UAA HRS Consultant/Generalist

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

Position Summary:

UAA Human Resource Services is seeking an experienced HR professional to join our team. This position is one of a team providing general human resource consultation to a segment of UAA. Each consultant develops a knowledge and understanding of their specific client group that an HR specialist would not. This client style organization provides the opportunity for better service, advice and counsel. Clients rely on their HR Consultant for everything from recruitment to conflict resolution. Highly flexible and capable HR professionals of this kind are essential to supporting UAA and its diverse workforce and complex operations. These human resource consultants must possess a high degree of maturity, integrity, value competency, and work extremely well with team members. This position has independent authority to recommend personnel actions of significant consequence. Many such determinations are made after appropriate research, which may include seeking legal opinion. The HRS Consultant responds daily to issues determining consequences and appropriate actions impacting decisions on benefits, compensation, position descriptions, recruitment, performance management, and training.

Duties:

10Compensation/ Classification. Make decisions and recommendations on appropriate compensation in situations not addressed in regulation or where regulation allows regional personnel office discretion. Evaluate temporary job descriptions and assign a pay grade consistent with similar jobs. Assess requests for exceptional step placement and make recommendations to higher authority. Assess requests for out-of-class pay adjustments. When deemed necessary, conduct salary analysis to ensure internal parity. Participate in reclassification and compensation interventions that impact compensation interventions tha impact compensation statewide. Job Evaluations. [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
15Employee Training and Interventions. In coordination with the training manager-consultant and in support of employee/organizational development programs, develop training materials and design appropriate intervention ( work group strategy planning, mediation, etc.). Facilitate training and interventions. Follow up with clients to assess training and/or intervention.Essential
20Employee Relations. While maintaining professional ethical standards, look after the interest of all parties; management, employees, and the institution as a whole. Provide authoritative counsel during disciplinary actions, terminations, non-retentions, non-CBA grievances, and compliance with CBAs. Recognize internal P&Rs, and external statutes and laws that relate to employment situations and appropriately apply them. Research, review and prepare appropriate documentation. When appropriate, mediate disputes and facilitate communication between parties. When appropriate, conduct investigations and recommend follow up actions and remedies.Essential
20Recruitment . 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 UAA and our diversity goals. The consultant is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the recruitment process for all recruitments that meet both the strategic direction of UAA and our diversity goals. The consultant is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the recruitment process for all recruitment 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 recruitments require consultant approval prior to posting. Review documentation of the successive stages of the 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
25General Consultative Services: Consult with 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, end employee relation issues.Essential
5Benefits Administration. Answer questions and conduct briefings on the benefits package for candidates for employment (recruiting 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. Assess situations with respect to these laws. Make decisions to ensure that applicable laws are properly applied . Advise employees and management of impacts these situations have on benefits. Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation. Answer questions regarding these laws. Ensure all changes to benefits are properly documented and posted to BANNER. New Employee Orientation. [Monthly] Design and facilitate new employee orientation sessions. Outcome of new employee orientation is to communicate our organization''s mission, the value of our employees, and to have new employee benefit information correctly documented for entry into Banner.Essential
5Employment Documentation. Review employment documentation (job forms, appointment letter, emergency hire forms, performance evaluation forms, system termination forms, and new hire paperwork) for correctness and completeness. Ensure all assignments are properly documented and posted to BANNEREssential

UAA Human Resource Services is seeking an experienced HR professional to join our team. This position is one of a team providing general human resource consultation to a segment of UAA. Each consultant develops a knowledge and understanding of their specific client group that an HR specialist would not. This client style organization provides the opportunity for better service, advice and counsel. Clients rely on their HR Consultant for everything from recruitment to conflict resolution. Highly flexible and capable HR professionals of this kind are essential to supporting UAA and its diverse workforce and complex operations. These human resource consultants must possess a high degree of maturity, integrity, value competency, and work extremely well with team members.

This position has independent authority to recommend personnel actions of significant consequence. Many such determinations are made after appropriate research, which may include seeking legal opinion. The HRS Consultant responds daily to issues determining consequences and appropriate actions impacting decisions on benefits, compensation, position descriptions, recruitment, performance management, and training.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

This is a senior human resource professional position. The purpose of this job is to provide authoritative 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 the organization's mission. The incumbent possesses a command of HR theory and practices across the full range of HR knowledge areas. The incumbent also possesses the personal competencies to effectively apply this knowledge in exercising independent judgment and through consultative services with employees at all organizational levels. In addition, the incumbent possesses a mastery of theory and practice in a single area of HR knowledge and serves as an organizational expert in that area of knowledge. The impact of decisions influenced by this position has enormous consequences to the organization, e.g., termination, job classification, recruitment, and placements. This position must possess ability to investigate claims of inappropriate conduct and create detailed investigation reports.

The incumbent must possess a command of the full range of HR theory and practice; specific knowledge areas include; benefits, compensation, training, employee relations, employment law, and recruitment. In order to perform at the level of professional maturity and expertise required by this job the incumbent must demonstrate a command of knowledge through on-the-job training, format training or academic preparation in all knowledge areas. The incumbent also possesses the personal competencies to effectively apply this knowledge in exercising independent judgment and through consultative services with employees at all organizational levels. 

Required Experience:

The Sr. HR Consultant must have progressively responsible experience demonstrating breadth in the areas of; benefits, compensation, training, employee relations, employment law, and recruitment.

Typical Education/Experience:

A degree is preferred; however, a combination of academic preparation, professional certification and/or work experience that demonstrates a command of the field of HR may be substituted as an equivalent. This position requires a level of maturity and expertise demonstrated by extensive/ intensive experience in professional practice. In summary, the incumbent must be a seasoned professional and well rounded in this field of knowledge who values consistency across the organization and works well as a team member. The incumbent is competent to act as Director during brief absences.  

This position will remain open to applicants through at least 12/4/17, and may close at any time after that. 

Minimum beginning bi-weekly salary is $2,235.20, depending on experience.

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