HR Consultant

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Classification:Human Resources Professional 4
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF VCAS Business Operations
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Human Resources

Position Summary: If you are a driven hands-on professional that thrives in a dynamic working environment, then the UAF Human Resources Professional 4 is the position for you! The successful incumbent will provide advice and counsel to designated client organizations regarding all HR knowledge areas; and develop and maintain policies, procedures, practices and systems that support and enhance UAF's mission. The incumbent must possess the personal competencies to effectively apply this knowledge in exercising independent judgement and comprehensive consultative services with employees at all organizational levels.

Job Overview:

The best qualified candidate will possess all of the knowledge, skills and experience as described below, including strong work ethic, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Candidate will interact and work both cooperatively and independently with diverse population at all levels of the organization.

Pay Grade Range:

This recruitment is for a Human Resources Professional 4, Grade 80, $2,235.20 Bi-Weekly; however, the successful candidate may be hired as a Human Resources Professional 2 or 3, DOE.


The incumbent must have education and demonstrated experience associated with an HR Generalist, well versed in applicable employment/EEO laws and HR theory.

Extensive knowledge and experience with employee benefits programs. Ability to interpret, clarify, and effectively communicate technical/complex benefit-related information to a highly diverse employee population. Extensive knowledge of personnel policies, regulations, and practices as they relate to benefits. Extensive knowledge and experience with employee benefit development and administration of development programs. High level of oral, written, and public speaking skills; ability to conduct effective meetings and other group presentations.  Ability to counsel employees in highly sensitive and confidential situations with tact and diplomacy.  Working knowledge and understanding of Human Resources.

Special Skills/Knowledge Needed for this Position:

Demonstrated and effective communication skills (both verbally and written), listening skills, conceptual, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, organizational, applied use of adult learning theory, crisis management, ability to assist clients in stressful situations, competent in research and analysis of benefit and employment options, and database/spreadsheet analysis expertise.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

Professional certification, i.e. SHRM PHR, APEA, or ASTD.


This position handles highly confidential/sensitive documents and information. The incumbent must demonstrate discretion, integrity and commitment to maintaining the security of all confidential material.  The incumbent will analyze complex issues and problems and make recommendations for personnel actions in consultation with the HR Director if appropriate. The incumbent works independently and responds daily to issues determining consequences and appropriate actions impacting decisions of benefits, compensation, description, recruitment, and workforce planning.

Required Experience:

Three years progressively responsible HR professional experience demonstrating knowledge in the areas of: benefits, training, compensation and employee relations.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree in business, human resources administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE:  An initial Review Date of applications will be March 30, 2017.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the Review Date; applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard time.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.  This position is open until filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Non-represented Staff (Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

 UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:










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10Benefits: Answer questions and conduct briefing on the benefits package for candidates for employment (recruitment strategy). Advise employees of changes to their benefits as a result of a change(s) in their employee classification, terms of employment or personal lives. Manage situations that involve LWOP, FMLA, and ADA, recognizing when more complex situations may require input from HR Director or Associate Director. Advise employees and management of impact these situations have on benefits. Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation. Coach, mentor and train HR staff on Benefit administration, changes to applicable policy and law, and assist with new hire set-ups.Essential
10Compensation/Classification: Assess requests for exceptional step placement and make recommendations to higher authority. Assess requests for out-of-class pay adjustments. Job evaluation [Weekly]: Use university system to appropriately grade and classify jobs. Determine parity across university system. Advise and counsel managers regarding their organization''s design and employee role definition. Appropriately place jobs on established university pay scale; evaluate jobs for exempt/non-exempt determination per the Fair Labor Standards Act; assign appropriate system title.Essential
10Training and Development: Develop and deliver training to supervisors, colleagues, and employees designed to enhance knowledge and skills. Work with Consultants to enhance their knowledge and ability in an effort to develop and deliver supervisory training and/or HR related trainings.Essential
15Recruitment: Meet with client organizations to gain understanding of recruitment needs and advise on developing recruitment strategies. Stress innovative strategies that meet both the strategic direction of UAF and our diversity goals. The consultant is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the recruitment process for all recruitments within the client group and is responsible for documentation of the progress of the process. Review recruitment materials for completeness and compliance with applicable laws, P&R and accepted recruitment practices. All recruitment requires consultant approval prior to posting. Review documentation of the successive stages of recruitment process for completeness and compliance with applicable laws, P&R and accepted recruitment practices. Grant final approval to make an offer of employment. In consultation with legal counsel and management (as necessary), decide whether an applicant''s prior criminal conviction presents a bar to employment.Essential
20General Consultative Services: Consult with client organizations through direct interaction with all levels of a diverse employee population (executive, faculty, staff, union represented, and temporary employees) on HR policies, procedures and programs in the areas of employment, benefits, compensation, employee/organizational development, and employee relation issues. Provide data entry backup as needed. Employment Documentation: review employment documentation (job forms, appointment letters, emergency hire forms, performance evaluation forms, system termination forms, and new hire paperwork) for correctness and completeness.Essential
30Employee Relations: Advise clients during disciplinary actions, progressive discipline, terminations, non-CBA grievances, and compliance with CBAs. Assist with conflict resolution, conduct investigations, and recommend personnel actions or sanction as appropriate.Essential
5Special Projects: Research, analyze, and complete special projects as assigned by HR Director and/or Associate Director. Serves as a lead in absence of the Associate Director.Essential

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