General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Director, Human Resources in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 20670BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Director, Human Resources

Job Category: Human Resources

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

This Human Resources (HR) Director position is a strategic member of the HR team with responsibility for providing leadership and technical guidance to a group of over 3,500 employees.


  • In this leadership role you will work on a self-initiated basis while managing a team of HR Managers, Business Partners, and HR Assistants.

  • Partnering with business leaders to gain an understanding of the business objectives, you will provide guidance and expertise in the areas of organizational development, employee relations, compensation and talent management.

  • While focusing on developing collaborative relationships you will become a trusted advisor and valued business partner where you will take initiative to identify and anticipate business needs as well as consult on the development of current, annual and long-term objectives; effectively interface with leaders; communicate company policies and procedures; and influence decisions in support of company objectives.

  • You will possess exceptional judgment with the ability to influence and persuade; experience in resolving complex employee relations matters with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to articulate and write in a clear and concise fashion; an engaging and proactive management style; and a positive collaborative attitude. In this position extended hours and occasional travel are expected.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressive human resource professional experience with at least nine of those years managing human resources processes and personnel. Additional professional experience or formal training in human resources may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must have extensive expertise in the application of human resource principles, concepts, theories, regulations, and practices and comprehensive project leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating projects to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment in resolving highly complex management and technical human resource problems; (2) the ability to develop, interpret and implement policies and procedures; (3) the ability to serve as spokesperson on human resource projects and be technically knowledgeable in more than one area of human resources; (4) the ability to develop and administer budgets, schedules and performance standards; (5) strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills to enable an effective interface with all levels of management, professional and support staff, and external parties including government representatives on matters of significance to the company; and (6) knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field.

  • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.