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Human Resources Generalist

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: May 31, 2024

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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name

Division Name
AL Cooperative Extension System

Position Title
Human Resources Generalist

Job Class Code
EB47, EB48, EB49

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary
The Human Resources Department in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Business Office is seeking candidates for the position of Human Resources Generalist I/II/III. The individual in this position serves as a consultant to both faculty and staff as a member of a cross-functional team. The HR Generalist will work collaboratively with all levels of management to implement HR policies, practices and procedures and employ a broad range of human resources experience and competencies.

This position focuses on serving over 600 full-time and part-time employees and over 200 temporary employees located throughout the state, administering and supporting daily human resources functions including recruitment, payroll, and executing organizational-wide initiatives to strengthen the civil rights commitment and compliance in ACES. Serving as a member of a dynamic Human Resources team, this position supports the core values of Alabama's Cooperative Extension System through service excellence, teamwork, inclusivity, accountability, and integrity.

Who we are:
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the outreach organization for the land grant mission of Auburn University and Alabama A&M University. Our educational programs grow from these two land grant university campuses to serve the people of Alabama. We deliver science-based educational programs that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. Our information and programs are available online or in person in all 67 County Extension Offices and at teaching sites throughout Alabama communities.

Perks & Benefits:
This position allows for the opportunity to flourish in a self-directed work environment and in a variety of locations throughout the county as well as some travel. This position is an employee of Auburn University.

Reasons you'll love being a part of ACES - Auburn:

  • Job Satisfaction! Be a part of life-changing work in your community!
  • Competitive retirement plan and benefits.
  • Generous leave (including two weeks off during the holidays!)
  • Fun, flexible & diverse work environment. Every day is different!
  • Opportunity for professional growth and continual learning and engagement!
  • Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and dependents.
  • Supportive leadership & peers. The ACES team supports you and your work!

    About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

    Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

    Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

    Essential Functions

    • Responsible for managing and processing recruitment efforts for all non-faculty employees, including Administrative & Professional, University Staff, temporary, and student employees.
    • Responsible for biweekly payroll and timekeeping oversight and troubleshooting while guiding all staff about compliance with policies, practices, and regulations.
    • Cultivates strategies and learning opportunities for statewide civil rights initiatives by working closely with ACES leadership by serving in a lead capacity on annual civil rights county planning process, compliance reviews, and in communication regarding the process. Stays up to date on state and federal laws regarding civil rights laws.
    • Assists with formulating, interpreting, and implementing policies and operating practices associated with assigned areas of responsibility and programs.
    • Be fully cross trained in all aspects of HR functions and roles within the department and be able to perform them as needed.
    • Collaborates with campus partners and others to assist in recruiting activities to develop and implement recruitment strategies for all open positions including attendance at job fairs.
    • Designs and delivers professional development and collaborative learning activities to employees.
    • Processes electronic personnel action forms.
    • Assists in maintaining personnel database.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications

      Education: Bachelor's degree

      Experience working in human resources management and a working knowledge of HR functions (i.e. talent acquisition, employee investigations, classification and compensation; policy development, performance management, organizational development, payroll and benefits, etc.).

      • Level I:0 years

      • Level II: 2 years

      • Level III:4 years

        Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

        Minimum Skills and Abilities

        • Proficient working knowledge of federal, state, and local employment and government compliance regulations.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels while demonstrating cross-cultural sensitivity.
        • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated problem-solving skills.
        • Ability to objectively and professionally coach employees and management through complex, confidential and difficult employee issues.
        • High attention to detail, as well as strong organizational and time management skills, are critical.
        • Strong writing abilities in employee and management communications as well as policy development.
        • Ability to recognize problems and issues and then propose and implement effective solutions informed by judgment that is consistent with organizational policies, practices, and standards while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations.
        • Excellent provision of customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
        • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure with shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
        • The ability to be self-directed and work with minimal oversight.
        • Must be able to collaborate in team environment, convey positive work ethic, maintain diplomatic and respectful interactions with individuals at all levels and from all backgrounds.
        • The ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with sensitive issues and information.
        • The ability to articulate, apply, and enforce applicable university, state, federal laws and regulations and internal policies and processes.
        • Must be able to utilize excellent judgment and demonstrate good decision-making ability.
        • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering effective training programs.
        • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, SharePoint or equivalent).

          Minimum Technology Skills

          Minimum License and Certifications

          Desired Qualifications

          Desired Qualifications

          • HR Certification (CPLP, PHR/SHRM-CP, SPHR/SHRM-SCP or equivalent), and previous human resources experience in higher education preferred.
          • Experience with utilization of LinkedIn for recruitment purposes. Experience with HR systems (Banner and KRONOS). Experience leading change management efforts is a plus.

            Posting Detail Information

            Salary Range
            $40,000 - $82,800

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            EEO Statement
            Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

            AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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