HR Director/HR Business Partner

Position Summary: We are seeking a strategic human resources (HR) director for growth potential to HR business partner. This key role will work with the woman-owned small business to plan and execute all Human Resources programs and deliver on annual HR goals focusing on key areas including: Organizational Capability, Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement. The duties of this role also include managing and administering security clearances for cleared employees at a small number of government facilities. This role primarily works collaboratively with our service engagement leads to ensure project and initiative work are executed and embedded within client groups. This is a high-profile internal role and we are looking for someone to drive the firm’s Human Capital needs.

This is a full time “hands-on” position. You will be the point of contact for fielding, communicating, and educating all levels of employees and management on HR-related policies and procedures, recruiting services, on-boarding, and problem-solving activities.

Required Qualifications and/or Education:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Obtain and maintain a Personnel Security Clearance/Public Trust determination

Location: The successful candidate will work remotely during COVID-19 shutdown; however, one must be able to commute to the Washington Metropolitan area or Columbia, MD to attend periodic meetings and trainings as needed.

Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities: Partner with the Corporate client segments to embed their People strategy and determine their workforce plan and forecasts to meet business needs including but not limited to the following:

  • Design, plan and implement human resources programs and policies including staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, training and health and safety programs.
  • Apply an extensive body of HR rules and procedures concerning recruitment and placement sufficient to perform a range of functions including preparing vacancy announcements, and screening applications to determine if they meet minimum requirements.
  • Day-to-day performance management guidance to practice leads (e.g., coaching, counselling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Partnering to ensure all overhead is in line with budget and supports the ability of the function(s) to carry out their fiscal objective.
  • Lead the coordination of review and alignment of compensation changes, merit reviews and promotional recommendations within the Corporate client segments.
  • Manage and resolve complex Employee Relations matters within your assigned client groups in conjunction with business leaders as appropriate.
  • Proactively monitor performance and support the identification of people issues within assigned client group(s), including providing leaders with insights and advice to help drive business performance.
  • Drive organizational capability for the future. Execute talent review, create succession plans for key roles.
  • Advise the business on the development of high potentials and facilitate a high performance culture within assigned client group(s); ensuring there are clear plans to build, monitor and manage talent pipeline for the business and uplift the engagement of employees.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Complies with Federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organizational reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of training and/or development sessions as required
  • Provide advice and support to leaders to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and the management and mitigation of risks, including employment and harassment law Act as a change champion and lead any change management activity for the function (relating to restructuring, acquisitions etc.).
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of HR
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Responsibilities: Management responsibilities include facility clearances (FCL), staff clearances, and oversight for a limited number of classified projects and resources. Ensure compliance with NISPOM regulations and other security directives. Specific duties include:

  • Handle DD Form 254 requests, visit requests, CAC/badge requests, personnel security investigations and maintain personnel security files.
  • Track and maintain clearances via JPAS and related systems, initiate security investigations via e-QIP and review submitted data for processing.
  • Serve as the main POC for the organization’s Insider Threat program.
  • Conduct security briefings, conduct foreign travel briefings, and assist with delivery of quarterly security training and education programs.
  • Protect classified government information and publish security awareness for all cleared personnel.
  • Participate in semi-annual self-audits and DSS audits.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, HR or related field;
  • 6+ years of HR experience, of which at least 3 should include specific accountabilities for a client group in an advisory/business partnering capacity on Federal and state government contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience with Government Security Processes and Procedures
  • Demonstrated experience to think strategically and translate agreed strategic plans into efficient processes, systems and/or projects & initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions and influence at senior levels in the organization.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management
  • Working knowledge of federal and state employment laws, especially Federal employment laws.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Strong Microsoft Office and HR business intelligence skills are required.
  • Experience developing KPI for HR performance and utilizing MS Office to develop required services.
  • Must maintain the highest level of confidentiality, ethics and professionalism
  • Confident, action-oriented, self-starter with a sense of integrity and actively seeks individual professional growth and development opportunities
  • Some driving between client sites will be required.
  • SHRM or HRCI certification essential.
  • Notary experience is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year

How to Apply: Resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Final candidates will undergo background clearance and skills assessment prior to final selection. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews within the salary range will be contacted. The firm is an EEO/AA employer. The firm will not discriminate in its hiring practices because of an applicant’s race color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Job Type: Full Time

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