HR Data Specialist

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Posting NumberS04009PWorking TitleHR Data SpecialistDepartmentCentral HR Human Resources AVPAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8am to 5pm
Monday – Friday

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date09/17/2019Open until filledNoClosing Date09/23/2019Proposed Starting Date10/07/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleHR/EEO/OD Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay Grade060FLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyHuman ResourcesFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with PeopleAdmin Talent Management software reporting tools and functionality
- Experience with PeopleSoft HCM systems and integrations
- Familiarity with UGA position and personnel data

Position Summary

The University of Georgia Human Resources department is seeking applicants for an independent and effective HR Data Specialist. This role is investigative and analytical in nature, and spends a large preponderance of time analyzing data sets, cleaning existing data sets, and compiling reports for different Human Resources initiatives.

The immediate focus of the position will be to work with the University’s applicant tracking and position management system; UGAJobs.

This position will be essential in helping to create, expand, and maintain databases identified as critical needs to the University.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

- Demonstrated interest in investigative work.
- Ability to work with and clean large data sets
- Ability to work autonomously while delivering high quality, accurate, and timely results.
- Ability to communicate professionally in both oral and written mediums.

Physical Demands

- Standard office environment
- Occasional overtime work (e.g. > 40 hours/week) may be required

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Immediate focus will be working with the University’s applicant tracking and position management system; UGAJobs.

Assists in the development, implementation, and on-going maintenance of large data sets that serve multi-disciplinary purposes.

An example includes responsibility for maintaining the “Reports to” functionality in the UGAJobs system.

Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities


Provide technical support to UGAJobs (PeopleAdmin) applications and modules.

Problem solve issues related to data, connectivity, networking, applications, reporting, technical security.

Communicate highly technical information to both technical and non-technical users

Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities


Function as a first responder to new tickets or calls on clients technical issues

Escalate client request upward if unable to find a resolution.

Assist in developing documentation, knowledge base, and best practice guides.

Generate and distribute advocacy and daily reports.

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      Posted: 9/18/2019
      Application Due: 9/24/2019
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