Berkeley Lab's Human Resources Division has an opening for a Senior / Staff HR Business Partner with wide-ranging and high-level experience working as a strategic HR professional, to support Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source Upgrade.(ALS-U). TheAdvanced Light Source is a dynamic national scientific user facility that provides thousands of scientists from around the world access to bright beams of x-rays, infrared, and extreme ultraviolet light for scientific studies and technology development in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. The ALS has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and the new project will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting opportunity to be part of!
In this role, you will deliver a full spectrum of both strategic and tactical HR support and provide consultation to ALS-U leaders and employees. You will provide expertise and anticipate challenges, diagnose problems, and lead HR programs that have a direct impact on the success of the organization in the areas of workforce planning, recruitment, employee engagement, performance management, employee & labor relations, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) and talent development. As the client relationship manager between your client group and HR functions, you will frequently partner with other HR SME colleagues when designing and rolling out solutions, ensuring a seamless customer experience for all levels of the organization.
This position will be filled at the Staff or Senior HR Business Partner level, dependent on experience.
What You Will Do:
Partnerships & Relationships - Build strong and effective relationships with senior leaders, managers and employees to become a trusted and respected partner and coach. Build and leverage relationships with HR functional teams (e.g., Talent, DEI, Systems, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor, Learning & Development) as well as Operations Business Partners (e.g., Legal, EH&S, Finance, Assurance, Audit, IT).
Workforce Planning - Advise leadership on the development and implementation of division workforce planning and restructuring, and successful execution of recruiting and staffing programs to support business objectives.
Learning & Organizational Development - Implement talent review processes, succession planning and monitor individual development. Assess organizational and individual staff development needs and develop and conduct relevant training.
Talent Acquisition - Partner, advise and provide guidance to ALS-U leadership on recruitment strategies to attract top talent and ensure a positive candidate experience, and collaborate with Talent Acquisition team to establish plans for sourcing and educating management on best practices.
Compensation - Provide guidance on compensation related programs and decisions, including performing job classification related audits, and partnering with management during annual compensation cycle and other salary actions, including equity and promotions.
Performance Management - Coach, mentor and work with managers and leaders to navigate the performance management program and process.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Partner with our DEI Office to implement DEI initiatives within the Division.
Employee & Labor Relations - In partnership with Employee and Labor Relations or our Investigations & Case Management Offices, manage employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution, including guiding managers and employees in the facilitation solutions. Participate in labor/management actions, including negotiations, grievance, process and support.
Data Management - Champion the use of data to measure the effectiveness of human resources practices and make changes as needed; prepare reports and conduct analysis.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of 5 to 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 for the Senior level classification.
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including talent acquisition, compensation, learning and development, employee relations (labor relations a plus), DEI, performance management, and federal and state employment laws (e.g. FLSA, FMLA/CFRA, ADA, EEO/AA). Experience working in a functional role desired.
Experience partnering with Senior Leadership in the development of business and people strategies.
Demonstrated experience actively participating in the recruitment process and partnering with management on effective strategies in this area.
Ability to build strong working relationships, trust and respect with management, co-workers, internal customers, and vendors/service providers.
Demonstrated thought leadership regarding HR-related strategy and execution and proven ability to drive and execute HR initiatives to achieve business objectives, including effective project management skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proven ability to organize, analyze and present data.
Excellent technical skills, including strong proficiency in business intelligence platforms and HR systems and demonstrated record of adaptability with new and emerging technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively, including verbal, written and presentation skills. Demonstrative facilitation and coaching skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working in a research organization and/or 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 with demonstrated ability to interpret/apply provisions of collective bargaining agreements to human resources actions.
SPHR, SHRM-SCP or other HR certifications.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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 primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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