HR Partner (7596U), BEARS Service Region, Berkeley Regional Services -

San Francisco
Jul 19, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

HR Partner (7596U), BEARS Service Region, Berkeley Regional Services -
About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 10, 2019

Departmental Overview
Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to specific "groupings/clusters" of schools, colleges, and organized research units (5 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.

Berkeley Educators & Administrators Regional Services (BEARS) - is part of Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration - provides reliable, high-quality administrative support to the Chancellor's, EVCP, Vice Chancellors', administrative, auxiliary, and other units that support academic excellence at UC Berkeley. Not only is BEARS the largest service region, it supports the largest variety of personnel positions in realizing UC Berkeley's mission of teaching, research, and public service.

Partners with key clients in the BEARS Service Region, including campus academic and business leaders, to best support their particular department/unit HR needs; including:
  • Support assigned resources in managing the unit relationship, developing unit specific profiles and knowledge base materials.
  • Provide strategic HR consultation across BEARS and with specific client units, education, and support to client management to resolve the most complex and sensitive issues concerning staff and the organization.
  • Interpret Labor Relations agreements and provide strategic and tactical consultative guidance for up to 16+ different and complex bargaining units across the BEARS Region.
  • Conduct complex employee and management investigations, prepare written reports and recommend action following investigations.

  • Counsels department managers and supervisors on employee and labor policies, procedures, and appropriate practices regarding performance management, recruiting, on-boarding, compensation/classification, disability, training and other areas of HR. Responsible for diverse and complex client allocation
  • Manages recruitment cycle for a full range of staff or academic positions.
  • Counsels employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems.
  • Conducts termination interviews, providing feedback to administration and academic unit management
  • Advises all levels of managers, supervisors, and employees in developing job descriptions; managing disability, leaves of absence and employee performance; interpreting and applying personnel policies and procedures.
  • Works with client groups on complex re-organizations and staffing objectives to assist in meeting business objectives.
  • Represents Shared Services Unit at department meetings upon request.
  • Prioritizes work assignments, conducts complex HR trends analyses and develops resulting recommendations.

    Required Qualifications
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service in high volume, fast-paced, professional environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.
  • In-depth knowledge of disability case management and proven ability to follow through and focus on resolving cases in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse client groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to apply skills in a consultative way.
  • Demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing work assignments, and timelines..
  • Employing political & interpersonal acumen to analyze information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications
  • Possesses strong analytical, active listening and critical thinking skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or 3 - 5 years combined experience education in human resources, organizational development, and/or training and development.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HRIS data systems and other related business software programs and systems, including but not limited to UCPath
  • Knowledge of academic personnel or administration
  • Worked in shared services environment especially in higher education field.
  • Knowledge of campus initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources and thorough understanding of how work may impact other areas.

    Salary & Benefits
    This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience within the range of $62,000.00 to $93,900.00.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    How to Apply
    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Conviction History Background
    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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