Jefferson Lab

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Posting Date: 11/16/2022
Salary Range: $67,500 - $101,300 (SA II)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a forward-thinking Human Resources team in a highly visible and rewarding role of Human Resources Division Partner? As a Human Resources Division Partner at Jefferson Lab, you will serve as the primary HR liaison and advisor to Division Leadership, line management and staff in support of lab and divisional objections. You will focus on divisional recruitment, coaching/development, performance management, employee relations, inclusion and engagement to include driving other HR programs and policies. The HR Division Partner possesses a solid HR knowledge foundation and will develop a deep sense of the Division’s mission objectives to best serve employees and adhere to policies and processes.

In this role you will...

  • Serve as integrated part of the assigned Division(s), working with and advising leaders to accomplish broader mission objectives.
  • Apply a strong skill set in talent acquisition and management to support leadership in developing and executing an aggressive recruitment and retention strategy. Lead divisional full life cycle recruitment efforts to attract and secure needed talent by executing an aggressive recruitment and retention strategy. This includes job need identification, classification, job description development, sourcing and screening, and offer negotiations.
  • Provide proactive and continuous evaluation and raise awareness of issues and trends that may suggest existing or emerging HR issues.
  • Function as a skilled communicator and change agent to successfully balance employee needs with mission objectives to create integrated solutions.
  • Exercise discretion and judgment to navigate routine and strategic HR activities to effectively resolve challenges and drive human capital initiatives forward. Partner with HR team Subject Matter Experts as needed to ensure alignment of policy and practices at the divisional level.

Qualifications We Require:


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field and,


5 years’ combined experience as an HR Generalist, HR Business Partner or Recruiter

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of recruitment strategies and techniques
  • Proficient knowledge of employment laws, principles, policies, and procedures
  • Experience exercising judgment and independently determining and taking appropriate action within the construct of HR policies and procedures
  • Professional and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent active listening skills that encourage employee trust
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business goals and translate them into HR priorities
  • Strong conflict management and resolution skills
  • Analytical and influential skills are essential; ability to analyze data, trends, reporting, and a willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm.

Qualifications We Prefer:

  • PHR or SPHR Certification
  • Experience in an R&D setting

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.