RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Human Resources (HR) Officer  

  • Location: Indian Brook, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: February 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Exciting Career Opportunity

Human Resources (HR) Officer  

Extended Posting: February 10, 2022

General Description:

Under the direction of the Band’s HR Manager, the HR Officer is responsible for providing day-to-day HR services for the LSK (L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom) School and Sipekne’katik’s Band Office. If a fully qualified candidate is not identified during the recruitment process a “HR Officer-in-training” may be hired instead, where they will receive on-the-job training and mentoring.


  • Work with LSK staff to ensure ongoing positive relationships between supervisors and coworkers.
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, hiring and employee orientation process.
  • Assist with the monitoring and updating of employee leave records, sick leave requests, benefit claims and policy enquiries.
  • Update the LSK/Band on-call list and find suitable candidates for temporary work.
  • Assist with the employee complaint resolution process.
  • Maintain various tracking systems that includes, but is not limited to, criminal/vulnerable record checks and training records.
  • Provide OH&S administrative support, such as assisting with WCB claims, incident reports and other legislated OH&S requirements.
  • Participate in learning and development opportunities.
  • Provide back-up support to the HR Coordinator during her/his absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the supervisor(s), such as maintaining filing systems (hard and soft copies), creating forms/templates, updating job descriptions, photocopying, drafting correspondence, attending meetings, coordinating HR events and conducting research projects.


  • Post-Secondary education with willingness to continue learning on-the-job.
  • One year of office experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Ability to interpret and apply HR Policies, Procedures and Legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to embrace lifelong learning and support organizational change.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office with an interest in learning new database software.
  • Experience working in a First Nations Community or openness to learn the culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain total confidentiality and to remain unbiased.
  • The HR role can be very demanding with multiple priorities that requires the incumbent to have strong coping skills and the ability to deal with upset employees at times.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license & reliable vehicle for travel.
  • A criminal records check is required.

Salary Range: $40,594-$52,966 for fully qualified person.  This position comes with a competitive compensation package and a variety of benefits including health, dental, disability and life insurances, an employee & family assistance program and employer pension plan. Must show proof of double vaccination.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter and Criminal Records Check to:

Human Resources Department


We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job-related application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come with mandatory employee benefits.  Must be double vaccinated.  Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.