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Director of Human Resources - 8057 


Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Department: General Support Services

Division: Human Resources

Status: Exempt/Full-time

Salary: $99,343.71/annually

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, assists the Executive Director of Human Resources in accomplishing the Human Resources Office’s strategic objectives by planning, organizing and supervising all functions required to operate and maintain departmental activities and services; ensures the efficient and effective delivery of direct and indirect services provided by the Human Resources Office.

The work is normally reviewed upon completion to ensure compliance with general organization/department goals, policies and procedures. Major work activities are covered by procedures or guidelines permitting flexibility in selecting methods to utilize and procedures to follow, determination of work priorities, and the planning and coordination of projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improves staff effectiveness by coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner.
  • Assists with recruitment and employment; compensation and benefits; automated and manual record-keeping systems; and performance development and evaluation programs are conducted in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
  • Assists with a strategic plan for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment and employment, compensation and benefits, personnel records, information systems and performance development and evaluation programs, safety and training.
  • Provides assistance to the Executive Director of Human Resources’ in Human Resources’ goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with strategic plan.
  • Assists with the development, update, and implements the Tohono O’odham Nation Personnel policies, procedures and programs, in compliance with the Constitution and other applicable laws, rules and ordinances; ensures the Nation’s Human Resources policies, procedures and programs meets the needs of the Nation.
  • Assists with the Human Resources’ financial objectives by establishing and monitoring budgets and expenditures.
  • Keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of activities by attending meetings and submitting reports.
  • Ensures availability of Human Resources consultation for all departments regarding recruitment and employment, compensation and benefits, record-keeping systems, performance development and evaluation programs, and other related Human Resources functions.
  • Consults with the Human Resources Executive Director on extraordinary employee issues; recommends resolution of escalated employee grievances to the Human Resources Executive Director.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and principles by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding program related activities.
  • Contributes to departmental effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; implementing directives.
  • Assists with Human Resources annual program evaluation and assessments of program components and staff according to established policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned and contributes to a team effort.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Tohono O’odham culture, customs, and traditions.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the economic, educational, health and social problems of Native Americans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of organizational and management practices for planning, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Knowledge of department organization, functions, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and trends in recruitment and employment; compensation and benefits; record-keeping systems; and performance development and evaluation systems.
  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Skill in managing, supervising and developing employees.
  • Skill in coaching and consulting management and executive level employees.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and statistical reports.
  • Skill in budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in gaining cooperation through negotiation and persuasion.
  • Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.
  • Skill in providing superior customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
  • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or closely related field, and five years’ work experience in Human Resources, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

  • Upon recommendation for hire, a criminal background and National FBI check is required to determine suitability for hire, including a 39-month Motor Vehicle Record.
  • May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license, (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
  • If required, must meet the Tohono O’odham Nation tribal employer’s insurance requirements to receive a driver’s permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham Language and English as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Location Sells  
Open Date 1/10/2023  
Close Date  
About the Organization The Tohono O'odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the second largest reservations in Arizona in both population and geographical size, with a land base of 2.8 million acres and 4,460 square miles, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut. Its four non-contiguous segments total more than 2.8 million acres at an elevation of 2,674 feet.  

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