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Human Resources Generalist Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides university-wide expertise in an area of human resources such as compensation, benefits, employment, employee relations, organizational development, etc. Conducts research, analysis and studies major issues to enhance services. Develops strong partnerships with and provides professional human resources services to assigned colleges and departments in an effort to positively influence organizational performance and results. Advises and consults with managers on employee and human resources issues, university policy and practices.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second of two classifications and is distinguished from the Human Resources Generalist by the expertise required in the assigned human resources area and the broader scope and impact of university-wide assignments. May have supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assists with the complex university-wide special projects/research as required.
  • Assists in the planning, developing and modification of human resources programs serving the human resource needs of the university.
  • Serves as liaison to other university departments, the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona Department of Administration, ASU West and East Human Resources and within HR on assigned programs.
  • Conducts research, analysis, and studies to address issues and problems related to human resources; recommends or initiates programs or actions to resolve problems and enhance services.
  • Determines effectiveness of current programs, policies and procedures and recommends revisions accordingly.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the impact of proposed legislation and rule changes; assists in the establishment of human resources policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Advises and consults with managers on employee and human resources issues in the areas of compensation/classification, organizational development, employee relations and employment.
  • Counsels managers in the use of performance management tools, corrective action plans, and disciplinary actions.
  • Counsels on benefits and leave programs as related to: workers' compensation, short-term disability, long-term disability, family medical leave (FMLA), and other leaves; liaison with central Benefits staff.
  • Assists departments in developing recruitment strategies; assists in the hiring process and employment law/legal issues.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and/or delivery of training on human resources systems, procedures and practices.
  • Assists supervisors and managers with ADA issues and works with Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action in dealing with ADA issues as appropriate.
  • Partners with managers to develop organization strategies and achieve overall organizational objectives.
  • May serve as senior consultant or team leader on complex projects and interventions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of contemporary human resources principles, practices and processes.
  • Knowledge of current federal and state laws, statutes, regulations, policies and directives pertaining to human resources.
  • Knowledge of quality management concepts and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, methods and techniques.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in problem analysis and resolution.
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing complex numerical computations and comprehensive reports.
  • Effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Skill in computerized human resource management information and PC systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence human resource decision-makers.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a complex operating environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field and five years of professional human resources experience; OR, Nine years of professional human resources experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved .


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