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Parsons Corporation Vice President of Human Resources in Centreville, Virginia

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Vice President of Human Resources

You don't want to re-invent the wheel - you'd rather keep it rolling ahead

You're the one who put the 'pro' in proceed -the kind of professional who can be counted on to get things done in a resourceful and practical way. If you envision a better way to approach a procedure, program, or any facet of our system, we'll welcome your input, but just like you, we want to move ahead using only necessary time and expense. We'll rely on your executive efficiency to keep us on track.


As VP of HR this position is responsible for providing leadership for the Human Resources Organization across multiple Federal business segments, including Cyber and Intelligence, Space and Defense. This position will manage a geographically dispersed subordinate HR team who, in turn, are responsible for leading and implementing critical people initiatives in line with the business unit strategies to increase revenue, margins and capital through enhancing the overall employee experience and retention.


  • Reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer, with dotted line accountability to the Business Unit Leadership team

  • In partnership with the Business Unit leadership, develop and implement employee culture initiatives that focus on talent development, employee engagement and inclusion and diversity with an acute focus on improving employee retention.

  • Assesses present and future HR needs, trends, problems, and identifies opportunities and actions to support energetic organic business growth.

  • Participates in development of HR policies and procedures in support of the federal business units with high organic revenue and headcount growth expectations.

  • Ensures that approved policies and established objectives are clearly understood and effectively adopted in 'high growth' federal business units.

  • Manages labor and ODC expenditures for assigned People Team

  • In collaboration with HR Shared Services functions provide leadership on performance management, succession planning, compensation, incentive planning, learning and development and annual strategic people initiatives in support of assigned business units.

  • Leverages HR data analytics to drive strategic decision making, assess best practices and identify areas for improvement.

  • Serves as integration leader and Agile methodology Product owner for acquisitions and integration activities associated with assigned revenue and/or business units.

  • Manages assigned HR team to ensure the delivery and implementation of business unit strategies, and to provide direction and performance management as appropriate for team.

  • Partners with Senior Leaders and Talent Acquisition on key hires and executive compensation.

  • May lead Enterprise-wide initiatives in support of talent development and retention as directed by Chief Human Resources Officer.

  • Participates in and/or leads cross functional teams to drive improved alignment of process, systems, and interdependencies to improve manage compliance, drive an improved employment experience, and achieve business expectations. Cross functional groups may include payroll, accounting, project controls and contracts within the federal business unit or corporate-wide.

  • In conjunction with Benefit and HR Systems, continually review, update, and streamline ongoing benefit offerings to meet the evolving needs of high growth and broadly diverse federal business units.

We will appreciate your collaborative management style

You're energized by the idea of working together with colleagues and clients to build your efforts and ideas into even bigger ideas. We applaud your collaborative executive leadership, which includes your ability to maintain an attitude of respect and responsiveness to the input of others. We greatly value diversity, and you'll appreciate our supportive atmosphere that makes it safe and so rewarding to 'think big' by being open to the perspectives of others. Opportunities for advancement are waiting for all.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and typically 15+ years of broad and diversified experience providing human resources support to federal government contractors in the cyber and intelligence, space, and defense business segments.

  • Top Secret security clearance and SPHR desired


  • Proven ability for managing a large and diverse group of human resource professionals.

  • Ability to provide direction and resolve complex work assignments and tasks.

  • Knowledge of Human Resource Policies, Procedures, and best practices.

  • Must be knowledgeable of best practices for utilizing HRIS (Workday Preferred) and other software applications (including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) to achieve the highest level of productivity and drive efficiency within the People Organization.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations to senior management, must also be demonstrated.

  • Proven ability to work at all levels of the organization and inspire trust, confidence and consensus among diverse teams or stakeholders.

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for actions based on the analysis.

  • Ability to lead via influence and to partner effectively with functional groups and leaders across the business unit and enterprise.

Let us put your innovative ideas to work

We are looking for innovative thinkers - senior executives who pride themselves in developing new ways to be more productive and competitive. 'The way things have always been done' is not a criteria here. Our diverse staff, with their different and thoughtful points of view, are gratefully acknowledged as a real asset to the process of innovation at every level. We invite you to join us.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain-land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook ( , Instagram ( , Twitter ( , and LinkedIn ( .

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.