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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 070435
    Title: Human Resources Generalist
    Pay Grade: 51
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Under general supervision, provides professional human resources services and consultation to assigned operating units of the University. Administers and coordinates recruitment, referral and employment activities, employee relations and classification/compensation efforts, and the development and training of employees and management for assigned units. Develops, recommends, establishes and communicates human resources services, programs and procedures which recognize and respond to the different needs and concerns of their assigned units.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is the first of two levels and is distinguished from the Senior Human Resources Generalist by the absence of responsibility for managing highly complex and sensitive employment and employee relations issues, and consulting on organizational design and structuring.

    Example of Duties:
    • Develops effective and cost efficient recruitment strategies and screening for qualified applicants.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with educational institutions, professional organizations, and community groups in order to identify potential applicants.
    • Educates applicants and campus community members about the University's hiring process through one-on-one meetings and group presentations.
    • Ensures that hiring processes comply with University guidelines and policies by providing education to hiring authorities and search committees.
    • Interfaces with Human Resources Compensation, departments/units to ensure the proper classification of positions and provide salary analysis data to departments as necessary.
    • Communicates with departments on compensation programs to prepare for the impact on employees such as merit and classification salary adjustment programs.
    • Consults with departments/units in the planning stages of compensation proposals such as career progressions, market and equity salary adjustments, supplemental compensation, etc.
    • Conducts classification reviews to establish new or revise existing positions.
    • Consults with department/unit management regarding employee relations concerns and issues, such as management and employee rights and responsibilities and best practices designed to reduce conflict and litigation.
    • Consults with department/unit management on performance management issues, such as performance evaluation systems.
    • Counsels units in the use of performance management tools, corrective action plans, and effecting disciplinary actions, and coordinates legal review of proposed disciplinary actions.
    • Consults with units on appointed personnel Human Resources issues, such as contract non- renewal.
    • Facilitates conflict resolution, conducts mediations, and advises management on the process and requirements of University dispute resolution processes.
    • Arranges for training needs assessments and assists in the design and delivery of client training and development programs. - Assists with development of units' reward and recognition initiatives; coordinates units' recognition initiatives in conformance with established University policies and procedures.
    • Promotes units' organizational fitness and vitality by conducting research, analyses and studies to address significant issues and problems related to human resources; recommends or initiates programs, actions or services to resolve problems.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, practices and procedures of human resources administration in the areas of recruitment and employment, compensation and classification, employee relations, and employee development and training.
    • Knowledge of and skill in interpreting and applying state and federal statues and applicable rules and regulations related to the management of human resources.
    • Knowledge of statistical methods and concepts and other analytical tools used in human resources processes.
    • Skill in effectively using a variety of communications processes.
    • Skill in facilitating meetings and delivering presentation.
    • Skill in organizing, tracking and prioritizing assignments and tasks.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Personnel, Business or Public Administration AND four years of professional human resources experience; OR,
      • Eight years of progressively responsible human resources experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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