Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Human Resources Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/15/2019 12:24 PM)
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    Human Resources
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  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field and at least five years of professional level experience or equivalent training and experience.
    • Ability to work flexible hours and work at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).
    • Adapt to changes in the work environment and deal with unexpected events.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain highest levels of confidentiality when dealing with employee and management concerns/issues, proprietary information, and sensitive situations.
    • Knowledge of legal requirements that affect the Labor Relations Office.
    • Knowledge of Human Resource principles, Equal Opportunity law and National Labor Relations Board laws.
    • Professional Human Resources (PHR) and (AWI) certification preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of personnel.
    • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.
    • Detail-oriented and possess effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to interview personnel, conduct research, assist with investigations, and provide investigative summery report to appropriate management
    • Exercise considerable judgment and independent discretion in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships internally and externally.
    • Must be able to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.
    • Identify problems, gather and analyze information skillfully.
    • Independently apply and carryout policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.


    Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace. 


    The working location will be primarily at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.)


    Key Responsibilities

    • Conduct investigations on internal and external employee concerns and complaints
    • Use independent judgment to identify personnel, labor relations areas of concern, prepare responses, and recommend recommendations.
    • Handle challenging and sensitive conversations with labor union personnel and MSTS employees up to Director level.
    • Maintain highest level of confidentiality of all information concerning employees
    • Develop internal and external reports on investigations utilizing Association of Workplace Investigations (AWI) process.
    • Respond in a timely manner to concerns from management, employees, contractors, and other sources.
    • Handle consequences of positive drug/alcohol screenings.
    • Interface with Legal, Internal Audit, and Employees Relations on issues.
    • Ability to cross-train and work with Employee Relations staff on investigations and contracts.
    • Remain informed and current on employment law changes in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Maryland, and other states when necessary.
    • Provide back up to the random drug-screening program.
    • Knowledge of Project Labor Agreements/Collective Bargaining Agreements: Operating Engineers Local 12, Teamsters Local 631 Culinary Union 226, Paramedics and Firefighters.
    • Assist with grievances from unions and ensure resolutions through proper processes.
    • Advise management on policies, procedures, and practices.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.