General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Director, Compliance in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18549BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Director, Compliance

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 position is responsible for overseeing and directing the human resources (HR) function of Compliance. In consultation with senior and executive management, develops and implements current, annual and long-term schedule, quality, business and financial objectives for the functions and consults on the development of annual and long-term objectives for the Human Resources organization. Represents the organization with external contacts including business and non-business communities while ensuring strong leadership and business excellence is maintained. Interacts with senior and executive-level management in the completion of job responsibilities. The position is located in Torrey Pines, CA.


  • Works with Payroll, managers and employees to ensure CA wage & hours law compliance and identifies, resolves and prevents any violations on an ongoing basis. Responsible for Service Contract Act Wage Determinations and Prevailing Wage compliance.

  • Serves as the Company’s EEO Officer and is responsible for the day to day implementation of our EEO Policy and AAPs.

  • DOL interface (EEOC/OFCCP) - including creation and monitoring of EEO-1, VETS 4212 and AAP documents and verification of the underlying data. Ensure that all affirmative action plans are reviewed, tracked and communicated to the respective HR leaders.

  • Prepare OFCCP audit submissions and coordinate the process with Human Resource representatives.

  • Work with HR partners to ensure the collection and analysis of data to prepare, submit and implement and track affirmative action plans.

  • Conducts periodic internal reviews/audits to ensure compliance with documented processes and procedures Conducts internal compliance investigations.

  • Maintain and expand knowledge of existing and proposed federal, state and local laws. Develop and implement actions to ensure compliance. Discuss emerging compliance issues with HR team members, management or employees as appropriate. Ensures compliance with all federal and state posting requirements.

  • Maintain compliance calendar and documentation of compliance activities.

  • Ensure that regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of compliance related policies and procedures.

  • Manage compliance related vendors including deliverables, contracts and payments.

  • Partner with the various Human Resources functional areas to evaluate and monitor processes to ensure compliance with government legislation. Coordinate with Learning and Development to provide necessary compliance training to Human Resources, Managers and Employees. Partners with Talent Acquisition with regards to applicant tracking and data integrity processes.

  • Prepares reports regarding compliance operations and progress. Prepares and delivers compliance metrics to senior and executive level management. Prepare and submit all compliance related reporting.

  • Develop and mentor HR team members in the area of compliance.

  • Manage or participate on special projects/programs requiring compliance stakeholder input.

  • All other responsibilities as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressive human resources 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 and detailed technical expertise and application of relevant human resources principles, theories and concepts.

  • Must be able to provide leadership and direction to staff and colleagues while representing the organization internally and externally as a spokesperson on human resources matters.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data, and develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems using a high degree of independent judgment; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including executive and senior management, senior external parties and government agencies; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties; (4) the ability to effectively and efficiently initiate, plan, budget and manage projects; and (5) knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field.

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

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills 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.