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HRIS Specialist

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022
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Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: UDC Agency Only

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/6

Salary Range: $65,849- $73,550

Closing Date: October 4, 2022

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Specialist reports to the Vice President, Human Resources or designee and is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of HRIS systems and functions supporting the University’s talent management strategy, goals and objectives. This position leverages innovative business intelligence and a variety of technology solutions to drive continuous improvement, deliver and implement efficient and frictionless processes for key human resource functions. Service areas of support include but are not limited to workforce data collection, management and reporting, recruitment, staffing, benefits, payroll, audits, and other strategic initiatives. The incumbent must assure the development and implementation of short- and long-range strategies for increased productivity, efficiency, and enhanced human resource services. The incumbent must be a strategic thought partner, with exceptional technological talent and the skills and abilities to engage and collaborate effectively with diverse internal and external customers at varying skill and position levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages and specializes in the HRIS systems, services and interface with end users, internal and external customers ensuring seamless and efficient human resource processes that support the University’s workforce and talent management strategy; focus on transactional and strategic human resources supports;
  • Serve as a key liaison with external and internal parties including but not limited to supporting District government agencies (OPRS, DCHR, OCTO), and University departments (IT, OPIE, Finance, etc.) to ensure seamless implementation of strategies, projects, system enhancements, testing, upgrades, updates and expansion;
  • Oversee and manage the HRIS system operation in collaboration with functional and technical staff (i.e. recruitment, staffing, benefits, payroll, performance management, labor relations, audit, finance, grants, IT, etc.);
  • Serve as a key driver for system process optimization recommending process, policy changes, customer service improvements, customer service improvements and innovative solutions;
  • Serve as a lead and project specialist in the areas of strategic and accurate data collection, management, and analysis; prepare routine compliance and specialized reports to inform and advise audits, workforce trends, human resources transactional processes and change management strategies;
  • Train, coach, advise and provide technical assistance and resources to the human resource team, liaisons, managers and supervisors to assure improved performance and utilization of HRIS systems for increased proficiency and responsiveness in all service delivery areas;
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures, protocols, etc. ensuring procedural integrity of HR data and standardization of HRMS/HRIS functions (i.e. maintain HRMS system tables supporting HR and payroll components);
  • Routinely engages in research, analysis, problem identification and resolution providing recommendations to leadership;
  • Directly supports a variety of related and recurring personnel processing actions for the University HRIS processing and payroll functions;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;
Minimum Job Requirements
  • BA/BS in Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Technology or a related field from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in HRIS-focused positions with a two (2) year minimum of specialized and practical experience supporting and working with HRMS/HRIS systems;
  • Extensive PeopleSoft experience preferred; and
  • Expertise in data collection, management, analysis and reporting to inform workforce talent management strategies.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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