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Personnel Generalist

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Personnel Generalist
Department/College/Unit HAPPI Business Center-3027
Requisition Number S_170396
Posting Open Date 06/23/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
07/18/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position will work in conjunction with the Business Manager and the Unit Heads, in all aspects of Human Resources for the units served by the HAPPI Business Center. Provide advice, counsel, and/or interpretation regarding UNL personnel policies and procedures, employee relations issues, and State/Federal employment regulations for faculty and staff. Work with hiring managers to facilitate the classification and hiring processes. Acquire information for and process Personnel Action Forms (PAFs), e.g., new hires, re-hires, funding changes, appointment changes/extensions, error corrections and retroactive PAFs. Serve as backup to the Personnel Associate for payroll functions.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or personnel management plus three years’ experience in personnel, payroll, employee relations or closely related field required. Working knowledge of accounting, budgeting, personnel or payroll practices required. Experience with large integrated HR/financial management system and PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs required. Basic knowledge of federal and state personnel regulations including hiring, employee relations and payroll essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer UNL experience; experience with H and/or J visas; and experience with the employment-based permanent residency process.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $38,896/yr minimum
How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

John Dillingham
402-472-1548

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: 08/07/2017
Appointment End Date 12/31/9999

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience processing J-1 or H-1B visa petitions? Describe how much experience and what it has entailed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have any experience with SAP or another fully integrated electronic human resources, financial management or payroll system? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents