AvantGarde, LLC seeks to engage a part-time HR Associate who supports the HR program within the Labor and Employee Relations office . The LER Office provides labor and employee relations expertise to support programs related to Discipline, Awards, Benefits, Performance, Workers Compensation, Telework, Leave, Health and Wellness Programs, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Reasonable Accommodation to the Labor and Employee Relations Branch in the HR office of the Naval Surface Weapons Center Philadelphia Division. This is a support position primarily focused on supporting the awards program, performance program and other functional areas. This position currently supports the client 100% remote however, expected to return onsite end of March/April 2022. The position is also eligible for some telework after a period of assimilation has been in place.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position. Work will be performed at the client site in Philadelphia, PA


Examine and provide support to HRD NSWCPD on human resources laws, policies, rules, and procedures and provide professional advice and counsel to employees, supervisors, and managers.

Research various human resources topics, compile supporting data to document methodology, write reports on findings, and draft such documents relevant to the program being addressed.

Support process improvement teams and special projects.

Assist with the Command Awards ceremonies .

Contractor shall support the Awards program by processing Cash and Time off awards.

Contractor shall support NSWCPD performance Management Program, which consists of advising managers on the business rules and troubleshooting issues in the performance management tool. The contract will also run reports and provide metrics to the managers.

Support NSWCPDs external awards program, which consists of working with managers to draft award nominations and editing nominations for submission.

Support NSWCPDs Telework Program, which consists of ensuring employee telework agreements are properly filled out, collected and active. Contractor will run reports and ensure managers update expired telework agreements.

Contractor will provide training to new hires on various HR topics, such as Absence and Leave, Performance Management and Professionalism in the workplace.

Contractor shall support NSWCPDs voluntary leave donor program, which consists of advising employees of the rules and eligibility and ensuring NSWCPD is in compliance.

Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations and streamline work processes.

Communicate with all level of the Command to ensure compliance with all program requirements and maintain strict confidentiality.

Provide analytical and administrative support of the audio visual and communication capability as needed to support the programs under their area of responsibility.

Maintain the functional mailboxes, intranet, and SharePoint site for the programs.

Develop and provide guidance and information to employees and supervisors regarding the various Employee Relations programs.


Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

Minimum of 4-5 years experience in HR supporting various HR programs. experience may be in any sector including private sector.

Hands on experience supporting HR in performance management or awards preferred.

High Proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite programs and overall technical savvy using a PC and with the ability to learn NSWC specific software programs.

This position requires independence and discretion on the day to day tasks assigned and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal required.

Ability to work collaboratively with others essential

Strong customer service skills with a focus on excellence in AvantGarde client management and execution

Must be willing to work f/t on site at NSWC in Philadelphia, PA

Experience with Microsoft Office programs is essential

Able to obtain a federal security clearance; active or recent federal security clearance preferred.


Naval Surface Weapons Center Philadelphia Division was founded by Rear Admiral George W. Melville as the Fuel Oil Testing Plant in 1910. Melville was a tireless advocate for an active Navy collaboration with industry and academia to conduct naval engineering research to solve problems that are often unique to the Navy.

NSWCPD employs over 1,700 civilian engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel doing research and development, test and evaluation, acquisition support, and in-service and logistics engineering for Navy ships. NSWCPD is the lead organization providing cybersecurity for all ship systems.

Today's NSWCPD employees work on initiatives including power and propulsion, energy conservation, alternative fuels, integrated electric power systems, and automation and controls. The site has 1.5 million square feet of building space with more than 100 laboratories and test sites


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Since its establishment in 2011, AG has executed 110+ federal contracts as Prime Contractor. For nearly a decade, we have provided extensive expert support to clients in the areas of human capital strategy, organizational transformation, workforce planning, workload assessment, talent management, training, and other areas of human capital management and organizational development. AGs list of federal clients includes: the U.S. Departments of Justice, Transportation, Treasury, Agriculture, and Commerce, and Defense as well as the U.S. House of Representatives, Architect of the Capitol, the National Science Foundation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Corporation for National and Community Service, to name a few.

AGs core competencies bring together solutions that address the holistic needs of our clients in four key areas: People, Process, Strategy, and Technology. Our consulting solutions and service offerings extend across four distinct areas: Human Capital Management, Organizational Development, Business Operations Support, and Information Technology. We offer a comprehensive scope of services that are specifically designed to enhance organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability.

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As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, AvantGarde LLC makes all recruitment and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex , national origin, disability status, marital status, veteran status, registered domestic partner or civilian union status, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state and local laws. AvantGarde hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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