The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL has an opening for an Ombudsman.. The role of the Ombudsman is confidential, neutral, independent and informal, as such, the Ombudsman will perform according to the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and NREL guidance. |
The Ombudsman will meet with NREL staff who seek conflict management education, coaching, and other workplace guidance. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: mediation, facilitation, upward feedback, informal fact-finding education, interventions, such as team building, conflict resolution and other educational material and information as needed. The Ombudsman will collaborate with Human Resources as indicated as well as Legal and other NREL centers, offices and management, without breaching confidentiality.
Required Education and Experience
Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered internal subject matter expert.
Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Excellent leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Must have previous experience in Ombudsman role and demonstrated adherence to the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Previous experience working in a collaborative environment and with other functions such as Human Resources and Legal.
NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.
NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please see www.nrel.gov/employment/eeo.html .
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - 20 months ago
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