Pay Range: $20.17 per hour or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist supports the HR office by providing assistance to employees for the benefit programs including but not limited to: administering leave programs, family medical leave, short/long term disability, assisting with complex benefit issues; and assisting with eligibility. They will review, research and make appropriate corrections to benefit deductions, collaborate with vendors regarding benefit matters, and conduct benefit orientation. They will coordinate with and support Employment Services with regard to leaves of absence, Family and Medical Leave, ADA (Americans with Disabilities), and employee relations case management. This position also provides human resource generalist services by partnering with internal customers within the University of Idaho. The HR Generalist will work closely with units and departments to provide support on Human Resources issues including, but not limited to: recruitment and hiring, employee relations and other HR functional areas. This position interprets and applies University procedures, policies and business processes, plans and carries out work independently and timely, and is responsible for coordinating within designated area of subject matter expertise. This position will partner with Human Resources to create cross functional teams in order to create solutions for units and departments.
Minimum Qualifications: - Experience in three (3) or more of the following areas: benefits, recruitment, classification, compensation, employee relations, training and development, equal employment and affirmative action, reasonable accommodation, Fair Labor Standards Act. - Experience interpreting and applying personnel administration practices, equal employment opportunity concepts and legal requirements to explain Federal and State Law, policies and procedures to employees, supervisors and high level leadership in a group or individual setting. - Experience managing HIPAA related information and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials. - Experience analyzing information and researching a variety of sources to identify and resolve problems or issues, and making recommendations for resolutions in a proactive and reactive atmosphere. - Experience advising a diverse population of employees in personnel and benefits areas. - Experience interpreting, explaining and applying HR laws, rules and requirements. - Experience analyzing complex personnel/benefit problems and developing alternatives and recommendations. - Experience working independently and on a team.
Preferred Qualifications: - Bachelors degree in related field and 1 year of employee benefits/human resources related experience or 5 years of employee benefits/human resources related experience. - Experience working with a self-funded health plan. - Knowledge of higher education or state government personnel policies and procedures. - Experience conducting training and/or making public presentations. - Human Resource/Benefits experience in a higher education setting. - Strong customer service, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills - Demonstrated experience working collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies. - Understanding of job analysis methods, and/or job classification concepts.
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Posting Number: SP003008P
Posting Date: 09/03/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before September 19, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.
Applicants: Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.