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$23.42 - $29.81 /hour
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8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#112781 HR Generalist

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/1/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/04/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/15/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


The Human Resources Generalist in the Division of Biological Sciences provides a full range of personnel and payroll support to the entire Divisional population of career and limited/casual staff, postdoctoral scholars, visiting graduate students, and visiting scholars.

Under the supervision of the Staff HR Supervisor, the HR Generalist has independent analytical and administrative responsibility in the coordination of the day-to-day operations of the Division's personnel, payroll and benefits functions for staff, postdoctoral scholars, visiting graduate students, and visiting scholars. Conduct orientation and payroll processing for new Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) in BioSci. Responsible for analyzing HR issues and providing expert advice, training, and policy interpretation to Biological Sciences management and staff in these areas. Analyze, research and execute policy involving classification, appointments, compensation, all aspects of recruitment and employment, performance evaluations, grievance/disciplinary actions, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, benefits administration, separation/layoffs, leaves of absence, staff merit, visa applications/renewals, payroll and occupational health issues. Assist Staff HR Supervisor in the areas of employee and labor relations. Actively participate in long and short-term planning, and development of department personnel and payroll procedures, programs and systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and / or other related business software programs and systems. Experience with on-line payroll/HR systems and ability to use data processing software and relational database systems to process full range of personnel actions (recruitment, timekeeping, merit increases, funding changes, etc.).

  • Experience working with a broad scope of complex personnel and related functions, such as recruitment/selection, compensation, employee relations, reviews/evaluations, benefits administration, and termination/layoffs.

  • Experience performing job analysis and creating job descriptions; knowledge of appropriate classification and compensation levels for research, technical, professional, administrative, clerical, and labor positions.

  • Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations; demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills. Has working knowledge of other areas of HR.

  • Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area. Proven ability to evaluate, interpret, and implement policies and procedures relevant to payroll and employment, for represented and non-represented employees.

  • Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs, and how they affect other organizational policies and procedures.

  • Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments. Excellent written communication skills with ability to write concisely, persuasively, and to clearly summarize information. Excellent skill proofreading documents for accuracy, clarity, grammar, syntax, and continuity.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively. Skills in problem-solving and conflict resolution.

  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, with the acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require confidentiality and/or higher level consultation and/or group collaboration.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals, using tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity; ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with employees, faculty, managers, supervisors and campus administrators.

  • Experience with processing visas and ability to independently manage full scope of immigration issues.

  • Experience with leave administration (FML, PDL, Workers' Comp, Disability, etc.)

  • Strong computer skills in a PC environment using various business software programs (spreadsheets, word-processing, and databases) with a willingness and ability to update and increase skills and knowledge as needed.


  • Some overtime may be required; time off must be scheduled around peak periods.

  • Employment contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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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