Fort Nelson First Nation

2026 Kennay Yah Road RR 1, Mile 295 Alaska Hwy
Fort Nelson , British Columbia (Canada)

Posted On: 02-16-2017

Job ID #: 335

Job Title: Director of Human Resources, Safety & Research

Job Category: Office-Professional

Job Type: Full Time

Job Sub Type: N/A

Vacancies: 1

Required DriverLicence: Yes

Class: 5

Required Drug Screening: No

Check Criminal Record: Yes


Candidate Profile

You have a professional presentation and demonstrated experience working in human resources, and you understand HR strategy, policy and planning, operations management, and all applicable legislations. You have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success in this field of work and your demonstrated success provides you with confidence to take on this new and challenging role. You have an established HR professional network and excellent success with employee relations. You understand the logistics and legislation related to this work. You have a post-secondary education, you understand organizational behaviour and management, and you are looking for a long term commitment.

Your core competencies include:

  • Ethics/Integrity
  • Critical Confidentiality
  • Organized
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Problem Solving
  • Research & Analysis
  • Innovative
  • Advising
  • Mentoring      

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years post-secondary diploma in Human Resources and currently registered in CHRP designation program.
  • Minimum 5 years direct experience as a mid-level HR professional, with at least 3 years as an HR generalist in a multi-disciplined environment and at least last two years in     progressive upward movement towards senior HR position.
  • Strong knowledge of current employment law matters, with a strong commitment to diversity management.
  • Proven track record of success in staff management, payroll, benefits administration, and full-cycle recruitment, training, and employee relations.
  • Experience with applicable laws.
  • Experience administering employee benefits, pensions, insurance, paid leave, awards, overtime, and so on.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive.
  • Effective communication with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Superb writing and content development skills.
  • Strong presentation, oratory, and verbal skills.
  • Ability to identify developmental needs of employees and to provide coaching, mentoring, and other help.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff privacy.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques related to job classification, job analysis, and job descriptions.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques related to employee relations, personnel management, and recruitment.
  • Clear Criminal Records Check
  • Valid BC driver’s licence


Desired Qualifications

  • University degree in Human Resources Management, with CHRP designation.
  • Minimum 5 years direct experience as a senior level HR professional, with at least 3 years as an HR generalist in a multi-disciplined environment.
  • Previous experience working in First Nations governance and administration and cultural understanding.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, individually and as part of a team.
  • Proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to develop working procedures and programs.
  • Ability to apply the resources available to resolve employer/employee grievances.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language with employees, clients, and the public in face-to-face, one-on-one settings, in group settings, and using a telephone.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the efforts of several departments



The Director, Human Resources, Safety & Research is responsible for the overall operations of the centralized HR and its associated programs and functions in support of organization goals and objectives. This will be accomplished by conducting short-term and long-term planning efforts, designing HR programs, and overseeing the development and implementation of organization policies and procedures. The Director shall also manage budgets for HR administration and engage the organization in achieving its business and people objectives, as well as timely policy interpretation and subsequent actions.

This position maintains positive working relationships with staff and managers alike; this position has responsibilities for key areas of human capital management and wellness, including: personnel policies and employee relations, occupational health and safety, recruitment coordination and on-boarding, administration of comprehensive health benefits and pension benefits programs, advising on total compensation and employment contracts, maintaining personnel records, reporting, and the analysis and improvement of HR metrics. In addition to remaining current with applicable regulations, this position is responsible for assisting managers with human capital planning, training and development. Other related duties as required. 

Closing Date: February 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Start date: Soon thereafter.  Salary:  $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 pending certification(s), experiences, knowledge and skills.  Applicants meeting all minimum qualifications will be responded to. Preference may be given to local and/or First Nation’s qualified applicants. Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To forward your resume, respond to:


Cathy Murphy, Human Resources Consulting

Fort Nelson First Nation

R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway

Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0


A Nation. A People. Strong, Healthy, Proud & Self-reliant.

Salary: pending C/E/K/S

How To Apply: Email