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People Operations Specialist - Kairos Power

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Job Title
People Operations Specialist
Job Location
Alameda, CA
Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable People Operations Specialist, who will work under the supervision of the People Operations Director. Responsible for supporting the Human Resources department with the day-to-day operations including On-boarding, Benefits, Timekeeping, HRIS, Data Analytics, Leave Administration and Payroll.



  • Act as first point-of-contact for employees on People Operations matters and general inquiries, and direct employees requests to the appropriate People Operations staff as needed
  • Manage and support our benefits, well-being & perks programs, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and disability insurance coverage; Flexible Spending Accounts (DC/HCFSA), commuter benefits, and COBRA
  • Maintain employee medical files and coordination of medical reviews
  • Manage and support Leave of Absence program to ensure compliance with polices and legal requirements
  • Responsible for overall data integrity of employee and employment records in HR and benefits systems
  • Support filing of Benefits tax returns and required audits
  • Responsible for EOI coordination with employees and benefits providers
  • Compile data analytics and reports such as EEO-1 and DFEH reporting
  • Manage and support our immigration program and handle employee and/or candidate inquiries on immigration sponsorship matters
  • Partner with Accounting to support payables related to HR and support timekeeping system through education and employee and management requests
  • Responsible for coordination of state payroll tax filings and updates in the HRIS /Payroll system
  • Have understanding and working knowledge of people related policies, and assist in interpretation of such policies and standards to all levels of the organization
  • Support the performance review process, and provide guidance to employees and managers

Onboarding & Employee Support

  • Responsible for new employee on-boarding including new hire orientations
  • Conduct background checks and verify work eligibility through E-Verify and I-9 process
  • May assist with expense reporting for HR team, as needed
  • Coordinate with IT and TA teams to ensure new employees receive proper equipment
  • Ensure employees are enrolled in benefit plans and follow-up with broker to make needed changes and updates
  • Responsible for coordination and implementation of various off-boarding tasks
  • Take an active role in ensuring an exceptional onboarding experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Human Resources, Business, or Communications) or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Human Resources experience
  • Strong Knowledge and skills related to HRIS, labor laws and regulations
  • Comfortable creating reports and data analytics
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with strong attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency with follow-up on issues brought to HR’s attention
  • Ability to interface with highly technical staff, employees and management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of one self and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues

Physical Conditions

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 10 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information

Environmental Conditions 

  • General office environment
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE 

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions


  • Some travel may be required, up to 10% 

Additional Requirements 

  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires non-standard work-week hours 
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines

The salary range for this position is $84,700 to $99,700 for employees working onsite at our Alameda, CA headquarters. The range provided in this job posting represents the typical range or starting rate of candidates hired in California.  Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, the market data for your work location, and a comparison to other employees already in the role.

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD