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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 27, 2020
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.
BEST serves the College of Natural Resources, the Division of Biological Sciences, and related ORUs, museums, and field stations in the biological sciences. We are extremely proud of the team we have put together and are working hard to provide faculty, staff, and students in our region with expert advice and reliable support services that foster academic and professional success.
Our aim is to build an administrative support team that is 100% committed to you. Over time, BEST team members are determined to become familiar with the unique issues, terminology, funders, sponsors, vendors, and circumstances in the biological sciences that will enable us to provide service that you'll find responsive, meaningful, and relevant.
Under general supervision the incumbent screens resumes and applications and interviews applicants for entry level staff positions and applies professional HR concepts when counseling employees concerning work-related issues of moderate scope and complexity and conducts termination interviews.
Furthermore the incumbent:
Manages the overall appointment process of Graduate Student Researchers (GSR), Student Assistant positions, and Training Grant Appointments, including initiation of recruitment, hire, rehire, transfer, and termination actions.
Serves as the liaison for personnel matters with the Student Affairs Officers, Graduate Division, International Scholars Office, Student Placement, Work-Study Office, Human Resources and Payroll Office.
Provides tax guidance to foreign employees using GLACIER tax reporting system.
Handles GSR fellowships, stipends and fee remission eligibility and monitor when applicable.
Examines work-study funding and notify unit managers and supervisors of depleting work-study funds.
Under general supervision provides advice and counsel to client groups according to established human resources policies and procedures and prioritizes work assignments.
Conducts HR trends analyses and helps develop resulting recommendation and manages sensitive and confidential information and effectively and collaboratively interacts with client groups.
Under general supervision of a higher level HR Partner, HR Team Lead, or HR Supervisor the incumbent assists with recruitment cycles for a full rage of staff and non-senate academic positions, including development and classification of the job description and salary analyses and salary setting.
Under general supervision of a higher level HR Partner, HR Team Lead, or HR Supervisor the incumbent assists in advising managers, supervisors, and employees in managing disability, leaves of absence and employee performance; interpreting and applying personnel policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to gain knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs and campus policies and procedures.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service in a high-volume, fast-paced, professional environment.
Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments and timelines.
Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
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.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training equal to 2-4 years of experience in human resources.
Knowledge of or ability to learn UC Berkeley's Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and other related business software programs and systems.
Ability to learn or experience with UC Berkeley on-line systems including HRMS, BAIRS, BIS, DSAS, PageCenter, and GLACIER
Work experience in shared service environment especially in higher education.
Licenses or certifications, if any:
PHR certification or professional HR Certificate is desired.
Salary & Benefits
This is an non exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $26.53- $38.51
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
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:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.