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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Human Resources Specialist, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3882

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 13-1072

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, interprets and applies Human Resources and University policies and procedures; assists manager with coordination of operations of designated major functional unit; develops and coordinates statistical data; assists manager with special projects, as required; represents manager in their absence as directed.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field


2 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic and routine mathematical principles and procedures.
  • University, state, and federal employment policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Basic and routine computerized human resource information systems.
  • Basic and routine computer applications and software in use in the assigned area.
  • Professional principles, practices and procedures for the assigned area (employment, benefits, or compensation).
  • Basic, routine, and advanced Html, web page creation, and web site maintenance.
  • University rules, procedures, budget management and planning.
  • Organization structure, staffing patterns, and job design.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Basic and routine human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Principles of human resource management.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in the area of specialty.
  • Basic and routine statistical sampling and survey methodology.
  • Basic and routine customer service standards and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Ability to interpret applicable University, state and federal policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Perform basic, routine and advanced mathematical calculations.
  • Perform basic and routine records maintenance.
  • Create, compose, and edit basic, routine and complex written materials.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
  • Analyze and develop creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop basic, routine and advanced recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain websites.
  • Use a personal computer and associated software in use in the department or area.
  • Perform advanced research.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Understand and process complex paperwork.
  • Gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Develop and present basic, routine, and advanced educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Work with exceptions to policies which complicate work of designated unit.
  • Maintain confidential or highly sensitive information.
  • Analyze and interpret strategic issues for the unit within the broader human resources context and provide integrated solutions.
  • Provide consultation to customers concerning human resources issues and assigned unit's area of responsibilities, or provide referrals to other departments or units.
  • Work on special projects using project scheduling and time management procedure.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assists manager, under limited supervision, with coordination of operations of a major designated Human Resources Unit.

Performs position audits; assists with the development of operational goals and objectives for designated major functional unit; assists with improving processes within unit; maintains and processes records and statistical data including salary surveys; analyzes information, makes recommendations and exercises judgment with sensitive and/or confidential information on human resource issues for designated major functional unit.

Provides appropriate interpretations to policies, procedures and regulations; assists manager monitoring compliance with University, state and federal policies and regulations for designated major functional unit.

Assists supervisor with special projects, such as writing or modifying Classification Descriptions, proposed policies, procedures and guidelines, as directed.

Supplemental Functions:

Assists with developing and conducting associated training workshops.

May represent manager in his/her absence, as directed.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment; regular exposure to video terminal displays. 

Occasional travel required.

Distinguishing Features:

Human Resources Specialist: The primary role is to assist the designated Human Resources Manager or Human Resources Specialist, Senior, in administering a defined program(s); functions under general supervision; interprets associated rules, regulations, policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes to program(s); develops and maintains unit website(s); maintains files; and assists customers in obtaining needed services.

Human Resources Specialist, Senior: The primary role is to assist, as directed, the designated Human Resources Manager in applying all programs in a defined human resources unit (Classification/ Compensation, Benefits, or Employment); functions under limited supervision; provides authoritative advice and guidance on associated rules, regulations, policies and procedures; exercises a high degree of judgment and independent decision making.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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