Human Resources Consultant

Penn State University

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


Penn State Human Resources is seeking detail-oriented, customer-focused individuals who will develop, plan, and implement a wide variety of human resources activities across multiple human resource functions within an administrative or academic unit including recruitment, hiring and retention; employee and labor relations; equal opportunity; organizational development; talent management; total rewards and compensation; and compliance monitoring for units across Penn State. The position will counsel full-time and part-time employees, as well as management on policies and procedures; initiate and/or respond to inquiries such as performance concerns; analyze data and prepare reports; provide unit representation on various committees; and work with the Human Resources staff to implement new and/or continuing legal requirements or initiatives. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of broad concepts, policies and procedures related to human resources; possess an outstanding customer service orientation; a commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity; superior written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and strong organizational skills; aptitude for implementing technology-driven approaches to ongoing work processes; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of administrators and staff; and a high level of confidentiality and sound judgment. The candidate must possess the ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of administrators and staff; and must be able to embrace and champion change as the university moves toward a new HR service delivery model. 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.

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