Human Resources Generalist

Jemez Pueblo, NM

Pueblo of Jemez

Posted On: Oct-21-2020
Status: This Job is Closed

Human Resources Generalist

Job LocationsUS-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date1 week ago(10/14/2020 8:12 AM)
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Human Resources


Responsible for the provision of professional human capital management advisory services to promote a healthy and productive work environment for the Pueblo of Jemez.


  • Partners with management to provide 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 prior to processing for hire.
  • Monitors for pay discrepancies, performs compensation analysis, and makes recommendations for fair compensation practices.
  • Initiates pre-screening and background investigation, tracks progression and provides regular status updates to hiring supervisor.
  • Completes employee employment verifications when HR Coordinator is unavailable.
  • Responsible for executing, routing and filing of official Personnel Action Forms
  • Management of files, including personnel files.
  • Monitors for a secure work facility to protect the organization’s confidential information, property and the well-being of all employees; administers aspects of the substance abuse program. Reports concerns to the appropriate authority.
  • 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.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, management, or a closely related field; AND four (4) years of professional human resources experience to include overseeing compliance with employment laws.


Required 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.
  • Federal Indian Law, State Law, Government Law and its application to Tribal Government.
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Project Management
  • 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.



  • Tribal Human Resources Professional Certificate OR qualified to earn within one year of hire.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.             




  1. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
  2. New employees are required to submit to a background investigation.  Employment is contingent upon passing the background investigation.
  3. Prior to entering the workplace a negative COVID-19 test is required. Guidance and directions on where to take the COVID-19 test will be provided prior to anticipated start date.