Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: May 28, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Medical Center Human Resources

Requisition Id: 5815

Job Opening ID: 19130

Reports To: HR Generalist V

Working Title: HR Generalist

Department: Medical Center Human Resources

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 007596

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

UCI Health Human Resources is committed to driving culture to deliver excellence in patient care through people, partnerships and performance. As an academic health system powered by a top research university, UCI Health's physicians and scientists produce leading-edge treatments and technologies that set national and international standards of care. UCI Health, a four-time ANCC Magnet hospital, delivers world-class, highly specialized care and engages patients and families as partners to improve their health and that of their communities.

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for supporting and implementing Human Resources strategies, programs, processes and policies among client departments at the Medical Center in Orange, CA. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, labor relations, training, performance management, policy implementation, talent acquisition, compensation, employment law, compliance, benefits and disability. Uses professional HR concepts as a seasoned, experienced professional to apply organization policies and procedures to resolve the full range of HR-related issues. Works on problems that are diverse and complex in scope, where analysis of situations require a review of a variety of factors. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day assignments with some guidance provided on new projects.

Compensation Range:

Commensurate with experience

Department Website:


3+ years of direct experience in varied HR roles, with an emphasis on client or customer service

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Demonstrated skill in partnering with management and employees in areas of conflict resolution, employee relations, change management, and performance management

Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively.

Demonstrated analytical, active listening, and critical thinking skills.

Skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion with sensitive and confidential information

Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively.

Knowledge of a human resources management system (HRMS), and / or other related business software programs and systems.

Thorough knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, knowledge of functional area and understands how work may affect other areas.

Thorough knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, labor relations, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.


Prior experience working in a HR generalist position.

Experience working in a healthcare, UC, union, and/or public sector environment Possesses strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Experience in a unionized environment

Special Conditions Required:

This position may be required to report at different work sites between the campus in Irvine and medical center in Orange. The incumbent must be able to provide their own means of transportation to/from work locations.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2033
Work Type: Full Time