University of Utah Job Description
University Regulations (policies, rules, guidelines, procedures) impact the entire University: main campus and health sciences, HR and Academic Senate, students and employees, and small units (e.g., programs) and large units (e.g., colleges). The University Policy Specialist (UPS) has a comprehensive understanding of the Regulations Library, including how multiple regulations interact in all of these contexts, as well as how the Regulations Library intersects with State and Federal laws and regulations. The UPS draws on this comprehensive understanding in order to ensure regulations are consistent and clear, equitable and inclusive; to advise policy owners/officers on proposals; and to coordinate the review process.
PhD, JD, other terminal degree, or commensurate equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Specific Responsibilities: Office for Faculty, Office of General Counsel, & Universityo Advise sponsors of all new/revised regulations and shepherd through review processo Advise University committees, Office for Faculty, Office for Academic Affairs (Health Sciences), Colleges, Departments, Centers, Institutes, and other offices (e.g., HR, Student Affairs) on regulation proposals and the review processo Ensure regulations are consistent and adhere to State and Federal regulationso Support units when state or federal changes require regulation adoption or revisiono Serve as ex officio, non-voting member of the Institutional Policy Committee (IPC)o Supervise 1-3 staff memberso Other related tasks, as assigned
Specific Responsibilities: Academic Senateo Serve as ex officio, non-voting Chair of Senate Faculty Review Standards Committeeo Advise colleges on charters, ensure charters are current, and facilitate approval processo Advise Senate Presidency, Senate Executive Committee, and Academic Senate regarding new or revised regulation proposals and the review processo Includes attending Senate Executive Committee and Academic Senate meetings when University Regulations are on the agenda, to provide advice, context, and backgroundo Advise Senate committees engaged in drafting or revising regulations
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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