New job HR Generalist in British Columbia

HR Generalist

Company : Squamish Nation
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

CLOSES: September* 16, 2021*

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.
The Human Resources Generalist provides HR advisory/technical support to management and employees. The role has both administrative and strategic responsibilities, assisting the Chén̓chenstway Human Resources Manager and department to plan and administer important functions, such as staffing, employee relations, regulatory compliance and compensation and benefits. With exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, the incumbent undertakes the role of educator, facilitator and mediator. The position assists in driving initiatives and projects towards completion, while contributing to a collaborative and supportive departmental culture.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides support and guidance to employees on various HR-related topics including leaves, benefits, performance improvement, and change management while resolving concerns as they arise.
  • Provides knowledgeable and supported advice and service to management on daily employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Supports Chén̓chenstway Human Resources Department in implementing programs to assist in the improvement of the employee experience.
  • Assists in development and implementation of human resource policies.
  • Organizes employee performance reviews.
  • Maintains employee files and records in electronic and paper form.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, provincial, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources.
  • Leads /a Assists with investigations and grievances.
  • Maintains exceptional working knowledge of Nation Employment Policies and relevant employment regulations, providing related support to Human Resources Team, management, employees and others as required.
  • Assists management team with caseload, leading or supporting as required.
  • Leads or assists with various HR related functions and initiatives.
  • Co-Manages Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and employee files and records.
  • Responsible for special projects / research as instructed by Director or Manager.
  • Contributes to the Finance and Human Resources team to achieve position and department goals.

Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Diploma specializing in Human Resources, Business Administration, Business Management or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years (with Bachelors) or minimum of 5 years (with Diploma) of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in the job description including HR program management, staff supervision payroll, employee relations, HR policy writing, employment law, investigations, conflict resolution, budget management, training, safety program management, etc. May be willing to consider a certificate in a related/relevant field or completion of HR certificate within set timeframe, plus a minimum of 7 years of related work experience.
  • CPHR/CHRP designation or in progress. If incumbent does not have, will be required to obtain within a specific time frame.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to Investigations, mediation / conflict resolution, human rights / employment legislation, HR practices, employee counseling, case management; may be required to upgrade in order to obtain CHRP or HR certificate Advanced experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today!


Job Type: Full-time

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