Human Resources Office Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF VCAS Business Operations
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Human Resources, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

Are you interested in working in a dynamic office? This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the Human Resources field, as well as gaining more office skills to add to your resume! UAF Human Resources is seeking highly motivated and independent student workers who want to be part of the operations of our office. Student positions are 20 hours per week with flexible scheduling during normal business hours.


100Under the guidance from supervisor: * Support the Human Resources team by performing routine office/clerical tasks and duties as assigned/directed * Work flexible hours between 8:00 AM and 5 :00 PM normal business hours * Provide professional customer service, using courtesy and tact with Human Resources'' customers, in-person and on the telephone * Duties and tasks include but are not limited to: preparing and distributing mail, answering multi-line phone, photocopying, filing, data entry, faxing, compiling paperwork, providing front desk coverage on an as-needed basis, assist Payroll team and HR Consultants as directed, and other duties as assignedEssential

About this position:

This is a part-time temporary position up to 20 hours per week while school is in session.  Additional hours may be available during winter/summer breaks.  Starting rate is $10.50 per hour DOE.  

This is a pool position and applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis during the year.

NOTE:  The UAF Human Resources office is not located on campus.  It is located at 3295 College Road.  Fairbanks North Star Borough bus transportation is available to and from campus.  With your UAF ID, transportation is free.



Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment. Possess basic clerical skills including accurate typing, data entry, filing.

Ability to use Microsoft Suite, Excel and other basic computer programs.

Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize projects. Ability to follow written and oral instructions and have strong organizational skills.

Ability to exercise courtesy and tact with HR's customers, in-person and on the phone.

Ability to handle confidential information and maintain confidentiality.


Required Experience:

Sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position and to have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.


Typical Education or Training:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicant should be enrolled as a UAF student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.


Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant needs to be enrolled as a University of Alaska student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

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


Application Due Date:

This is a pool position and applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis during the year. 

Successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment; successful applicants will be contacted as positions become available.

If you have difficulty applying for this posting, you may contact UAF Human Resources at (907) 474-7700.


Special Conditions of Employment:

Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax.  A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load).  While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.


Background Check:
The successful applicant may be required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
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:
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.
Drug-Free Workplace:
Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.
Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

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