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$31.35 - $37.62/Hour
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, Hybrid

#117068 Human Resources Generalist

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/12/2022

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

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/27/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/06/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego employees will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Initial application deadline: 07/06/2022.


Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget greater than $250 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.


Under the general direction of the HR Manager, the Human Resources Generalist will provide independent analysis and recommendations on moderately scope to complex issues pertaining to human resource administration that are often sensitive in nature and have a significant impact on the Department of Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH), a large, complex, diverse and dynamic organization. Interpret HR policies and procedures and multiple bargaining unit contracts.

Assist in the development and implementation of department HR initiatives and programs. Advise on employment practices and policies including employee relations, labor relations, compensation, equity considerations, exceptions to policies, benefits, and recruitment. Participate in classification review, compensation studies, and analysis. Work directly with management/supervisors to develop job descriptions, manage classification and salary requests for career staff, manage/monitor all phases of the recruitment process, short-term exceptions, and temporary and student employees. Train and provide work direction to administrative staff as required.


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

  • Basic knowledge of human resources policies and programs, and how they affect other organizational policies and procedures. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and knowledge of functional area. Working knowledge of other areas of HR.

  • Knowledge and operational experience in human resource administration, in a large to medium size company, including classification/compensation, recruitment and selection, discipline, employee relations, labor relations, performance evaluation, leave administration, policy and procedure development, compliance management, benefits administration and termination/layoff.

  • Demonstrated experience advising supervisors and managers on sensitive employee relations issues.

  • Proven knowledge of employment laws and policies including Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, ADA, FLSA, and guidelines concerning fair hiring, privacy, negligent hiring and defamation. Familiarity with regulatory agencies such as DFEH, EEOC and OFCCP.

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of job description creation, review, and classification.

  • Proven knowledge to develop and implement compensation programs for client groups and understands how they and other initiatives may impact various areas of human resources

  • Ability to interpret bargaining unit agreements, policies, and procedures and to propose solutions to problems and apply them to non-recurring or precedent-setting situations.

  • Experience receiving and investigating employee complaints. Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively. Demonstrated ability to approach sensitive employee relations/labor relations situations with tact and diplomacy.

  • Experience drafting disciplinary letters and assisting in the delivery of disciplinary actions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and/or other related business software programs and systems.

  • Proven knowledge and ability to effectively use Word (word processing), Access or other database software, Excel (spreadsheet), Outlook (electronic mail) and Power Point presentation software. Competent in the use of internet technology.

  • Experience in maintaining confidentiality of personnel or other sensitive issues and exercise discretion in dealing with controversial or potentially sensitive topics.

  • Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations; demonstrated organizational skills and problem-solving skills.

  • Innovation and initiative to develop and implement new procedures and processes which are adaptable to constantly changing work patterns and business methods.

  • Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments.


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

  • CANRA Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18.

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

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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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