Berkeley Lab has a new opening for an AssociateHR Business Partner to provide full-cycle Human Resources support and consultation to our Laboratory Directorate, Operations and Human Resources Divisions. Reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner, you will provide effective HR expertise to support Division managers and employees across a broad range of HR needs, while frequently partnering with other areas of HR.
The ideal candidate brings a fundamental understanding in the areas of talent management, employee engagement, team effectiveness, change management, learning and development, workforce planning, applicable employment policy, and laws. As an Associate HR Business Partner, you will ensure a seamless customer experience, and will build credibility and trust by resolving employee concerns through reliable and prompt resolution, clear documentation and follow-through. This is a great opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary HR team to expand your HR skills and build a rewarding career with a world-renowned institution.
What You Will Do:
Proactively mitigate and resolve employee issues, as well as proactively identify opportunities and assess improvements to the employee experience. Partner with management to develop and implement innovative and lasting solutions.
Partner effectively with center of excellence groups, including HR Shared Services Center, Recruitment, Compensation, Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations, Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Learning & Development.
Interpret and apply LBNL policies and practices as well as federal, state, local employment laws and collective bargaining agreements in support of division objectives.
Manage data integrity. Provide insightful and reliable data and reports to be used as a guide for decision making and to ensure optimal Division operations. Work with the HR Assistant to ensure data entry and changes are accurately reflected in the HRIS.
Provide compensation support by reviewing position descriptions to ensure duties and qualifications are aligned with the appropriate job classification. Conduct job audits and reclassification reviews and support the entire annual salary administration process.
Participate in the development and implementation of business plans and strategies, including people programs and initiatives.
Serve as the lead for the annual performance review process and act as a liaison between HR and the Division, which includes providing guidance to supervisors and employees on the process.
Coordinate training in support of division learning and development initiatives.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Broad Human Resources foundation and HR Industry practices with demonstrated knowledge in the areas of compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee/labor relations, training and development, and employment law. Working knowledge of federal and state HR laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA, EEO/AA)
Demonstrated experience providing guidance and consultation regarding policy and procedures to staff at all levels.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills and the ability to provide recommendations based on assessment. Initiative and judgment in accomplishing effective resolution of unique situations with minimal supervision.
Excellent planning and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and effectively plan and prioritize work to accomplish multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Quality customer service skills and demonstrated ability to service a large, multi-faceted and diverse organization.
Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, collaboration tools and knowledge and experience with HR management systems and other HR software applications to track information and generate reports.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with PeopleSoft and Taleo. Familiarity with Google applications and/or other collaborative tools.
Experience working in a union environment.
Knowledge of specific DOE, UC and Lab human resources policies and procedures.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on February 15, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment. M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
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.