Human resource director

POSITION TITLE: Director, Human Resources
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Administrative Officer
PREPARED BY:  Human Resources
PREPARED DATE:  March 24, 2017

Summary Description:

The Director of Human Resources works under the direct supervision of the President/ CEO. Management and the Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Council deem the position to be critical to the success of the enterprise by the establishment of good morale and working conditions at the enterprise. The position manages all aspects of the Human Resources Department including personnel, organizational development, benefits, recruitment, policy and procedures, training and development. The position is subject to strong preference for a Tesuque Pueblo member or other enrolled Native American.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and coordinates all activities and functions assigned to the Human Resource Department by policy and procedures.
  • Analyzes wage and salary reports and date to maintain competitive compensation and benefit plans.
  • Prepares personnel forecast on an annual basis to project employment needs and staffing levels.
  • Oversees all employment benefits including health insurance, worker’s compensation, 401 K plan and paid leave programs.
  • Consults with legal counsel to ensure policies are legally compliant and on critical personnel cases to limit the enterprise liability.
  • Develops and maintains a Human Resources system that meets management and employee information needs.
  • Maintains records and transmits reports as required by law.
  • Directs property management/supervisors on all personnel actions including hiring, termination, promotions, evaluations, and disciplinary actions.
  • Insures effective conduct of internal personnel inquiries and investigations, as provided for in the company policies and procedures, and as assigned periodically by the CFO, Project Development & Financing.
  • Handles scheduling of Human Resource personnel, assuring proper coverage under policy and procedure, and for the needs of the employees.
  • Handles all financial duties for the department, such as payroll control, budgeting, financial statement review, and business planning.
  • Develops the annual Human Resources Plan, part of the property’s Business Plan, including Wage and Salary Compendium and job descriptions, as required by Gaming Ordinance.
  • Advises management on recommended changes and modification to property/departmental/personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state, federal, and Pueblo laws (to the extent directed by the Tribal Council).
  • Serves on the Safety (OSHA) Committee with Facilities and Security personnel, a function required by the Gaming Ordinance.
  • Oversees development and execution of executive advancement/internship program for one Assistance Human Resource Manager, reserved for Tesuque Pueblo members to prepare the position holder to qualify to be Director of Human Resource.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in the Human Resources field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience supervising and managing a professional staff.
  • Be computer literate.

Authority and Supervisory Capacity:

  • Possess the authority to accomplish tasks and responsibilities.
  • Directly supervises the Training Coordinator, Benefits Coordinator, HR applicant Processing Coordinator, HR Payroll Specialist/Admin Assistant, HR Filing Clerk, and Wardrobe Clerk.

NOTE: Native American preference will be given.


  • High Integrity
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self-Motivated
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Respectful
  • Consistent
  • Teamwork Oriented
  • Communicative
  • Performance Driven
  • Dependable

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations, and tribal employment policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements as related to tribal and casino human resources procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to prepare and present training programs and materials.
  • Knowledge of compensation administration principles and procedures.
  • Mathematics skills.
  • Knowledge of FMLAprocedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of ADA, FLSA, and other employment legislation and regulations.
  • Knowledge of staff employee benefits laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

The work is performed in an interior office environment and may have exposure to second-hand smoke.