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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?YesPosition TitleHuman Resources Consultant - JourneyWorking TitleHuman Resources ConsultantPosition Number20035329Vacancy IDP011085Budgeted Hiring Range$59,850 - $71,000Pay Band InformationTo learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade EquivalentGN11Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work ScheduleMonday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Department Name and NumberMed Ad-Human Resources-420103Date First Posted11/08/2019Closing Date11/22/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryHuman Resources Position Summary Information

Department DescriptionThe School of Medicine is the largest academic unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) with more than one-third of the University’s workforce. The School’s Human Resources Office is a decentralized office providing services covering classification, compensation, recruitment, employee relations, EHRA faculty and non-faculty issues and topics, and other personnel related functions. In October 2009, the SOM Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) was established to provide centralized HR services to member departments and centers. The School’s mission spans the full scope of education, research, clinical care and service activities, comprising more than 40% of UNC-CH’s operating expenditures and more than 50% of sponsored program awards and indirect cost funds earned at UNC-CH.

Equal Opportunity EmployerThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position DescriptionThis position serves as a professional-level Human Resources Consultant. The position provides expertise in managing human resources activities for SHRA and EHRA employees. This includes providing in-depth interpretation of University HR policies, providing consultation and advice on HR issues and concerns, and implementing and advising on unit-level, School of Medicine, and campus-wide HR strategies and plans within assigned work units. The HR Consultant will serve as the principal contact for managing HR activities within his or her respective units. Activities involve communications with key University central offices including SOM HR, the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Academic Personnel, the EEO/ADA Office, University Payroll Services, and Office of University Counsel. The position will function as a generalist covering the broad range of human resources subject matter areas including performance management, classification and compensation, recruitment and hiring, employee relations, leave administration, and handling basic benefits inquiries in consultation with the University’s Benefits Department. As a system “complex user” of ConnectCarolina (PeopleSoft), position incumbent will prepare, approve, and/or troubleshoot proposed or implemented HR actions to assure compliance with relevant Federal, State, and University policies and the institutions equal opportunity and diversity goals. This is a position of trust.

Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor’s degree and two years of progressively responsible professional human resources management experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesINTERNAL ONLY: Internal posting for current permanent, time-limited and layoff priority employees of UNC-Chapel Hill only.

The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, sound business judgment, tact and diplomacy, and the ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the School/Division and University. The successful candidate must demonstrate a working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA) and have prior experience in consulting with internal clients on some combination of recruitment, compensation, employee relations, position classification or employee benefits matters. Must demonstrate a “Can Do” customer service mentality. Must have the ability to dissect a problem and find the fundamental cause and offer a viable and logical solution. The candidate must be able to appreciate the benefits of working in a fast paced, high volume environment. The candidate must have the ability to encompass a wide scope of responsibility from performing transactional duties to making high level decisions and working independently. The candidate must have the ability to act with a sense of urgency, have quick turnaround and response times, and take ownership of the HR professional role. The candidate must be willing and able to learn HR in a higher academia setting, and approach every complex and dynamic issue with a passion for learning and as a building block to their knowledge. The successful candidate will have the mentality of wanting to be the point person in all areas of HR.

The candidate must be flexible to numerous work environments and be able to adapt and thrive in various departmental cultures.

Preferred QualificationsKnowledge of PeopleSoft, Infoporte and UNC TIM. Thorough knowledge of UNC and HCS Policies & Procedures for both SHRA & EHRA positions.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsMust have to ability to be mobile and work in multiple locations and work stations on a daily basis.

Position/Schedule RequirementsEvening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Optional Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References

Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Human Resources Consultant position.
- Bachelor's, Master's and/or Doctorate and 2 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
- Associate's and 4 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
- Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal 6 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices (ex 1 year towards a degree and 5 years of experience)
- High School diploma/GED and 6 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
- Did not complete high school but have a combination of education and progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices to equal 10 years
- None of the above

- * Are you a current permanent, time-limited or layoff priority employee of UNC-Chapel Hill?
- Yes
- No

- * How do you define excellent customer service in a Human Resources setting? (Open Ended Question)

- * Are you accustomed to fast paced and changing environments where meeting deadlines is critical?
- Yes
- No

  • customer service
  • education
  • human resources
  • payroll
  • recruitment