SOS International LLC Human Resources (HR) Manager - OCONUS in Iraq

Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-180411-6770: Human Resources (HR) Manager - OCONUS

Location Overseas - Iraq

Open Date 4/11/2018


SOS International (SOSI) is seeking a Human Resources (HR) Manager that is responsible for providing HR support for U.S. citizens, third country nationals and local nationals working in Taji, Iraq.

Essential Job Duties:

•Lead and/or support employee relations issues, internal and external investigations, complaints and inquiries in partnership with the Corporate HR department and Program Leadership.

•Conducts thorough and timely investigations into discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other allegations of unfair treatment.

•Demonstrates subject matter expert understanding of the application of EEO and affirmative action laws, regulations, concepts, and practices.

•Prepares written reports and summary of findings, with supporting documentation, that are fair, impartial and represent the facts, and analyze investigation to determine whether the facts suggest an employee was subjected to violation of policy.

•Demonstrates sound judgment in safeguarding confidential and sensitive information.

•Provides investigation findings to relevant stakeholders including Employee Relations Manager and Employment Law attorneys.

•Oversees in-country employee on-boarding and terminations; conducts orientation sessions and exit interviews.

•Assists with the conducting of new hire and annual compliance training.

•Coordinates with Recruiting Department at corporate to maintain manning levels.

•Partners with program hiring managers and local labor brokers to source foreign personnel, manage performance, and provide guidance to TCN and LN leads regarding employee relations.

•Provides guidance to the HR Administrator regarding all human resources administrative tasks.

•Performs other duties assigned by Corporate HR management and program management.


•A minimum of five (5) years of HR experience with Human Resources certifications or similar advanced degree, a minimum of two (2) years' of overseas contract HR experience and employee relations experience is preferred. An expert understanding of Employee Relations policies, procedures, and federal legislation related to employment practices is required.

•Experience preparing written reports and summary of findings with supporting documentation that is fair, impartial, and represents the facts, and analyzing investigative results to determine whether the facts suggest a violation of policy.

•Critical thinking capability and the ability to analyze large amounts of information to interpret laws and apply them to various situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Experience conducting complex EEO-related investigations and witness interviews.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

•Experience collecting, analyzing and interpreting information received from investigations.

•Experience exercising sound judgment in safeguarding confidential and sensitive information.

•Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.

•Experience using applicant tracking systems, COSTPOINT, and ADP/Deltek.

•Understanding of tax laws applicable to expatriates.

•Ability to wear Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) such as a ballistic vest and helmet.


Work Environment:

•Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable at times.

•Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.

•Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary.

•May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.