Job Requisition Number: 25897. Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese, United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, and former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore Olson.
At Berkeley Law, we are committed to excellence in education and scholarship, as well as equality of opportunity. We believe we have a responsibility to use our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society through clinics, research, and policy engagement. We believe that a Berkeley Law degree is a tool for change, both locally and globally, and that we should be educating the leaders of tomorrow. We maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth, respects a diversity of ideas, and stimulates independent thought and critical reasoning.
The Human Resources and Academic Personnel department supports the goals and challenges of the law school by providing services which promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. We are committed to providing the highest level of responsive, confidential service possible, while serving as a resource of information and expertise.
This position is a member of the Berkeley Law Human Resources team and partners with Campus Shared Services (CSS) and Central Human Resources to recommend, develop, implement, administer, coordinate, and/or evaluate Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures covering several of the following: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, welfare programs, training and development, visa procurement, intercampus transfers, and employee services.
•Serves as internal contact and partners with CSS to counsel department managers, supervisors, and staff on a wide range of staff, student and affiliated employee labor policies, procedures, and practices. •Reviews requests for appointment actions and troubleshoots actions regarding: separations; leaves of absence; extensions and changes in appointment; percentages of time; contract renewals; and rehired retirees. Submits and tracks implementation of actions through CSS. •Responds to general benefit questions, coordinates with CSS and directs employees to information available through At Your Service Online as appropriate. •Coordinates with CSS on FMLA actions and advises on Return to Work accommodations feasibility; serves as internal lead and provides counseling on disability management and the interactive process. •Advises on personal leaves and other leaves of absence. •May partner with internal HR colleagues and/or CSS to initiate recruitment, review resumes and applications, and interview applicants for a full range of staff and student positions, as required. •Work with supervisors and CSS to develop and update job descriptions for recruitment and classification reviews; •Coordinate with CSS to launch recruitments of positions and job classification reviews; •Coordinate with CSS to ensure that jobs are posted and advertised in locations ideally suited to attract target candidates; •Coordinate employment contract renewals with supervisor and CSS; •Update organizational charts to ensure accuracy; •Partner with CSS to update and maintain Position Management data and information in Human Capital Management (HCM) system. •Partners with CSS on student assistant, affiliate and/or volunteer appointments; coordinates with hiring managers and Finance to confirm appointment eligibility and funding for student assistant appointments. •Serves as internal lead for staff onboarding process, including orientation to UC employment and the School of Law, benefits counseling, and other internal law school employee services, such as the “Welcome Wagon” or staff coffee. Partners with hiring managers and supervisors to ensure that new employees receive significant on-the-job orientation during their first week(s) at the School of Law. •Serves as lead for employee engagement at the School of Law. Initiates and/or assists with professional development or informational opportunities for staff, staff engagement activities, staff surveys, and staff training. Serves as HR liaison to staff committees as needed. •May maintain personnel records, and/or records for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action reporting requirements and/or partners with CSS and other campus entities to gather and review information as required. •May serve as internal contact and partner with CSS to counsel employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems; may conduct termination interviews, providing feedback to management, and engage in the following: •Conduct basic information gathering and policy interpretation; •Provide advice, counseling and mediation services; •Resolve or escalate issues as appropriate; •Identify and recommend referrals to other campus resources (e.g. Ombudsman, Path to Care, Title IX Office, etc.) as appropriate; •Identify possible education and training opportunities to resolve both individual and systemic problems. •Serves as internal contact and partners with CSS to advise all levels of managers, supervisors, and employees in resolving benefits issues, and providing guidance on benefits and/or leave-related personnel policies and procedures. •Prioritizes work assignments; conducts complex HR trends analyses and develops resulting recommendations as needed. •Provides support to internal constituents in administering policies and programs in the areas of employment, labor relations, wage and salary administration, training, and other areas of HR. Identify and administer possible education and training activities to address knowledge gaps. •Serve as safety coordinator and ergonomic evaluator. Evaluations new hire workstations and recommends adjustments. •Other duties as assigned.•Possesses strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. •Has thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas. •Has thorough knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources. •Knows UC Berkeley's Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and other related business software programs and systems. •Is skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing. •Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications. •Possesses strong analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills. •Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions. •Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively. Strong conflict resolution and creative problem-solving abilities. •Strong interpersonal communication skills, including sound judgement, tact and political acumen to establish and maintain effective working relations with internal and external constituents. •Demonstrated skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications. •Excellent project management and time management skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes to meet deadlines. •Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, train, motivate, foster employee development and team building. •Ability to use high-level of discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality. •Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.