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Human Resources Specialist

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Department: Human Resources
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

    • Position Summary
    • Classified as: Confidential Administrative Support, PSL II

      Full-time position available on or after May 1, 2023 in Human Resources.

      The incumbent will perform administrative, technical, and analytical work in support the university’s Talent Acquisition and Classification and Compensation programs including classification and compensation analysis, recruitment and selection support, employee onboarding and development, employment and salary transactions, and perform related duties as assigned. The incumbent will serve as a resource to university students, staff, and managers and will be responsible for preparing complex reports and handling work tasks of a highly confidential and sensitive nature.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Work with management on requested and proposed job classification actions.
      • Review proposals for new and revised positions to determine appropriate job classification and salary grade assignment.
      • Assist in reviewing and analyzing management requests to hire prospective staff employees above the entry salary; researching and compiling related salary data to determine departmental/campus equity issues/impacts; reviewing recommendations for above entry offers with the Director of Talent Management & Workforce Development.
      • Assist and educate managers with position description preparation and/or alterations, including interpretation of classification standards, appropriateness of qualifications, e.g. experience, education, specialized skills, etc., and appropriateness of essential duties based on the classification.
      • Perform classification reviews using desk and/or paper audits and other appropriate research to determine appropriate classification level for positions. Analyze information, determine appropriate classification and skill level and prepare and submit written recommendations to the Director of Talent Management & Workforce Development.
      • Based on knowledge of classification methodology, CSU classification standards, collective bargaining unit agreements, legal requirements such as FLSA, and appropriate policies or procedures, in consultation with the Director, advise managers on department or division re-organizations and restructuring.
      • Assist in the development of classification and/or compensation policies and procedures training and informational materials.
      • Assist with in-person training and responsible for placement of informational materials on the HR website.
      • Assist with responses to inquiries such as requests for classification/compensation information from Chancellor’s Office, CSU campuses, and other organizations. Participate in salary surveys, as requested.
      • Participate in CSU classification development and/or revisions as part of the meet and confer process.
      • Perform initial comparison, evaluation and analysis of position description classifications for a variety of Human Resources functions using system-wide CSU classification standards.
      • Process stipends, bonuses, in-range progressions, and reclassifications to ensure contractual and procedural compliance.
      • Identify appropriate benchmarks for various positions using an array of outside survey sources.
      • Compile statistical information and salary data as needed for compensation actions.
      • Utilize various compensation databases, HRIS systems and computer software programs to maintain records, create and design reports and create supporting documentation, forms and materials as needed.
      • Maintain record keeping for all classification and compensation actions; maintain files in accordance with the records retention requirements.
      • Develop training materials and make presentations.
      • Explain and interpret human resources policies, procedures, and practices to internal and external customers.
      • Assist with interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements in areas of assigned responsibility.
      • Assist in recommending management collective bargaining proposals in areas of responsibility and prepare related data and information to support management proposals.
      • Based on knowledge of recruitment methodology and best practices, classification and compensation methodology and best practices, CSU technical letters, collective bargaining agreements, legal requirements, and appropriate policies or procedures, assist with preparation of materials that relate to management’s strategies and positions in terms of the collective bargaining negotiation process.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in human resources, public administration, business administration, psychology, or a related field, OR a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

      Experience: Full-time equivalent of three years of directly related work experience, which has provided exposure to administrative personnel procedures in areas such as recruitment, selection & appointment; HR database administrative support; HR office administration, general employment/payroll related transactions, or classification and compensation.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience working with classification standards in a higher education or public agency human resources environment.
      • Knowledge of the CSU Compensation/Classification system.
      • Market salary survey experience.
      • Experience interpreting and implementing terms of collective bargaining agreements.
      • Human Resources certification (e.g., SHRM, IPMA, CALPELRA).
      • Human Resources experience in a union/public agency environment.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other University employees, outside agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service.
      • Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting employment including collective bargaining agreements, federal and state laws, CSU and CSUS policies and procedures.
      • Ability to understand problems from a broader perspective and anticipate their impact.
      • Ability to use judgment and discretion in independently developing solutions to moderately complex and confidential problems within established procedural guidelines.
      • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions accurately with an attention to detail.
      • Ability to perform in-depth analytical studies and research, conduct salary surveys and prepare reports. Ability to perform statistical analyses.
      • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences.
      • Ability to maintain composure and tact during high stress situations and under heavy workload, with conflicting priorities, frequent interruptions, and other demands.
      • Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks and prioritize work, including setting and meeting deadlines.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Intermediate to advanced-level computer knowledge and skills (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, HRIS, applicant tracking, and learning management systems).
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $4,464 – $5,325 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. 
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary (Bargaining Unit: C99): CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER MARCH 28, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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