• Employee Relations Specialist

    Job ID 2018-2313
    Job Locations
    Human Resources
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    NCI: As the Employee Relations Specialist (Human Resources Specialist III), you will be responsible for conducting Employee Relations programs and functions, and will have primary responsibility for employee relations advisory services, investigations and counseling managers on employee performance or matters of workplace conflict.  Strong interpersonal and investigative skills are required to interview employees and managers and discuss personnel, human relations, and work-related problems that adversely impact morale, engagement and productivity.  Consultations often involve providing advice and information to employees regarding company and government policy, rules, procedures, laws and regulations.  You will be responsible for providing employee relations services and activities according to established guidelines and sound administrative practices.  


    Highlights of Responsibilities:


    • Consult with and counsel managers and supervisors on performance or compliance related issues.
    • Perform workplace inquiries and investigations into allegations of harassment prohibited by policy and law, i.e. harassment based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability or reprisal.
    • Perform workplace investigations related to disciplinary matters or complaints involving employees, such as: working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. Provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to management and employees.
    • Monitor, review and assist in evaluation of HR policies and practices as related to performance management, conflict resolution and positive and productive work environments.
    • Advise managers and employees of their rights and obligations in personnel matters.
    • Coordinate response to EEOC complaints with HR, legal, management and other appropriate personnel.
    • Coordinate response to other regulatory and investigatory agency inquiries.
    • Assist, discuss and advise on Employee Relations issues.
    • Maintain ER case tracking information and documentation for files.
    • Assist in interpretation of company policy and procedure.
    • Maintain a working relationship with management and supervisors.
    • Prepares and presents required and special reports.
    • Evaluate/review performance evaluations on employees.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.








    • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
    • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in human resources management including participation in employee relations activities.
    • Must possess considerable knowledge of employee relations; the principles, practices, and procedures of Human Resources Management.
    • Must be able to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action.
    • Must be able to prepare comprehensive reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Must have the ability to plan and coordinate workload with input from the HR Manager.
    • Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
    • Must possess some knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
    • Must possess sound interview and documentation skills.

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM-CP.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Communicate verbally and respond to verbal communications in person, at meetings and over the phone
    • Communicate clearly and succinctly in writing, primarily utilizing a keyboard
    • Engage in intermittent physical activity, including bending, reaching, lifting, filing, and prolonged periods of sitting
    • Travel minimally, via plane or car, which requires ability to manage luggage, laptop, and briefing materials (up to 25 pounds)
    • Regularly handle incoming mail and packages, which requires lifting 5-10 pounds, with occasional lifting/carrying of up to 20 pounds



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