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Senior HR Specialist - Employee Relations - 2885

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Job Title: Senior HR Specialist - Employee Relations - 2885
Function: Human Resources
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                 
Pay Type: Exempt                           
Grade: 36

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Duties:

The NAS Senior HR Specialist –Employee Relations is responsible for providing advice and counsel to NAS managers and employees on all employee relations matters for our three Geographically Separated Units in Tullahoma, TN; Mountain View, CA; and White Oak, MD.  The incumbent will be responsible for leading the Employee Relations program, creating strategies designed to proactively identify and address workplace issues, promote proactive and positive employee relations practices across the organization to build relationships, drive engagement, foster an open, respectful and communicative environment, minimize risks and ensure consistent and fair application of company policy and state and federal laws.

This position reports directly to the NAS Manager of Human Resources.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Employee Relations:
  • Investigate internal complaints of alleged discrimination and/or harassment; meets with persons involved in complaints in order to verify case information, summarizes findings and provides recommendations for corrective action if appropriate. 
  • Conduct investigations, resolve complaints, and develop responses on employee concerns, and other sensitive and complex employee relations issues.
  • Prepare responses to EEOC, THRC and OFCCP charges of discrimination. 
  • Provide key consultation, solutions, and support to managers and employees on issues arising in the workplace.
  • Consult with management and all levels of personnel on corrective actions, performance management and employee separation issues. 
  • In conjunction with the NAS Manager of HR, develops guidelines for non-discriminatory employment practices and monitors their implementation and impact.
  • Compile and submit reports related to complaints, as required by management, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions and informal roundtable discussions on topics related to equal opportunity, non-discrimination, sexual harassment, and employee relations. 
  • Manage the NAS Employee Survey Program
  • Develop, interpret, and provide guidance on HR policies, procedures, and work processes as it relates to HR Operations or Employee Relations.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy
  • Perform other duties as directed.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Education or other related field and 9 years of progressive and relevant related experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and progressive and relevant experience.   
  • Current U. S. citizenship required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current security clearance and/or NACI
  • Previous experience investigating and resolving employee concerns with a union workforce
  • Knowledge of laws and regulatory requirements related to areas of responsibility such privacy of data, government reporting requirements and human resources program design and administration.
  • PHR or equivalent certification
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, employment law, DoD regulations and Human Resources administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience investigating and resolving employee concerns with a salaried workforce.
  • Ability to work within assigned teams with limited supervision, exercise independent judgement and decision making, take initiative to resolve issues and support team success across the company.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
 Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

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