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Human Resource Manager

Job Title:  Human Resource Manager Salary Scale:  GS 11/4 $72,834 – $86, 074 (2022 RUS)
Department: Tribal Government Status:  Exempt, Full-Time
Reports To:  Chief Administrative Officer Prepared:  July 20, 2020


Under the direction of Tribal Council (TC)TC, the Human Resources Manager is expected to perform high level, complex, and confidential personnel functions in support of the organizations.  The Human Resource Manager collaterally oversees the day to day administrative operations of the government office and under the direction of the TC, creates, recommends and ensures efficient and effective personnel and office procedures.  The person appointed to the Human Resource Manager classification is an “at will” employee.


  • Responsible for the development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives that are aligned with the overall organization business strategy.
  • Perform personnel related clerical operation of the Tribal government office.
  • Develops HR area in being a bridge between management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances, and/or other issues.
  • Oversees and manages NFR recruitment and selection process ensuring quality hires.
  • Supports the organization in the development and implementation of a NFR safety program.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the calendar of office meetings, required reports and scheduled events for administration and NFR.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of NFR staff development.
  • Responsible for review and update recommendations for Personnel Policies & Procedures and the Administrative Department Procedural Manual as needed.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and management for security systems administration for all NFR facilities.
  • Oversee the ordering of supplies/equipment and insuring proper payment of incoming vouchers for the human resources area.
  • Effectively communicates with NFR management and employees by writing, typing, and proofing correspondence, memoranda, procedural documents, and reports.
  • Oversees the preparation, reproduction and filing of meeting agendas and minutes, resolutions, and other confidential documents.
  • Effectively communicate with staff, vendors, and Tribal citizens.
  • Expected to assist with management of grants.
  • Responsible for handling Workers’ Comp claims to end. Functions as point of contact for the TC and the insurance provider.
  • Maintain employee personnel files, active and archived, and update as necessary.
  • Track and notify managers of review dates and provide documentation for employee evaluations.
  • Write or update job descriptions and maintain a job description database as needed.
  • Perform salary surveys to compare wages against government salary structure.
  • Send out flyers on open positions to Tribal citizens.
  • Oversee the entire recruitment cycle in coordination with Hiring Managers and Tribal Council (i.e. advertisements, applications, reviews, interviews, selection and hiring).
  • Maintain employee/committee/board database.
  • Coordinate New Hire and Termination actions with Information Technology (IT) area for equipment and network access.


  • Actively participate in organizational meetings.
  • Recommend the coordination of tasks and training for clerical staff.
  • Demonstrates a desire for continued learning and self-study ensuring up-to-date knowledge in field.

Expected to role model for staff and management areas such as management, organization, communication, honesty, and integrity.

Expected to maintain and role-model good attendance for the organization.

  • Perform additional work-related duties as assigned. Duties may be provided in verbally or in writing.



Minimum Associate’s in Art or Science (AA/AS) degree from an accredited college or university.


Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Human Resources. Prior experience must demonstrate increased duties and responsibilities within Human Resources area.


Valid CA driver’s license.

Certification in Human Resources (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.) preferred.


  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and possess a basic knowledge of Native American communities and always maintain cultural sensitivity. Indian Preference applies to those who are qualified.
  • Proven working experience as HR Manager or as other HR Executive.
  • People oriented and results driven.
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics.
  • Ability to understand and report on analytics. Interpret and use data for planning and recommendations.
  • Expert level user of MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases.
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills.
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communications required. Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, procedures and use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of basic supervisory and leadership techniques.
  • Knowledge of business correspondence and protocol.
  • Knowledge of employment policies and procedures development and implementation.
  • Ability to make significant recommendations to increase productivity.
  • Ability to analyze complex/confidential personnel issues and recommend viable solutions.
  • Ability to adhere to the confidentiality and code of conduct requirements.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate complex administrative projects and delegate tasks as needed.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply Tribal, Federal and state employment policies and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity in all business and confidential matters.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. This is defined as a pleasant, positive, and helpful demeanor while working with other employees, Tribal Council, Tribal citizens and the public.


The individual must be able to respect and adhere to the most rigid and strict rules of employer/tribal citizen/public citizen practice of confidentiality. Violation of this major employment requirement could lead to immediate dismissal.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands, fingers, to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

NFR complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.

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