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People Relations Specialist

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Date: Sep 2, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 26681 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


We are looking for a proven self-starter who has a solid employee relations background to be a People Relations Specialist reporting to the Director, Employee Relations working out of our Chantilly, VA office. This individual will have exceptional communication skills and will love working in a dynamic environment. We are a mighty and progressive team and we are looking for an individual with a bias towards action.


Why this is the position for you:  You are an analytical thinker and have the ability to prioritize and multi- task. You love working in a great culture and you take pride in the work you do!


Our People Relations Specialist will investigate and provide expert direction, guidance and consulting on a wide range of complex employee relations issues.   This role requires an unquestionable sense of integrity, ethics, judgement, and discretion.  The core responsibilities are to respond to employees and all levels of management on employee relations inquiries and issues such as misconduct, performance deficiencies and accommodation requests.

Key Functions

  • Partner with and coach managers at all levels to provide objective guidance and advice regarding employment policies and employment practices to achieve resolution of complex issues.
  • Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations into workplace issues, complaints and violations of our company policies.  Analyze and evaluate the findings to determine the company`s response to the complaints. Report investigation findings to management and guide and provide expert direction to resolve the issue on cases investigated involving employees.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, disciplinary actions).
  • Evaluate requests for workplace accommodations.
  • Interpret and research policies and procedures, incorporating knowledge of state and federal employment laws (i.e. ADA, FMLA, EEO) and practices to recommend resolutions to complex employee relations issues.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Coach employees at all levels of the company on employee relations topics.
  • Provide subject matter expertise as requested by other departments within People Operations.
  • Establish credibility and rapport by developing and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with all levels of management and employees regarding all types of employee relation issues (ADA, FMLA, misconduct, time and attendance etc).
  • Collaborate with legal, compliance, security, internal audit, Strategic People Partners and other key partners.



  • BA/ BS degree in Human Resources, Behavioral Sciences, or related discipline
  • 10 or more years’ experience in Human Resources, including 5 or more years of direct experience in employee relations, labor relations, or labor/employment law


  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and consulting with managers and employees
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of effective employee relations practices and employment and labor laws and regulations
  • Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills and high level of initiative
  • Experience with conflict resolution strategies
  • Strong project and time management skills; extremely organized and able to work across multiple departments and stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Consulting, Aerospace, Laboratory, Quality Assurance, Security Clearance, Technology, Aviation, Science, Government

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