This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/ Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations. Appointees to this title may also possess concurrent faculty rank.
Positions in this series are involved with the administration of professional personnel services at a campus or university system office including, but not limited to employment; classification/ compensation, benefits, employee labor relations, staff training and development.
Personnel Associate provides a range of professional personnel services within the Office of Personnel/Human Resources or specialized professional services within one or more of the functional areas of the Office.
When assigned responsibility for employment, duties may include: coordinating search processes with regards to advertising, posting and interviewing applicant referrals, reference checks, and insuring AA/ EEO compliance; administering decentralized appointment and examination programs; coordinating new appointments, including required notices and letters; serving as liaison to campus departments to address staffing needs, interpreting Department of Civil Service, SUNY and other regulatory agencies policies and procedures, When assigned responsibility for classification/compensation, duties may include: initiating classification and reclassification procedures and preparing supporting documentation; performing desk audits; determining the status of positions relative to the Fair Labor Standards Act; coordinating and overseeing payroll processing of title and salary transactions; preparing compensation analysis and salary survey responses. When assigned responsibility for employee/labor relations, duties may include: preparing documentation of work-related incidents, preparatory to counseling and disciplinary action; conducting first level contract and non-contract grievance reviews and preparing the campus response to these matters; advocating the campus' position in agency level grievance reviews; consulting with campus administrators on employee performance programs.
When assigned responsibility for benefits and/or training and development responsibilities may include: coordinating enrollments, option changes; related health insurance and retirement program activities and providing assistance and guidance to employees on these matters; preparing needs assessments and developing proposals/programs to meet training and development needs; and coordinating sponsored training programs.
Bachelor's degree in Personnel, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. One to three years professional experience in personnel, preferably in higher education or the public sector. Working knowledge of one or more personnel functional areas.
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