Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Human Resources
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for assisting in the effective implementation of all employee relations activities of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, to include grievance application processing and investigation, employee complaints, disciplinary actions, and personnel recordkeeping (to include new hires, rehires, and employee transfers).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Assists in the development, interpretation and enforcement of company policies and procedures to include Tribal ordinances and applicable regulations.
• Supports constructive employee relations practices that facilitate a positive employer-employee relationship and morale, reflective of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians principles, practices, and programs.
• Processes employee grievances and appeals in a timely manner, and coordinates investigations and meetings.
• Works with management and team members to address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints or other employee concerns.
• Ensure that necessary review is completed prior to employment terminations occurring.
• Analyzes employment-related data and prepare required reports.
• Assists management in developing and implementing organizational and Human Resources policies and procedures.
• Requests information and ensures compliance with company background check requirements, as they pertain to child protection laws.
• Processes and maintains team member warnings and performance improvement plans.
• Ensures all sensitive personnel files (to include new hires, rehires, and transfers) are currently maintained in a secure physical and electronic file structure.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• All other job related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, and outside vendor/service providers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to 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.
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Associate's Degree in Business Administration or related field required; three years relevant work experience in employee relations may be substituted for the degree. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
Experience: Two years' experience working in the Human Resource employee relations field required.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. 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. Certification in SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Solid understanding of employee related topics including: benefits, compensation, recruitment, performance and development, terminations, employee relations, and state and federal labor laws and regulations required. Good leadership skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to communicate with the public and possess strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community required. Able to multi-task as well as work independently and with minimal supervision required. Ability to operate general office equipment required. Strong computer background with skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Accountable, dependable, reliable, and customer oriented required. Ability to make use of time in an efficient and productive manner required. Ability to work and contribute as a "team" player required. Strong organization skills with an ability to prioritize required. Ability to deal with stressful situations on the phone as well as in person required. Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making skills required. Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords required. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk required. Must maintain strict confidentiality. Native American preferred.
The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for assisting in the effective implementation of all employee relations activities of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, to include grievance application processing and investigation, employee complaints, disciplinary actions, and personnel recordkeeping (to include new hires, rehires, and employee transfers).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Assists in the development, interpretation and enforcement of company policies and procedures to include Tribal ordinances and applicable regulations.
• Supports constructive employee relations practices that facilitate a positive employer-employee relationship and morale, reflective of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians principles, practices, and programs.
• Processes employee grievances and appeals in a timely manner, and coordinates investigations and meetings.
• Works with management and team members to address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints or other employee concerns.
• Ensure that necessary review is completed prior to employment terminations occurring.
• Analyzes employment-related data and prepare required reports.
• Assists management in developing and implementing organizational and Human Resources policies and procedures.
• Requests information and ensures compliance with company background check requirements, as they pertain to child protection laws.
• Processes and maintains team member warnings and performance improvement plans.
• Ensures all sensitive personnel files (to include new hires, rehires, and transfers) are currently maintained in a secure physical and electronic file structure.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• All other job related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, and outside vendor/service providers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to 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.
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Associate's Degree in Business Administration or related field required; three years relevant work experience in employee relations may be substituted for the degree. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
Experience: Two years' experience working in the Human Resource employee relations field required.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. 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. Certification in SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Solid understanding of employee related topics including: benefits, compensation, recruitment, performance and development, terminations, employee relations, and state and federal labor laws and regulations required. Good leadership skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to communicate with the public and possess strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community required. Able to multi-task as well as work independently and with minimal supervision required. Ability to operate general office equipment required. Strong computer background with skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Accountable, dependable, reliable, and customer oriented required. Ability to make use of time in an efficient and productive manner required. Ability to work and contribute as a "team" player required. Strong organization skills with an ability to prioritize required. Ability to deal with stressful situations on the phone as well as in person required. Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making skills required. Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords required. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk required. Must maintain strict confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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