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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2103976

Manager, Human Resources Business Partner - Disaster Management Division

As a Manager, Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) in the Disaster Management Division, you will play a crucial role in the implementation of ICF’s talent management practices, partnering with key stakeholders in support of strategic business objectives. In your role as a strategic HRBP Manager, you will advise and coach leaders in all elements of talent management, including identifying current and future human capital needs, issues, and priorities, and leading the execution of the appropriate actions to help the business achieve their objectives.

This role will report to our Vice President, Human Resources and will have one direct report.

The role can be based out of an ICF office or hybrid (in the US) and may require occasional travel supporting a geographically dispersed team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary HR contact to assigned Divisional and Business Leaders.

  • Partner with business leaders to drive results, improve organizational effectiveness and performance management, facilitate effective change efforts and ensure employee engagement.

  • Partner with the business to lead companywide HR initiatives and establish and implement effective human capital strategies.

  • Help transform business strategies and objectives into individual performance goals; help to cascade those goals through the line organization.

  • Facilitate and support succession management for both leadership and top talent.

  • Talent management strategy development.

  • Support people manager development by serving as a coach in support of various HR programs and initiatives.

  • Work with managers to enable them to develop their employees and advance their careers.

  • Assess voluntary attrition levels, identify areas of opportunity and potential root causes, craft action plans to address, and lead implementation.

  • Identify and improve leadership and management practices.

  • Oversee/collaborate on employee relations matters - collaborate with the business and other HR staff as appropriate to develop resolution strategies when specific ER issues arise.

  • Support both DM and Corporate D&I programming.

  • Develop and deliver HR related content in the form of resources, help tools, training, etc to support the evolving needs of the DM Division.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal/regulatory federal and state requirements and ensure fair and consistent daily management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance for employees.

  • Understand, integrate and provide counsel to the business on HR priorities; ensure HR programs are effectively communicated, implemented and utilized with minimal disruption and strong client partnership.

  • Work closely with, HR Leadership to deliver strategic HR priorities across the DM Division and support enterprise wide projects.

  • Mentor and manage direct report.

  • Promote ICF's Core Values through HR programs and practices, model personal integrity, drive the importance of ethics and compliance throughout the business, and address related issues in a timely and effective manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.

  • 8+ years of demonstrated success in assisting managers with talent management, addressing organizational and employee development issues, and resolving complex employee relations issues. 

  • Proven ability to successfully support, coach, and influence internal clients to include with clients in varying geographic locations, both domestic and international.

  • Strong efficiency with data analytics – compiling data, understanding the data and telling the story via creating data visuals in tools such as Microsoft Office. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR practices and disciplines, including talent management, compensation, performance management, employee/career development and general support in a broad-based HR generalist role. 

  • Solid experience in HR project management, program implementation and training delivery. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in supporting a large, complex, multi-location organization while working with managers across various offices. 

  • Proven ability as an effective team member on virtual teams and ability to successfully support, coach, and influence remote clients. 

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications. 

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM CP or SCP certification.

  • Proven HR leadership in a consulting environment. 

  • Facilitation of leadership development programs.

  • Experienced in assessment tools, and comfortable in debriefing assessment profiles at the individual and work group levels.

  • Experience using Workday.

  • Working knowledge of Puerto Rico labor regulations a plus, but not required. 

  • Experience supporting Disaster Recovery or FEMA projects.

  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.

Professional Skills:

  • High-level of proficiency in problem solving skills/critical thinking --with the ability to analyze complex situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization as required.

  • Team player with the ability to work in a high demand, fast-paced environment with diverse, geographically dispersed clients.

  • Sound business ethics and judgment, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational/company procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for our clients.

  • Ability to remain tactful, measured, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations. 

  • Exceptional collaboration skills.

  • Verbal, presentation, and written communication skills at the level of proficiency required to be effective with senior leaders.

  • Ability to manage a large number of diverse assignments and deliverables for varying clients.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

HR Business Partner

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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