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HR Business Partner

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Laurel, Maryland 20723
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Job Summary: Serve on a highly active, fast-paced, and quality-oriented HR Department Service Team (DST) as a senior level HR business partner, providing the full range of human resources strategic, operational, advisory and consulting support to department senior leadership, supervisors, and staff.

Job Duties:

  • Advise on a full range of human resources areas to include coaching and consulting on strategic HR-related issues as well as day-to-day HR operations. Functional areas may include, organizational development, leadership development, employee relations, recruiting, workforce analytics, workforce planning, performance management, salary administration, rewards and recognition, training and development and team facilitation.
  • Develop thorough knowledge and understanding of customer organization and culture, unique needs, skills, staff development and performance. Serve as a business partner to the customer, developing recommendations and solutions through research and best practices. 
  • Lead and/or participate in design, development and implementation as well as maintenance of specific projects and contribution to customer departments.
  • Utilize knowledge of HR data sources and strong computer skills to independently gather, prepare, and analyze data and information for various reports and summaries. Prepare and deliver effective communications that synthesize information, convey ideas, conclusions, and recommendations in written and orally presented formats to audiences at all levels.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree with at least 8 years of HR demonstrated professional-level experience as a human resources generalist with significant experience in a strategic partner role.
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior leadership consulting on HR matters, identifying/assessing needs as well as developing and implementing end-to-end Organizational Development type programs to support those needs.
  • Strong project management leadership and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and demonstrated results producing high quality products and services.
  • Proficiency with computers and automation tools including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Must have the ability to identify and utilize data resources effectively, provide analysis and articulate into meaningful insights.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in HR-related or business discipline.
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification.
  • 15 or more years experience as a senior human resources business partner/generalist in a technical R&D and customer-focused environment.
  • Proven track record of leading teams; advanced capability and proficiency with computer and automation tools.
  • Experience on an HR business partner team.
  • Proficiency in PeopleSoft or other HRIS system, Visier, Taleo, SharePoint, Excel, and workforce analytic tools.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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