Mediator | Workforce Relations Specialist

  • Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

ProSidian is a Management and Operations Consulting Firm focusing on providing value to clients through tailored solutions based on industry-leading practices.  We help forward-thinking clients solve problems and improve operations.  With a reputation for its strong CONUS/OCONUS practice spanning six solution areas, ProSidian services focus on the broad spectrum of Risk Management, Compliance, Business Process, IT Effectiveness, Energy & Sustainability, and Human Capital.

Launched by former Big 4 Management Consultants; our multidisciplinary teams bring together the talents of nearly 190 professionals globally to complete a wide variety of engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies of all sizes.  Our Services are deployed across the enterprise, target drivers of economic profit (growth, margin, and efficiency), and are aligned at the intersections of assets, processes, policies, and people delivering value.

ProSidian clients represent a broad spectrum of industries to include but are not limited to Energy, Manufacturing, Chemical, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Banking & Financial Services, Transportation, Federal and State Government Agencies.  Learn More About ProSidian Consulting at www.ProSidian.com.

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Workforce Relations Specialist in CONUS/OCONUS - Norfolk, VA to support an engagement for an agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.  Dedicated to the understanding and stewardship of the environment, the Agency's mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. 

The ProSidian Engagement Team Members work to provide multi-functional mediation and/or arbitration services for conflict resolution among personnel in various offices and platforms of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Creating a safe, civil, and productive work environment is paramount to the mission of the NOAA and its offices. The purpose of conflict resolution within NOAA offices is to acknowledge and address conflicts before they become a serious issue.

Workforce Relations Specialist Candidates shall work to support requirements for Program Support and The Workforce Relations Specialist will provide mediation for conflict resolution among various offices and platforms within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO).

This person will collaborate with the OMAO Human Resources team to provide support conflict resolution on a variety of complex employee relations matters. These matters include disciplinary actions, policy interpretation, employee issues, unpleasant event occurrences, etc. The ideal candidate will collaborate with OMAO to act as a neutral third-party mediator and resolve conflicts that promote a safe, transparent, and productive work environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead detailed, factual employee relations reviews and summarize findings in a written report.
  • Research and understand agency policies, guidelines, etc. to better assess conflict.
  • Collaborate with OMAO personnel and HR to review current and potential conflicts that arise in employee/agency interactions.
  • Provide completely neutral guidance to effective conflict resolution.
  • Provide guidance to the OMAO and its employees in various matters.
  • Identify mediation trends and adhere to best conflict resolution practices.
  • Have a strong understanding of federal government business operations and work process.
  • Support project teams and program managers and provide daily execution assigned work functions.
  • Summarize issues and findings in a clear and logical manner.
  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Qualifications

The Workforce Relations Specialist shall have consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position.  Work products shall be thorough, accurate, appropriately documented, and comply with established criteria. The candidate shall ensure that duties are performed in a competent and professional manner that meets milestones/delivery schedules as outlined.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field with at least five years of experience in mediation, arbitration, law, human resources, and formal conflict resolution.

  • Bachelor's degree REQUIRED, Master's degree preferred.
  • Mediation/arbitration training REQUIRED with proof of extensive work history within the industry and/or credentials.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in mediation/arbitration.
  • Experience in formal alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to propose possible resolutions to complex technical, managerial or operational problems.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated proactivity, attention to detail, working within deadlines, and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and client service provision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in project administration and management procedures strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the use of database applications and presentation software desirable.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office Suite programs.
  • Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail applications.
  • Understanding and proficiency in financial and project management systems and procedures.

TRAVEL:  Travel as coordinated with the technical point of contact and approved in writing by the Contracting Officer in advance, is allowed, in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations. 

LOCATION:  Work shall be conducted at the CONUS/OCONUS - Norfolk, VA

  • U.S.  Citizenship Required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, & Adobe)
  • All ProSidian staff must be determined eligible for a “Facility Access Authorization” (also referred to as an “Employment Authorization”) by the USG’s designated Security Office.

