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, Other

Position Summary:

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. The impact of decisions influenced by this position has enormous consequences to the organization, e.g., termination, job classification, recruitment, and placements.

Duties:

15Compensation/ 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
30Employee Relations: While maintaining professional ethical standards, provide expert advice to executive management, deans, directors, HR staff, labor representatives and employees. Research and gather information/evidence relevant to employee relations issues to resolve grievances, complaints and disciplinary actions. Provide counsel during disciplinary actions, terminations, non-retentions, non-CBA grievances, and compliance with CBAs. Interpret UA policy and regulations, CBA’s, 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. Investigations: Conduct internal investigations of employee relations concerns, including complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other work-related issues. Researches policies/practices, creates and gathers appropriate documentation, interviews complainant and witnesses. Prepares comprehensive and cohesive investigative reports in a timely manner and makes a recommendation for resolution based on supporting facts and evidence.Essential
35General 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
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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 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 judgement 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 knowledge.

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 or Training: 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.

Work location:  3890 University Lake Dr., Anchorage, Alaska

Minimum Starting Bi-weekly Salary: $2,235.20

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
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