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#111516 Human Resource Generalist

Extended Deadline: Thu 10/28/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/06/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/15/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Human Resource Generalist. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics is a member of the Big West Conference and reclassifying to NCAA Division I. UC San Diego won its eighth California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2018-19, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the conference.

Under the supervision of the Director of Business Operations, the HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day administration of human resource services for the Athletics department. Provide professional services and manage the implementation of policies, programs and procedures related to: staffing & recruitment; employee/labor relations; compensation & classification; leaves/FMLA, phased retirement, personnel/payroll & benefits; worker’s compensation; staff recognition & development & training; human resource information systems and records management. The Athletics Department consists of close to 400 employees (86 full-time, 140 part-time, 100 student employees and 60 volunteers) which include contract coaches, by-agreement and union represented employees. Develops HR best practices for accomplishing management goals and serves as the principal consultant to the Director of Business Operations, directors, supervisors and staff for human resources policy.

The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.

A complete application will include an online resume and cover letter.


  1. Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations; demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills. Has working knowledge of other areas of HR. Experience conducting various personnel activities, such as recruitment selection, discipline, termination/layoff, collective bargaining agreements, employee relations, labor relations, performance appraisals, benefits administration, compensation, job description development, diversity, etc.

  2. Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs, and how they affect other organizational policies and procedures. Solid understanding in recruitment, performance management, compensation, payroll, benefits, affirmative action, visas, discipline, conflict resolution, and collective bargaining units.

  3. Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments. Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and personalities. Ability to convey technical information and provide guidelines in a clear and professional manner, using diplomacy, tact and discretion in all interactions.

  4. Experience administering leaves of absence related to FMLA, CFRA, PDL. Knowledge of issues and procedures related to disability, accommodation and worker's compensation.

  5. Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and / or other related business software programs and systems. Demonstrated ability in utilizing technology resources and computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access), internet browsers.

  6. Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize time, plan, and follow projects through to completion. Strong demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a dynamic environment with numerous interruptions and fluctuating priorities. Ability to develop and adjust routines and procedures as needed.

  7. Knowledge with wage and hour laws, and other laws and regulations relating to employment, compensation, collective bargaining, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, EEO/AA and FLSA.

  8. Experience providing advice to leadership, supervisors, and employees on performance issues/concerns as well process and policy information.

  9. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area. Experience in interpreting, analyzing, advising on, and implementing policies, procedures, and regulations related to all facets of human resources administration.

  10. Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate department training program.


  • This position requires flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate workload and deadlines.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check and DMV Check results.

  • Incumbent must participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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