Human Resources Director

Provides overall management of human resources functions of the Pueblo of San Felipe



Pay Grade:

$ 36.00 - $50.00



Job Description:

Provides overall management of human resources functions of the Pueblo of San Felipe, which includes Recruitment, Hiring, Orientation, Benefits, Retirement Plan, Organizational Training, Policy Updates, Employee Discipline, Terminations, Records, Unemployment Claims, Worker’s Compensation Claims and Grievances.


  1. Oversees all day-to-day functions of the Human Resources Department and supervised assigned staff.
  2. Responsible for recruitment of qualified applicants for all open positions within the Pueblo. Attends job fairs as needed and places ads in the newspaper and online sources.
  3. Reviews all applications for all open positions with Department Directors and helps determine qualified applicants for interview. Performs initial background checks as needed.
  4. Organizes and sets up all interviews, including questions, interviewers, and notifying applicants.
  5. Ensures orientation of new employees are in keeping with policy and procedure.
  6. Oversees benefits and ensures the effectiveness of policies.
  7. Oversees the retirement plan and ensures the effectiveness of the plan.
  8. Oversees and organizes organizational wide training and development. Develops training plans in conjunction with Tribal Administrators, Department Directors, and Program Managers
  9. Interprets policy in conjunction with the Governor. Coordinates Personnel Committee to review and revise policy as needed. Makes sure all employees are trained in new policy and procedures.
  10. Provides policy guidance to supervisors contemplating any disciplinary actions. Ensures policy is followed and that employees are treated fairly and with equity.
  11. Works with all parties during a termination. Ensures policy is followed and all terminated employees are apprised of ongoing benefits, retirement plan matters, and leave pay-out according to policy.
  12. Oversees the records of the department and ensures compliance.
  13. Represents the Pueblo on Unemployment Claims.
  14. Oversees Worker’s comp submissions and compliance.
  15. Ensures all policy is followed on grievances and ensures that the procedure is fair and equitable.
  16. Ensures all background checks are in order and in compliance with funding requirements.
  17. Prepare, and present yearly budgets for the department to Tribal Administration.

Additional Responsibilities:

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in HR Management or the like.
  • 10 years’ experience in a top level HR position within tribal organizations.
  • Must have knowledge of understanding of Federal Employment Law in a tribal setting.
  • Must understand funding issues and matters as they apply to hiring and HR Management.
  • Must have a working understanding P. L. 93-638 and how it applies to the HR Management of tribal organizations.
  • Must have 8 years’ experience working with employee benefits and retirement plan operations.
  • Must have competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Must have high level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Prefer a Tribal HR Professional Certification.
  • Must be action oriented.
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol test.
  • Must pass a thorough background check.
  • San Felipe Preference and Veteran’s Preference preferred.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Prefer a Tribal HR Professional Certification
  • Keres Speaking

Working Conditions:

Works in office. Sits for long periods of time and types.

Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.

Additional Info:

Employee Acceptance:  I agree to perform the duties of this position description to the best of my abilities to serve the people of the San Felipe Pueblo.

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