Hot Job of the Day!

The University of South Florida is hiring a Employee Relations Consultant.

Employee Relations Consultant

Job ID: 25286
Location: Tampa, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Details

Department Number/Name: 0-0320-000/Division Of Human Resources

College Division: Business and Financial Strategy-Human Resources

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 1420/Human Resources Consultant

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $56,000-$60,000

Position Number:  00041082


The Division of Human Resources (DHR) provides USF system-wide strategic development of policies, procedures, and programs for the core HR functions, which includes USF Health and the campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. DHR supports the goals, vision, and mission of USF, with a focus on delivering valuable, innovative, and compliant services that attract, develop, reward, and retain highly qualified individuals to create a diverse and talented workforce. Services and programs provided by DHR include: Benefits; Classification & Compensation; Employee Relations; Labor Relations; Talent Acquisition; Strategic Planning; Staff Recognition; Compliance; HR Information Systems; and Learning and Talent Development.

DHR has embarked on a multi-year transformation initiative to provide a Human Resources function that operates efficiently and effectively, leverages up-to-date tools, and embraces technology to create greater value-add services and programs for the USF community.


The Human Resources Consultant (Employee Relations) supports and facilitates positive relationships between employees, employers, and co-workers that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale in the workplace. This position exercises independent judgment and professional discretion in handling employee relations concerns and complaint investigations, including corrective action, performance management, and grievance proceedings, advising client groups to resolve questions or concerns. The Human Resources Consultant (Employee Relations) determines the appropriate course of action in various areas, including USF policies and procedures; collective bargaining agreements; and compliance and adherence to local, state, and federal statutes governing employment practices.


Responds to employees regarding employee relations policies, procedures, work rules, and documentation; researches, identifies, interprets, and analyzes specific employee relations concerns and makes appropriate recommendations. Supports various methods for conflict resolution.

Assists management in directly addressing concerns as they emerge; resolves problems using constructive strategies, such a coaching, mediation, and progressive discipline. Composes disciplinary letters and performance improvement plans for managers and supervisors.

Conducts investigations and prepares reports in response to complaints. Fully documents, prepares, and maintains comprehensive reports based on investigative findings and determinations of violations of university policy.

Analyzes incidents of workplace behavioral and performance issues and determines appropriate level of response. Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

Maintains complete understanding of all of the organization’s HR policies and ensures that both the HR team and the organization at large are aware of relevant policies. Recommends changes as necessary. Develops and provides training to individuals and groups on progressive discipline, performance management, and other areas related to employee relations.

Performs other duties as assigned.



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and two years of HR related experience; or Master’s degree in an area of specialization appropriate for the program. Six years of HR-related experience or a combination of education and experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree.


Candidates with previous experience with organizational development, mentoring, and coaching; developing and presenting educational materials; and working in a higher education environment are preferred.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 25286

Posting Date:  06/15/2020

Posting End Date: 06/29/2020

How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success.  The USF System includes three institutions:  USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee.  The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans.  Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.  USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities.  We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.