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Human Resources Specialist

Company: George Mason University
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

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Antonin Scalia Law School

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Not Applicable

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Job Category
Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

Role (State) Job Title
Human Resources Specialist

Working Title
Human Resources Specialist

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Working Hours
20 hours/week

Arlington, VA

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Pay Band

$20-$25/hour; commensurate with education and experience.

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Human Resources Specialist

The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time HR Specialist position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior HR Specialist, the HR Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Law School's human resources matters, and overseeing personnel related functions for the department.


  • Coordinate HR/Recruitment function for the school. This includes coordinating the hiring for all categories of employees (Instructional/Research faculty, Admin/Professional faculty, classified, wage, etc.);
  • Ensure job postings are accurate and the language used within the posting is in alignment with the state's policies, and HR and Provost procedures;
  • Post positions in eWork; entering hiring proposals in routing systems and originating appointment letters;
  • Function as the Search Committee coordinator for all departmental searches;
  • Coordinate personnel actions;
  • Processes wage and student wage hires in GMU systems (Banner, Mason Onboard, submit EPAFs, etc.);
  • Assist with onboarding of new hires to include coordinating start dates, office logistics, etc.;
  • Complete I-9 verification for non-benefitted employees;
  • Process Affiliate letters;
  • Disseminate HR-related information within the department as appropriate; and
  • Other related duties, as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Knowledge of general office procedures, systems, and equipment; knowledge of university personnel and hiring procedures, and related employment procedures preferred;
    • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet, applicant tracking, and other information systems and PC tools;
    • Effective oral and written communication skills;
    • Self-starter, highly motivated, and detail oriented;
    • Ability to work with senior management personnel;
    • Ability to apply university policies and procedures;
    • Strong organizational skills; and
    • Strong customer service orientation.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Prior Human Resources experience; and
      • Higher education experience.

        Special Instructions to Applicants
        For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG095z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

        For Full Consideration, Apply by:
        January 3, 2023

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        Mason Ad Statement
        Great Careers Begin at Mason!

        George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

        Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

        If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

        George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

        Equity Statement
        George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

        Campus Safety Information
        Mason's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

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