Human Resources Technician

Human Resources Technician

  • 528410
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 77
  • UAF Intl Arctic Research Center

Are you looking for a dynamic opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed? We invite you to apply and join our International Arctic Research Center employee team! We are seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join our business office team as a Human Resources Technician and work in collaborative and synergetic manner.

Successful candidates possess the ability to pay close attention to detail, have excellent organizational skills, and be able to articulate and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. As a Human Resources Technician you will need to have an understanding of handling confidential information and adhere to strict confidentiality protocol. Basic knowledge of computer operations and software applications is necessary, as is the demonstration customer service, and a problem-solving approach.

To thrive in this role you must possess the ability to manage and lead in a specialized administrative area and effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders. Demonstrated knowledge of payroll and personnel procedures and the ability to decipher and apply regulations and assist with electronic spreadsheets, databases, and word-processing applications. Ability to work independently and demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Moderate ability to self-direct training to address diverse HR matters. Ability to manage and facilitate all aspects of the recruitment processes including advertising, assisting with candidate evaluation, screening applications, and referral(s). Ability to analyze and manage data; prepare reports as directed by the IARC Management Team. Ability to serve as a liaison between senior management and faculty, staff, and students. And, provide support for compensation and benefits programs including monitoring family medical leave timelines/schedules. Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing and have excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to apply understanding and interpretation of University, federal, and state requirements to complex human resources functions. Ability to analyze complex problems and develop strategies for resolution. Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a diverse audience.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, Associate's degree in Human Resources, or related field, and two years of professional human resources experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Working knowledge of UA Personnel/Human Resources policies, procedures, and practices.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus in Fairbanks, an on-site work position. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names of three (3) professional references. The initial review of applications will begin on Monday, June 3, 2024, for full consideration submit your application by Sunday, June 16, 2024 by 11:55 p.m. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Diversity Statement:

At IARC, we value a culture of inclusion that leverages the research, educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help each thrive. Our strength and success as a research institute and university are built on the foundation of a wide range of perspectives and experiences. IARC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, follow this link to IARC's DEI statement https://uaf-iarc.org/about-iarc/ . If you are interested in helping IARC build a deeper understanding of the Arctic and respond to society's needs through actionable science, we encourage you to apply.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Delia Lopez-Ketzler, International Arctic Research Center-HR Coordinator, at dketzler@alaska.edu or 907-474-1960.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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