Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Job Summary: The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for providing professional HR guidance and support in one or more of the following areas: talent acquisition, compensation, employee relations, benefits, payroll or employee services.
Additional Department Summary: This position provides expertise in the area of Compensation and Classification. Responsibilities include researching and analyzing staff position descriptions for classification and compensation, evaluating FLSA status and AAP coding, and benchmarking UA staff positions. This position compiles salary information for salary surveys and consults with departments on classification, compensation practices, promotions, and issues related to pay.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience working in a human resources department.
Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations affecting HR. Must have a knowledge of compensation principles and practices. Must have a knowledge of FLSA regulations. Must be able to build, maintain, and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Effective organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills. Must be self-directed, detail oriented with a commitment to quality and accuracy. Excellent customer service skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of department representatives and employees at all levels. Must stay current on all federal, state, and local laws governing compensation. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential matters and situations. Must have a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and able to quickly learn new systems and applications.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or Organizational Development. Experience working in the area of compensation and classification. Currently certified as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred. Experience reviewing position descriptions for classification and FLSA status. Knowledge of current job markets and trends. Experience in higher education.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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