University of California, Riverside

Human Resources



Recruitment, Interviewing and Selection of Business Officers


  1. Recruitment, Interviewing and Selection Resources
    In addition to UC Personnel Policy for Staff Members, Policy 20: Recruitment and UCR Local Procedures and the listed related policies and references, the following resources have been developed for recruitment, interviewing and selection of Business Officers.
      1. Essential Functions and Job Requirements for Business Officers
      2. Competency Model for Business Officers 
  2. Department Head Responsibility
    1. Prepare the Business Officer Position Description
      1. Define the essential functions and job requirements (skills, knowledge, competencies and abilities) of the position:  A comprehensive listing of essential functions for Business Officers has been developed and can be used in the development of the position description.  A comprehensive listing of required technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and abilities as well as required non-technical competencies can be used to complete the following required forms: employee requisition and position description.
      2. Obtain approval of the position description from unit’s Chief Financial Officer.
      3. Submit approved position description to Human Resources for classification determination.
    2. Develop a Recruitment Plan
      1. Identify planned advertising and outreach efforts.  A list of possible recruitment sources is provided.
      2. Identify a selection process.
        1. Select search committee members.  Search committee members shall include at least one representative from a central office such as Academic Planning and Budget or Human Resources and a Chief Financial Officer and/or Business Officer.
        2. Develop interview questions and, if desired, case studies.  A comprehensive list of interview questions and sample case studies will be provided to the hiring manager by Human Resources.
      3. Obtain approval of recruitment plan, including advertising and outreach efforts, search committee members, and interview questions and case studies from unit’s Chief Financial Officer.
    3. Initiate Recruitment and Interviews
      1. Submit approved position description and recruitment plan to Human Resources.  Normally, recruitment period is two (2) weeks.  However, the length of posting period shall be determined by the recruitment efforts necessary to obtain a diverse qualified pool of applicants.
      2. Select candidates for interview.  Most qualified candidates will be identified by Department head and the unit’s Chief Financial Officer on the basis of the job requirements and applicant’s experience and education, and, if applicable, applicant’s test results.
      3. Interview candidates and, if desired provide a case study to candidates.  Based on the results of the interviews, case studies, assessment of the search committee and Chief Financial Officer, and reference checks, make the hiring decision.
  3. Chief Financial Officer Responsibility
    1. Approve Business Officer Position Description:  Review and approve essential functions and job requirements.
    2. Consult with the department head on the development of a recruitment plan:  Review planned advertising and outreach efforts, search committee members (because position interacts and works with central offices the search committee members shall include at least one representative from a central office such as Academic Planning and Budget, Internal Audit, or Human Resources and a Chief Financial Officer and/or Business Officer), interview questions and, if desired, case studies.
    3. Working with department head, identify candidates for interview.
      1. Review screened applications/resumes.
      2. Identify most qualified candidates with the department head on the basis of the job requirements, applicant’s experience and education, and, if applicable, applicant’s test results.
    4. Consult with department head on the selection of the candidate and provide advice regarding reference checks, appointment salary, special conditions of employment.
  4. Human Resources Responsibility
    1. Determine classification of position.
    2. Conduct approved advertising and outreach.
    3. Identify all candidates who meet the minimum job requirements.
    4. If applicable, administer test to applicants.
    5. Forward top candidates’ applications/resumes.

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