Workforce Relations Specialist - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent experience is required. In addition, a minimum of 5 years of Human Resources experience is required. A Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is preferred.
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Workforce Relations Specialist to join us in our Marion, VA location consisting of 450 employees (150 Salaried and 300 Bargaining Unit). The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
•Implements and administers human resources programs, policies, and practices as a standalone resource or in a shared-services HR model for both union and non-union employees
•Responds to employee inquiries, questions and complaints; provides information, guidance and direction on HR programs, processes, and procedures to employees and managers
•Tracks and compiles issue logs and complaints; provides feedback on HR policy and programs to area specialists and management
•Performs Human Resources related duties at the professional level for a variety of functional areas including employee relations, training, employment, relocation, labor relations, affirmative action and employment equity programs
•Assists in the administration, development and implementation of department programs, policies and practices
•Conducts employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing
•Participates in staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars as assigned by Human Resources Management
•Conducts research and evaluates data in support of assigned goals and makes recommendation for corrective action and continuous improvement
•Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
•Partners with employees and management to communicate various Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations
•Responds to and counsels employees with work related issues and requests including, but not limited to harassment allegations and civil rights complaints
•Keeps apprised of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations in order to ensure Company compliance
•Travel may be required
•May require a security clearance

Will have thorough knowledge of Labor Relations Management in a manufacturing setting, with proficiencies that include grievance handling, formal labor negotiations and day-to-day involvement with collective bargaining contract language issues
A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
Demonstrates fully proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments
Fully proficient ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Investigative and mediation skills
Fully proficient analytical and problem solving skills
Strong organization and interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs

Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran