Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Human Resources Assistant to join the Human Resources Division. As part of the Energy Technologies HR Field Team, this position will apply extensive knowledge of human resources practices and procedures under limited supervision to assigned divisions and user facilities. This position provides high-level customer service to the client base, including responding to a wide variety of requests and providing support in the areas of HR systems, HR processing, administrative support, and HR record keeping. The HR Assistant will independently plan, organize and prioritize their workload and interact with all levels of internal and external contacts to gather information, troubleshoot, and resolve issues. This critical role will use discretion and sound judgment in disseminating confidential employee information.
This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced HR team to apply your HR skills and build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
As first-line HR Point of Contact, provide high-level customer service for administrative HR functions to four scientific divisions in the Energy Sciences Area.
Act as a resource for employees and managers regarding procedure questions and assists in resolving human resources related inquiries. Use discretion, sound judgment and strong problem-solving skills to research and answer questions or resolve issues directly, or refer to the appropriate resources and contacts for resolution.
As the key HR team liaison for Energy Sciences, research information regarding hires, promotions, payroll problems, benefit issues, and visa issues.
Review human resources forms and documents for completeness.
Manage and maintain the tracking of probationary, term and limited appointments; manage and maintain Scientific case promotions.
Process personnel actions, including status changes, reclassifications, terminations, org transfers, and generate related standard correspondence with employees as appropriate.
Maintain HRIS records, including data entry and data integrity; generate and distribute recurring and ad hoc reports.
Maintain HR and personnel files and records and archive as needed.
Assist with the annual performance management process, including HRIS data entry, spreadsheet management, and data tracking.
Assist with the annual salary management process, including data entry and pay notice distribution.
Process Spot Bonus Awards and provide support for the Employee Recognition programs.
Assist with the Lab's Rehire Retiree process.
Serve as office coordinator for the Energy Technologies Area HR team.
Participate on Laboratory-wide HR work groups and committees as assigned.
What is Required:
High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum of 2 years related experience, including prior comprehensive administrative work experience.
Strong computer skills with experience using HRIS software (PeopleSoft preferred), MS Office including Word and Excel, recruiting applicant tracking systems (Taleo preferred), and Google Suite, including Calendar, Docs, and Sheets.
General knowledge of typical HR policies and procedures, benefits, recruitment and systems, including experience processing HR transactions.
Working knowledge of federal and state employment regulations.
Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities under tight timelines.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with a strong attention to detail and ability to effectively utilize resources to conduct research.
Excellent communication and customer services skills with the ability to interact with all levels of personnel.
Experience providing HR administrative support in a research or academic environment.
Knowledge and understanding of Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), and/or UC policies and procedures pertaining to human resources.
Valid California Driver's License.
Advanced level experience with Peoplesoft, MS Office, Taleo, and/or Google Suite.
For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by November 23, 2021.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
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. A hybrid work schedule may be possible depending on specific client needs.
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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.