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Sr. HR Generalist (7597U), Facilities Services - 64319
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 31, 2024
Title Sr. HR Generalist (7597U), Facilities Services - 64319
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Facilities Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

Sr. HR Generalist (7597U), Facilities Services - 64319

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

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the University community to ensure that classrooms, laboratories, and offices support teaching, learning and research. Through the efforts of over 500 dedicated staff members and serving over 10M building square feet and 1100 acres, Facilities Services includes the asset management program, custodial services, maintenance operations, engineering and technical services, environmental services, grounds operations, the Cal Zero Waste program.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 13, 2024


  • Supervises the work of the Human Resources/Payroll unit with responsibility for quality and quantity of work.
  • Conducts highly complex and varied analyses of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendations employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications.
  • Reviews processes and approves transactions.
  • This position will be supervising HR and Payroll staff.
  • Applies advanced HR concepts to counsel managers on HR issues, employee and labor relations, policies procedures, and appropriate practices, union contracts and union grievances.
  • Counsels managers and employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems and recommends to senior management systemic remedies such as training, and/or changes to organizational practices and procedures.
  • Assists with recruitment.
  • Screens resumes and applications, schedules interviews and interviews applicants for staff positions.
  • Complete paperwork and keep records.
  • Organizes training for a diverse department including trades, service staff, professional staff, and management.
  • Determines best methods and techniques for delivering training and development programs, including coordinating translation if necessary.
  • Work closely with other Facilities Services groups and Campus departments to coordinate staff development and engagement programs.
  • Functions as a resource to manager on matters pertaining to routine and non-routine personnel transactions and procedures.
  • As technical leader provides guidance to managers and supervisors on compensation programs, personnel policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the selection, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Develops work schedules and appropriate assignments in consultation with manager.
  • Works closely with direct manager and assigned staff.
  • Researches and resolves issues and discrepancies.
  • Responsible for creating a work environment that is inclusive.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Makes basic decisions regarding work assignments and scheduling of subordinates.
  • Thorough knowledge of current employee development and engagement programs and trends.
  • Strong skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new training courses to meet organizational needs
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel policies, bargaining contracts and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Experience working as an HR professional in a union environment.
  • Has transactional knowledge of the university's HR information systems or similar systems.
  • Communicates effectively with a diversity of communication styles.
  • Makes basic decisions regarding work assignments and scheduling of subordinates.
  • Maintains an understanding of the unit goals and how this position supports those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively.


  • 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 $95,300.00 - $131,100.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 50% remote capability.

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.

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.

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