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$120,000 - $150,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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#118984 Sr. Human Resources Investigator

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/4/2022

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 will remain open until filled.

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


Under the direction of the Senior Director, HR Strategy & Policy, the incumbent functions as a resource and leader in the role of HR Investigator. The incumbent will take the lead in ensuring that UCSD has comprehensive processes for investigations within Human Resources purview. Ensures alignment with federal and state laws, and University policies and procedures. Provides guidance to other HR professionals engaged in investigative activity. Incumbent will be expected to receive high-level oversight on assignments with general instruction provided on new or more complex investigative work and execute without further direction from the Senior Director, HR Strategy & Policy.

As part of the investigatory process, the incumbent will be expected to conduct inquiries into a variety of staff, and non-protected category employment mattes. These matters may include, but are not limited to, the UC Policy on Abusive Conduct, PPSM 70, and other formal complaints made by staff employees. The incumbent will be expected to engage in extensive fact-finding and write reports and analyses related to the inquiry. Incumbent will be responsible for offering advice and insight into possible follow-up actions related to investigatory inquiry. Incumbent will exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Incumbent will coordinate with partners across the campus to ensure that investigative effort is not duplicative and/or overlapping. Partners include the Office of Ethics and Compliance, OPHD, Research Affairs, and Office of Student Conduct.

Incumbent will use mediation experience and knowledge to help staff employees and/or supervisors mediate disputes that are not appropriate for investigatory inquiry.


  • Advanced knowledge of the ethics and compliance profession, theories and systems of internal control, and professional compliance and investigations standards.

  • Broad and thorough knowledge of University ethics and compliance policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Ability to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of ethics and compliance assignments. Skills in critical decision making.

  • Ability to extract, verify, compile and develop recommendations related to ethics and compliance programs, issues, policies, and procedures.

  • In-depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.

  • Thorough understanding of the interrelationship of procedures and desired results.

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel, including management and faculty, and to facilitate agreement on issues and corrective actions.

  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally for presentation or review by senior leadership.


Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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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