HR Apprentice

HR Apprentice                                    

Human Resources                                                                                           

Reports To:
Director of Human Resources, Astrid Poste

FLSA Status:

TS Range:
2/3 ($12.44 hourly)

Time Status:
20 hours a week (plus on call)

Opening Date:
November 10, 2017

Closing Date:
November 28, 2017                                                    


The HR Apprentice will work in collaboration with the current HR staff in all areas of Human Resources. Primary areas of focus will include learning to facilitate interviews and support the planning efforts for the Summer Employment. This is a temporary position for 6 months based on grant funding.

(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Prepare employee handbooks and orientation packets; prepare packets for interviews, copying and filing, drafting memos and letters, etc.
  • Be a key team member in the development and implementation of the Stepping Stones Program.
  • Learn the process for request for recruitments, job descriptions, posting positions internally and externally.
  • Learn to conduct orientations process, including the review of policy and enrollment in benefits.
  • Work in collaboration with Benefits Coordinator to learn all aspects of that role.
  • Preparations and hosting at HR hosted functions, i.e. Staff Summer Picnic, Appreciation Dinner, and Fall Potluck.
  • Actively participate in ongoing training relevant to the position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful applicant must:

  • Maintain a positive and helpful approach in all areas of customer service
  • Treat others with respect and consideration (within and outside the organization) regardless of their status or position
  • Have the desire to work with youth ages 13-18
  • Be able to maintain complete confidentiality of all information seen or heard while within the department and must sign a confidentiality statement
  • Work a flexible schedule.
  • Be willing to share  office space
  • Be able to prioritize and plan work activities and meet challenges with resourcefulness
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Must have an eye for detail.

High School Diploma/GED OR 2 years of relevant experience and High School Diploma/GED in progress. Desire to provide mentorship to youth and youth program planning experience is a plus.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must pass WATCH and Tribal Court Background Check (No felony or misdemeanor crimes against people.) Must complete Confidentiality Training within 30 days of hire.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee may regularly be required to lift up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

This position also requires close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 This position will require employee to work frequently near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level for this position is generally moderate.

Must be eligible for grant funding and maintain compliance with program funding criteria.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.