The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:

Location:  This position is located in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Salary:  Starting annual salary is between $35,291 to $58,232 depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period is required.  This position is in pay schedule and range 81-04 and is not represented by a bargaining unit.  

Job Duties:  Under the general direction of the Human Resources Director, this position functions as an expert in a wide variety of complex human resources laws, regulations, policies and procedures and participates in the administration of all faculty, academic staff and administrator personnel actions for the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, including coordination of recruitment and selection processes; classification and compensation processes; employment relations processes and the interpretation and implementation of various federal, state and campus regulations and guidelines.  Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time. Maintains a high customer service orientation with the faculty and staff for which this position serves and with other coworkers in the Office of Human Resources and the greater campus community. Maintains confidentiality of personnel matters.   

Special Notice: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.  

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of modern human resources management methods and techniques; recruitment and selection principles; and complex human resources policies and procedures.  Knowledge of immigration law, visas, and the application process; skill in classification and compensation methodology; and administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, managing files and records and designing forms.  Ability to perform conflict resolution and deal with difficult and sensitive situations in a positive manner; work independently with little supervisory guidance; provide input into the continuous improvement of all HR processes; use emerging technologies as determined by the supervisor; work as part of an administrative team; function as lead worker or direct the work flow of other employees; and balance initiative, consultation, and taking direction.  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar and effective written and oral communication to accurately convey information.  Must have active listening skills and able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.  Proficient in the use of word processing (preferably MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), database (preferably MS Access), e-mail, Internet and enterprise resource information systems such as Oracle/PeopleSoft and effective organizational and task prioritization skills.  A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or related field is preferred.

How to Apply:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click "yes."  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking "Job Search" and "More Search Options."  Enter 1204983 as "Keyword" and click "Search."  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the "My Job Application" making any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information."  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the "Update Employment Preferences."  Step 5:  At the "Application Detail" screen, click on the "View Exam Option" button, and the "Take Exam" button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."

The deadline to apply on-line is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.