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Additional Information

As a condition of employment, all employees are required to fulfill all requirements of the roles for which they are employed; establish, manage, pursue, and fulfill annual goals and objectives with at least three (3) Goals for each of the firms Eight Prosidian Global Competencies [1 - Personal Effectiveness | 2 - Continuous Learning | 3 - Leadership | 4 - Client Service | 5 - Business Management | 6 - Business Development | 7 - Technical Expertise | 8 - Innovation & Knowledge Sharing (Thought Leadership)]; and to support all business development and other efforts on behalf of ProSidian Consulting.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Teamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leader
  • Leadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiatives
  • Business Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and people
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writing
  • Motivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutions
  • Agility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams
  • Judgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramifications
  • Organization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Business Tools –  understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Commitment - to work with smart, interesting people with diverse backgrounds to solve the biggest challenges across private, public and social sectors
  • Curiosity – the ideal candidate exhibits an inquisitive nature and the ability to question the status quo among a community of people they enjoy and teams that work well together
  • Humility – exhibits grace in success and failure while doing meaningful work where skills have impact and make a difference
  • Willingness - to constantly learn, share, and grow and to view the world as their classroom

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BENEFITS AND HIGHLIGHTS

ProSidian Employee Benefits and Highlights: Your good health and well-being are important to ProSidian Consulting. At ProSidian, we invest in our employees to help them stay healthy and achieve work-life balance. That’s why we are also pleased to offer the Employee Benefits Program, designed to promote your health and personal welfare. Our growing list of benefits currently include the following for Full Time Employees:

  • Competitive Compensation: Pay range begins in the competitive ranges with Group Health Benefits, Pre-tax Employee Benefits, and Performance Incentives. For medical and dental benefits, the Company contributes a fixed dollar amount each month towards the plan you elect. Contributions are deducted on a Pre-tax basis.
  • Group Medical Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian partners with BC/BS, to offer a range of medical plans, including high-deductible health plans or PPOs. ||| Group Dental Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian dental carriers - Delta, Aetna, Guardian, and MetLife.
  • Group Vision Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian offers high/low vision plans through 2 carriers: Aetna and VSP.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans help you save for your retirement for eligible employees. A range of investment options are available with a personal financial planner to assist you. The Plan is a pre-tax Safe Harbor 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.
  • Vacation and Paid Time-Off (PTO) Benefits: Eligible employees use PTO for vacation, a doctor’s appointment, or any number of events in your life. Currently these benefits include Vacation/Sick days – 2 weeks/3 days | Holidays - 10 ProSidian and Government Days are given.
  • Pre-Tax Payment Programs: Pre-Tax Payment Programs currently exist in the form of a Premium Only Plan (POP). These Plans offer a full Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and a tax benefit for eligible employees.
  • Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans: We want you to achieve financial success. We offer a Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plan through The Corporate Perks Benefit Program. This provides special discounts for eligible employees on products and services you buy on a daily basis.
  • Security Clearance: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are Security Clearance requirements for Engagement Teams handling sensitive Engagements in the Federal Marketplace. A Security Clearance is a valued asset in your professional portfolio and adds to your credentials.
  • ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program: ProSidian Consulting will pay up to 5k for all referrals employed for 90 days for candidates submitted through our Referral Program.
  • Performance Incentives: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are performance incentives associated with each new client that each employee works to pursue and support.
  • Flexible Spending Account: FSAs  help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses on a pre-tax basis. You determine your projected expenses for the Plan Year and then elect to set aside a portion of each paycheck into your FSA.
  • Supplemental Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: If you want extra protection for yourself and your eligible dependents, you have the option to elect supplemental life insurance. D&D covers death or dismemberment from an accident only.
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance: Disability insurance plans are designed to provide income protection while you recover from a disability.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See Below Instructions On The Best Way To Apply

ProSidian Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ProSidian Consulting has made a pledge to the Hiring Our Heroes Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the “I Hire Military” Initiative of The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) for the State of North Carolina. All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of Veteran Status.

Furthermore, we believe in "HONOR ABOVE ALL"  - be successful while doing things the right way. The pride comes out of the challenge; the reward is excellence in the work.

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