Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Human Resources
  • 49783, MI, USA
  • based on experience
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes

Note: Applications for this position need to be submitted separately from any other positions, as they are being processed by an outside consultant (REDW). Additionally, please do not request for current HR staff to manually link your application to any of the HR positions that are currently posted, as each HR position will need to be separately applied for.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has a Hiring Preference Policy and chooses to apply Tribal and Indian Preference. Pursuant to this policy, applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position, and who are enrolled members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will be given primary preference in hiring and employment for this position. Qualified candidates who are spouses or dependents of Sault Tribe Members will be given secondary preference in hiring and employment for this position. Qualified candidates who are (1) members of other Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, (2) a member of a Tribe located in Michigan and recognized by the Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs, (3) a member of a Canadian Band, (4) any person who is an Alaska Native and a member of a regional corporation as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, or (5) anyone who is not a member of any such group but who is documented to be not less than ¼ quantum Native American blood will be given the next level of preference for hiring and employment. Any applicant who is claiming preference must submit documentation verifying his/her preference status, along with their application.

The Human Resources Director is responsible for the overall planning, directing, controlling, and coordination of all administrative and operational functions of the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Director directs and coordinates personnel activities designed to achieve department and organizational goals and objectives. The Director also develops, implements, and manages strategic objectives as they pertain to workforce systems, policies, performance, and employee development, in accordance with the Tribe's overall strategic goals and objectives. The Director ensures that Human Resource activities are conducted in accordance with established government and Tribal regulations, with the objective of ensuring legal compliance in all aspects of Human Resources administration. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Executive Director, and is responsible for the effective supervision of all Human Resources personnel.


1. Develops and implements an annual Human Resources and Organizational Development strategic plan that will lead to the effective administration of the department, and provides direct and ongoing support to all Departments.
2. Participates in all Executive Meetings and provides ongoing and special Human Resources analysis and management reporting.
3. Leads all recruitment initiatives to include, but not limited to, position description development and revision, market compensation analysis, and use of assertive recruitment techniques and resources.
4. Leads all selection initiatives to ensure all Tribal preference regulations are followed; ensures that all hiring managers are internally trained to conduct interviews; and oversees all job offers in writing are within the salary scale and meet all credentialing requirements.
5. Leads all training and development initiatives across the organization to include, but not limited to, New Hire Orientation, Compliance, Safety, Customer Service, as well as employee technical programs as identified by the Department Directors and Managers.
6. Collaborates with those involved with the Insurance Department and Risk Management process to include, but not limited to, Employee Benefits, Safety, Worker Compensation and Compliance.
7. Assists Directors and Managers in assessing employee hiring, retention, and other trends having current or forecasted impact on staffing and organizational effectiveness.
8. Identifies implements and monitors employee relations and communications including but not limited to: all Human Resources and the Sault Tribe's policies, procedures, standards and government regulations for the internal workforce and external stakeholders.
9. Participates in conferences, workshops, symposiums and lectures related to areas of responsibilities.
10. Provides strategic oversight and direction over all activities related to the workforce including: recruitment, hiring, training, performance management, development, compensation, regulatory compliance, employee incentives, career paths, employee education, employment terminations and disciplinary actions.
11. Investigates, guides, and provides resolution activities for employee relations issues such as grievances, complaints, accidents, conflict resolution, engagement, and morale.
12. Provides direct oversight of the Human Resources Department staff regarding their performance, development and effectiveness.
13. Develops, recommends, and implements systems and processes to create overall improvement in workforce success, performance, productivity, effectiveness, culture alignment, and engagement.
14. Prepares and monitors budget for Human Resources operations and special projects.
15. Creates and implements or facilitates various contracts with employees, independent contractors, and Human Resources related product and service providers.
16. Oversees all Tribal and applicable local, State, and Federal workforce regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements for the Human Resources department.
17. Provides general oversight over the Human Resources Information System, processes, and records management (both physical and electronic).

• Continues professional development and invests time in staying current in the profession
• Performs other duties, as assigned.

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers, Executives, Board of Directors, outside vendors/service providers.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with the community, visitors, employees, and vendors. There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must be able to handle frequent interruptions and must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues.

Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with an emphasis on Human Resources Management or Organizational Development, or equivalent related degree to include, but not limited to Business, Education, Social Sciences
Experience: Ten years' experience working in the Human Resources field to include seven years of supervisory experience; three years' supervisory experience serving a tribe in a governmental, gaming and/or healthcare environment preferred.

Certification/License: SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional), THRP (Tribal HR Professional) certification preferred. Native American preferred.

Other: Must undergo a criminal background investigation done under the rules of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Solid understanding of employee related topics including: benefits, compensation, recruitment, performance and development, termination, employee relations, and State, Federal, and Tribal labor laws and regulations
• Experience and strong understanding of Human Resources Information Systems and related processes
• Superior written and verbal communications skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations provide guidance, and documentation
• Competent knowledge of organizational development and strategic planning with excellent analytic skills
• Excellent leadership skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate with employees and the public, and possesses strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community
• Able to multi-task as well as work independently and with minimal supervision
• General ability to operate office equipment
• Strong computer background with skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Accountable, dependable, reliable, and customer-oriented
• Ability to make use of time in an efficient and productive manner
• Ability to work and contribute as a "team" player
• Strong organization skills with an ability to prioritize
• Ability to deal with stressful situations on the phone, as well as in person
• Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making skills
• Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components)
• Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords


Note: Applications for this position need to be submitted separately from any other positions, as they are being processed by an outside consultant (REDW). Additionally, please do not request for current HR staff to manually link your application to any of the HR positions that are currently posted, as each HR position will need to be separately applied for.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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