Employee Relations Representative

MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Massachusetts

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 26, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nations first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to solve problems critical to national security. Decade after decade, our people have envisioned incredible technology and projects that start out as vital to national security often become just as vital to the everyday technology of the future. More than 700 patents have been granted for technologies developed by the Laboratorys staff. And in the past two years, Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded eight R&D 100 Awards that recognize the years 100 most technologically significant innovations. If youd like to contribute to U.S. national security in an environment of incredible innovation, consider bringing your career to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Under the direction of the Employee Relations Manager, the incumbent will work closely with management, supervisors and employees. Will advise and assist in a variety of employee relations actions including the interpretation/application of policies, applicability of state and federal employment laws, and issues surrounding hiring, employment, performance feedback, disciplinary actions, and terminations.

Will provide information and guidance to employees and managers regarding Laboratory Administrative Procedures, MIT Personnel Policies and associated processes (including FMLA, medical leaves of absence, ADA, site pay policies, etc.). Will manage, monitor and administer FMLA and medical absence record keeping processes.

Will receive, assess, respond and resolve internal and external complaints. This will include interviewing witnesses, analyzing factual evidence, identifying applicable laws, policies and procedures of significance, and preparing comprehensive reports and recommendations for outcome/action.

Will occasionally participate in studies or serve on committees on employee relations issues. May prepare and deliver presentations to management and staff.


  • B.A./B.S. in Human Resources or related field and a minimum of five years of relevant Human Resources employee relations efforts required.
  • Demonstrated experience in employee/manager counseling on performance related topics; and FMLA/ADA, conducting internal investigations; and participating in external complaint response.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge and experience with applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, coaching and negotiation skills, and have the ability to make sound decisions with minimal guidance.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and be responsive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and teaming skills are needed. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SPHR certification desired.
  • Prior experience working in the Federal Contractor R&D industry sector is desired.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government clearance.

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To learn more about MIT Lincoln Laboratory and our many other opportunities, please visit our website at www.ll.mit.edu.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to realizing our vision of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our enterprise. MIT Lincoln Laboratory does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability. Due to the unique nature of our work, we require U.S. citizenship.