HR Specialist/Benefits Coor.

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 6 months ago

Job Features

Position TitleHR Specialist/Benefits Coor.
DepartmentHuman Resources
Period to Apply02/14/2020-Open Until Filled
SupervisorHuman Resources Director
Pay Rate$30,000(Salary)-$40,000(Salary)
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh

Job Description


The Human Resources Specialist / Benefits Coordinator will assist the Human Resources Director in administering the operation of all Human Resource aspects of Ohkay Owingeh in accordance with management’s directives and applicable guidelines. Responsible for benefit coordination functions, outreach education, enrollment and assisting in renewals.


Work under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Director.





  • • Assist the Director in consulting with management and supervisors to identify personnel needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications and skills to develop job announcements and descriptions.
  • • Maintains all employee personnel and benefit files.
  • • Record and report to Director on employee relations, conflict resolutions, compensation & benefits, as well as disciplinary & grievance procedures.
  • • Record and receive grievance complaints, follow process as outlined in policies and procedures.
  • • Assist support staff/management with inquiries & direct them in the appropriate direction, reiterating chain of command.
  • • Assists with unemployment claims.
  • • Participates in top level management meetings when requested by the Director, involving the formulation and implementation of programs and policies.
  • • Track workers compensation claims and prepares quarterly reports for review.
  • • Track liability/accident claims and prepare quarterly reports.
  • • Assists with Ohkay Owingeh recruitment efforts by posting and advertising job-opening announcements and reviews applications and interviews applicants to obtain work history, education, training, job skills and salary requirements and to provide information about the organization and position.
  • • Coordination/maintenance of departmental financial paperwork, budget preparation, and budget modifiers.
  • • File and maintain employment records for future reference.
  • • Assists in managing insurance programs such as liability, group health and dental, short/long term disability, worker’s comp and pension plans.
  • • Conduct New Employee Orientation for new employees.
  • • Ensure new hire paperwork is complete.
  • • Assist in conducting training sessions to management and frontline employees on various topics.
  • • Other duties as assigned.


  • • Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
  • • Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
  • • Knowledge of management principles of Tribal objectives, teaching methodologies and evaluation techniques.
  • • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • • Knowledge of project management.
  • • Knowledge of Tribal Programs.
  • • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
  • • Ability to provide professional assistance.
  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, and preferably in the Tewa 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 work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
  • • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
  • • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
  • • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
  • • Ability to plan, creates, and delivers informational and educational presentations.
  • • Ability to be innovative, creative, and flexible.
  • • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
  • • 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 making effective decisions in emergency situations.
  • • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • • Skill in planning and organizing group activities.
  • • Skill in preparing reports and correspondence.
  • • Other duties as assigned.



  • • An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, or related field plus five plus years’ experience in Human Resources and Benefits Coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.
  • • Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
  • • Must be physically able to perform job duties.
  • • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Records Management knowledge and experience.
  • • Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • • Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
  • • Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
  • • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
  • • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.



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