Berkeley Lab's Human Resources Division has an opening for an HR Field Manager responsible for managing a team of exempt and non-exempt HR field staff who support assigned customer divisions' in strategic and tactical HR needs.
This position ensures that HR partnership and service delivery to customers is aligned with the mission and vision of the Laboratory and guides the HR field staff and HR activity with attention to efficiency and standardization to meet the HR needs of multiple divisions and the Laboratory. Additionally, this position consults with Laboratory senior managers on division specific and human resources strategies and initiatives with lab-wide visibility or impact.
In this role, you will represent customers' needs and interests while effectively partnering with other HR functional teams in the design of HR programs and policies and ensures these programs and policies are consistently applied across the Lab in compliance with applicable legal, contract and policy requirements while also managing the appropriate level of flexibility to meet business needs.
This role will report to the Senior Manager of Field Operations.
Serve as a strategic leader on our HR team, maintain strong customer and HR team partnership, and contribute toward the Lab and HR vision, institutional and department strategies.
Identify opportunities for change and partner effectively to properly analyze and vet recommendations and implement approved changes utilizing effective change management.
Identify, develop, and deploy new HR initiatives that have a lab-wide impact.
Regularly partner with and support division senior management to identify, develop, and implement plans and strategies to meet organizational objectives.
Serve as a change agent by partnering with other managers in divisions across the Laboratory on various functional and lab-wide people initiatives.
Provide guidance and counsel on strategic efforts that impact the division or Associate Lab Director (ALD) area.
Provide consultation to division and ALD leaders on complex change efforts in an effort to minimize or eliminate risks.
Work with the Sr. HR Division Partners on the change management and communication plan of new division and area initiatives.
Serve as the HR manager to assigned Lab HR field staff.
Lead a team of HR professionals and assistants who work with managers and employees in assigned Lab divisions to implement HR programs and processes in the areas of recruitment, organization development, compensation, employee/labor relations, diversity and inclusion, performance management, succession planning, policy guidance, and other fundamental HR activities.
Ensure delivery of high quality HR partnership and services to Division utilizing knowledge of state and federal regulations and employment laws, LBNL policies/procedures, and an understanding of the various collective bargaining agreements.
Collaborate and identify areas for process standardization and process re-engineering, provide leadership on these initiatives and functions as a change agent within their field services, with their clients, and within HR Division.
Additional Desired Responsibilities:
May provide oversight and back-up support on complex employee relations cases, specifically major misconduct issues, DFEH/EEO cases, investigations, arbitrations and cases that are coordinated with law enforcement agencies.
May partner on outreach efforts and participate in diversity outreach events.
May participate in Laboratory, UC system-wide or DOE National Labs projects or partnered activities.
Other projects and related HR responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of 12 years of progressive Human Resources experience, including management of staff that operate as business partners.
Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach, and mentor direct reports to ensure high quality work.
Proven self-starter who leads and builds successful teams by using consensus building and facilitation techniques.
Significant demonstrated experience working with senior leaders and influencing business decisions with an emphasis on business strategy, efficiency and impact.
Ability to apply and develop advanced HR principles and concepts.
Ability to assess, analyze, provide recommendations and make critical decisions regarding complex and sensitive HR matters utilizing a high degree of ingenuity and innovation.
Knowledge and understanding of state and federal employment laws and ability to manage under OFCCP requirements.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with customers and subject matter experts to provide sound HR advice and counsel based on an understanding of Laboratory business and operational needs.
Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate and deal with internal and external entities.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to convey ideas both clearly and logically while engaging individuals and groups.
Proven experience with change management, facilitation, consulting, training and development and effective leadership.
Demonstrated forward thinking, flexibility, and ability to apply concepts into action.
Demonstrated record of accomplishments developing strategic HR programs.
Ability to guide HR staff on activities covered by the collective bargaining agreements and collaborate with Employee/Labor Relations on business changes that may need to be bargained.
Demonstrated ability to interpret/apply provisions of collective bargaining agreements to human resources actions.
Experience with developing reports and conducting analysis to demonstrate ROI and/or to develop key performance indicators.
Experience working on multiple projects and meeting multiple deadlines.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in HRIS, ATS, Word, Excel and e-mail.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in HR Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration or related discipline.
Knowledge of UC/LBNL collective bargaining agreements.
Experience working in a union environment.
Knowledge of LBNL, UC, and DOE policies and regulations.
Familiarity with Google applications and document sharing.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 31, 2018.
This is a full time, 1 year Term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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