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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 5/30/19
Departmental Overview ERSO functions as a central hub, providing administrative support to the College of Environmental Design, along with administrative and research support to the School of Information and the College of Engineering and its affiliated research centers. ERSO delivers effective and efficient services, allowing faculty to focus on developing UC Berkeley's academic and research enterprise rather than managing administration. We maintain a customer-oriented operation with appropriate levels of faculty and staff oversight to support a culture of expert service and continuous improvement
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, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, inter-campus transfers, and employee services. Sets work priorities and provides oversight and training to HR staff.
Responsibilities 45% Academic Case Management and Recruitment:
Applies knowledge of University policies and procedures to counsel department managers, employees and supervisors on employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices. Advises Faculty and Managers and communicates with foreign appointees regarding visa acquisition. Makes recommendations regarding visa type and timelines. Assists in the preparation of Postdoctoral Scholar academic merit cases and negotiated agreement increases. Processes Visiting Scholar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Visiting Student Researcher appointments.
30% Appointment processing:
In collaboration with academic departments, coordinates the hiring of Postdoctoral Scholars, Visiting Scholars, Visiting Student Researchers and several contingent worker titles as needed. Provides support to departments in administering policies and programs in the areas of employment, labor relations, wage and salary administration, training, and other areas of HR. Provide tax guidance to foreign employees using GLACIER tax reporting system. Handle routine issues related to benefits, visas and stipends. Collaborates with payroll services to request late pays, process overpayments and other payroll needs. Initiates and approves transactions in UCPath with attention to accuracy. Runs reports in Cognos and CalAnswers.
20% Onboarding and Benefit Counseling:
Provides comprehensive onboarding to new hires, rehires and transfers. Serves as Departmental Benefits Counselor. Applies policy and delivers leave counseling, FMLA/CFRA, COBRA, Workers' Compensation. Monitors employee eligibility in UC benefits/retirement.
5% Special Projects:
Prioritizes work assignments, demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, works collaboratively on assigned projects, provides analysis, and recommendations. Other duties/special projects as needed.
Possesses analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Has knowledge of campus policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas.
Has knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.
Knows UC Berkeley's Human Capital Management System (HCM) and other related business software programs and systems.
Is skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications.
Possesses analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
*The hourly salary range designated for this position: $23.99 - $33.00; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
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.
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