Job Information

University of Utah HR Assistant - Work Study Student in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN11816N

Job Title Human Resources Assistant

Working Title HR Assistant - Work Study Student

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 15 to 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Can flexible based on school schedule, Mon-Fri.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00410 - Human Resources

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02

Close Date

Job Summary

Are you a current U of U student who wants to learn about the field of Human Resources? The HR Department at the University of Utah is looking for a student to assist in a variety of Human Resources transactional and support tasks, and learn valuable HR and customer service skills. Some of our previous student employees in this role have gone on to get full time jobs in the HR field after graduation.

This student will work a hybrid schedule in person and remotely to enter various transactions into a number of different systems; maintain human resources records, coordinate initiation of background checks and I-9s, and other duties as assigned.

Strong communication skills and the ability to capture and process information in a fast-paced environment is essential. Will be trained on HRIS systems and working with PeopleAdmin, PeopleSoft, and MS Outlook. As a student employee, you’ll have the ability to touch many different functions of Human Resources and gain valuable work experience in the field.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Responsible for processing and completing necessary changes to human resources records;
  • Coordinates timely completion of form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification);
  • Replies to incoming e-mail requests;
  • Consistently provides excellent customer service;
  • Works with accuracy, detail, and maintains confidentiality with high level of integrity.
  • May perform word processing and completes various types of correspondence;
  • Assists in special projects throughout the Human Resources department as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

This job posting is only available to currently enrolled University of Utah

students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work- Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.

Two years of general office experience or equivalency; familiarity with general office equipment; and demonstrated organizational, computer, human relation and effective communication skills required. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Background in customer service, data entry and/or familiarity with excel preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Please provide what days of the week and times of day you are available to work, based on your school schedule.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.