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Human Resources Generalist


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 105071 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas and Austin, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Position Summary

In partnership with the HR Leader will serve as a HR subject matter expert and provide strategic HR guidance, support and advice on a variety of functions from employee relations to talent management to employee and organizational development, and much more. This individual will serve as a true business partner while working closely with other key leaders to ensure HR effectiveness and maintain a positive culture while leading and promoting HR initiatives that align with our business objectives, goals and values. May be responsible for all HR related activities at a smaller location or for several departments within a larger organization.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field 2+ years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Background in employment law and other government compliance regulations. Prior Department of Defense Contractor Company and manufacturing operations experience is preferred.
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through highly complex, difficult and emotional issues.
  • Ability to research and analyze different types of information.
  • Ability to make recommendations to resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to coach and develop other employees less experienced in HR and/or less experienced HR team members.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of HR administration.
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • MS Office skills required.
  • HRIS experience required.
  • SPHR/PHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred (or ability to get certified within 18 months).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the HR Leader responsible for implementing and/or performing a variety of HR functions which may include:  benefit administration, performance and compensation management, recruiting/staffing, employee relations, implementation of policies and procedures, training, HRIS support and employee communications. 
  • May be responsible for all HR related activities at a smaller location or for several departments within a larger organization. 
  •  Provided expert HR counsel in the areas of performance management, change management, compensation, organizational development, recognition programs, succession planning, training, leadership, employee relations, and work environment issues.
  • Maintains a strong partnership with business leaders to support business objectives, by providing leadership for people initiatives, programs and strategies for the organization.
  • Keeps apprised of organizational climate, identifies actual or anticipated problems, communicates with leaders involved, and offer consultative assistance.
  • Drives the talent recruiting process. Assists managers in conducting needs analysis for open positions.  Source candidates using a variety of methods (i.e., Internet, career fairs, colleges, etc.) from both internal and external sources.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvement in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Serves as a champion in developing a culture focused on mission, leadership, accountability, execution, innovation, results, diversity, and inclusion across all levels of the organization
  • Communicates and interprets HR policies and procedures. 
  • Communicates and interprets benefit policies and changes. 
  • Conducts investigations involving harassment, EEOC, and similar types of claims ensuring legal compliance, as directed. 
  • Interprets and complies with all state and federal regulations.  

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes training needs and then coordinates with appropriate internal or external resources to develop or present appropriate classes.
  • Participates in the development of plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  • Assists in administering the compensation program including the preparation and execution of the annual performance appraisal process. Performance offer analysis and makes salary recommendations.
  • Educates employees about their benefits and coordinates open enrollment activities which include communication, meetings and overseeing paperwork processing. 
  • Working with third party provider researches and resolves complex employee benefit problems and questions.
  • Ensures timely submittal and processing of employee data via HRIS systems (original new hire data and changes, as appropriate) Compiles statistical reports for the department or regulatory agencies (i.e., DCAA, EEO, AAP, internal audit teams, etc.).
  • Maintains a close and collaborative relationship with other departments (payroll, finance, etc.).
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Handles terminations and corrective action issues. 
  • Performs exit interviews with terminating employees. 
  • Attend business meetings as required.
  •  Must be a team player.
  • All other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Track all required HR metrics with focus on accuracy, interpret data and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Design and delivery of organizational development materials.
  • Survey design and results analysis. 
  • In depth knowledge of ADP enterprise or similar HRIS platform, very technology savvy.
  • Familiar with social media recruiting – use of LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. 
  • Stay abreast of HR best practices and identify areas for use within company.
  • College recruiting knowledge.
  • Occasional domestic work travel (0 – 10%).
  • Occasional schedule adjustments to accommodate various shifts or employee events

Required Advanced Competencies

  • Managing the Job
  • Business Acumen    
  •  Decision Making    
  • Team Development/Building Organizational Talent    
  •  Building Trust and Respect/Integrity    
  • Customer Orientation    
  •  Technical Capability/Applied Learning    
  • Communicates with Impact    
  • Valuing Diversity/Cultural Effectiveness

Working Conditions

•    Travel 0 – 10% of time

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment. 

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth