Title: Human Resources Generalist
Schedule: Monday – Friday
Location:  Longview, WA
Classification:  Exempt
Opening Date: September 8, 2022
Salary Range: $28.62 to $40.07per hour DOE
Closing Date: September 26, 2022

Position Summary:
Provides professional and administrative advice, guidance and service to employees in support of the Human Resources department and programs. Serves as a primary point of consultation, coordination, and liaison for personnel issues on a range of recruitment, hiring, employee relations, and benefits management. Maintains professionalism in all interactions with internal and external customers and adheres to confidentially requirements. Honors and represents the mission, vision, values of CIT and of the HR department.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other related duties as assigned.

Interacts with and advises employees on a range of individual benefits questions, such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, COBRA eligibility, leave, and other associated benefits.
Manages employee medical leave program; provides documentation and guidelines, review physician certification, track usage, and complete verbal or written correspondence to employees.
Ensures accuracy of deductions for all benefits pertaining to employees.
Assists with reasonable accommodations and return-to-work requests.
Creates and distributes internal communications regarding status changes, benefits, or company policies.
Supports and serves as a backup with recruitment, interviewing, employee training and onboarding processes.
Reviews individual benefits applications and related documentation for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with summary plan descriptions prior to processing; contact employees as necessary to clarify information provided on forms.
Leads coordinator for open enrollment, changes, and training for employee benefits programs.
Processes workers compensation claims and handles accident reports; processes and/or responds to unemployment claims as necessary
Provides advice, guidance, and support to CIT management and staff on employee relations issues, including workplace disputes, grievances, employee adverse actions and performance-based actions, and policy interpretation.
Assists with job description creation, compensation research and evaluation.
Works closely with the Chief HR Director on performance management and succession planning.
Assists in responding to complaints regarding harassment or discrimination; assists in any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions.
Processes timely and accurate employee leave payouts, applications with payroll.
Ensures random drug screens are completed in a timely and accurate fashion.
Conducts exit interviews and assists with tracking trends. Maintains records, files, materials, documents and databases; ensures records are accurate and; updated; review, research and summarize a variety of statistical reports; ensures the integrity and security of confidential employee data.
Maintains current knowledge of tribal, state, federal and other applicable law, regulations, and requirements related to benefits, compensation, recruitment, and other HR and employee programs.
Completes special projects as assigned by HR Director.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field.
Four year of human resources experience required.
SHRM, HRCI, or Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification preferred.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening / investigation according to the established requirements below.


Pre-employment drug screen.
Reference checks, education, and employment verification.
Federal, state, and/or tribal criminal history and sanction checks including fingerprint verification

***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native and/or a Veteran and would like this to be considered for hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.