Human Resources Generalist 3 (Human Resources Consultant)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Human Resources
College of Engineering
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Human Resources is seeking a detail-oriented, customer-focused HR Consultant to support the College of Engineering. This individual works with the College human resources team on a broad range of HR functions and activities, including recruitment and hiring; employee and labor relations; compliance monitoring; organizational and workforce planning; job reviews and consultation; and talent management and acquisition. Additionally, this position provides academic support to the Dean and departments related to the promotion and tenure process, sabbatical leave, faculty offers and faculty evaluation process. The position provides advice, guidance and counsel to departments, managers, deans, faculty, staff and technical service employees on both routine and complex HR issues. This includes interpretation of policies and procedures; guidance and assistance on HR systems; salary reviews and negotiation in collaboration with the Classification team; consultation on employee performance matters; and support of the merit increase process. General duties include review and approval of Workday transactions; preparation of reports and data analysis; responding to Neocase inquiries; creation of jobs and job postings; responding to requests related to bargaining unit contract and requirements; and response to HR related inquiries and requests from departments. This position also provides unit representation on various committees and coordinates implementation of new and/or continuing legal requirements or HR initiatives. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate broad knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures. Specific qualities include an outstanding customer service orientation; a commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of leadership, staff and faculty and the ability to embrace and champion change. The candidate must possess superior written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail and organization; an aptitude for implementing technology-driven approaches to ongoing work processes; and a high level of confidentiality and sound judgment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088