Human Resource Business Partner

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Analyst, Business
Full Time
The Human Resources (HR) Directorate of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBR), located in Frederick, MD, is responsible for developing and administering programs that support the recruitment, compensation, development, and performance assessment of the personnel required by LBR to successfully operate the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES-THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for providing consultative human resources support to the Leidos Biomedical Research organization. This position is responsible for ensuring alignment of business objectives, work cultures, and human resources/programs/policies to facilitate the organization with achieving its business goals while minimizing risk to the organization. The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for: Serves as a consultant to management on human resources-related issues and initiatives Acts as an employee champion and change agent Partners with assigned Directorates and their direct reports to proactively identify opportunities to enhance organizational performance and functionality Assesses and diagnoses overall organizational climate to ensure overall 'well-being' of the client organization in order to increase employee productivity and commitment, including positive employee relations, employee communication strategy, performance management and goal setting, employee surveys, optimal staffing levels, and overall employee involvement Collaborates with senior management to develop strategy for improving organizational climate across multiple business units Understands organization's business strategies and aligns human resource strategy and programs to achieve the business goals, including alignment of staffing, development, and compensation programs Partners with senior management to identify opportunities to better leverage human resources program Collaborates with other members of HR Team to implement the HR strategy, including representing client's business strategy and expectations, representing Human Resources to the business units, and reconciling issues that create conflict between Human Resources and business unit strategy Provides business consultations services and delivery of core HR programs and processes in the areas of talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, talent management and succession planning, employee relations, retention, and performance management Supports reduction-in-force and unemployment claim determination activities Assists with the delivery of training when needed, such as new manager assimilation and front-line supervisory training Supports immigration/visa programs as appropriate Performs other related duties as assigned BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Human Resources Business Partner One (1) year of project management skills and experience with a drive for results Experience with HRIS Systems such as Peoplesoft, SAP, Workday, etc., with the ability to run reports and do analysis Experienced in MS Office tools and resources, specifically Excel, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word Knowledge of commonly-used HR concepts, practices and procedures Strong leadership skills, excellent communication and presentation skills Ability to work with highly confidential and sensitive information where discretion is essential Experience providing all functions of Human Resources as a strategic business partner to a fast-paced and changing organization Must be adept at working with management to influence/facilitate change, implement strategy and accomplish objectives Interpersonal relations: particularly tact, sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy Strong verbal and written communication skills, with a friendly and professional approach to customer service Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet conflicting deadlines with a high level of accuracy. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS PHR/SPHR Certification Experience with Costpoint Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)