Human Resources Director
Lac Courte Oreilles
The Human Resource Director will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities relating to the hiring, training and potential terminations for all government operations. This position will develop strategies to address staffing needs for the Tribe. The position will also coordinate Director’s at other Tribal entities to develop and implement a comprehensive staffing policy for TGB and general membership information. The position will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the policies and procedures for tribal employees. This includes any and all appeals arising from disciplinary actions. The position shall oversee the Human Resource Staff. This position shall report to and take direction from the Executive Director. The Human Resource Director shall meet with and coordinate with the TGB Liaison on personnel matters.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Human Resource recruitment and hiring within the entire organization.
- Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
- Orientation of new employees.
- Implementation of training programs.
- Administration of employee benefits program, including the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Overall administration and implementation of Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government Personnel Policy Manual.
- Processing of all employee complaints & grievance appropriately via policy and in accordance with set timelines.
- Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
- Works closely with departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting managers to understand and implement policies and procedures. Ensures compliance policies and procedures of organization
- Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing human resource federal and state requirements, conducting investigations; maintains records; representing the organization at hearings. Organizational responsibility for compliance and interpretation with applicable employment laws, rules & regulations.
- Appropriate internal controls on all record-keeping with the Human Resource Department.
- Direct & indirect compensation administration, including development & implementation of tribal salary wage/grade standardized schedule.
- Collaborating with organization on development of Human Resource planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements.
- Attends Tribal Council Meetings for final approval of position selections.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Position provides oversight, direction and Technical support to staff.
To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational and/or Experience:
Four (4) year degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Human Resource Management; or; Any two (2) year Business/Human Resource degree with adequate experience as a Human Resource Generalist in a public organization (2-4 yrs.); or; Two (2) year Human Resource Management Degree/Certificate with six (6) years’ experience working in the Human Resource field.
Other Skills and Abilities (Required):
- This is a required driver position. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.
- Supervisory & management experience required.
- Experience in developing strategies, setting goals and objectives, anticipating obstacles leading to alternative strategies required. Leadership skills is a necessity.
- Experience in budget planning, recruitment advertising & general administration required.
- A broad-based understanding of the following is required; job analysis, TERO, EEO law, salary structure administration, personnel record keeping, HR Information Systems, employee benefits programs, civil service hiring system, performance evaluation system, interviewing.
- Ability to objectively evaluate situations, mediate, and resolved interpersonal conflicts and make sound and reasonable decisions on the basis of conflicting information required.
- Ability to be an advisor, present clear options to decision-makers.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, supportive relationships with the work force, as well as management representative. Act as a liaison.
- Ability to practice objectivity; understand & exercise appropriate conflict of interest & nepotism internal controls.
- Computer proficiency necessary. Experience with Accounting software and other timekeeping software, a benefit.
- Sound judgement and capability to respond to unusual circumstances. Ability to work under deadlines and within an environment which is occasionally stressful.
- Able to deal constructively with conflict.
- Ability to plan and coordinate varied complex situations; must possess good problemsolving skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, to implement a vision.
- Must be stable, dependable and self-motivated; possess initiative.
- Ability to communicate effectively & professionally with other staff, managers, supervisors & elected leadership. Must possess good interpersonal skills, the ability to get along well with diverse personalities, excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be highly organized and efficient.
- Ability to implement team building amongst staff.
This position is contingent on the ability to pass a background check which is required and pass the tribal driver’s license portion. Also, must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens thereafter.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While duties assign to this position are primarily office-typed and sedentary, they involve bending, stooping, walking, occasionally carrying or lifting items over 25 pounds, sitting for extended periods of time working on a computer. Ability to work longer than a standard 8-hour workday, if needed.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise leve3l in the working environment is usually moderate.
Submit a completed LCO Employment Application, letter of interest, resume, and at least three (3) personal reference letters, and any supportive documents to:
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government
ATTN: Human Resource Department
13394 W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843
Preference will be extended first to Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Members, to other American Indians then all other qualified applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the position. This is in accordance with the Lac Courte Oreilles Personnel Policy Manual.