Personnel Administrator

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.


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The Personnel Administrator is responsible for carrying out the assignments and duties related to personnel management; serves as the liaison between the employees and the Personnel committee and attends all monthly personnel meetings and Tribal Council. Maintains strict confidentiality to ensure confidence of all parties. Responsible for fact-finding and formulation of recommendations and cases of disputes, and disciplinary actions.


$37,757 - $60,450


  • Assists with the implementation and enforcement of the Tribe’s personnel policies and procedures, including management of employee benefits package, workman’s compensation, liability insurance and the Employment Assistance Program.
  • Reviews payroll for all employees. Oversee the maintenance of confidential personnel records, attendance records and compensated absences for all employees.
  • Serves as the initial point of contact for personnel disputes and investigates and gathers facts regarding disputes and makes recommendations to the Personnel Committee if necessary.
  • Assists department directors in preparation and review of draft job descriptions and consults with department directors regarding staffing requirements.
  • Serves as liaison to the Interview and Personnel committees.
  • Encourages and supervises professional development of employees.
  • Assures that employees interact with the public and each other in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Assists the Chairperson of the Personnel committee with the development of an agenda for Personnel committee meetings.
  • Communicates changes in Tribal personnel policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed.
  • Assists the department directors and Tribal Administrator in identifying relevant anniversary dates of employees (i.e., probation; 401k contributions, etc…) and annual reviews of employee performance evaluations.
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate or as directed.
  • Conducts CORI and background checks as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Five years’ experience in personnel management.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and extensive confidential records.
  • Skilled in general office automation and computer software.
  • Strong communication, presentation, leadership, decision-making and written skills.
  • Conducts themselves in an ethical, professional and confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business; Personnel/Human Resources or related field.
  • Previous experience in the development of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Experience working within a Tribal administration/community.
  • Experience with payroll management systems.


The above job description was received, read and understood by me.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job are changed.