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HR Generalist 2 (7595U), ChaMPS Region - 5518
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 4, 2020
Title HR Generalist 2 (7595U), ChaMPS Region - 5518
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

HR Generalist 2 (7595U), ChaMPS Region - 5518

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 14, 2020

Departmental Overview

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.

Chemistry and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (ChaMPS) is a service region within Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration, providing reliable, high-quality integrative administrative support to faculty, academics, staff, student employees, and retirees in support of the UC Berkeley mission of teaching, research, and public service.

ChaMPS provides services in the areas of Business and Financial Services, Human Resources/ Academic Personnel Support and Research Administration (pre-award and post-award administration) for the College of Chemistry, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters & Science, Space Science Laboratory, and several other ORUs.

  • 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 student or other staff to meet 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 BAIRS, GLOW, GLACIER, VSPA and PageCenter for analysis of personnel activity and compliance.
  • 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, CSS-HR LOA team, the department and employee concerning leaves of absence, including those resulting from Workers' Compensation claims.
  • Coordinate appointments managed via SmartSheets or other mass-hire method, e.g. GSI/GSR/Reader/Tutor appointments, TSPs, Lecturers
  • Manage Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral appointment processes.

Student Appointment Administration:
  • Provide guidance to supervisors and managers in developing student job descriptions, facilitating benefits communications, and providing guidance on student compensation personnel policies, and procedures.
  • Under general supervision screens resumes and applications and interviews applicants for student positions.
  • Compiles personnel information, collects appointment data, monitors appointment spreadsheets, confirms appropriate authorizations and eligibility.
  • Work in tandem with UC teams and departments: First contact, Payroll, HCM, Visa and Graduate Division.
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information and effectively and collaboratively interacts with client groups.
  • In collaboration with HR Partners, CSS, and campus HR, communicate on-going and new policies and procedures, practices, programs and relationships to the department, e.g., payroll deadlines, employee benefits changes and updates and performance evaluation cycle milestones.
  • May maintain records for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action reporting requirements and other records as required to maintain compliance(I-9, EAD, etc)
  • Under general supervision provides advice and counsel to client groups according to established human resources policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications
  • Has working knowledge of other areas of HR.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of campus policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area.
  • Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Possesses knowledge of human resources policies and programs and campus policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of or ability to understand UC Berkeley's Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and other related business software programs and systems.
  • Excellent listening and customer service skills- applies tact and diplomacy, persuasive and sensitive
  • 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 abilitiy, dependable, can work collaboratively on a team.
  • 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 is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $26.53 - $31.57.

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.

Other Information

This is a 12-month, full-time (40-hours per week), Contract (temporary) position.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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