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Personnel Services Supervisor
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   School of Engineering
Position Code:   SENG7670A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin on 9/14/17 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary:   $70,000 - $80,000
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.


The Assistant Director of the Personnel Services Office (PSO) is a key and integral position responsible for providing vision and leadership in areas of academic and staff personnel management in the School of Engineering, contributing to the strategic planning of the unit and organizational structure in the School.

- Recommends strategies for fair and inclusive hiring, maintaining equitable and competitive salaries, retaining valued employees and expanding search efforts to reach underrepresented minorities, veterans and women.
- Oversees the complex daily operations of the PSO, which supports the broadly defined areas of human resources and academic affairs including recruitment, appointments; salary negotiation; retention; merits and promotions of faculty and staff.
- Serves to develop the systems infrastructure needed for the School of Engineering.
- Resident expert to advise the School of Engineering leadership and its faculty and staff on academic and staff policy and procedures.

- Works with the Chief of Staff in the development of policies and their implementation; dissemination of information relating to academic and staff systems and data capture projects; data collection; analysis and planning; and academic and staff related issues (leaves and benefits, grievances, mediations, separation, misconduct, required training).
- Assesses, streamlines, and continuously improves the School's academic and staff recruitment, appointment, and advancement processes and procedures as appropriate, providing education, development and community building working with other key managers in creating an effective and efficient administrative structure for the School as it relates to academic and staff affairs.
- Ensures service and support is provided for full-time salaried faculty, volunteer faculty, academic employees in non-faculty titles, and staff employees.
- Responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of academic and staff personnel policy.
- Counsels and provides policy interpretation for the Chief of Staff / Executive Director of Finance and Admin, the Dean and Associate Dean in areas of academic and staff personnel.

Qualifications:   - Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 years of progressively responsible related experience or equivalent experience/training.

- Requires good knowledge of organization and system Academic HR polices, guidelines and procedures.

- Requires political acumen and risk management awareness to prevent potentially litigious personnel actions.

- Complete understanding of the academic review process.

- Able to provide guidance and coaching of process and policies to individual academics, unit management and various committee groups.

- Able to interpret complex academic HR policies and procedures with risk management exposure to the organization.

- Good decision making, analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking and resource management skills.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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