Berkeley Lab is seeking a motivated HR Business Partner to provide full-cycle Human Resources support and consultation to our scientific and operational divisions. Reporting to a Senior HR Business Partner, you will provide effective HR expertise to support managers and employees across a broad range of HR needs in your assigned divisions. The ideal candidate has wide-ranging experience within the areas of Talent Management, Employee and Labor Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and is knowledgeable of applicable employment policy, laws and collective bargaining agreements. This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced HR team to expand your HR skills and build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Partnerships & Relationships - Proactively identify opportunities to partner with management to develop and implement innovative and lasting solutions. Build credibility and trust by resolving employee concerns through reliable and prompt resolution, clear documentation and follow-through. Partner effectively with functional HR groups, including HR Shared Services Center, Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, Diversity Equity & Inclusion and Learning & Development.
Talent & Workforce Planning - Partner with senior management and HR leaders to develop and implement workforce planning, and coordinate workforce restructuring activities. Oversee scientific, engineering and other promotional and hire cases from beginning to end, while partnering with key stakeholders.
Learning & Organizational Development - Assist in developing and implementing learning and other organizational programs. Coordinate training in support of Division learning and development initiatives, with opportunity to partner with Learning & Development team on training delivery.
Compensation & Performance Management -Provide compensation and performance management review, evaluation and support to supervisors and employees, including position description drafts, job classification and reclassification reviews and job audits. Lead the annual performance and compensation review processes and act as a liaison between HR and the Division.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Work in support of the Lab and Division's goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Data Management - Develop, generate, and analyze reports, presentations and data obtained from HR systems to provide analytics, metrics, and trending information. Manage data integrity and work with the HR Assistant to ensure data entry and changes are accurately reflected in HRIS.
HR Policy& Procedures - Interpret and apply LBNL policies and practices as well as federal, state and local employment laws and collective bargaining agreements in support of Division objectives. Strive for a consistent approach in the application of HR procedures and practices across all client groups.
Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of 2 to 5 years relevant HR experience. One year working as an HR Business Partner embedded in a business unit desired.
Broad knowledge of HR industry practices with demonstrated experience in the areas of compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee/labor relations, training and development, and federal and state employment laws (e.g., FLSA, FMLA/CFRA, ADA, EEO/AA). Experience working in a functional role desired.
Strong business acumen and an ability to understand the Division's strategy and challenges. Demonstrated experience providing guidance and consultation regarding policy and procedures to staff at all levels.
Strong problem-solving, analytical, planning and organizational skills in order to work independently and effectively plan and prioritize work to accomplish multiple projects with competing deadlines and drive appropriate solutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstrated ability to proactively service a large, multi-faceted and diverse organization.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and actively support change initiatives in a positive manner.
Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, collaboration tools, HR management systems and other HR software. PeopleSoft and Taleo a plus.
SPHR, SHRM-SCP or other HR certifications a plus.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
PHR certification a plus.
Experience working in a union environment.
Familiarity with immigration laws, regulations and visa categories.
Knowledge of specific DOE, UC and Berkeley Lab human resources policies and procedures.
This position will be filled at the Associate HR Business Partner or Staff HR Business Partner level, dependent on experience.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with thePay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provisionunder 41 CFR 60-1.4. Clickhere to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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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.