Berkeley Lab's Human Resources Division has an opening for a Senior HR Business Partner (Sr. HRBP) responsible for providing both a strategic and hands-on role in full cycle Human Resources support and consultation to leaders and employees.
In this role, you will help define and execute programs in the areas of talent management, employee engagement, team effectiveness, change management, development advising, workforce planning and more. We are looking for ‘people’ people who are passionate about their work, possess strong influence skills, demonstrate a high-level of systems thinking capability, and possess strong interpersonal, collaboration and project management skills. You will work closely with scientific and operational leaders to ensure HR programs and services support and drive the Lab's science missions.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate with the client management to support people initiatives by understanding the client's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors.
Design strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change.
In partnership with Employee and Labor Relations, investigate basic and complex employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution including mediation and preparation of appropriate communications.
Participate in labor/management actions including negotiations, grievance, process and support.
Assess organizational and individual staff development needs.
Provide guidance on compensation issues including job leveling, salary analysis, and make recommendations to managers on new hires, promotions, and off-cycle salary increases.
Provide oversight to HR Partner for the creation and review of position descriptions, job audits, job family validations, and other compensation related activities.
Partner with Lab Leadership and HR subject matter experts to execute the Lab's talent initiatives within client groups including workforce planning, talent acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, performance and compensation process and annual reviews, promotion cases, benefits, leave, and return to work process, learning and development, succession planning, workforce restructuring (including reduction in force processing), and people policy.
Prepare reports, analyze data, and make data driven-decisions using key metrics.
Build and leverage relationships with senior leaders across the assigned scientific areas and HR functional teams (such as Talent Acquisition, HRIS, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor, Learning & Development).
Collaborate effectively with other Lab Operations functions including finance, legal, facilities and IT to deliver impact to the business.
Provide general consultation and guidance to divisions and areas on state and federal regulations, applicable employment laws, LBNL and/or UC policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and DOE contract requirements.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business, or related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of 8 years of progressive work experience in a wide variety of HR functional areas with at least 3 years of experience as an HR Business Partner, Manager, or equivalent.
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including talent acquisition, compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, learning and development, employee relations (labor relations a plus), diversity & inclusion, performance management, federal and state employment laws (e.g. FLSA, FMLA/CFRA, ADA, EEO/AA, etc.).
Ability to work at all levels of the HR; strategic, operational, and tactical.
Ability to build strong working relationships, trust and respect with management, co-workers, internal customers, and vendors/service providers.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proven ability to organize, analyze and present data.
Demonstrated thought leadership regarding HR related strategy and execution and proven ability to drive and execute HR initiatives to achieve business objectives.
Experience partnering with Sr. Leadership in the development of business and people strategies.
Proven ability to exercise sound professional judgment and knowledge of HR principles, policies, procedures, and best practices to select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously and develop and drive practical solutions in a dynamic, constantly evolving environment while exhibiting excellent multi-tasking and superior customer service orientation skills.
Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to be adaptable, flexible, and resourceful to work in a multi-functional role and to deliver on commitments.
Excellent technical skills including strong proficiency in Excel and demonstrated record of adaptability with new and emerging technologies.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to drive programs independently.
Strong ability to communicate effectively, including verbal, written and presentation skills.
Demonstrative facilitation and coaching skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent.
Experience working in a technology or research organization.
Experience supporting an organization experiencing rapid and complex change with effective change management.
Knowledge of HR Systems such as PeopleSoft, Taleo, Oracle HCM.
Familiarity with Google applications and/or other collaborative tools.
Experience working in a union environment including supporting collective bargaining efforts. Demonstrated ability to interpret/apply provisions of collective bargaining agreements to human resources actions.
SPHR,SHRM-SCP or other HR certifications.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
There are multiple openings for this position which will reside in different Scientific areas at the Lab.
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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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.