroll deadlines.
• Participants in workshops, trainings and other professional development opportunities.
• Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications
• Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations; demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
• Has working knowledge of other areas of HR.
• Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area.
• Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs, and how they affect other organizational policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of and/or ability to learn UC Berkeley's UCPATH and 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.
• Excellent listening and customer service skills- applies tact and diplomacy, persuasive and sensitive
• Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent computer skills, proficiency in MS Word, Excel, database management, experience in tracking and data analysis
• Highly motivated, flexible – comfortable and adaptable in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment, with frequent interruptions and shifting multiple priorities
• Results oriented – creative problem-solving ability, dependable, can work collaboratively on a team.

• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training .

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
• The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $32.57 - $35.45. The full pay scale range for this position classification is $31.94 - $43.87, salary grade 20. This is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position.
• This is a full-time, Career position eligible for full UC benefits.
• This is a 100% remote friendly position within the United States.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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.

Other Information

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy
Berkeley CA United States


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