Human Resource Associate
Function of Job
Under administrative direction, employees allocated to these positions possess a high level of expertise and serve in a consulting/advising capacity with university administrators, staff and/or external constituents. They are responsible for managing one or more functions and/or areas of the overall human resource program.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
A(n) Human Resource Associate typically -
- functions as a consultant to various constituencies within the organization, reviewing and providing guidance and/or problem resolution for highly sensitive and unique human resource-related matters;
- provides general leadership, guidance and/or directly or indirectly supervises and/or manages professional and support staff and/or manages processes;
- ensures that activities and services adequately meet the business and/or operational needs of the university;
- develops, interprets, implements and maintains policies and programs that support the values and culture of the organization ensuring compliance with university, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding personnel practices; counsels various constituents on both internal and external policies and procedures;
- participates in determining long and short-range goals and objectives of overall human resources program and represents Human Resources on university/agency committees;
- performs Human Resources functions related to a variety of areas of specialization;
- participates in the budget process for personnel operations;
- develops and prepares narratives, reports and statistics including benefit and salary summaries, employee positions and staff demographics;
- performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Administration, Management, Organizational Administration, Public Administration, Labor Relations, Business Administration or a field closely related to the position.
- Two (2) years (24 months) of work experience performing professional-level human resources duties.
- Additional education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position, may be required.
List additional education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge above the rudimentary understanding of principles and procedures used in human resources (i.e. personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefits, labor relations and negotiation and personnel information systems).
- Knowledge above the rudimentary understanding of federal and state laws, rules, and/or regulations affecting public human resources administration; ability to develop a broad knowledge of those of the employing institution.
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
- Skill in reviewing and formulating/revising human resources policies and procedures and in exercising control over the implementation of policies and procedures.
- Skill in utilizing organization and time management and in effectively managing multiple priorities on a daily basis.
- Strong/excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to effectively present information including writing and editing reports and other materials and to respond to requests for guidance and/or clarification.
- Ability to employ critical thinking skills, creativity, and ingenuity for effective and timely problem-solving.
- Ability to maintain professional relationships and to work effectively as a member of a team and/or as a project leader with the public, faculty, staff and administration as well as a variety of external union representatives and organizations.
- Ability to organize, analyze and interpret data and have strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
- Ability to tactfully handle situations involving employee performance/discipline with utmost discretion and professionalism.
- Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work activities of others.