PAE, Inc Human Resources Manager in Ashburn, Virginia

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Human Resources Manager

Are you interested in a fast paced, ever-changing and challenging environment?

PAE is seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to manage the day-to-day support a program of 500 employees dispersed throughout the US and to manage three HR Business Partners who are supporting other programs while partnering with the Program Director in ensuring program success for the Immigration Line of Business.

The perfect candidate for this role needs to be hands-on, positive, self-motivated, high energy, demonstrate solid judgment, able to mutli-task, work under deadlines, have the ability to get along with employees at all levels of the organization and travel as needed to manage employee relations investigations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support a government contract of 500 dispersed employees residing throughout the US.

  • Manage three HR professionals who are supporting other programs.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to line and program management and the Program Director overseeing the line of business.

  • Respond to employee inquiries.

  • Understand and manage inquiries from two union groups.

  • Manage employee relations and investigations.

  • Coach and support managers and employees.

  • Lead program-specific efforts addressing program needs

  • Act as liaison between employees and corporate benefits and payroll departments.

  • Prepare reports for analysis and distribution and ensure employee data integrity.

  • Assist with the New Hire Orientation delivery.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The desired candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate exceptional facilitation skills and have a demonstrated success in relationship management. Must have the ability to research and review labor laws, regulations, and policies, and recommend courses of action. Candidate must also demonstrate good judgment and be able to analyze and solve problems. Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and complex tasks is a must. Candidate must demonstrate a high level of adaptability and be able to manage change with tolerance of stress and ambiguity. This position will be based in Ashburn, VA or Falls Church, VA and will require travel as needed to manage employee relations investigations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or six years additional HR experience in lieu of degree will be accepted.

  • Minimum 6 years HR experience with at least 3 of those years working for a defense contractor.

  • Minimum 2 years in a supervisory position leading and manage direct reports.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing hands-on HR Generalist support for large employee populations.

  • Experience supporting union employees and understanding Collective Bargaining Agreements.

  • Experience supporting Service Contract Act (SCA) contracts and the components of SCA Wage Determinations.

  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and resolving a variety of employee relations issues.

  • Knowledge of HR Laws and disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, performance management, federal and state employment laws.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office professional software – must know how to create excel spreadsheets, complete Vlook ups and Pivot tables.

  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.