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Human Resource Generalist Human Resource Services

Company name
The University of Montana


Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Public Interest, Hr

Posted on
Jun 01, 2023

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Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at

for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

Human Resource Services

invites applications for a

Human Resource Generalist

The work you will do is rewarding and has a positive and lasting effect on our UM colleagues. You will have the opportunity to utilize your analytical skills when reviewing information in the form of data, collective bargaining agreements, legislation, policies, and procedures, which will inform your ability to provide effective answers; problem-solve solutions; provide in-the-moment training and consultation; apply your technological skills to ensure that records are accurately created and maintained; provide exceptional service to a wide variety of individuals; and cultivate a career path by developing new and growing current knowledge, skills and abilities. Additionally, you will build an understanding of all areas of HRS; as well as the culture and needs of the individuals who work at the University of Montana and our sister campuses in Butte, Dillon and Helena.

Applicants should enjoy and/or be skilled at:

(applicants will be evaluated on the following list)

Communicating effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds

Providing exceptional, professional customer service in all situations and settings

Developing and maintaining positive, professional, trust-based relationships with colleagues

Learning, understanding and communicating a wide variety of information

Using, and learning to use, integrated information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, email, database software, and new software

Performing basic mathematical calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions

Prioritizing workloads, being organized, multi-tasking, and managing time effectively

Paying attention to detail in order to achieve the highest level of accuracy

Using sound judgment, problem-solving and troubleshooting

Addressing unclear situations and information positively, openly, and thoughtfully

Maintaining complete confidentially with all personnel/payroll information discussed, processed, and received

Analyzing information and determining an appropriate course of action

Learning, growing, and developing work knowledge, skills and abilities

About the Human Resource Services and UM

Human Resource Services is dedicated to providing support to attract and retain a talented and diverse group of outstanding faculty, staff and professionals to create an organizational climate that encourages a high level of professionalism, service, performance, and dedication.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000 people, surrounded by mountains and where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five

priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana


Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

Position Details

Position Title:

Human Resource Generalist

(Payroll Benefits Tech III)

Position Number: 013340


Human Resource Services

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 hrs/wk),

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, 12 months/year.



Union Affiliation:


Probationary Period:

Six months minimum

Benefits Include

Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment

In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be

provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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