Berkeley Lab

  • California

  • Permanent

  • Part-time

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a part-time HR Business Partner to support’s Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Upgrade project . In this role, you will provide full-cycle HR support and consultation to ALS-U leaders and employees. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding within the areas of Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Leave Management, Employee and Labor Relations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and is knowledgeable of applicable employment policy and laws as well as collective bargaining agreements. As the client relationship manager between your client group and HR functions, you will frequently partner with other HR SME colleagues when designing and rolling out solutions, ensuring a seamless customer experience for all levels of the organization.

The is a dynamic national scientific user facility that provides thousands of scientists from around the world access to bright beams of x-rays, infrared, and extreme ultraviolet light for scientific studies and technology development in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. The ALS has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and the new project will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of!

What You Will Do:

  • Partnerships & Relationships – Build strong and effective relationships with managers, supervisors and employees to become a trusted and respected partner and coach. Proactively identify opportunities to partner with management to develop and implement innovative and lasting solutions. Build and leverage relationships with HR functional teams (e.g., Talent, DEI, Systems, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor, Learning & Organizational Development, Integrated Disability & Absence Management, HR Shared Services, Payroll) as well as Operations Business Partners (e.g., Legal, EH&S, Finance, Assurance, Audit, IT).
  • Workforce Planning – Partner with key stakeholders to develop and implement Division workforce planning and restructuring activities, and successful execution of recruiting and staffing programs to support business objectives.
  • Learning & Organizational Development – Implement talent review processes, succession planning and monitor individual development. Assess organizational and individual staff development needs and develop and conduct relevant training.
  • Talent Acquisition – Partner, advise and provide guidance to ALS-U leadership on recruitment strategies to attract top talent and ensure a positive candidate experience, and collaborate with Talent Acquisition team to establish plans for sourcing and educating management on best practices.
  • Compensation – Support compensation-related programs and decisions, including performing job classification audits, leveling positions, and partnering with management during annual compensation cycle and other salary actions, including equity and promotions.
  • Performance Management – Provide performance management support to supervisors and employees, including constructive and candid feedback to managers about talent moves, gaps, promotions and growth opportunities. Lead annual performance process, support the compensation review process, and act as a liaison between HR and the Division.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Work in support of Berkeley Lab and Division goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Data Management – Develop, generate, and analyze reports and data from HR systems to provide analytics, metrics, and trending information. Manage data integrity, and prepare custom presentations and summary reports.
  • HR Policy/Compliance – Interpret and apply Berkeley Lab policies and practices as well as federal, state, local employment laws and collective bargaining agreements in support of Division objectives.

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or a relevant discipline and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Broad HR knowledge and demonstrated experience in compensation, benefits, recruiting, training and development, employee/labor relations, performance management, as well as federal and state employment laws (e.g. FLSA, FMLA/CFRA, ADA, EEO/AA).
  • Strong business acumen and an ability to understand the Division’s strategy and challenges. Demonstrated experience providing guidance and consultation regarding policy and procedures to staff at all levels.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, planning and organizational skills in order to work independently and effectively plan and prioritize work to accomplish multiple projects with competing deadlines and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstrated ability to proactively service a large, multi-faceted and diverse organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and actively support change initiatives in a positive manner.
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google collaboration tools, HR management systems and other HR software. PeopleSoft, Taleo, Oracle HCM a plus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an HR functional role and/or at least 1 year working as an HR partner embedded in a business unit.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Taleo, and/or Google applications and/or other collaborative tools.
  • Experience working in a union environment.
  • Supervisory or work lead experience.
  • PHR certification.


  • This is a part-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. [60 percent / 24 hours per week]
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. A hybrid work schedule may be possible depending on specific client needs.

Berkeley Lab is committed to and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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