Rebel Reserve I & II


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Human Resources (10000901)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Part-time (No Benefits)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

These positions are designed for individuals who are interested in sporadic, short term employment with the University. Positions will not become permanent as they are meant to alleviate any strain put on departments by special projects, abnormal workloads, emergencies, and employee absences. These positions are not benefits eligible. Most will range in duration from one day to one week. Individuals will not be allowed to work more than 4.5 months (cumulative) in a calendar year (January 1 - December 31). As departments need temporary relief, the University Employment Office will contact individuals who meet the skill requirements of the particular position. This employment can be terminated at any time. The Department of Human Resources schedules the interviews and provides any necessary skills testing.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Screens all incoming correspondence and routes to appropriate individual or department and may compose replies for approval or signature of supervisor.
  • Answers telephone, takes messages, answers departmental inquiries and assists in problem solving in accordance with general instructions.
  • Transmits instructions or information to and from staff members; prepares travel authorizations and reimbursements for the department.
  • Schedules meetings, arranges appointments, and makes travel reservations as requested.
  • Prepares forms and purchase requisitions, monitors departmental budget.
  • Orders and inventories office supplies and equipment when necessary.
  • Organizes and prioritizes workload within the department.
  • Performs related duties or similar as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs complex secretarial duties such as transcribing dictation, typing, compiling information, maintaining records and filing systems, and answering the telephone.
  2. Schedules meetings, arranges appointments, and makes travel arrangements.
  3. Orders and inventories office supplies and equipment.
  4. Monitors departmental budget.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year school of equivalent (GED).




One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi