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HR Generalist, Human Resource Services

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 6, 2023

Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through * .

Human Resource Services invites applications for a HR Generalist.

The work you will do is rewarding and has a positive and lasting effect on our UM colleagues. You will have the opportunity to utilize your analytical skills when reviewing information in the form of data, collective bargaining agreements, legislation, policies, and procedures, which will inform your ability to provide effective answers; problem-solve solutions; provide in-the-moment training and consultation; apply your technological skills to ensure that records are accurately created and maintained; provide exceptional service to a wide variety of individuals; and cultivate a career path by developing new and growing current knowledge, skills and abilities. Additionally, you will build an understanding of all areas of HRS; as well as the culture and needs of the individuals who work at the University of Montana and our sister campuses in Butte, Dillon and Helena.

Applicants should enjoy and/or be skilled at: (applicants will be evaluated on the following list)
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Providing exceptional, professional customer service in all situations and settings
  • Developing and maintaining positive, professional, trust-based relationships with colleagues
  • Learning, understanding and communicating a wide variety of information
  • Using, and learning to use, integrated information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, email, database software, and new software
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions
  • Prioritizing workloads, being organized, multi-tasking, and managing time effectively
  • Paying attention to detail in order to achieve the highest level of accuracy
  • Using sound judgment, problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • Addressing unclear situations and information positively, openly, and thoughtfully
  • Maintaining complete confidentially with all personnel/payroll information discussed, processed, and received
  • Analyzing information and determining an appropriate course of action
  • Learning, growing, and developing work knowledge, skills and abilities
About Human Resource Services and UM

Human Resource Services is dedicated to providing support to attract and retain a talented and diverse group of outstanding faculty, staff and professionals to create an organizational climate that encourages a high level of professionalism, service, performance, and dedication.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.


Position Details

Position Title: HR Generalist ( Payroll Benefits Tech III)

Position Number: 013450

Department: Human Resource Services

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $17.693/hr

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


How to Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Application Deadline’ will be guaranteed consideration; however, the position will remain Open Until Filled .

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience which will be evaluated related to each item in the above list of things you should “enjoy and/or be skilled at” in order to fulfill the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.*

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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