Human Resources Business Partner (7596U), BEARS Service Region - 7610
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 10, 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.
Berkeley Educators & Administrators Regional Services (BEARS) - is part of Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration - provides reliable, high-quality administrative support to the Chancellor's, EVCP, Vice Chancellors', administrative, auxiliary, and other units that support academic excellence at UC Berkeley. Not only is BEARS the largest service region, it supports the largest variety of personnel positions in realizing UC Berkeley's mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Partners with key clients in the BEARS Service Region, including campus academic and business leaders, to best support their particular department/unit HR needs; including:
Support assigned resources in managing the unit relationship, developing unit specific profiles and knowledge base materials.
Provide strategic HR consultation across BEARS and with specific client units, education, and support to client management to resolve the most complex and sensitive issues concerning staff and the organization.
Interpret Labor Relations agreements and provide strategic and tactical consultative guidance for up to 16+ different and complex bargaining units across the BEARS Region.
Conduct complex employee and management investigations, prepare written reports and recommend action following investigations.
This position is responsible for managing client relationships and facilitating effective service delivery to administrative business or academic units on campus. Serves as a business partner and liaison between clients and BRS HR/APS. Ensures the efficient flow of information and coordinates and conducts activities to best serve client needs in a timely manner. Works with Service Delivery Manager and AP/HR Process Improvement teams to implement best practices and deliver continuous improvements in service. 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, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, intercampus transfers, and employee services.
Counsels department managers and supervisors on employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices regarding performance management, recruiting, on-boarding, compensation/classification, disability, training and other areas of HR.
Responsible for diverse and complex client allocation.
Manages recruitment cycle for a full range of staff or academic positions.
Counsels employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems.
Conducts termination interviews, providing feedback to administration and academic unit management.
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.
Works with client groups on complex re-organizations and staffing objectives to assist in meeting business objectives.
Represents Shared Services Unit at department meetings upon request.
Prioritizes work assignments, conducts complex HR trends analyses and develops resulting recommendations.
Works to make BRS an inclusive environment.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service in high volume, fast-paced, professional environment.
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.
Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse client groups.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to apply skills in a consultative way.
Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, and timelines.
Employing political & interpersonal acumen to analyze information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications.
Possesses strong analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or 3 - 5 years combined experience and education in human resources, organizational development, and/or equivalent experience/training and development.
Demonstrated knowledge of or ability to learn UCPath 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 or ability to learn campus initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources and thorough understanding of how work may impact other areas.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $67,500.00 - $94,000.00.
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:
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