Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D0033 / HR Projects Specialist
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides management, coordination and support for a specific set of assigned projects and initiatives for the University's Human Resources Division. Evaluates projects for conformance to the overall goals and objectives of the Division and the University. Develops and implements operational support programs, as applicable to the overall objectives of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides management and coordination in the planning and implementation of various University-wide programs and initiatives for a specified business unit within the Division.
  2. Leads and implements business cycle project plans; evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve team effectiveness.
  3. Communicates and interacts with internal and external partners.
  4. Researches, evaluates, and analyzes human resources business requirements and processes that have potential impact on operations; generate reports summarizing business or financial data for discussions, projections, and strategic recommendations in response.
  5. Reviews and ensures accurate completion and timely submission of governmental, University, and other reports as required, with respect to assigned areas of responsibilities.
  6. Oversees compliance activities within the unit for areas of oversight.
  7. Participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of changes and/or improvements in fiscal, human resources, and/or other management systems and procedures for the department.
  8. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  9. May provide functional leadership and/or supervision to technical staff, including training, work allocation, problem resolution, and performance feedback.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of effective mass communication principles, processes, media, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Ability to establish, develop, and implement processes and procedures that align University processes with industry standards and best practices.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/22/2022