POSITION: Human Resources Manager
SALARY RANGE: $80,000 to $92,000 annually
LOCATION: K’ómoks First Nation Administration Office
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Chief Administrative Officer

Position Summary

K’ómoks First Nation’s employees embrace the vision, mission and will demonstrate K’ómoks’ core values in their daily work. K’ómoks staff will support K’ómoks Nation toward a prosperous and healthy community where each member has the right to self-sufficiency. They will move forward to support K’ómoks members in exercising their rights and title, while respecting their historic connection to K’ómoks lands and resources and to one another.

The purpose of the position is to be KFN’s provider of Human Resource Management expertise and guidance. The Nation is using an external HR consulting firm and is looking to transition to an in-house position and hope to fill it with a person with 5 years of HR and management experience.

The HR Manager will report to the Chief Administrative Officer CAO but will work closely with both the Director of Intergovernmental Relations (DIGR) and the Elected Chief and Council of the Nation.


  • Advising senior staff with HR matters and requesting legal or other professional advice when needed.
  • Supporting management with conflict resolution, progressive discipline, human rights, and accommodations and disability management.
  • Providing long term planning for KFN HR services including further reducing dependence on third party firms.
  • Organizing and maintaining human resources SharePoint files, including electronic personnel files in coordination with the finance department.
  • Scheduling meetings for HR related functions.
  • Maintaining the KFN wage ranges and conduct market research when needed.
  • Answering employee HR related questions and assisting filling out forms.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the OH&S Committee.
  • Disseminating information and news such as policy changes, benefits updates, training opportunities, classification and compensation updates, etc., to all departments as requested by the CAO.
  • Managing recruitment including preparing job descriptions alongside department managers, organizing approvals of job descriptions, organizing the postings, candidate short screens, and setting up interview panels and questions.
  • Onboarding of new staff, including drafting employment contracts collection of Employee data, HR orientation. Much of this in collaboration with the finance department.
  • Developing and maintaining KFN HR policies and procedures alongside leadership with external input and advise.
  • Working with managers and directors on the completion of performance reviews of department staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Community-centric, with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to establish working relationships with staff, Council, and a variety of governments, groups, knowledge keepers and/or Elders, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to display tact, respect and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment and decision-making
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness with thorough knowledge of the current First Nations governance landscape in BC and knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, as well as Adobe
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial labour laws
  • Familiarity with using printers, scanners, projectors, conference room systems, speakers, and mics

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a Human Resource Management concentration required
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certification
  • 5 years of experience working in a Human Resource role
  • Experience working in and with Indigenous organizations is asset


  • Criminal Record Check required
  • Willing to participate in personal and professional development
  • Follow K’ómoks First Nations policies and procedures

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work as a leader in a growing Indigenous organization appeals to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We value employment equity and prioritize applications from indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K’ómoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca.

To apply for this job email your details to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca