Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Staff Req. #
HDQ 18-003
# of Openings

Position Summary

Plans and administers policies relating to all phases of human resources activity personally or through subordinate supervisors. Performs Human Resources related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: policy administration, training, employee relations, community involvement, safety programs, communications programs, etc.

Primary Responsibilities

Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources
     functions and ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
Coordinates annual compliance surveys and training
Coordinates management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance
     review, safety, and sexual harassment.
Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations,
     civil rights issues etc.
Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
Partners with employees and management to communicate various HR policies, procedures,
     laws, standards and government regulations.
Administers merit review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the
     Huntsville, AL location.
Investigates workplace accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier.
Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation
Conducts exit interviews and analyzes data and makes recommendations to the
     management team for corrective action and continuous improvement

Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

Oversees coordination of employee programs, Community Involvement Committee sponsored
events, blood drives, United Way, first-aid training, seasonal holiday and community activities,

employee recognition program, educational assistance, service award programs, etc.

Responds to all EEOC charges

Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems

Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
Keeps records of benefits plans participation such as insurance and pension plan, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
Administers salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
Administers benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.
Prepares budget of human resources operations.

Skills and Education Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in business management, human resources, organization development, or related discipline
At least five years in Human Resources Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.  


Project Management - Coordinates projects; Completes projects on time and budget.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support

Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time
Supports organization's goals and values
Benefits organization through outside activities
Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking  

Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals
Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses
Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities
Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Language Skills                   

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  
Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to prepare, deliver group presentations is required.  

Mathematical Skills                   

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                   

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills                   

Must be proficient using:
Microsoft Office
SAP HRIS preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities

General Human Resources knowledge and in-depth knowledge of state and federal employment laws and other government compliance regulations such as, i.e., EEOC, FMLA, Wage & Hour Laws, etc.  
Must have broad knowledge of HR principles, practices, and procedures.  
Must have ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues.  Must have strong research and analytical skills.
Must have the ability to make recommendation to effective resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.


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