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Business Assistant III - CPD

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Business Assistant III primary duty is to support the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) in facilitating the activities for new employees from advertising to acceptance and then to on-boarding.  Additionally, the position will support current employees by communicating and coordinating employee, leave, and benefit polices. 


Interprets/explains USU policies, federal policies, and state policies as designated to faculty, administration, and staff in a clear and understandable manner.

Acts as the subject matter expert in benefits/personnel policies and provides other personnel specialist services

  • Acts as a liaison with USU Human Resources office
  • Is cross-trained and provides backup support for payroll, employment action forms (EPAFs), and purchasing
  • Develops custom reports as requested by CPD Executive Director
  • Assists with special projects as requested
  • Provides administrative support to the Associate Director of Administration

Provides hiring/on-boarding/HR transactional services

  • Responsible for posting open positions on USU’s iCIMS system
  • Collects required hiring forms
  • Coordinates on-boarding for new employees (e.g. access requests systems, required training, office set up)

Acts as CPD leave manager

  • Sets up benefit eligible employees in MyTime
  • Reviews leave submissions and MyTime timesheets
  • Initiates timely updates to employee schedules

Develops and provides employee training

  • Provides training on CPD & USU policies to new/transfer employees
  • Develops department-wide trainings and seminars as needed to share changes in benefits or provide reminders of benefit policies
  • Create training guides for department employees on various subjects

Coordinates with Business Services, Human Resources and Controller’s Office personnel as needed, attends and positively participates in provided trainings and meetings

  • Maintains a strong and productive working relationship with staff within the department and college
  • Handles confidential information in a secure and professional manner
  • Manages assigned projects effectively and demonstrates reliability and strong work ethic

Prepares various documents such as contracts and agreements for document review/approval

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six years of directly related work experience; or an associate degree/technical training in business/finance area plus four years of directly related work experience or a business/finance bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of directly related work experience. 
  • Offer contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in MyTime setting up schedules and/or as a USU leave manager.
  • Experience in Tracker/Miratech I9 system.
  • Experience in iCims, including setting up job postings.
  • Working knowledge of USU’s human resources policies
  • Working knowledge of USU’s purchasing policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Competent in the use of computer programs including Excel, Microsoft Office and other applications. Proven ability to create formulas and spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.  Able to develop professional documents and accurate reports.
  • Able to create a team-based environment within the program, department, and college.
  • Experienced in managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines.  Able to organize work responsibilities and self-assess personal performance against target objectives.
  • Proactive in resolving issues, setting up processes, and providing high-level customer service.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality and work without close supervision.
  • Skilled with basic office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile.

2) Cover Letter describing your qualifications for this position to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.


The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.


The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds.  We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization.  We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work.  We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.


CPD Mission:
We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.


CPD Values:
We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.


We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. 


We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.


We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.


CPD Funding Statement
The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked #12 nationally in funded research. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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