The position is a key member of the leadership team for the Tribe and responsible for the independent and self-directed supervision of all operations and functions of the Human Resources Department. Guided by the principles of fairness, inclusion, customer service, and teamwork, the position will provide leadership necessary to promote a results-oriented work environment to meet the human resource needs of the Tribe.
A qualified candidate offers the following:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or closely related field; and
• a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in human resources; and
• a minimum of five (5) years of human resources management experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Directs the daily and long range activities of the human resources department and staff, ensuring compliance with the department’s mission, vision, and goals.
2. Manages and coordinates the organization’s personnel policy development and administration; interprets policies, monitors the effectiveness and continued applicability of policies, providing for the approval and implementation of new and revised policies as necessary.
3. Serves as lead for the Employee Benefits and Compensation Committees; guides the management of programs and maintains up-to-date knowledge of various benefits plans, wellness initiatives, broker roles, third party administrators, investment options, financial plan management, compensation philosophies and practices, wage/salary structures, and performance management. Leads competitive market research to establish total compensation packages that aid in the recruitment and retention of employees.
4. Facilitates the development and introduction of mandatory and supplemental employee training programs; assess employee development needs, recommends career paths, identifies and assists in removing obstacles; contributes to the development of an effective workforce through the creation and promotion of a continuous learning environment which fosters open communication, recognition, and training.
5. Provides key administration of employee relations policies and fair employment practices through the employee complaint, grievance, and appeals processes; interviews, counsels, and provides direction to employees consistent with approved policies; defines problems, recommends viable solutions which may include corrective action plans and time tables.
6. Supervises the recruitment and placement practices of the department, emphasizing the importance and adherence to Indian Preference. Coordinates the candidate selection and interview process, or assigns designee.
7. Directs organizational planning and development, including the forecasting of manpower needs to support the organizational structure and goals.
8. Determines fiscal requirements of the department and prepares budgetary recommendations; monitors, verifies, and reconciles expenditure of budgeted funds consistent with fiscal management policies.
9. Oversees the collection and proper documentation of personnel data into the HRIS and Payroll systems from which reports such as labor, demographics, turnover, recruitment, compensation, benefit costs, and other measurable statistics can be generated for the Ogema, Tribal Council, and various other sources.
10. Collects and analyzes data; generates comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
11. Establishes and coordinates the work plans and resource allocation of the department, ensuring assignments and goals are clearly linked to the needs of the organization, and to a lesser extent, the community.
12. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of work and complies with all applicable tribal, federal, or state laws and procedures.
13. Designs, implements, and promotes strategic and long-range program concepts, plans and budgets.
14. Coordinates efforts with Safety official to ensure workplace safety practices and trainings are being implemented that lessen the exposure of employees to injuries and hazardous substances or situations.
15. Performs as a Background Adjudicator to determine suitability/eligibility of an employee to a position.
16. Meets regularly with members of management providing insightful and comprehensive counseling in regards to employee relations, personnel policy implementation, effective use of staff and resources, legal issues, training, and service improvements.
17. Represents the department or organization, as requested, in meetings with Tribal Council, other Tribes, outside agencies, or in seminars and serves as an ambassador of goodwill at all times.
Conditions of employment with Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government includes, passing a pre-employment drug test and background investigation and successfully completing a 90-day introductory period.