Human Resources Director

Position Summary:

Responsible for the operation and management of the Human Resource (Personnel) Department; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Casino Employee Handbook, Kitchen/Restaurant Manual, Casino Minimum Internal Controls (MICS), and the Casino Environment, Health & Public Safety Manuals as they relate to personnel and business operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for protecting Casino Assets.
  • Will maintain strict confidentiality of classified personnel files.
  • Responsible for applicant interviewing, employee hiring, evaluations, terminations and exit interviews in conjunction with the various department heads.
  • Act as a liaison between management and employees to insure the integrity of the Ohiya Casino & Resort.
  • Will develop and oversee employee training programs, including orientation and assigning the appropriate trainer/mentor for the new employee.
  • Responsible for the security and maintenance of employee files.
  • Will work with the payroll department in processing employee benefits, including Workman’s Compensation.


  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in related casino employment or hospitality business preferred.
  • Have a basic understanding of Santee Dakota historical/contemporary history/culture that relates to the Ohiya Casino & Resort mission, purpose, and employment.
  • Must be able to obtain a Santee Sioux Nation Gaming License.
  • Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Must have some mathematical skills and reasoning abilities and be a self-starter, self-motivator type of individual.


  • Must have transportation.
  • College degree preferred in Human Resources (HR) or related field(s). Previous experience in HR employment and/or the casino industry is preferred.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must have a friendly, outgoing personality.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to pay attention to details.
  • Attentiveness and patience for customers and staff.
  • Ability to multitask in a demanding environment.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. or more.
  • Organization skills.
  • Must be in excellent health.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and adhere to the tribe’s drug/alcohol free workplace policy.
  • Maintain a strict confidentiality on casino business/guests.
  • In the event the casino falls short of staff, you are required to a mandatory 6-day workweek.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Standing/walking the entire shift.
  • Must have good interpersonal relation skills.
  • Take and pass a medical physical.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills required.
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor during all interactions.

Work Environment

  • Fast paced environment.
  • Preformed work will take place in a loud and smoke-related environment.


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Ohiya Casino & Resort,
Attention: Human Resources
53142 Hwy 12
Niobrara, NE 68760