Cabazon, CA
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Human Resources


Cabazon, CA


This position oversees the Human Resources function of Tribal Administration & Enterprises and Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa.
Plans and administers policies, procedures and programs relating to all phases of Human Resources.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Identifies requirements affecting human resources functions and ensures that policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance with applicable law and Tribal doctrine. Advises Tribal Council and management in appropriate resolution of employee relation issues.
  • Coordinates HR activities with the Tribal Council and all management to ensure policy consistency.
  • Evaluates assigned programs and reviews policies, procedures and methods used relative to effective utilization of resources and achievement of goals; formulates, recommends and/or implements action for program improvement.
  • Supervises and directs through subordinate managers & supervisors a variety of personnel activities including, but not limited to:
    • Hiring - recruiting, interviewing & evaluating candidates to fill vacant positions.
    • On-Boarding – completing required new hire forms and new hire orientation to foster positive attitude toward working for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
    • Record Keeping – maintain records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, training records, separations and employee statistics.
    • Benefits & Compensations - explores and recommends various benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurance, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence and employee assistance programs. Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate.
    • Training – explores, recommends and implements training programs to meet minimum state & federal requirements (such as mandatory harassment training) along with training programs to improve the efficiency and skills of current employees, specifically leadership training for supervisors/managers/directors for the resort and customer service training for employees of tribal businesses.
    • Hand Book, Performance Evaluations & Disciplinary Actions – maintains the employee hand book in accordance with casino/resort & tribal administration/enterprises policies procedures and federal laws and regulations. Carries out disciplinary actions in accordance with hand book policies and guidelines. Oversee the introductory & annual performance review program/process.
  • Oversees the Safety/OSHA, Workers Compensation, FMLA and Drug Screening programs in accordance with federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintains privacy requirements under HIPAA in the role of Chief Privacy Officer.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs.
  • Conducts grievance interviews, investigations and reports. Reports results to Tribal Council, Chief Administrative Officer, General Manager and/or managers.
  • Conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Represents the Morongo Band of Mission Indians at personnel-related hearings and investigations.


Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of classified information. Must be competent with various PC-based software programs: HRIS, Excel and Windows.  Knowledge of methods, principles and practices of Human Resources Development. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.  Skill in operating standard office equipment such as a calculator, typewriter, telephone and computer.   Ability to exercise independent judgment.  Ability to develop and maintain a pleasant and effective working relationship with Tribal Council, all management, other staff and co-workers.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Human Resources or related field and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Experience working with Native American Tribal Administration and/or Native American Gaming property is desirable.