Human Resources Assistant (UEA 3)

Storrs, CT
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant (UEA 3)
Job ID: 2017636
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Assistant (UEA 3) to join the Employee Benefits and HR Services team. The successful candidate will serve as a collaborative member of this team which manages job advertisements, benefits enrollment, pre-employment criminal background checks, HR guest relations, retirement information and special payroll processing as well as special projects as needed. Under the direction of the Team Manager, the HR Assistant is responsible for supervising and administering a number of human resources administrative functions and serves as a resource to University departments and other constituents requiring a strong emphasis on customer service. Incumbents in this position are expected to make independent decisions within prescribed guidelines, exercise judgment and resolve issues that impact the overall operation.


Reviews, monitors and processes a variety of human resources transactions and documents including administrative and personnel paperwork. Coordinates administrative processes and provides assistance with training, communication, and the evaluation of processes. Answers the main HR phone line and assists in the management of central HR e-mail box. Provides information to employees regarding employee benefits, separation, position openings, tuition benefits and/or employment policies and procedures. Greets, monitors and assists guests and visitors entering the building. Responds to inquiries by gathering information and composing routine correspondence. Assists in updating and maintaining central repository of reference/resource information. Researches, collects and compiles data and assists with preparing confidential reports that may be used in collective bargaining; records confidential data in mainframe database. May be assigned to one or more specialized human resources operations, processes or programs and serve as a liaison to vendor(s). Participates in cooperative efforts to provide administrative support to HR Department managers and staff members as needed. May assist human resources professionals with special projects.

  1. An Associate's Degree and two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  2. Demonstrated computer software experience - MS Office Professional Suite with advanced knowledge of Excel and Word.
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of diverse individuals including faculty, staff, students, University administrators and external constituents.
  5. Demonstrated ability to independently manage assigned projects within other daily responsibilities.
  6. Excellent organizational and administrative proficiency with attention to detail.
  7. Demonstrated critical thinking and ability to resolve routine problems efficiently, effectively and independently.
  8. Ability to preserve confidential information and must have awareness of data integrity protocols.

  1. Bachelor's degree and at least one year of related professional experience.
  2. Experience working with PeopleSoft.
  3. Working knowledge and experience with MS OneNote and Visio.
  4. Experience accurately entering data into a mainframe system.
  5. Experience working in a unionized environment.
  6. Experience working at a university or in a higher education or similar environment.


This is a full-time, twelve month, confidential/exempt position, requiring the successful candidate to work 40 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Applicants interested, please apply on-line and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) work-related references using the University's Career applicant system at . It is preferable that one reference be from the immediate supervisor. Please reference Search #2017636. Screening will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is August 2017.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017636)

The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 27, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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