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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 05/04/2015

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Human Resources Mission Statement

The Human Resource Department will serve as administrative strategic partner with our employees, and individuals seeking employment opportunities with the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. We will provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equable administration of policies and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment.

The mission of Human Resources is to support our right to practice Indian Preference, while maintaining confidentiality and our promise of fair treatment, accountability while promoting and supporting recruiting strategies, as well as collaborating with departments to create a high performing, diverse workforce.

Our Vision

The Human Resources Department is a resource for the Kickapoo Reservation Community and is recognized as a dynamic team of knowledgeable professionals who impact and promote equity and fair human relations throughout the tribal organization. We will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the operating principles of the Kickapoo Tribe.


Human Resources Director: Jona Rupnicki

Duties are to oversee the Kickapoo Human Resource Department and staff. Responsibilities are to interpret, develop, and support written personnel policies and procedures. For further questions, please call toll-free (877) 864-2746, extension 246, or email Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov


Job Announcements Updated 05/04/2015

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Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov

Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Position Title: Environmental Director
Status: Full time- 40 hours per week with benefits; Supervisor: Tribal Administrator Application Deadline: June 8th 2015

Position Summary: The Environmental Director will oversee and be responsible for the overall management of the environmental programs for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.

Responsibilities:
- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of staff involved in developing procedures and techniques to solve environmental problems.
- Schedules and assigns duties to staff based on evaluation of their knowledge of specific disciplines.
- Confers with Tribal Managers and/or Tribal Council to coordinate project activities and establish reporting procedures.
- Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects, such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, monthly progress reports and staff meetings in order to inform management of current status of each project.
- Reviews technical aspects of project to assist staff and assess productivity.
- Reviews project operations to ensure coordination of efforts and timely submission of reports.
- Analyses reports to evaluate program effectiveness and budgetary needs.
- Approves expenditures necessary for completion of projects.
- Prepares and controls budget for functions of the environmental program.
- Coordinates planning, testing, and operating phases to complete projects.
- Provides technical assistance to Tribal programs and agencies conducting related environmental studies.
- Determines data collection methods to be employed in projects.
- Develops funding proposals for environmental areas concerning the Kickapoo Tribe.
- Attends meetings and trainings and represents the department on subjects related to the program.
- Maintains Greenhouse and Community Gardening projects.
- May recruit, hire, and train department staff, evaluate staff performance and develop goals and objectives for staff in conjunction with the Human Resource Department.
- May negotiate contracts and consulting firms to perform research activities as called for in specific projects.
- Other duties as assigned by the Tribal Administrator.

Minimum Education/Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree with focus on environmental studies, natural sciences, resource management, management, planning, or other related field.
- Three or more years of management experience in environmental related field
- Experienced or knowledgeable of the following areas: air pollution, surface water, drinking and ground water, hazardous waste, solid waste, pollution prevention, etc.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with a variety of people with diverse interests and temperaments
- Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
- Physically able to work in the field (lifting, carrying, supplies and equipment, planting, etcetera) during all seasons
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Desired Qualifications:

- An individual with an advanced degree is preferred.
- Proficiency with ArcGIS and GPS
- Experience working with Native American tribes

COMPENSATION:
Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. The Environmental Director will also enjoy a flexible work schedule in a fun, fast-paced, positive work environment with excellent coworkers.


Position Title: Environmental Specialist – Water Quality Monitoring
Status: Full time- 40 hours per week with benefits; Supervisor: Environmental Director Application Deadline: June 8th 2015

