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Academic Personnel Analyst (7715U) BEST Region - 40466
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Academic Personnel Analyst (7715U) BEST Region - 40466
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources
    Administrative Support/Services

Academic Personnel Analyst (7715U) BEST Region - 40466

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.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of five (5) "service regions" that provide high-quality administrative support to their groupings of schools, colleges and departments. The BEST (Biological, Environmental, Science & Technology) Region serves the Rausser College of Natural Resources, the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, and related ORUs, museums, and field stations in the biological sciences. HR/APS supports hiring, appointments, separations, classification and compensation, performance management, payroll and timekeeping, and other HR activities in coordination with its partners in other teams across the UC Berkeley campus and the UCPath Center in Riverside, CA.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 8/17/2022


This position is responsible for managing client relationships and facilitating effective service delivery to administrative business or academic units on campus. Serves as an Academic Personnel Analyst and liaison between clients, BRS, and control units with the Rausser College of Natural Resources, College of Letters & Sciences, and Vice Chancellor for Research Office. Ensures the efficient flow of information and coordinates and conducts activities to best serve client needs in a timely manner. Works with Service Delivery Manager and AP/HR Process Improvement teams to implement best practices and deliver continuous improvements in service. This position involves 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, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, intercampus transfers, and employee services.

Facilitates/manages the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation.

  • Using advanced knowledge of UC policies, campus procedures and collective bargaining agreements, advise Unit Head, Managers and Researchers on matters involving non-senate academic personnel.
  • Facilitate the submission and review of personnel actions to ensure that the final decisions are communicated accurately and timely to unit head and academic appointees.
  • Review and recommend decisions on non-senate academic personnel actions in the areas of recruitment, appointment, non-reappointment, layoff, advancement, compensation, benefits, leaves, misconduct, training and development and other areas as identified.
  • Advise on visa eligibility and procurement, including J-1, H-1B and other visa applications.
  • Identify issues relating to visa eligibility and work with the Berkeley International Office, CSS and unit to resolve moderate to complex issues to facilitate the timely procurement of visas in conjunction with non-senate appointments.

Provides strategic advice and counsel to unit head by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices.

  • Drawing on extensive knowledge of academic personnel policy, monitor and determine eligibility for advancement, communicate and advise unit head and appointees on case preparation requirements, and review actions to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with policy.
  • Work to resolve discrepancies and ensure timely follow-up on requests for additional information and/or resubmission.
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in dealing with controversial or sensitive topics.

Counsels department managers and supervisors on appointment classification, employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices regarding performance management, recruiting, on-boarding, compensation/classification, disability, training and other areas of HR for staff titles.

Coordinates the academic search process, including placement of ads, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted.

  • Manages the recruitment cycle for the full range of staff and academic positions.
  • As an experienced user of the campus AP Search & Recruit system, facilitate recruitment and waiver requests for non-senate academic appointments. Liaise with VCRO and OFE to ensure cases are complete, in compliance with campus policies and guidelines and are processed expediently.
  • Advise the search committee and unit head on development of search plan and advertisements.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply / interpret organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.
  • Thorough knowledge of organization and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of systemwide and organization policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
  • Knowledge of trends in academia, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration.
  • Ability to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Required Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses.


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

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% Career position with full benefits. Salary 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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This position is eligible for 100% remote work.

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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