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Public Service Faculty - Human Resources Management Unit

Position Summary

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position within the Human Resources Management Unit of the Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance Division. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. The position will be available July 1, 2022 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of The University of Georgia.

The Human Resources Management Unit assists cities, counties, and government authorities by​ supplying them with information, presentations, and written reports that serve as management tools to aid in decision making. The work often involves surveying and interviewing of numerous personnel within different organizations in order to develop reports. Projects include Classification and Compensation studies as well as Fair Labor Standards Act review. This position will report to the Human Resources Management unit manager. This position requires travel. This position will work directly with clientele in various fields including local and state governments as well as educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very objective, positive, and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.

The position performs work in an office environment or on-site with client organizations in a variety of field settings. The work involves extensive travel throughout the State of Georgia and on occasion, beyond.

Project Management Duties
  • Directs human resources management technical assistance projects for county governments, state government agencies, local government authorities, and municipal governments. Human resources management technical assistance projects consist of classification and compensation studies, salary and benefit surveys, and workforce planning analyses.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with personnel in county governments, state government agencies, local government authorities, and municipal governments.
  • Meets with potential clients to assess and determine technical assistance needs.
  • Develops project proposals and budgets.
  • Supervises assigned project personnel. Project personnel typically include graduate students, independent contractors, professional staff, and undergraduate students.
  • Presents project recommendations and results to administrators, elected officials, and employees in client organizations.

Human Resources Management Technical Assistance Duties
  • Design and develop organizational classification and compensation plans.
  • Design and administer benefit and salary surveys; analyze and interpret collected data.
  • Review and analyze compensation issues for special populations within client organizations (i.e. executives, public safety personnel, etc.).
  • Research labor market trends.
  • Collect job activity data; perform job analysis; and write job descriptions.
  • Develop recruitment and selection tools.
  • Research federal and state human resource management laws.
  • Maintain knowledge of human resource management best practices.

Miscellaneous Duties
  • Participates in professional associations and organizations.
  • Serves on Carl Vinson Institute of Government and University committees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Provide assistance and consultation, and perform applied research as needed.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be considered for this position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if application materials are received by May 6, 2022 .

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Public Service Faculty - Human Resources Management Unit


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About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Today’s complex challenges demand that governments at all levels strive to be more responsive, efficient, and effective in serving their citizens. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is committed to promoting excellence in government through technical assistance, training programs, applied research and technology solutions. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best institutes of government in the nation.

The Institute of Government works extensively with governments across Georgia and beyond to develop the knowledge and skills that elected officials, professional staff, and appointed board members need to manage effectively in the 21st century. As we look ahead to future governance challenges, we must continue to tackle the complex and ever-changing demands of communities and their leaders. As an integral part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach mission, we are committed to serving the state of Georgia and its state and local governments and other public entities.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in public administration, business, or the social sciences is required.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate.

For more information about the requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion (

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

The successful candidate must possess detailed knowledge of human resources management best practices, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the human resources management regulatory environment. The ideal candidate must have at least five years experience in the practical program implementations of human resources management systems especially in the areas of classification and compensation, organizational staffing, and performance management. At least one year of previous experience working with county governments, state government agencies, local government authorities, and municipal governments in a consulting capacity is preferred. The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in order to successfully interact with client organizations. At least one year of project management, budget development and administration experience preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Knowledge of human resources management principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Knowledge of organizational compensation and rewards processes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state human resources management laws.
  • Knowledge of statistics and research methods.
  • Skill in designing salary and benefit surveys.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing job activity data.
  • Skill in writing job descriptions.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Skill in developing and administering project budgets.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and prioritize project work.
  • Ability to manage multiple technical assistance projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to present and explain complex concepts and information to client organizations.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act. Must be able to effectively work alone, as a team member, or as a project lead. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for client interactions and presentations.
  • Must be able to function effectively in interdisciplinary environment.
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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
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