Human Resources Generalist (505883)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


Job Summary

The HR Generalist performs comprehensive administrative, technical, and analytical duties in support of a variety of HR programs including, but not limited to: classification, compensation, employee and labor relations, recruitment and promotion, and disability accommodations. This position performs work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature including direct involvement in or providing support for collective bargaining, advising on management strategies, participating in or leading investigations, and assisting with navigating grievances.

*Interviews anticipated mid-January*

Department Summary

Cal Poly Human Resources provides leadership, services, and support to the campus community to attract, develop, motivate, and retain a highly skilled, productive and diverse workforce that contributes to the educational mission of Cal Poly. Cal Poly HR provides the full scope of HR services for Cal Poly employees and managers, from strategic consultation to operational support, and supports over 2,500 faculty, management, and staff.

Key Qualifications
  • Working knowledge in human resources theories, principles, concepts, practices, and techniques, with emphasis on public sector employment.
  • Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn CSU classification standards and collective bargaining contracts.
  • Strong analytical and research skills; ability to gather, evaluate, interpret and consistently apply a wide variety of complex regulations, policies, and procedures and to develop well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature which requires access to information which directly relates to collective bargaining negotiations or management strategies.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of progressively responsible experience in human resources. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year- for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $75,000 - $100,000 annually

Classification Range: $50,796 - $114,168 annually

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map