Under general direction of the Director and Associate Director of Administration for CAHFS, the Human Resources Manager provides high level Human Resources consultation and advice, leadership and management, analysis and planning for all department personnel located in Davis and three branch laboratories located throughout the State.

Provide management oversight for payroll, benefits and personnel functions in compliance with UC policy, collective bargaining agreements, and CAHFS administrative guidelines. Serve as direct resource to supervisors, senior managers and faculty with regard to human resources law, University policy and collective bargaining agreements.

Serve as liaison between campus HR and Dean’s Office HR, including Employee Labor & Relations, Employment Services, Compensation, Student Employment, Disability Management Services, and Benefits. Provide oversight and monitoring of CAHFS and EACP staff development for mandatory training to remain in compliance with Affirmative Action guidelines, Sexual Harassment and safety training requirements, and new employee orientation and quality training.

Recommend departmental policies, procedures, practices and standards for consideration by senior management. Develop strategies for improving under-performing HR areas.
Maintain a high-level expertise in human resources functions.

Physical Demands:
-Lift office materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

-Work at a personal computer for extended periods of time.

-Work with constant interruptions and distractions, traffic and noise from telephone, visitors, etc.

Work Environment:
-Successfully completes FBI background check regarding Select Agents.

-Per the terms and agreements of the department’s contracts and grants, the position will require signing of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding testing and client information.

– Work flexible schedule as needed to complete projects and meet deadlines.

-Valid CA driver’s license to travel to CAHFS branch laboratories, conferences, classes, etc. Occasional overnight stays.

-All CAHFS employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.

-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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Davis is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

-Maintain and manage confidential and sensitive information.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
-Experience implementing principles and practices of effective human resources management including recruitment, classification administration, employee and labor relations, staff development/training and evaluation, and regulatory requirements that impacts terms and conditions of employment.

-Experience with analysis, interpretation and implementation of personnel policy and procedure, collective bargaining agreements and employment law, advising management and managing sensitive employee and labor relations issues.

-Experience using critical thinking and problem-solving skills to take initiative in identifying issues and challenges within the workplace; and to negotiate and implement solutions to resolve conflicts and promote teamwork.

-Experience to effectively recruit, select, train, direct, motivate and evaluate personnel.

-Interpersonal, communication and customer service skills to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds and harmoniously with individuals at all levels of the University to build productive partnerships; and to communicate complex and sensitive information.

– Experience recognizing and handling difficult/unpleasant situations and/or individuals, including distraught/agitated employees, and act as a conciliator and mediator to resolve conflict.

-Writing, editing and proofreading skills to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, policies, procedures, agreements, presentations, and training documents.

-Experience using software such as MS Word, Excel, e-mail, calendar and other computer programs to produce documents, forms, reports and spreadsheets.

-Skills to oversee payroll, identify discrepancies and compile statistics.

-Math skills to perform calculations, including percentages.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelors degree in Business with concentration in Human Resources, Human Relations and/or Organizational Management, Business Administration, or other closely related field.

-Knowledge of UC Academic, MSP, Staff Personnel Policies and AFSCME/ UPTE/CUE Collective Bargaining Unit Agreements.

-Experience with Benefits and Risk Management policies and procedures, to include health benefits, short- and long-term disabilities, FMLA and Workers Compensation.

-Knowledge of University policy and union contract agreements regarding time reporting.

-Knowledge of PPS, OPTRS and PeopleAdmin.

-Knowledge of student employment policies and procedures including student employment eligibility and use of BANNER to verify student status.

– Skills to develop training programs, make presentations and conduct training to individuals and groups.

Company: University of California, Davis

Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016

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