Job Details

University of California Office of the President
  • Position Number: 1635436
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Generalist

Human Resources Business Partner

University of California Office of the President

Requisition Number: 20190344

Appointment Type: Staff - Career

Personnel Program: PSS-Uncovered

Work Hours: 8:00AM -5:00PM

Percentage of Time: 100

Organizational Area: Chief Operating Officer - UCOP Administrative Services


Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:
We oversee human resources programs and policies for the Office of the President. UCOP HR is dedicated to serving and supporting staff, and to building a work environment where employees feel involved and empowered to offer their best. Building organizational capability and talent is a priority for UCOP. Providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow in their careers is essential to mastering current responsibilities and preparing for growth and changes in the work environment.

Uses advanced professional HR concepts to provide guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized human resources expertise within area of responsibility to resolve highly complex issues. Normally receives little direction on assignments. May serve in a lead capacity, providing guidance to other human resources professionals.

Involves recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures covering several of the following: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, inter-location transfers, and employee services.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Other Special Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.

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Applies advanced HR concepts to counsel senior managers on HR issues, employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices to ensure a fair and equitable work environment. Conducts highly complex and varied analyses of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendations employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications. Influences others on matters of importance. Collaborates with other HR peer on highly complex and/or sensitive issues to recommend strategic solutions. May provide direction to HR Assistants.

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and minimum of 5 years experience as HR Generalist.

Possesses advanced analytical and critical thinking skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of organizational policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas in Human Resources and the organization.

Has advanced knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures including employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources as well as organizational initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources.

Is highly skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.

Possesses well developed active listening and critical thinking skills.

Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.

Demonstrates strong consultative skills and has the ability to influence decision makers.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Has in-depth knowledge of the university's Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and other related business software programs and systems.

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About us
The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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