Carnegie Mellon University

HR Generalist II

Job Profile Summary

The HR generalist II is responsible for performing HR-related duties and works closely with the HR business partner to support designated college and administrative units, including:

  • Assisting the the HR business partner with offboarding, performance management, recruitment, policy interpretation, workforce planning activities and employee relations. 
  • Serving as a Workday expert, entering and approving department-related transactions into Workday on a daily basis. With advanced expertise in Workday and other related systems, this individual will mentor and guide HRG I as well as provide additional training and support for newly hired HRGs.
  • Engaging in the implementation of the OHR’s strategic plan and continuous improvement initiatives.

An HR generalist II should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficient and comprehensive knowledge of defined skill areas. Apply knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization to complete difficult assignments.
  • Promote a culture that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse staff members.
  • Interpret and communicate information, ideas and instructions clearly, accurately and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, including materials intended for distribution.
  • Incorporate new facts and ideas into group processes and apply creative thinking to develop new solutions.
  • Work with minimal supervision on difficult assignments, consulting with their supervisor or HR business partner on unusual matters.

Training and Development Opportunities

In addition to the onboarding fundamentals, HR generalist I's are encouraged to explore the relevant resources provided by our learning partners.