Human Resources Generalist Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Provides university-wide expertise in an area of human resources
such as compensation, benefits, employment, employee relations,
organizational development, etc. Conducts research, analysis and
studies major issues to enhance services. Develops strong
partnerships with and provides professional human resources services
to assigned colleges and departments in an effort to positively
influence organizational performance and results. Advises and
consults with managers on employee and human resources issues,
university policy and practices.
second of two classifications and is distinguished from the Human
Resources Generalist by the expertise required in the assigned human
resources area and the broader scope and impact of university-wide
assignments. May have supervisory responsibility.
Examples of Duties:
- Assists with the complex university-wide special
projects/research as required.
- Assists in the planning, developing and modification of
human resources programs serving the human resource needs of the
- Serves as liaison to other university departments, the
Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona Department of Administration,
ASU West and East Human Resources and within HR on assigned
- Conducts research, analysis, and studies to address issues
and problems related to human resources; recommends or initiates
programs or actions to resolve problems and enhance services.
- Determines effectiveness of current programs, policies and
procedures and recommends revisions accordingly.
- Analyzes and evaluates the impact of proposed legislation
and rule changes; assists in the establishment of human
resources policies, rules, and procedures.
- Advises and consults with managers on employee and human
resources issues in the areas of compensation/classification,
organizational development, employee relations and employment.
- Counsels managers in the use of performance management
tools, corrective action plans, and disciplinary actions.
- Counsels on benefits and leave programs as related to:
workers' compensation, short-term disability, long-term
disability, family medical leave (FMLA), and other leaves;
liaison with central Benefits staff.
- Assists departments in developing recruitment strategies;
assists in the hiring process and employment law/legal issues.
- Assists in the development, implementation and/or delivery
of training on human resources systems, procedures and
- Assists supervisors and managers with ADA issues and works
with Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action in dealing
with ADA issues as appropriate.
- Partners with managers to develop organization strategies
and achieve overall organizational objectives.
- May serve as senior consultant or team leader on complex
projects and interventions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of contemporary human resources principles,
practices and processes.
- Knowledge of current federal and state laws, statutes,
regulations, policies and directives pertaining to human
- Knowledge of quality management concepts and practices.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles, methods and techniques.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in problem analysis and resolution.
- Skill in preparing and analyzing complex numerical
computations and comprehensive reports.
- Effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Skill in computerized human resource management information
and PC systems.
- Demonstrated ability to positively influence human resource
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks in a complex operating
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business
Administration or related field and five years of professional human
resources experience; OR, Nine years of professional human resources
experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or
education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have
been achieved .
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