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Employment Specialist I


This position provides support in the implementation of university employment processes which may include  assisting in sourcing, pre-employment screening, and onboarding procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for reviewing and approving personnel related transactions which may including, but is not limited to, hires, job edits, terminations, and additional payment requests.
  • Assists in the coordination of recruitment and staffing programs and providing advice and guidance related to the employment programs and electronic personnel forms (ePAF) procedures.
  • Provides customer service by ensuring that employment processes are managed in a professional manner and  are consistent with university policy.
  • Conducts the pre-employment screening processing including employment verification, health assessments, and background checks.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) , HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR), or HRCI Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibilities.


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