Job Information

University of Utah HR Service Team Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN28940B

Job Title Human Resources Specialist

Working Title HR Service Team Specialist

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 8-5

VP Area President

Department 00410 - Human Resources

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 58000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University Human Resource Management ( UHRM ) is committed to customer service, efficiency, and ensuring University leaders have the capacity to manage their respective units.

This HR Specialist will report to an HR Associate Director and serve as part of a work team that addresses HR and operational needs, including but not limited to, job posting and recruitment, employment eligibility, pre-hire checks and hiring, on-boarding, employee life cycle, performance management, and employee relations/liability management.

The primary focus of this HR Specialist will be to oversee, train and support the HR Representatives and ensure excellent customer service delivery to the areas we support, specifically for hiring, employment changes, verifications and compliance, with a focus on University policy and procedures. There may be some opportunities to engage in employee relations work, but that will not be a primary focus of this position.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement while working remotely.


• Supervises HR Representatives. This includes training, mentoring, performance management, supporting professional development and recruitment.

• Ensures compliance with federal, state and university laws and regulations regarding Human Resource activities.

• Provides advice and consultation to University administrators and staff regarding HR policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for new policies and policy revisions.

• Evaluates and documents HR processes, to ensure process improvement and efficiency.

• Recommends modifications regarding existing practices, and develops, coordinates and implements changes as needed.

• Prepares reports and documentation regarding area activities. Analyzes data and metrics in order to evaluate effectiveness of procedures, processes and HR service delivery model.

• Functions as a resource for University departments to address questions and problems. Manages complicated matters by finding and facilitating solutions.

• Works with Associate Director to manage workflow and service delivery, recommending changes when needed.

• Supports Employee Relations and Performance Management processes.

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Communications, or a related field, or equivalency; two years Human Resource experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.


• Proven experience exercising strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize with demanding time frames.

• Ability to work rapidly and accurately with pressure of competing deadlines and frequent interruptions in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

• Skill in managing sensitive and confidential information.

• Attention to detail and accuracy.

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives.

• Strong teamwork and leadership skills.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.