UW Human Resources (UWHR) strives to ensure that the University of Washington’s reputation as an employer parallels its reputation as a world-class university, allowing for individuals to achieve their full potential. We believe that every position at UW plays an important role in helping the University achieve its goals and that every employee brings unique value.
Total Talent Management - Recruitment, a unit of UWHR, has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Human Resources Employment Specialist.
Do you enjoy partnering with hiring managers to fill job openings?
Do you thrive on reviewing resumes?
Are job fairs and outreach events your jam?
If so, read on!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Provide "one stop shopping" for departments. Serve as an expert resource with a broad breadth of human resources/employment knowledge for day-to-day employment advice and counsel. Serve as primary contact and principal resource for all departmental employment placement needs to include:
-Analyze job requirements, determine essential job functions, and identify effective competencies to recruit and assess candidates. Utilize recruitment software program/applicant tracking system to manage requisitions, candidate pools and conduct candidate searches.
-Develop applicant pools. Evaluate applicants, determine eligibility, and assess level of qualifications. Refer top quality applicants to specific job openings. Apply knowledge of federal and state law, regulations, bargaining unit contracts, and UW policy to the candidate referral process.
-Advise and assist hiring officials in developing interview questions and additional candidate assessment criteria. Advise managers and Human Resources staff on the legislative and regulatory requirements of the recruitment and selection process; such as advertising, assessing, interviewing, reference checking, and candidate selection techniques. Provide salary setting consultation to departments, advising on alignment issues and market trends in salary setting within UW and the external market.
-Work with executive heads, faculty, administrators, managers and supervisors to provide input on and maintain employment placement practices that meet client needs and comply with applicable regulations and policies. Advise client departments on the full range of human resources policies, services and options available to meet their needs. Provide technical advice to department Human Resources Administrators, managers and other program staff. Successfully build professional relationships with and provide consultative services to clients, service team members, functional areas of human resources, and other staff in units such as Disability Services Office, and UCIRO.
-Assist departments with reorganization/organizational planning. Troubleshoot problems and offer suggestions and solutions based on specialized technical knowledge of employment policies/practices, legal issues related to employment, job classifications, etc.
-Maintain current knowledge of competitive employment and recruiting standards and practice, technology and resources.
-Develop and conduct presentations and training programs customized to client needs. Independently develop curriculum; participant materials, presenters outline, etc. for new course offerings in employment arena. Continually update course materials.
-Provide proactive employment problem prevention through departmental consultation, counseling, and by conducting training through Training and Development courses regarding employment and information sessions.
-Work with other members of the team and Human Resources functionalist to identify employment options for employees who are in need of disability accommodations. Advise hiring officials of the rules and regulations pertaining to procedures related to disability accommodation.
-Coach UW employees seeking successful transition regarding career goals, transfer and promotional opportunities.
-Provide routine interpretation of bargaining unit contracts, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and UW policy as these relate to employment/re-employment issues.
-Assist Human Resources Consultants with layoff administration and employee placement in employment options. Identify potential vacant layoff options, coordinate layoff referrals, and advise hiring officials and employees about layoff rules and procedures.
-Frequently handle sensitive and confidential information, ensuring confidentiality of materials.
-May direct the work of support staff.
-Participate in special projects, committees, and task forces. This includes but is not limited to participation on interview selection committees, serving on Human Resources committees, etc.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in a Human Resources or related field, AND two years of related experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including formal presentation skills
Ability to analyze, interpret and apply complex rules and regulations
Proficiency in problem solving and consulting with clients regarding employment
Ability to use computer systems/database management and application/WEB tools
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, establishing effective working partnerships with diverse groups of people
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.