Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Salary Range: $55,000-65,000

Status: Full-Time

Supervisor: General Manager


Responsible for overall management and compliance of the Human Resources Department in the development and maintenance of employee process, classification and compensation system, updating of employee personnel records and advising supervisory/managerial staff of laws governing public personnel administration, work, performed under the direction of the Farm’s General Manager and Farm Board.


  1. Administer and maintain personnel policy system, formulation, interpretation and implementation of these policies to ensure the proper application process was followed.
  2. Act as a mediator between employees and supervisors on a daily basis and ensure overall employee satisfaction.
  3. Administer and maintains the employee handbook, new hire orientation, reviewing announcements and newspaper ads, ensuring applicants are informed about vacancies and applications procedures, reviewing applications received to ensure that they are properly completed/meet established minimum qualifications and making appointments for applicants to interview with the appropriate hiring supervisors/manager;
  4. Assist in administration of the Farm’s pension plan, including eligible distributions and coordination of the annual audit.
  5. Process workman’s compensation and disability claims and assist in expediting the employees return to work and work as a liaison between the Farm and the employee during approved leaves of absence.
  6. Advise supervisory/managerial staff of Tribal, State, and Federal laws, regulations and guidelines regarding all areas of employment, including FLSA, EEOC, and ADA regulations and guidelines.
  7. Administer and maintains the classification and compensation systems, including reviewing salary survey information in relation to the Farms Pay Schedule and ensuring class specifications are reviewed/updated as needed;
  8. Administer and maintains/updates the employee personnel records, including ensuring that supervisory/managerial staff are notified when employee performance evaluations are due;
  9. Maintain Labor Force and Labor Force skill statistical data for Planning and Economic Development
  10. Direct the preparation of a variety of personnel reports and resolutions for Management and Farm Board and to meet various State and Federal requirements;
  11. Report to the Gila River Farm Board (GRF), Government Management Standing Committee (GMSC) and Gila River Indian Community Council (GRIC)
  12. Work with GRIC, Office of General Counsel (OGC), and outside Grievance Officer for all employee grievances, while maintaining a fair and exponential grievance process.
  13. Maintain a current Organizational Chart, that depicts current personnel in addition to defining line and staff relationships;
  14. Performs other related duties as required.


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Administration, Personnel Administration or closely related area and/or experience equivalent to five (5) years of full time professional level personnel work, at least three (3) of which must be involved supervisory responsibilities may be substituted for education.
  2. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  3. Knowledge in public sector personnel administration principles and practices including the principles of classification, compensation, benefits, employment and employee relations;
  4. Through knowledge of economic, educational and social problems of Native Americans;
  5. Through knowledge of internal organization, policies, practice, procedures, rules, regulations and laws governing public personnel administrative;
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Tribal Officials, departments or Program Directors, employees and communities;
  7. Skills in understanding and interpreting complex policies, regulations and guidelines;
  8. Ability to write clear accurate reports and express ideas effectively in oral and writing forms;
  9. Physical and emotional conditions adequate to meet the demands of assigned duties;
  10. Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a Drug-Free workplace as a condition of employment with the Gila River Indian Community;
  11. Preference is given to qualified members of the Gila River Indian Community.

The work is conducted in a non-smoking office setting with adequate lighting, heating, and ventilation. Must agree to maintain a Drug Free work place as a condition of employment with Gila River Farms.

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