Position Summary: The Environmental Specialist will work under the supervision of the Environmental Director primarily works on the tribal Clean Water Act 106 Program; however, opportunities will be present to assist on a variety of tasks associated with environmental protection, regulations, and tribal environmental capacity building goals.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct habitat assessments and bio-assessments of wadeable streams
- Calibrate and operate water quality sondes in the field
- Write assessment reports and quality assurance procedures
- Upload water quality data to STORET
- Researches funding sources for environmental programs and writes proposals to secure continued funding and new funding for these programs.
- Coordinate environmental education and community awareness activities and displays at public events, employee events, Kickapoo Nations Schools, and Head Start.
- Attend and successfully complete training programs as assigned
- Gather current, scientific, and regulatory data for environmental education materials and tribal newsletters.
- Examine and prepare charts, tables, maps, and other pertinent documents for the interpretation of data; and prepares reports of findings and analyses using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with public officials, management, and the general public.
- Ability to comprehend and interpret environmental control laws, rules and regulations.
- Network with national, regional, tribal, state, and local governmental agencies; primarily at quarterly EPA Region VII RTOC meetings.
- Attend trainings regarding environmental issues, as assigned by Director, primarily through the Institutes for Tribal Environmental Professionals.
- Ability to organize and complete work as necessary in order to meet deadlines and project goals.
Other duties as assigned by the Environmental Director.

Minimum Education/Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree or higher with focus on environmental studies, natural sciences, resource management, watershed science, conservation planning, or other related field
- Knowledge of watershed stewardship and conservation, resource management, water quality/storm water science and hydrology.
- Three or more years of professional experience, including field work
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with a variety of people with diverse interests and temperaments
- Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
- Highly organized and motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Physically able to work in the field (climbing in and out of streams, lifting, carrying supplies and equipment, planting, etcetera) during all seasons
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Desired Skills & Experiences:

- Proficiency with ArcGIS and GPS
- Familiarity with production agriculture and personal interest in conservation and agriculture
- Experience working with watershed and other Native American tribes

COMPENSATION:
Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. The Environmental Specialist will also enjoy a flexible work schedule in a fun, fast-paced, positive work environment with excellent coworkers.


Position Title: Environmental Specialist – Wetland Program Manager
Status: Full time- 40 hours per week with benefits; Supervisor: Environmental Director Application Deadline: June 12th 2015

Position Summary: The Environmental Specialist will be responsible for managing all activities involved with the Wetland Program Development Grant under the supervision of the Kickapoo Environmental Office Director. The applicant will have experience in and/or be familiar with wetland delineation and conditional assessment, verifiable through references and work experience. Applicant will have the opportunity to assist on a variety of tasks associated with environmental protection, regulations, and tribal environmental capacity building goals. Related experience will be applicable in the decision making process.

Responsibilities:
- Conducting wetland habitat and delineations assessments according to the USACE Midwest Regional Supplement, and USRAM
- Collecting GPS waypoint and track data using Trimble and related software
- Examine and prepare charts, tables, maps, and other pertinent documents for the interpretation of data; and prepares reports of findings and analyses
- Assist the Water quality coordinator in monitoring streams, ponds, and groundwater wells
- Coordinates environmental education and community awareness activities and displays at public events, employee events, Kickapoo Nations Schools, and Head Start
- Attending trainings regarding environmental issues, as assigned by Director, primarily through the Institutes for Tribal Environmental Professionals
- Providing inter and intra departmental support as needed
- Networks with national, regional, tribal, state, and local governmental agencies; primarily at quarterly EPA Region VII RTOC meetings
- Complete duties as assigned by the Environmental Director..


Minimum Education/Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Biology, or other related field.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in wetlands field with experience working with Indian Tribes is preferred.
- Related work experience demonstrating the ability to perform the above functions
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member
- Ability to lift 60 lbs, stand for 5 hours each day, and operate motorized vehicles when
necessary.
- Familiarity with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funding sources.

Desired Qualifications:

- In-depth knowledge of Microsoft software, particularly Word, and Excel
Working knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS units
- Familiarity with writing grants, assessment reports, and quality assurance procedures
- Ability to organize and complete work as necessary in order to meet deadlines and project goals.
- Familiarity with Clean Water Act 104, and 404
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with public officials, management, and the general public
- Must possess good verbal and written skills and be able to communicate ideas and concepts
- Ability to comprehend and interpret environmental control laws, rules and regulations.

COMPENSATION:
Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. The Environmental Specialist will also enjoy a flexible work schedule in a fun, fast-paced, positive work environment with excellent coworkers.


Position Title: Social Services Director
Position: Full Time
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary: This position will plan, implement and direct the activities and
functions of the Social Service Department.

