Human Resources Director - NSF Antarctic Science and Engineering Support Contract (ASESC) program

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Job Description:

Parsons is hiring a Human Resources (Services) Director to support the NSF Antarctic Science and Engineering Support Contract (ASESC). 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Coordinates and provides comprehensive and proactive training and education, and clear systems and processes for managing conflicts with and between employees, handling and investigating complaints of harassment/discrimination and other unjust practice allegations.
  • Leads HR staff, in multiple locations, during the planning and administering of all HR activities.  
  • Partners with the leadership team to formulate, develop, implement and evaluate a HR and talent management strategy to achieve the organization’s vision, mission and goals on behalf of the NSF ASC mission.
  •  Serves as management representative when called upon.
  • Provides timely details and communication to senior leadership on routine and critical operations.
  • Serves as advisor to senior leadership regarding the ASC people strategy.
  • Recommends and administers HR policies and programs that align with and supports overall mission requirements.
  • Partners with HR/Legal support to identify and process employment, travel and security documentation requirements.

Responsibilities and experience as Human Resources (Services) Director include:

  • Leading the HR team.
  • Possesses demonstrated ability to develop and deliver employee and leadership training.
  • Represents ASC at senior leadership meetings and events,
  • Prepares recommendations to ASC senior management concerning HR issues and concerns including administrative corrective actions.
  • Serves a primary point of contact for harassment and victim advocacy a required.
  • Interfaces directly with NSF, subcontractors, and company representatives as needed to assist in resolving ASC HR issues and concerns.
  • Ensures assigned group programs, practices and policies comply with applicable laws, regulations and Parsons company and ASC contract policies.
  • Provides oversight of all ASC employee life cycle processes.
  • Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local Government bodies, or other departments in the organization.
  • Investigates matters of employee relations issues to include Code of Business Conduct (COBC) and "Hotline" issues.
  • Maintains current knowledge and application of all relevant laws and regulations at the local, state and national level relating to employment and ensure organizational compliance.
  • This includes educating and advising managers and senior leaders on HR-related legal and regulatory matters and ensuring HR programs, practices and policies are aligned.
  • Ensures employee files and records are properly and securely maintained.
  • Manages daily activities and support services of assigned staff to ensure compliance with the company's policies and procedures.
  • Manages, leads and develops assigned staff for efficient utilization of HR assignment, performance, morale and overall welfare.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What Required Education/ Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Minimum 8 years senior level experience in human resources management with a Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of US Employment Laws and their application and Experience leading HR functions/teams across geographical location.
  • Prior overseas project experience with diverse workforce and military operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of HR strategy development and implementation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS systems applications, Workday HRMS modules is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in analysis, critical decision making, project management, and process improvement.
  • Union knowledge a plus but not required.
  • Relevant Antarctic experience within the program is preferred but not required.
  • HRCI and/or SHRM Certification is preferred.

Physical and Other Specific Requirements

  • Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position, and therefore the individual must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by NSF for deployment to Antarctica.
  • Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$83,300.00 - $145,800.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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