Human Resource and Payroll Specialist (Administrative Specialist 3), UCP 5 REVISED & REPOSTED

Job Title: Human Resource and Payroll Specialist (Administrative Specialist 3), UCP 5 REVISED & REPOSTED
Job ID: 2017650
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) is seeking applications for a Human Resource (HR) and Payroll Specialist (Administrative Specialist 3/UCP 5). Reporting to the designated administrator, this position will coordinate the College's human resource and payroll functions and serve as a liaison between University administration, College departments and CAHNR's Business Office.

  • Work collaboratively with the College administrators, faculty and staff, Central HR and Payroll Offices, Graduate School, International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS), Budget Office, Sponsored Program Services (SPS), Accounting Office and CAHNR departments to coordinate all human resource and payroll-related functions including Core-CT and SPAR paperwork and documentation, recruitment, advertising, hiring, renewals, separations and other matters.
  • Serve as a source for College administrators, faculty and staff on College and University policies and procedures related to searches, job classifications and contract(s) interpretation.
  • Monitor College hiring and payroll processes for compliance with Federal, State, University and College policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Communicate issues related to cross-functional systems, policies and procedures and propose workable solutions.
  • Responsible for processing and approving hires in Recruitment Solutions & Special Payroll Authorization Request system, as well as payroll authorizations for regular, special and graduate payrolls in the Smart HR system.
  • Responsible for reconciling and reporting on HR and payroll activities in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist departments in identifying and resolving HR and payroll issues.
  • Work towards supporting College's commitment in diversifying its workforce.
  • Utilizing spreadsheet programs and computer database systems, verify and retrieve a wide variety of routine to complex payroll data; generate and distribute required reports.
  • Establish and maintain HR and Payroll records and files.
  • Keep abreast of changes in Federal, State, University and College rules and regulations and collective bargaining agreements and provide updates to administrators and others as needed.
  • Interpret and develop or improve internal processes for Central HR and Payroll policies and procedures and provide accurate and timely information to management, departments and employees.
  • Independently research and handle daily inquiries.
  • Ensure that the office runs in an efficient and customer-service based manner in support of the College's mission and goals.
  • Ensure accurate processing of all paperwork including funding availability and other relevant information.
  • Provide training and conduct workshops and training materials (hard & soft for distribution and on-line) as needed.
  • Provide guidance on CORE-CT related questions and issues; investigate as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree with demonstrated work experience in human resources administration or equivalent combination of education and experience, or Associates degree and four to seven years progressively responsible human resource administration experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll and onboarding process.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, HR and payroll systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and handle confidential information in a professional manner.

  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Human Resources.
  • Administrative experience in collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience in Higher Education administration.
  • Experience in position classification and/or staffing management.
  • Knowledge of bargaining units, federal, state and international rules and regulations.
  • Experience working with CORE CT, Kuali, PeopleSoft or equivalent enterprise resource planning system.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Evidence of leadership skills.


This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.


Please apply online at UConn Jobs at, to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017650)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 21, 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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