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Chenega Corporation Director of Human Resources in Lorton, Virginia


Hybrid -Telework options may be available for this position based on duties and responsibilities, subject to management approval.

The Director of Human Resources position is a hands-on role that balances HR strategies and manages the tactical plans that maintain an effective and customer service focused HR team. The Director of Human Resources will be a seasoned HR professional that manages the HR team and works collaboratively with the SBU family of companies to ensure a fair and consistent approach of HR support that is aligned with company goals.


  • Manage and coordinate HR programs, including but not limited to employment classification and pay, onboarding, benefits administration, employee and labor relations, and workplace investigations and training.

  • Partner with VP of HR on all initiatives and projects for the HR department.

  • Formulate and maintain partnerships across Chenega MIOS and their family of companies to ensure delivery of value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

  • Collaborate with business development at the MIOS and company level to provide guidance and ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations as application to personnel policies and procedures for US government contractors.

  • Manage numerous collective bargaining agreements.

  • Manage employee relations by conducting complex investigations and mitigation of risk by ensuring compliance with EEO policies, all federal, state, and local employment regulations as well as company policies.

  • Recommend solutions and facilitate with implementation of a resolution that promotes fair employment practices.

  • Facilitate communication resolution of employee issues and concerns in conjunction with managers and employees by providing guidance and consultation regarding problem solving and dispute resolution to resolve internal conflict informally through appropriate conflict management and mediation techniques.

  • Perform trend and root cause analysis of employee relations issues, provide findings and recommendations for mitigating future occurrences, and reduce the overall number of employee relations issues to the VP of HR.

  • Collaborate with the VP of HR in providing necessary supporting documentation and feedback for EEOC complaints and litigation requests to corporate HR and/or legal.

  • Collaborate and advise management on appropriate use of disciplinary action and provide guidance on employment actions to be taken.

  • Collaborate with managers on the development and review of supporting documentation for all involuntary separations to ensure that policies were followed, where applicable.

  • Conduct on-boarding and exit interviews, analyzes trends, and provide recommendations for improvement.

  • Provide mentoring, leadership, and develop capabilities for the HR team to ensure achievement of individual potential and goals.

  • Responsible for the overall direction, development, and evaluation of the HR team members.

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with MIOS policies and applicable laws.

  • Participate in hiring, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Work with the HR manager on continuous improvement of HR processes and procedures, including documenting all HR processes.

  • Develop and maintain metrics of HR tasks to ensure all departmental task are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Perform HR special projects as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree (e.g., Human Resources/Business Administration)

  • 10+ years of senior level, full life cycle experience in human resources

  • Experience to include:

  • SCA, DBA, and Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Supporting a CONUS and OCONUS geographically dispersed workforce

  • 5+ years of direct employee relations experience, including conducting employee investigations

  • 5+ years of experience as a HR leader/manager working for a company conducting U.S. government contracting in accordance with federal acquisition regulations

  • Experience with developing metrics to analyze employee data utilizing Power-BI or similar systems is preferred

  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred

  • Military veteran candidates strongly preferred

  • Background check required

  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong functional knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, FMLA, Wage and Hour, and EEOC

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • Must have the ability to apply sound judgment, decision-making, and critical thinking skills

  • Detail-oriented and organized with excellent follow-through and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to build and maintain relationships with people at all levels of the organization and across a diverse range of backgrounds

  • Must be a team-player and be willing to be hands-on with tactical duties and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Must have the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required

  • Travel up to 25% of time and sometimes with short notice

Our wide range of benefit options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Based on eligibility, benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription plans, wellness programs, income protection, paid leave, and retirement. Positions covered by the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, or a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will comply with the statute or CBA requirements.


Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

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