Human Resources Specialist
Posting Details Position Number: 103317 Title: Human Resources Specialist Functional Title: Human Resources Specialist Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: AGNR-Dean-Fiscal Office Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC, and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Background Checks Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment. Vaccine Protocol The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland ( USM ) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD , are required to be vaccinated against COVID . As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD , you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources ( AGNR ) seeks a Human Resources Specialist to manage the day-to day Human Resources function of AGNR and to directly support the Director of Human Resources Management and Compliance Programs ( HRMCP ). HRMCP is a unit within the AGNR Administrative Services office and resides under the administration of the Office of the Dean of AGNR supporting Academic Departments, University of Maryland Extension ( UME ) and the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station ( MAES ) missions of the college. The HR functions supports HR activities for approximately 1,000 faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students employed throughout AGNR . As the College entrusted with effectuation of the state's Land-Grant mission, AGNR employees are geographically dispersed within the state of Maryland in all 23 counties and the city of Baltimore. Minimum Qualifications: Required: Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, management, higher education administration, or other related disciplines from an accredited institution. Minimum of five years of direct experience in Human Resources. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office with extensive knowledge of Excel (ie, Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Formula/Function usage, etc.) Project management, detail oriented with an ability to work independently and in teams. Extensive analytical capability in interpreting large data sets, dashboards, etc. Preferences: Preferred - Experience with HR support of an academic unit. Master's degree in human resources, business administration, management, higher education administration, or other related disciplines from an accredited institution. Working knowledge of local, state, and federal agencies and groups involved in college related issues. Experience in large-scale HR implementations requiring change management. A demonstrated ability to navigate sensitive, complex and confidential issues and arbitrate successful outcomes. A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service. Understanding of HR, EEO , and diversity. Experience using HR systems such as Workday and eTerp. PHR / SPHR and or SHRM -CP/ SHRM SCP a plus. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands Normal office setting. Posting Date: 08/01/2022 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 08/31/2022 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.