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Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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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

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3725

UW Job Family: 33

SOC Code: 13-1072

Pay Grade: 18

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Under general supervision, assists the designated Manager or Human Resource Specialist, Senior by coordinating and implementing activities for designated Human Resources programs such as: classification/compensation, benefits, orientation, worker's compensation, unemployment insurance, records management, employment and/or training.

Minimum Qualifications


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


1 year work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • University, state, and federal human resources 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.
  • Basic and routine mathematical principles and procedures.
  • Professional principles, practices and procedures for the assigned area (benefits, compensation).
  • Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced scheduling techniques.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced web page creation/modification, HTML and similar web page coding.
  • University regulations and information circular procedures applicable to assigned area.
  • Organizational structures, staffing patterns, and job design and analysis methods.
  • Basic project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Basic human resources concepts, practices, methods, policies, practices and procedures.
  • Principles and theory of human resources management.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in the area of specialty.
  • Basic 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 and routine mathematical calculations.
  • Create, compose, and edit basic, routine and advanced written materials.
  • Maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Interview customers applicable to procedures for assigned area.
  • Provide basic, routine, and advanced administrative support.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
  • Analyze and solve basic, routine, and advanced problems.
  • Develop and maintain 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 intermediate research and provide basic and routine analysis and reports.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Understand and process complicated forms and documents.
  • Gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Develop and present training programs, orientation, and/or workshops.
  • Work with exceptions to policies which complicate work of designated unit.
  • Maintain confidential or highly sensitive information.
  • Provide consultation to customers concerning human resources issues and assigned unit's area of responsibilities, or provide referrals to other departments or units.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assists the designated Manager, Human Resources or Human Resource Specialist, Senior by coordinating and implementing activities for designated Human Resources programs; recommend program enhancements or modifications; prepare program reports; assist with university notifications regarding programs and changes through large mailings or through training workshops.

Generate a variety of computer reports, queries, and research. Develop and maintain a variety of computer databases, spreadsheets, and other applications.
Enter/modify a variety of data in local databases, spreadsheets, and in the main frame application(s).
Advise customers by providing information on designated program policies, procedures, and processes; perform and supervise forms processing for applicable program; maintain program records and statistics.
Provide effective written and oral communications, which may be necessary to communicate program information, procedures or changes.
Perform research and analysis in support of the unit in order to resolve problems and/or issues and recommend solutions.
Coordinate and present workshops and/or orientation sessions to inform and advise all employees of general program information, procedures or changes.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist with other special projects as assigned.

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 Resource Manager or Human Resource 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 the designated Human Resource Manager in applying all programs in a defined human resources unit (Classification/Compensation, 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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