LAB-0P14C4.HR Business Partner 4

What You Will Do

Discover a world of opportunity in the Human Resources Field Services (HR-FS) Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory! We have an exciting opportunity for a senior-level HR professional like you. As an HR Business Partner (HRBP), you will be a key member of the team that enables the Laboratory to accomplish its mission by providing strategic guidance and expert-level support to management on all HR policies, services, and processes, implementing a wide range of HR programs. In partnership with another HRBP, you will lead HR activities for the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), one of the largest and most complex organizations at the Laboratory. You will provide functional leadership for a sub-team of HR Generalists and effectively partner with our HR centers of expertise as well as other stakeholders.

This is your chance to have a direct impact on our national security mission and continue to make LANL a best place to work!

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Leadership & Partnership:Experience providing consultation and direction to senior-level management and executives on HR matters. Experience leading and mentoring junior staff. Experience leading and facilitating strategic HR activities and special projects. Advanced analytical skills to evaluate and present strategic HR execution. Experience in bringing teams together and working with cross-cutting teams to achieve a common goals and objectives.

HR Business Acumen: Advanced knowledge and consultative experience with a variety of customer organizations, including specialized knowledge of HR theories, principles, and understanding of HR as an interrelated system of business operations. Significant understanding of and experience in the following HR-related disciplines: benefits, compensation, organizational development, employee relations, staffing, employee/leadership development, retention, etc.

Evidence of advising stakeholders on human resources policies and procedures and completing HR actions such as hiring, salary actions, promotions, terminations, performance management, and addressing employee relations issues.

Relationship Management: Demonstrated ability to be predictive and proactive when working with customers to understand the business, their needs, resolve issues, and apply policy and procedure to successfully achieve business goals. Ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and HR colleagues as well as with members of other organizations to collaboratively address client objectives at a broad level. Demonstrated experience in managing difficult situations and conflict. Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Advanced skills in preparation and presentation of oral and written reports.

Technical Expertise: Expert working knowledge of HR processes and procedures. Demonstrated experience with HR systems (i.e., Oracle, People Soft, etc.) and databases (i.e., Microsoft Excel) to accurately input information and retrieve, organize, and report HR data and metrics. Ability to use data and analytics to inform business decisions.

Ethical Practice: Direct experience maintaining confidentiality and protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) throughout daily operations.

Planning and Prioritization: Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of assignments, including the assignments of others, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, meet strict deadlines, and multi-task in a detail-oriented and fast-paced environment.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree, post-graduate course work in HR or a related field, and a minimum 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Professional certification (PHR, SPHR)
  • Detailed knowledge of LANL organizational structure, policies, processes, mission, and goals
  • Experience with HR strategy in a research, engineering, manufacturing, production, or similar environment
  • Familiarity with Oracle and MicroStrategy Reporting tools.
  • Active DOE Q Clearance

Work Environment:

Work Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free basic life and disability insurance
  • Paid maternity and parental leave
  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs
  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.