Human Resources Generalist, Senior in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Human Resources Generalist, Senior

Under general supervision, provides human resources and employee relations support to management and deployed employees while working in Antarctica. Must maintain absolute confidentiality and work with Headquarters to resolve issues in a fair and consistent manner. Provides general and targeted training to staff. Conducts employee relations investigations.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all-inclusive):
• Provides human resources support to all PAE employees on station.
• Conducts timely investigations of all station matters related to policies/procedures violations or employee relations, and cooperates with appropriate partner HR departments on cross-company issues, using accepted investigation practices.
• Facilitates employee disciplinary process in conjunction with managers as needed in accordance with company policies.
• May be required to partner with HR subcontractors to act as an on-ice liaison, especially during winter deployments as the only HR onstation.
• Remains current on employment laws and relevant matters affecting HR process.
• Provides guidance to supervisors and management on employee performance and conduct and works with Senior Manager/Area Manager to research and resolve personnel issues.
• Responsible for facilitating contract performance evaluation cycle on station and ensuring they are completed fairly and in a timely manner prior to staff redeploying.
• Researches and answers employee questions regarding benefits, disability, workers compensation, etc.,
• Provides & coordinates supervisory training, to include the employee evaluation process, documentation and policies, to all employees with supervisory responsibility.
• Delivers On-Ice Orientation and other on-ice trainings not provided in Christchurch to all contract employees to include Harassment Awareness Training
• Conducts Expense Report Training and Time Sheet Training for staff as needed in conjunction with Disbursing Specialist (primary responsibility during the winter season to manage this process)
• Evaluate, revise or develop training presentations relative to staff needs and as directed.
• Participates in redeployment meetings and provides COBRA information to employees upon re-deployment, updating appropriate information as needed.
• Assists Recruiters with On-Ice offers as needed.
• Processes medical movements, termination and resignations, and ensures re-deploy paperwork is completed, and all stakeholders are notified in a timely fashion.
• Must be able to evaluate HR process and recommend improvements where necessary, advising management as needed.
• Maintain contact with management staff and provide relevant information on sensitive matters and daily progress.
• Maintains timely and accurate communication with company headquarters.
• Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
• Represents the HR Department at Leadership meetings as required, providing valid reporting points for other staff and the community.
• Provide turnover training for replacement staff and maintain/transfer office environment to relief personnel in a neat and orderly manner.
• May be required to perform data entry, spreadsheet work, and word processing with a high level of accuracy.
• Responsible for proofreading own work, correction of errors, and creation of final copy.
• Operate and maintain general office equipment.
• Responsible for maintaining an organized, clean & safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
• Performs other duties and projects as required.
• Coordinates R&R with South Pole HR staff as needed.
• Works with summer HR South Pole staff to help process resignations and terminations when it comes to notifications.
• Facilitates on-ice PQ process for staff, coordinating with Medical as needed.
• Maintains a strong customer service focus and is helpful to staff at all levels.
• Performs other duties as required.

• BS/BA degree or equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree is required. Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration is preferred.
PHR or SPHR preferred.
• Minimum of three (3) years of solid employee relations experience is required. Extensive inter-personal skills/experience required.
• Must be self-driven; possess sound judgment and solid investigation skills, including exposure to unusual human behavior concerns.
• Leadership experience preferred.
• Must be familiar with and capable of utilizing a variety of communication techniques in order to maintain contact with headquarters on sensitive matters and occurrences.
• Must possess the ability to positively address conflict and interact productively with employees and managers on a daily basis, projecting an image of professionalism and competence in all matters.
• Computer literacy, including spreadsheet and word processing software required. Knowledge of Excel and Word is preferred.
Knowledge of Deltek/eTime, Workday and Maximo is preferred.
• Knowledge of, and ability to operate and maintain general office equipment, is required.
• Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills.
• Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
• Must be willing and able to perform physical activities which includes going outdoors to different work centers in a cold climate., Must successfully complete the physical & dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
• Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
• US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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