Human Resources Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-339965
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/07/2022
    • Years of Experience: 7+
    • Radford Job Code: 03253
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Job Description


Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing on-site policies and programs covering the following: staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, HRIS administration, training, health & safety, and employee rewards & recognition.



  • Leads and manages Human Resources department and personnel for Kratos site location.

  • Develops and interprets human resources programs, policies, procedures, and controls; and recommends changes or innovations where desirable.

  • Ensures that employment practices are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

  • Directs staffing and recruiting activities, assuring that properly qualified employees are recruited and hired.

  • Coordinates selection, promotion, compensation, and placement of internal company personnel.

  • Confers with leadership regarding employee relations issues, conducts investigations, and initiates corrective action as needed.

  • Administers training programs and ensures that employee training is current per the division Quality Management System.

  • Manages employee performance appraisal programs.

  • Manages employee rewards and recognition programs, including utilizing vendors to support multi-tiered recognition, and coordinating HR sponsored employee engagement events.

  • Works in partnership with site location Environmental Health & Safety department to help oversee the administration of employee health and safety.

  • Works in conjunction with the corporate office to help coordinate employee benefit programs (medical, dental, 401k, etc.).

  • Administers leave of absence and workers compensation programs.

  • Maintains necessary files on personnel, including employment and training records.

  • Other duties as assigned.




Supervises human resources staff

Experience and Skills


  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees within a cross-matrixed organization.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with the human resources staff and leadership team.
  • Ability to develop human resources strategy and goals in alignment with overall company objectives.
  • Ability to communicate, influence, and gain commitment of leadership team to align to and execute on key initiatives.

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government and company standards.

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • MS Office proficient.



  • B.S. degree in a related field.

  • 7-10+ years of progressive human resources experience, preferably in a defense contractor or manufacturing environment.

  • SPHR certification preferred.




  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.




10-25% May be required between KUAS locations

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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