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Human Resource Generalist (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

We invite applicants to apply for both Human Resources postings. Link to the other position is:

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18040
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sharon Stoneberger

Classification Title
Working Title Human Resource Generalist (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

Multiple positions available for Human Resource Generalists. The position provides critical consulting services to Montana State University colleges and administrative units as a core member of the University Human Resources team. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the future success of the University through the effective design of relevant, practical HR solutions for your clients. Join a dynamic and evolving team of HR professionals committed to the future success and well being of the faculty, staff and students of Montana’s land-grant university!

Position Number 4M1041, 4M1121
Department Human Resources Services
Division Human Resources
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Contact HR for Determination
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $18.07 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type Classified Salary
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Multiple positions available for various levels of Human Resource Generalists. Placement dependent upon level of experience and specialized knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Human Resource Generalist serves as a collaborative team member within University Human Resources providing HR high-quality consultation and support to campus colleges and administrative units.

Responsibilities as a Human Resource Generalist may include guidance and administration of classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, leave management, and employee relations, performance management, organizational development/labor relations and other areas of human resources. The HR Generalist consults with client groups to develop HR strategies and solutions leveraging all services provided by HR, perform special project work, maintains and analyses a variety of HR reports, and performs related duties as required.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Substantial relevant experience in human resources or certification or Bachelor’s degree in human resources (or related field) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience and application of human resources concepts, principles and practices.
  3. Experience providing high-quality advice and human resource guidance to clients in a consulting capacity.
  4. Demonstrated competence using personal computers and various software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, email and internet. Microsoft Office software preferred.
  5. Demonstrated experience gathering and compiling information to analyze and evaluate complex matters.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Working knowledge of human resource laws and regulations.
  2. Experience in one or more of the following specialist areas: compensation, recruitment and selection, performance management, organizational development, or employee and labor relations.
  3. Successful experience providing customer service for a diverse group of internal and external constituents in a complex organizational environment.
  4. Demonstrated experience delivering training and presenting to small and large groups.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, listening and communications skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, students and applicants both in person and over the phone.
  • Handle sensitive confidential situations and information.
  • Balance independent work and team-oriented work in a productive manner to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and critical thinking skills in order to prioritize and manage several simultaneous projects with dynamic, and sometimes conflicting priorities while maintaining accuracy.
  • Analyze complex matters within the broader human resources context and provide integrated solutions to improve the quality of the processes.
  • Have the desire to increase knowledge, acquire new skills and take on new projects and challenges.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in interpreting and applying state and federal statutes, University and departmental policies and procedures.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties?

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

Special Instructions

We invite applicants to apply for both Human Resources postings. Link to the other position is:

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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