Human Resources – Human Resources Specialist

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  • Post Date: September 20, 2022
Job Description

Human Resources – Human Resources Specialist


Chisasibi or Nemaska (other communities will be considered)

Core Functions

The Human Resource Specialist is responsible for providing support with outreach and employment activities which support the Cree Nation Governments increasing staffing needs.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the recruitment  and outreach strategies, programs and initiatives to recruit / select / retain high quality candidates.
  • Create a list of contacts to support outreach activities.
  • Provide administrative and analytical support to the recruitment team and research retention strategy.
  • Assist with the outreach, employment and retention strategy to assist in increasing the employment of Cree beneficiaries, across all classifications.
  • Contribute to the identification of staffing needs of the Cree Nation Government.
  • Create list of networking contacts to communicate with for staffing needs.
  • Develop and maintain webpages, social media and other materials related to outreach activities.
  • Support the Manager of Recruitment and Development with the preparation of new job descriptions.
  • Research and create a listing of the types of assessment tests available on the market.
  • Provide support to the Manager of Recruitment and Development in the reviewing issue of issue sheets.
  • Administer the summer student program and identify opportunities for internships within the Cree Nation Government’s departments.
  • Provide support and orientation for the onboarding of new hires.
  • Prepare contracts for casual employees.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

  • Foster working relationships with the Cree School Board and post-secondary institutions.
  • Participate in external recruitment functions including but not limited to job and career fairs (universities, Cree School Board, Apatisiiwin Skills Development, etc.).
  • Manage relationship with recruitment agencies to source potential candidates.
  • Foster working relationships with the Cree School Board and post-secondary institutions.
  • Work in collaboration with the communication team to develop and create different outreach tools such as: videos, posters, social media messages, etc., to promote Cree Nation Government.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with managers, establish a recall list for short-term replacements.
  • Track and follow up on replacement contracts and renewals.
  • Ensure background checks for recall list are up to date and documented in the employee file.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports and participate in drafting the human resources annual report
  • Compile reports by entering data in the human resources spreadsheets databases.
  • Maintain an efficient and effective electronic and manual filing system.
  • Perform file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • University Certificate in Administration, Human Resources, Communications or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in verbal Cree and French.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Customer-focused and service-oriented. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Proven organizational skills. 
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to travel regularly.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Other Details:

Pay Type: Salary

Minimum Hiring Rate: $52,654.00

Maximum Hiring Rate: $70,294.00

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