Human Resources Specialist

Job Description

Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs – Pennsylvania-Mechanicsburg – (23001823)

The Human Resources (HR)Specialist is responsible for human resources activities of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (CWRC), including recruiting and onboarding, maintaining job descriptions, and coordinating employee requests to include eligibility for insurance, retirement, education, and other benefits. Responsible for employee orientation. Confers with Supervisors and Executive Team members on confidential human resource matters. The HR Specialist is a liaison to the University Human Resources departments including Recruiting and Client Services, Compensation, and Benefits. The Child Welfare Resource Center operates in a hybrid work approach where work can be completed remotely, in the Mechanicsburg office, and in the field as necessary and appropriate. Time for this position is estimated as 90% remote work, 5% in the Mechanicsburg office, and 5% in the field.

Must be able to travel long distances on a frequent basis, lift to 20 pounds, set up and prepare audiovisual equipment for meetings and presentations. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations preferred. A commitment to achieving equity and inclusion in the child welfare system is a must. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans. Candidates who desire consideration for this position MUST apply online. Candidates are encouraged to also attach a cover letter and resume. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. Please review the Posting Deadline at and for more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in human resource work. A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered for university guidelines. Excellent interpersonal communication, writing, coordinating, customer service, and computer skills. Works independently. A valid driver’s license.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Department Details

The University offers:

– A robust retirement savings plan option, including

– 100% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay

– 150% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay after vesting.

– Enhanced University match for those nearing retirement

– 11 Paid Holidays

– Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days

– Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year

– Paid Parental Leave

– Above-average Employer Contribution toward Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD insurance plans

– Flexible Work Schedules

Assignment Category Full-time regular

Job Classification Staff.Administrator.III

Campus Mechanicsburg

Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate

Minimum Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience

Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.

Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications

Relocation Offered No

Visa Sponsorship Provided No

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter

Optional Documents Not Applicable

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