Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228713-US
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing human resources activities in the area of recruitment and on-boarding, payroll and benefits, employee relations, and related functions for the Department of Physics at UW-Madison. The Department has 400+ paid personnel (Faculty, Academic Staff, University Staff, Post-degree Trainees, Student Assistants, and Student Hourly) and 50+ unpaid individuals.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Five years of payroll and human resource experience in a University setting strongly preferred.
- Prior experience using a web-based Human Resources Information System to create and manage appointments. Knowledge of PeopleSoft payroll system strongly preferred.
- Prior experience using web-based financial software.
- Prior experience applying policies and procedures as they relate to payroll, benefits, and recruitment, in a University setting preferred.
- Skills in basic mathematical computations.
- Ability to exercise judgment, discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to use customer service techniques to respond to inquiries thoroughly, accurately, and timely while maintaining professionalism, tact, confidentiality, and diplomacy.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with a diverse constituency.
- Attention to detail, effective time management, organizational and independent decision-making skills are essential.



Work Schedule:

7:45-4:30 M-F. Some flexibility possible.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.60 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Aimee Lefkow,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

HR ASST ADV(19510)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Nov 18 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 2 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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