working as a Senior Human Resources Specialist while holding multiple degrees
in the Human Resources field with over five years experience in this
profession. Professional expertise in developing and
implementing HR policies and procedures smoothly and with little guidance. Experience in internal investigations such as
harassment and discrimination. Organized and
effective at record maintenance and assuring compliance with
government employment regulations at all times. Expert
communicator and negotiator with strong conflict resolution skills. Holds a DOE “L”
Employment law knowledge
HR policies and procedures expertise
Labor agreements/union contract administration
HRIS applications proficient
Performance management strategies
Human resources management
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Albert A. Rosenthal Fellowship Award recipient for outstanding academic contributions (University of New Mexico, School of Public Administration) - Spring 2013
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) Certified - 2011
Received "2010 Director's Award" for a Go-Green Implementation project that brought new and easy-to-use technology to employees in the Operations Department.
SOC Los AlamosLos Alamos, NMSenior Human Resource Specialist02/2011 to Current
Senior Human Resources Specialist working directly under the Human
Resources Manager and alongside Labor and Employee Relations Manager.
First point of contact within HR, resolving employee inquiries and/or directing to appropriate personnel while providing excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Administrator to Human Resource policies and procedures and other plan documents that are applicable to laws and policy.
Works with senior-level management to create fair and consistent HR policies and procedures.
Explains human resources policies and procedures to all employees and manages electronic employee acknowledgement.
Reviews federal and state laws to confirm and enforce company compliance.
Academically and professionally knowledgeable in employee relations, best practices and procedures.
Advanced knowledge of legal requirements affecting employee relations administration, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FMLA, etc.
Advises top management on appropriate employee corrective actions as necessary.
Experience in conducting prompt, thorough, neutral, accurate and defensible workplace investigations.
Investigation experience in harassment, discrimination, and retaliation allegations.
Knowledgeable in sensitivity and urgency of employee relation issues that require immediate and appropriate action and guidance on a resolution.
Tracks and reports applicable disciplinary actions to LANL's Personnel Security Division (executive management and team); while adhering to appropriate discretion.
Experience working with Human Resources Manager to discuss counseling and discipline of employees as a result of poor performance or misconduct.
Works closely with Human Resources Manager in terminating employees as a result of poor performance or misconduct.
Extensive experience delivering clear and well organized briefings, including written reports to all levels of management and HR team.
Experience serving as a company representative for hearings and meetings.
Extensive professional and academic experience working under pressure and defusing emotions in difficult situations.
Academic and daily professional experience in exercising good judgement and appropriate discretion.
Processes all salary changes stemming from merit increases, promotions, demotions, transfers, bonuses and pay adjustments.
Supports employees fairly at all levels, including executive leadership.
Serves as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and explaining the collective bargaining agreement while helping to resolve work-related problems.
Provides customer service with inbound and outbound calls regarding all HR inquiries.
Functions between local HR department and Corporate HR.
Manages more than 300 confidential personnel and benefit records.
Conducts employee exit out-processing and interviews.
Currently maintains DOE "L" Clearance.
SOC Los AlamosLos Alamos, NMOperations Scheduling Specialist04/2009 to 02/2011
Responsible for scheduling field employees for appointments and training required by the Department Of Energy 10 CFR.
Managed employee appointment schedules for a business population working 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Detail-oriented work included data entry into several different working databases.
Cross-trained and provided back-up for other Specialist representatives when needed.
Worked as a team member in accomplishing the same team mission.
Worked under strict deadlines and direction of the Operations Manager.
Obtained and maintained DOE "Q" Clearance.
The Plus Group, LLC FOR Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos, NMAdministrative Assistant01/2009 to 04/2009
Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.
Maintained strict confidentiality and protected Personal Identifiable Information (PII)
Created and distributed correspondence, answered phones, made travel arrangements and maintained files.
Dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout the office.
Maintained and reserved the executive conference room calendar.
Managed, ordered, and distributed supplies.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANS, LLC.)Los Alamos, NMTraining Registrar05/2005 to 01/2008
Institutional Training Registrar Registered LANL employees for approximately 250 environment, health, safety and Security courses.
Performed Institution Training Services at LANL receiving more than 7,000 registrations per year to be processed by phone, email, or in person.
Entered information into multiple databases for each course roster with a high level of attention to detail
Expert in LANL training enterprise system (legacy system; Data Warehouse).
Developed and maintained training plans for all internal/external customers of LANL.
Applied laboratory policies and procedures pertaining to training along with applicable regulatory drivers and contractual requirements.
Demonstrated excellence in maintaining client relationships both internal and external and at all levels.
Master of Public Administration:Human Resources Management2013University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NMConcentration in Non-Profit Management
Business Management Human Resources Management2010Colorado Technical University
2010PMC Solutions, Albuquerque, NMLean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt)
Health & Fitness
Outdoor Activities that include mountain biking and hiking
Volunteer at Los Alamos Animal Shelter
HR Information Systems
Development of HR policies and procedures
Extensive experience in Microsoft Office Suite
Lean Six Sigma certified
Pursuing Professional Human Resources Certification
Extensive experience in a collective bargaining union environment.
Extensive experience in union contract administration.
Coursework completed in public and private sector unionized atmospheres.