Human Resources Assistant Director


Position Title

Human Resources Assistant Director

Job Type





E7 (21.65 - 32.48)




Position Summary

Primary function is to assist the Human Resources Director in the daily administration of Human resources services as directed or assigned, including but not limited to recruitment and selection, policies and procedures compliance, benefits, workers compensation, job classification, performance evaluation, and employee relations in accordance with quality management principles and overall objectives of the Washoe Tribe.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge of specialized principles or techniques equivalent to those that would normally be obtained through a formal four-year college/university academic program or an in- depth specialized training program ( i.e. Succession plan) directly related to the type of work to be preformed

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop, prepare, generate, and analyze ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including but not limited to issues such as benefit costs, staffing levels/deployment ,turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, EEO, compensation, promotions, etc. Effectively utilize the data processing system to obtain, store, and analyze pertinent data and information.

  • Assist in administering/negotiating employee benefit packages and plans.

  • Assist in coordinating and implementing training for human resources staff.

  • Assists with position planning, monthly reports, and salary surveys as requested.

  • Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations as they affect the tribe and the Tribal human resources management. Identify trends that could impact objectives and/or operational resources. Interpret appropriate laws and policies and advise management, employees, and Tribal Council accordingly.

  • Assists in the compilation and analysis of employee data and records.

  • Ensures confidentiality of all employee records, investigations, and other information.

  • Represents the department and the organization to external agencies, consultants, and other organizations and individuals.

  • As directed, participate in the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relations problems, anticipate problems whenever possible, and develop, recommend, and initiate appropriate steps for resolution.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge 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.

  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and trends in recruitment and employment; compensation and benefits; record-keeping systems; and performance development and evaluation systems.

  • Knowledge of the Indian Civil Rights Act, Indian Preference in hiring, Fair Labor Standards Act, Privacy Act, workers compensation, COBRA and other laws and regulations applicable to employment in a tribal organization; and knowledge of classification procedures.

  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

  • Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervise Front Desk Receptionist and other HR staff when requested.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. There is frequent interaction with the public and employees. Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common. Travel may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.

  • The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California requires a background check of each new hire for employment purposes. Therefore, all conditionally offered positions will be subject to the following:

  • Negative alcohol and drug screen

  • Meet requirements of Public Law 101-630

  • Obtain or possess a valid driver’s license for either the state of Nevada or California within 30 days

  • Must be insurable under the Washoe Tribe’s driving policy