Human Resources Consultant

US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-1152
# of Openings
1
Category
Human Resources

Overview

The Pueblo of Jemez is a federally recognized sovereign Native American nation in central New Mexico with a 2014 population of 3,719.  The Pueblo of Jemez government provides services to its citizens and protects them. It ensures that proper infrastructure are set up and well maintained for the people to be happy, safe and healthy. Current operations include health and human services, education services, police protection, emergency medical services, judicial services, public works, natural resources management, social services, housing and community development - most of which are funded by federal and state governments compacts, contracts and grants.

 

The Jemez Comprehensive Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive primary care and preventive care and hosts a medical clinic, dental clinic, optometry clinic, pharmacy, radiology services, mental health and substance abuse services and several community health programs.

 

As a member of the Human Resources Department, the Human Resources Consultant provides professional human capital management advisory services to promote a healthy and productive work environment for the Health Center and the government.

Responsibilities

  • The Human Resources Consultant works directly with management to provide them direction and guidance to assist them in carrying out people management and related issues.
  • Counsels and coaches managers and employees; develops creative solutions necessary to promote a healthy and productive work environment.
  • Partners with and supports the directors and managers in day-to-day implementation of and compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and practices concerning employment; interprets and communicates human resources policies, practices and objectives for management and staff employees.
  • Stays abreast of industry trends, employment legislation and related compact and contract requirements to ensure effectiveness and compliance; interprets and communicates Federal legislation and applicable regulations and changes in personnel policies procedures pertaining to all personnel matters to insure compliance and risk management.
  • Confers with Pueblo department representatives regarding workforce planning and employment.
  • Leads the organization’s recruiting, selection, and retention strategies and practices; evaluates the market and the pool of candidates and recommends options; leads interview process to assess and qualify candidates; reviews all recommendations for final selection of and offer to candidate prior to processing for hire.
  • Leads the organization’s risk management programs; maintaining a secure work facility to protect the organization’s confidential information, property and the well-being of all employees; serve as adjudicator on background investigations;  administers aspects of the substance abuse program.
  • Collaborates on the organization’s on-boarding programs for new employees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective and engaged organizational members.
  • Addresses employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints; represents management in investigating, answering, and settling grievances; provides solutions to complex personnel issues.
  • Collaborates with the directors and managers on improvement of the workforce at all levels; guides the performance evaluation process with the directors and managers; conducts exit interviews.
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals; recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services delivery.
  • Maintains and prepares accurate records, files, user instructions, documentation, correspondence and a variety of written materials.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, management, or a closely related field; AND three (3) years of professional human resources experience to include overseeing compliance with employment laws.

 

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or equivalent; OR qualified to earn within one year of hire.

 

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques related to professional human resources delivery.
  • Generally accepted Human Resources principles and federal employment, benefits, insurance and safety laws, rules and regulations related to the work.
  • Management-employee relations and the principles, practices, and procedures of human resources administration. 
  • Specific areas of job content, qualifications, education and training requirements of a wide variety of occupations; and wage and salary compensation and administration. 
  • Records management principles and practices.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.

 

Skill in:

  • Researching and analyzing policy and other data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex federal, state and local laws related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Managing projects.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Coaching others through complex, challenging, and emotional issues.
  • Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.

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