Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Human Resources
  • 49783, MI, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes



Under the general policy level oversight of the Tribal Board of Directors and direct supervision by the Executive Director, performs a wide range of difficult-to-complex human resource (HR) administrative functions including oversight and direction of the HR Division. The position requires diverse, advanced knowledge and extensive experience related to HR management, governmental, casino and/or enterprise administration. The position provides leadership and advice in the area of staffing, HR development, compensation, team member safety and health issues, and employee relations.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Oversees and provides leadership and direction for all supervised areas of operations.
  • Oversees and monitors all personnel management activities, human resource processes, job restructuring and correction action plans, hiring, firing, monitoring and evaluation of performance, approve leave and assigning and delegating responsibilities.
  • Oversees the analysis, development and implementation and maintenance of the division.
  • Oversees, directs, plans and implements departmental policies and procedures, objectives, or activities of the tribal human resources for the personnel handbooks and the HR department.
  • Oversees and directs the departmental budget, modifications and strategic plan.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following


  • Responsible to ensure that we are compliant with all federal, state, tribal laws, regulations, as applicable.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of applicable laws, legislation and regulations.
  • Responsible to exercise independent judgement.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, team members and outside vendor/service providers.




Position light with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting and typing; frequent use of hearing, and occasional standing, walking, use of near/midrange and far vision, depth perception, color and field of vision, travel and bending. Working conditions include exposure to extreme heat/cold, noise, vibration and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use and frequent tribal team member and tribal member contact.




Education/Experience: Required Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, Labor or Industrial Relations, and at least 7 years of executive HR management experience. Preferred qualifications include: a Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Labor, Industrial Relations or Human Resources and at least 5 years of executive management experience.




Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and/or Tribal Human Resource Professional certification desired. Upon hire, must work toward and obtain both certifications with 2 years. Must undergo a Criminal background investigation done under the rules of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.




Extensive supervisory experience and excellent HR management knowledge, skills and abilities required. Working knowledge of governmental administration, gaming, tourism and hospitality industries front-line and management roles and responsibilities, routine and seasonal operations required. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and business management principles and procedures required. Working knowledge of supervisory responsibilities, policies and procedures and ability to effectively implement human resource processes through development and management teams required. Must have excellent communications, negotiations, dispute resolution, organization, strategic planning, marketing, project management and administration skills and abilities. Advanced knowledge of organization structuring, compensation plans, employment practices, background checks, training programs, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, grievance and appeal practices, available EAP programs, governmental personnel policies and procedures required. Effective communication and information distribution techniques, laws and regulations related to HR administration required. Must be capable of exercising independent judgement, discretion, confidentiality and initiative. Knowledge of standard report formats and office systems, project management, and technology for making effective presentations, internet and email preferred. Must be or become knowledgeable or culturally sensitive to Native American populations and issues. Native American preferred.


REMUNERATION:                        Negotiable

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