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Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu

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Experience Statement Examples

Note about required experience

Experience should be written as broad as possible, describing the transferable skills needed from the experience. Narrowly written requirements will artificially limit the applicant pool. Experience can be listed with or without a minimum timeframe. If a minimum duration is required, list it as a definitive amount of time, not a range. The low end of the range, be default, becomes the required amount of experience. Anything more would be listed as a preferred qualification.

Beware of duplicative requirements. For example, if there is a stated requirement of three years of experience providing administrative support, then it would be duplicative to then add experience answering phones and creating business documents.

Soft skills, such as “good communication” cannot be listed as a required qualification because they cannot be assessed through review of the application materials alone (this is a federal requirement we must comply with) – they must be evaluated during the interview process. However, qualifications such as “experience presenting information to small and large groups” and “experience explaining rules, regulations or policies” are allowable because an applicant can describe how they meet the qualification in their application.

About additional preferred qualifications

Additional preferred qualifications are more flexible but should still be written as broadly as possible to allow for consideration of related experience. Preferred qualifications can include subjective phrases such as “good” and “strong,” but the search committee needs to have a shared understanding of how to measure the applicant’s experience consistently and fairly.

When writing a position description, it may be tempting to include a long list of very detailed preferred qualifications. Too many qualifications can make it harder for search committees to identify the most important ones when comparing applicants. A general rule of thumb is no more than 10 clear, concise preferred qualifications.

Sample Experience Statements

Entry-level

  • operating office equipment such as telephones, copiers, printers, computers and software
  • preparing business correspondence
  • working in a customer service environment

Mid-level

  • working in a professional office setting
  • providing administrative support to others
  • providing support functions including word processing, filing, composing a variety of business documents
  • interpreting, applying and explaining policies and procedures / rules and regulations
  • using alphabetical, numerical, and subject filing systems to classify, file, and retrieve materials
  • working in an environment that required maintaining confidentiality of information
  • maintaining confidentiality while managing highly sensitive documents and information
  • using calendaring software to schedule meetings
  • researching, compiling, and summarizing data
  • balancing and coordinating a workload for multiple projects
  • monitoring record systems to identify and correct errors
  • working with and maintaining student records
  • working in a high demand office with constant interruptions and changing priorities
  • developing, organizing, and implementing administrative projects

Advanced

  • managing office operations
  • managing and coordinating the schedule for management
  • performing liaison activities with external stakeholders
  • coordinating activities requiring complex arrangements
  • preparing administrative reports
  • analyzing information and researching a variety of sources to identify and resolve problems or issues
  • collecting and analyzing data, summarizing findings and generating reports and presentations for leadership
  • planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating special projects
  • developing, evaluating and recommending procedures, written training materials and manuals
  • working in a senior leadership environment

  • operating and maintaining farm and food processing equipment
  • operating, maintaining and repairing agricultural irrigation systems
  • with hand and power shop tools and the ability to train others to use them in a safe manner
  • operating a wide variety of agricultural machinery such as tractors, planters, tillage equipment
  • Fabricating metal or wood

  • using computer software and applications for word processing, email and internet research
  • using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets, email and internet research
  • using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches, and data organization
  • Using word processing, spreadsheet and email software
  • utilizing computer applications to produce presentations, correspondence, and reports
  • entering and retrieving data using computerized record systems
  • working with CAD, CAM or 3D design software
  • using statistical software
  • using spreadsheet software to perform analysis

Entry-level

  • using computers to enter, retrieve and edit financial data

Mid-level

  • reconciling accounts
  • using computerized accounting systems
  • managing expenditure records
  • analyzing fiscal and budgetary information, maintaining accounting systems, developing and monitoring budgets, including allocating expenditures and reconciling accounts
  • researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports in a spreadsheet application
  • developing budgets and expense projections, and providing guidance based on policies/regulations
  • formulating projections
  • completing purchasing procedures
  • developing sponsored project proposal applications and budgets
  • approving financial documents and transactions

Advanced

  • assessing risk and conducting audits to ensure compliance
  • preparing summaries and financial reports; performing complex analysis
  • developing and managing complex operating budgets
  • developing and implementing operational policies and procedures
  • managing budgets, which includes responsibility for monitoring budget balances, approving expenditures, reconciling monthly statements, and providing input for budget development
  • overseeing the allocation and use of resources

  • working with minimal supervision
  • analyzing information, identifying problems, defining alternatives and developing recommendations for management/administrators
  • adjusting priorities quickly as circumstances dictate

  • implementing public relations promotional strategies

  • program planning and implementation
  • developing, recommending, and evaluating program procedures and recommending change
  • managing projects independently that involve multiple stakeholders
  • handling a variety of projects simultaneously that require a high degree of attention to administrative details
  • planning and implementing projects including managing the development of projects, timelines, assessment and reporting
  • planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing program evaluation plans using appropriate evaluation methodology
  • interpreting and applying terms and conditions of grants and contracts
  • developing budgets to meet program needs

  • using social science research methods, including data collection and analysis techniques to analyze and synthesize data for reports
  • conducting and interpreting qualitative research and analyses
  • compiling and analyzing data
  • conducting field work
  • writing original research articles for peer-reviewed publication
  • working with natural plant extract and other biocontrol agents
  • working with research compliance issues in a professional setting

  • supervising full-time staff
  • managing business aspects of a functional area
  • managing and overseeing departmental or program budgets
  • developing and implementing operational policies and procedures
  • leading strategic planning
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and public, private, and governmental offices and agencies
  • conducting business and operations needs assessments then formulating and implementing improvements on a continuous basis

  • working in a customer service-oriented team environment to accomplish shared goals

  • composing a variety of business documents
  • editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials
  • editing and proofreading the work of others in a work environment
  • applying the AP style to business documents
  • independently researching, compiling, developing and summarizing material for reports
  • translating complex technical concepts into clear language for general audiences
  • developing technical written materials such as policies, technical manuals or rules/regulations
  • developing and delivering presentations to small and large audiences
  • presenting educational content in large group and individual setting
  • applying AP style to news releases and other PR materials for consumer, professional and trade outlets in print, broadcast and on-line as demonstrated in submission of three work samples with application materials

  • learning and applying safety protocols in a work environment
  • systematically arrange information into groups or categories according to established criteria
  • perform repetitive work according to set procedures
  • prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner

Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu

Map