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HR Partner (7596U), BEST Region - 64742
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2024
Title HR Partner (7596U), BEST Region - 64742
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

HR Partner (7596U), BEST Region - 64742

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

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprimised of six (6) "service regions" that provide high-quality administrative support to their groupings of units, 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 & Science, and related Organizational Research Units (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.

Position Summary

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, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, inter-location transfers, and employee services.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 02/26/2024.


  • Counsels department managers and supervisors on employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices regarding performance management, recruiting, onboarding, compensation/classification, disability, training and other areas of HR.
  • Responsible for diverse complex client allocation.
  • Managers recruitments cycle for a full range of staff and academic positions.
  • Works with client groups on complex-reorganizations and staffing objectives to assist in meeting business goals.
  • Conducts terminations interviews, providing feedback to administration and academic unit management.
  • Counsels employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems.
  • Prioritizes work assignments, conducts complex HR trends analyses and develops resulting recommendations.
  • Advises all levels of managers, supervisors, and employees in developing job descriptions; managing disability, leaves of absence and employee performance; interpreting and applying personnel policies and procedures.
  • Represents Berkeley Regional Services BEST Team at department meetings and upon request and works to make the BEST Region an inclusive environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Possesses strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to apply skills in a consultative way.
  • Demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, and timelines.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn organizational policies and procedures, knowledge of functional area and understands how work may affect other areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively and ability to provide exceptional customer service in high volume, fast-paced, professional environment and excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse client groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.
  • In-depth knowledge of disability case management and proven ability to follow through and focus on resolving cases in a timely manner.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and talent acquisition management (TAM), and other related business software programs and systems.
  • Knowledge of academic personnel or administration.
  • Worked in shared services environment especially in higher education field.
  • Knowledge of campus initiatives relating to impacting human resources and thorough understanding of how work may impact other areas.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 50% part-time (20 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid hourly and eligible for UC 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 $37.16 - $38.83.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This position is eligible for up to 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, 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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