Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Human Resources Generalist is an integral member of a deployed HR team supporting multiple service, operations, and scientific organizations in a world class national laboratory amidst a diverse and international population. You will perform professional level duties in multiple functional areas including employee relations, performance management, onboarding, compensation, policy and process implementation, employment law compliance and transaction management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In this dynamic role the you will:
Administer a variety of complex human resource policies and develop procedures and programs that support the tactical and strategic mission of the assigned area(s)
Communicate, implement, interpret, and apply BNL policies and procedures at all levels of the organization
Assist in the implementation of human resources strategies/programs/initiatives ensuring compliance with overall BNL guidelines and policies
Communicate HR policies and procedures to all levels of the organization
Provide advice and counsel on a wide variety of HR issues and concerns to management and staff at all levels
Conduct thorough investigations, analyze facts, and prepare final investigation reports
Recommend alternative actions to resolve problems and effect continual improvements
Communicate and maintain compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and the DOE contract with respect to Human Resources activities
Partner with hiring managers to develop recruitment strategies, write job descriptions, source candidates, and attend job fairs.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree Human Resource Management or a related discipline with a HR core curriculum or equivalent education/experience on the basis of 2:1 (years:experience) directly related progressively responsible experience
A minimum of 4 years' full-time experience as a human resources generalist which must include progressively complex, customer-oriented HR service delivery experience and full-cycle recruitment experience.
Requires initiative, determination and excellent consultative skills in order to identify problems in the early stages and provide solutions or referral suggestions
Knowledge of federal employment law, knowledge of state, and local laws and their impact on human resources issues
Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, conceptualize solutions, and communicate effectively with management and staff
Strong HR and business knowledge which influences management teams in their decision making
Excellent oral and written communication and excellent interpersonal, coaching, and presentation skills
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and accurately with close attention to detail
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with PeopleSoft HR, PeopleFluent, or similar Human Resources Management systems
HR Competencies: Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Critical Evaluation, Consultation, Communication
Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Masters' Degree in Human Resources Management
HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)
Experience providing HR support in a scientific, highly technical or highly regulated environment
Experience working for a federal contractor
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.