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Director of Human Resources
Mele Accociates Rockville, MD

Director of Human Resources

Mele Accociates
Rockville, MD
Expired: April 05, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $140,000 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Essential Functions:

MELE's Director of HR will:

  • Establish and implement HR initiatives that effectively communicate and support organizational culture and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR strategies to empower people to do their best work and have a meaningful and balanced work-life employee experience.
  • Collaborate with senior management as an active member of the corporate leadership team to function as a strategic advisor recommending any improvements in policies, procedures, and programs regarding key HR-related organizational, operational and management matters.
  • Provide overall business skills, leadership abilities, strategic thinking, and sound judgment in driving organizational effectiveness and guidance to all HR-related functions.
  • Plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the company's HR compliance and strategy needs.
  • Monitor and ensure the organization's compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Consult and partner with in-house legal counsel on labor and employment laws and legal matters as appropriate.
  • Supervise and oversee HR team members responsible for benefits and advise on plan design and administration including enhancements and changes to remain market competitive.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; and apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Advise, coach, and train senior managers on HR policies and programs including complex employee relations issues, disciplinary policies and annual evaluations.
  • Conduct thorough and objective internal investigations, when necessary, in consultation with in-house legal counsel.
  • Mentor subordinates on the HR team to increase their expertise and knowledge.
  • Supervise and oversee HR team members responsible for administering onboarding and offboarding of MELE's employees.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and employee engagement.
  • Support MELE's commitment to promoting and maintaining a vibrant workforce, equal employment opportunities, and an environment that is inclusive of all individuals.
  • Provide leadership training and coaching as well as career paths and areas of potential growth and development for employees and management.
  • Be flexible and execute the company's vision in response to changing circumstances.
  • Exercise professional judgment in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Build and maintain relationships with outside vendors to fulfill administrative responsibilities.
  • Partner with payroll when necessary to manage timekeeping and payroll questions.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree required, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Leadership experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, including a minimum of 5 years in Human Resources Management.
  • Certification in SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is highly preferred.
  • Outstanding people skills: successful candidate must be proactive, creative, energetic, collaborative, collegial and promote an open-door environment.
  • Broad knowledge of core Human Resources functions with a proven track record of success.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills; ability to build and sustain trust at all levels and offices in the organization.
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Suite of applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and HRIS/HRM systems; experience with UKG Pro (UltiPro) strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

Workplace Requirements:

  • Director of HR required to work at MELE's headquarters office in Rockville, MD - at the present time in a hybrid work environment with three days in the office and two days remote telework.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional (once or twice a year) possible travel to other MELE office site locations.


  • The salary range for this opportunity is between $120,000 and $150,000 per annum. Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate's related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Benefits MELE Offers Our Team

  • Hybrid remote/office work environment - must work at MELE's headquarters office in Rockville, MD three days a week (two days working from home)
  • Employer-paid employee Medical, Dental and Vision Care
  • Low-Cost Family Health Care offered.
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401(k) with Employer Match

About MELE Associates, Inc.

With over 250 employees and offices in Rockville, MD, Washington, DC, and Albuquerque, NM, MELE is a veteran-owned (VOSB), minority-owned small business empowering its customers with innovative solutions for more than three decades. MELE has team members located across the U.S. and has served more than a hundred countries across hundreds of project locations. The company offers technical, engineering, and programmatic support expertise to a host of U.S. federal and international agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, INTERPOL, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. MELE's services include national security, intelligence, law enforcement and emergency response training, IT/cybersecurity, facility management and engineering, CBRNE defense and nuclear security, and mission and program support.

MELE Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. MELE Associates, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Mele Accociates

11 Taft Ct

Rockville, MD
20850 USA



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