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HR Investigator (0497U) - 27317 - 1205
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title HR Investigator (0497U) - 27317 - 1205
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

HR Investigator (0497U) - 27317 - 1205

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley's proactive people partner focusing on the following key priority areas:

One HR: Bringing clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.

People: Using development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.

Culture: Applying Berkeley brand to developing a shared enterprise contributor mindset among all.


  • Conducts highly sensitive complex investigations under various campus policies.
  • Reviews highly sensitive documentation and maintains confidentiality.
  • Performs investigations for key campus and administrative departments involving.
  • Manages and conducts high profile joint investigations with other key departments within HR or outside the department.
  • Interviews witnesses and perform credibility assessments to make findings about the veracity of complaints.
  • Examines records and verify information to determine support of charges, complaints, and allegations.
  • Analyzes allegations and complaints to establish the accuracy and authenticity of the facts and evidence.
  • Will be expected to use a high level of diplomacy and have comfort working with senior administrators and staff to best determine and identify key issues, risks and policy considerations.
  • Prepare and manage the completion of high-level, high-profile reports on the results of investigations.
  • Recommend the implementation of corrective actions to remedy problematic conditions and identify ways to improve productivity and employee conduct, and to prevent noncompliance, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.
  • Identify and implement standard investigative procedures to ensure consistency in the application of policies and procedures when performing investigations.
  • Guide staff members from a process standpoint in the performance of investigations and identify training needs to ensure that investigations are properly performed.
  • Understand union rights and responsibilities and interact with union officials during investigations as necessary, working in coordination and collaboration with the Labor Relations Team.
  • Compile investigative findings and clearly present findings in reports.
  • Report and disseminate findings of activity and concerns to superiors, affected persons, and/or internal/external counsel.
  • Testify in administrative hearings, arbitration, depositions and trials as appropriate.
  • Ability to navigate through change management.
  • Attend meetings and trainings when required.
  • Ability to bring best in class investigative skills to the unit.
  • Ability to manage process.
  • Design and implement process maps.
  • Perform other duties appropriate to the assignment.

Required Qualifications

  • Has advanced knowledge of employee relations practices and programs.
  • Has advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations (example: FLSA).
  • Strong Investigations background.
  • Strong interview skills and demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, heavily unionized and diverse operating environment with multiple work locations and a large employee population.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of auditing, interviewing and investigative techniques.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Demonstrated high standards of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and computer skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Working knowledge of effective evidence preservation and collection techniques.
  • Comfortable engaging in public speaking and demonstrated ability to conduct presentations.
  • Ability to effectively write investigative reports.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to HR, campus, and systemwide policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's Degree or 7-10 years of relevant investigations experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $120,000.00.

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.

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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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