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14 Great Plains Road
Arapahoe, WY 82510
(307) 856-9281

P.O. Box 1310
Riverton, WY 82501

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8-5

Salary: Negotiable
Opening Date: December 24,2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Summary

The Human Resource Department Head will partner will report to the Chief Operations Office and partner with the COO to deliver exceptional service to management and employees. Human resource activities include recruitment of talent and personnel, creation of a talent pipeline, management of hiring processes, employee relations, performance management, professional development, employee orientation, compensation, benefits and safety.
The Department Head manages the Human Resources Department in its provision of the full range of human resources services for the Wind River Family and Community Health Care System (WRFCHCS).
The Department Head provides leadership for the Human Resource Department and to its interdepartmental team responsible for the full functional array of human resource services.
The Department Head is responsible for planning, directing, and implementation human resource policies, programs, and activities in support of both operations and strategic goals.
The Department Head will supervise employees of that department in their performance of specific inter-departmental duties to insure all day-to-day transactional work is completed in a timely and efficient manner, and to provide back-up for these duties as necessary. To this end, the Department Head shall have an understanding and experience in the operational components of a comprehensive Human Resource Department in addition to the leadership and coaching skills required of a Department Head.
The Department Head will be required to travel 10%-15% amount of time.
The Department Head must be an experienced professional, have strong business acumen, critical thinking capabilities, operate in an autonomous manner, have strong initiative, and must utilize discretion and collaboration to navigate and manage relationships with departmental staff.
The Department Head will perform all duties in a manner than promotes the mission, vision and values of WRFCHCS in all aspects and serve as a role model for these values to staff and community.

Position Details

Leads and oversees processes related to recruitment, selection, placement, orientation and ongoing training to staff and leadership.
Administers, interprets and oversee the implementation of new and amended policies and procedures related to employee services.
Leads in developing and implementing initiatives related to career development planning and support for leadership and staff.
Directs preparations and ongoing processes related to compliance with Human Relations services related to standards and guidelines related to applicable regulatory agencies.
Ensures that Human Relations staff works as a team to provide consistently excellent service to all customers-leadership staff, medical staff, non-employees, job applicants and others.
Oversee and ensures integrity of employee records and related information, including a shift toward electronic record keeping that will streamline prior processes and improve efficiency.
Oversee functions and documentation related to employee status change, corrective action and progressive discipline processes, protected leave, American with Disability Act processes, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action processes, American Indian and tribal preference policies and other similar areas.
Oversee internal research and preparation of documents related to employment hearings or other legal actions, and participate in such hearings as requested.
Provides leadership and direction in developing and improving schedule and staffing strategies
and the schedule of pay and benefits.
Oversee initiative to improve retention of qualified staff by strengthening employee engagement, improving employee skills and supporting WRFCHCS culture of patient and employee safety.
Oversees program to provide clinical training at WRFCHCS for non-employee students through relations with training institution, colleges and universities in collaboration with appropriate department heads and the Clinical Operations Officer.
Oversee performance management processes including performance evaluations.
Provide leadership and support to all departments and leadership related to labor relations and employee relations and employee counseling.
Accountable to ensure accurate human resource information is provided to department administrative staff for decision-making in hiring and retaining employees.
Manage and participate in all aspects of talent acquisition process including championing proactive, traditional and innovative approaches to Talent acquisition and workforce development.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Requires an undergraduate degree in Human Resource management or related major, Master’s degree preferred
Requires minimum of 5 years, 8 years preferred, progressive experience in Human Resource management, with 1 year supervisory experience, preferably in a health care environment and working with American Indians/Alaskan Natives
Required experience must include talent acquisition, employee relations, corrective action, personnel policy development, performance appraisal/evaluation, employee records keeping, compensation and salary.
Required experience must include ability to read, understand, apply and make decisions drawing on knowledge of labor and employment law to include ADA, wage and hour, Title 7, EEO, worker’s compensation, and related regulations, including federal, state, local and tribal including laws related to job classifications for purpose of hiring those with previous criminal records.
Required experience in employee background checks including civil central registries for purpose of child and vulnerable population protections and criminal background checks related to criminal offenses including violent crime sexual offenses.
Requires experience advising and coaching leaders on employee law, policy and procedure application, interacting with facility senior leadership team and serving as subject matter expert for Human Resources.
Requires experience in proactively identifying and mitigating risk related to employment law and leading a team.
Requires ability to manage multiple tasks efficiency, prioritize tasks, communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Outstanding Microsoft Office skills and familiarity with Goggle docs.
Knowledge of classification and compensation philosophy and techniques and skill in definition of duties and crafting job descriptions in concert with departmental and executive staff.
Knowledge of immigration law.
Basic understanding of Environmental, Health, Safety including OSHA
Ability to work in a changing environment; familiarity with Agile Management and Lean Management models a plus

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program. Applications can be mailed to Northern Arapaho Human Resources, P.O. Box 396, Fort Washakie, WY 82514. Applications can also be delivered to Northern Arapaho Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, Ethete, Wyoming, or the HR office located at 511 N. 12th E., Riverton, WY. Indian Preference applies.

Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribes website at and at

For more information please call 307-335-3964/3970, or 307-463-4473. Fax Number: 307-463-4473.