Human Resources Generalist

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Human Resources Generalist

Job no: 527355
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Human Resources

Department: Finance & Administration Shared Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $43,823 - $51,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 11, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter that specifically addresses your experience in classification/compensation and recruitment matters. Please be sure to indicate what types of position analyses you have performed and at what level in the company and or/ organization.

Department Summary
Finance and Administration Shared Services (FASS) provides service within the VPFA portfolio specific to four business functions: budget and finance, accounting and purchasing, human resources, and information technology. FASS is a unit within the Campus Services group in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university's many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

The mission of the Shared Services Human Resources group is to provide centralized service, offering our expertise in a wide variety of functions including: acting as liaison to Central HR, staff and student recruitments, employee relations, workforce planning, training, and payroll administration. We are committed to provide superior customer service and create partnerships with our customers to ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest standard.

The FASS unit provides administrative services for several departments within the VPFA portfolio including:

  • Campus Planning and Facilities Management: Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities Services, Utilities and Energy, and the Office of Sustainability
  • Safety and Risk Services: UO Police Department, Emergency Management, Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety, and Campus GIS
  • Transportation Services
  • Printing Services
    Vivian Olum Childcare Center

    Position Summary
    This position reports directly to the Associate Director of FASS-HR and is primarily responsible for two aspects of Human Resource functions that support our client departments - classification/compensation and recruitment. Concerning classification and compensation, their primary focus will be on position description development, review and editing, and workforce planning. This includes analyzing and evaluating positions for alignment with the University's compensation practices, collective bargaining agreements, regulatory requirements, and internal and external comparators. They will exercise sound judgement regarding confidential and/or sensitive information, provide advice and guidance through a consultative and collaborative approach, and identify avenues for departments to achieve their personnel goals that are in line with best practices.

    This position will also act as a backup for the Recruitment Specialist, when needed, and act as a Search Advocate for FASS-supported clients. This includes working with search chairs to develop and administer a thorough search plan, reviewing applications, guiding the search committee as they interview candidates, conducting reference checks as needed, and communicating with finalists and their supervisor to confirm an onboarding plan. A strong commitment to and experience working with a diverse group of employees from various backgrounds and ideologies is essential. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement in times of stress. The incumbent must navigate tense situations with tact and diplomacy and have a keen eye for finding solutions that benefit all stakeholders. They will collaborate with many different units across the University of Oregon, so a customer service-oriented approach and the ability to provide assistance to individuals at all levels of the organization is crucial to their success.

    Essential Personnel
    This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with at least two years' experience in Human Resources; OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years.

    Professional Competencies
  • Familiarity with classification and compensation functions, such as position description review/analysis and FLSA analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of work product, confidentiality and integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, learn and follow processes, demonstrated good judgement on when and how to deviate from processes and/or identify and escalate issues.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in matters related to appropriate classification and compensation.
  • Experience applying collective bargaining agreements to recruitment and compensation matters.
  • Experience using HRIS or a Talent Management System.
  • Current PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
  • Experience in higher education.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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