General Description:
Individual is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations
and activities of this department.
The Director currently monitors and manages five program grants. The social
service programs include limited transportation assistance, crisis intervention
and emergency assistance to Native American children and families and other
Native American families living on or near the Kickapoo reservation in
Kansas.
This individual is responsible for the training and evaluation of all Social
Service employees, volunteers and interns.
Duties include assessment and evaluation of intake information to determine
eligibility of services. The referral of clients to outside resources will followup
as necessary.
This position will work independently and with the Grants and Contracts
Developmental Office to secure appropriate funding for social services
programs.
This position has the responsibility to monitor the maintenance and
development of social service programs such as the State and Federal ICW,
Family Preservation, Family Violence and Social Service Programs according
to established guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a Licensed Social Worker. (Bachelor or Masters level)
Individual must be computer literate and be able to track multiple budgets and
contracts.
Must have experience in administering social service programs. Must analyze
statistical data, prepare and manage budgets, review grants, complete reports to
funding sources and Tribal officials as needed.
This position will provide backup for the Indian Child Welfare worker when
needed.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background investigation and a
Central Registry for child abuse per provision in (25 CFR, Part 63).
Individual must have a clean driving record and be insurable with the tribal
insurance. Individual must obtain a MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) before starting
employment.
Individual must possess the ability to work under stressful conditions.


Position Title: PROGRAM AIDE
Seasonal Part-Time (High School Applicants
)
Position Overview: Assists Group Leader with activities KTIK Boys & Girls Club The aide will assist the Director, Program Leader, and Group Leader in delivering the programs and activities during the summer program of the Kickapoo Boys and Girls Club.


Position Title: Group Leader
Seasonal Part-Time (Adult Applicants
)

Group Leader: Will work with the KTIK Boys & Girls Club Director and Program Director in delivering educational and cultural programs and fun physical activities to an assigned age group during the summer program at the Kickapoo Boys and Girls Club. The programs will include a reading program, arts and crafts, and the TRAIL Program. The activities will include daily time and games in the gym or outside and weekly field trips.


Position Title: Fire Department Secretary

Part-Time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: This position shall provide clerical and administrative support for the Kickapoo Fire Department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

• Performs secretarial duties in support of an individual, and in some cases, the subordinate staff of that individual as well, by performing general office work auxiliary to the work of the organization.
• Maintains total and complete discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
• Coordinates program activities, conferences and extracurricular activities; enters data to maintain and update activities, user’s information, timeframes, schedules, reminders and report evaluations.
• Maintains a schedule of activities, conferences and meetings held, edits letters, composes letters and reports, review correspondence for accuracy and completeness, and type memorandums.
• Takes and transcribes all meeting minutes for the Kickapoo Fire Department.
• Coordinates and makes all airline and hotel arrangements; completes all required pre and post travel documents and provides timely and appropriate follow up.
• Schedules appointments, coordinates meetings and/or schedules conferences; researches and provides background on subject matter of meeting without direction.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kickapoo Fire Cheif.
• Must possess computer knowledge with Windows, EXCEL, PowerPoint, and other business related programs, etc.
• Must be dependable and possess strong communication and organizational skills


Position Title: Fire Chief
Full TIme

Position Summary: The Fire chief is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Kickapoo Fire Department. Primary areas of responsibility are all fire, emergency medical and emergency management related programs. Performs a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks and functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue operation, emergency management, swift water rescue and hazardous materials; and other emergency operations.


Position Title: Child Family Advocate
Full TIme

Position Summary: To assist the Early Head Start program by providing services focusing on the promotion of moving families/individuals through the poverty cycle to personal self-sufficiency. To educate parents of enrolled children in the Home Based Early Head Start Program in different aspects of child and family development. Promote and support Part B: Early Childhood Development/Health and Part C: Family/Community Partnerships of the Head Start Performance Standards.


Position Title: Child Development Specialist
Full TIme

Position Summary: To provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To support individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.
To provide training and resources that will support staff and parents in working effectively with children with disabilities. Manage the work plans to provide service to children with disabilities. Ensure individualization for all children through screenings and ongoing assessments.


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