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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 11/24/2014

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: Janis Simon

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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov


Job Announcements Updated 11/24/2014

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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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Human Resources Director

Exempt Status: Exempt

Reports to: Tribal Chairman

Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Position Summary:
This full-time management position works under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and is responsible for the overall successful administration of the Human Resources Department of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. The Director shall provide technical assistance to CEO/ED, Tribal Council, committees, and management staff on Federal, State, and Tribal employment laws and regulations as they pertain to the Tribal government operations. The Director of Human Resources shall be a part of the administrative team representing the Tribe in all labor relations issues.

The Commissioner shall have primary responsibility for oversight of tribal casino gaming operations to assure the integrity of such operations. Shall comply with all provisions of the Compact, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Kickapoo Nation Tribal Gaming Commission Ordinance. Shall perform all duties in a professional, fair and consistent

The Director shall be responsible for all employment matters from recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits such as retirement and medical, training, employee development, compliance with Indian Preference and other Tribal employment ordinances, career counseling, employee relations, adverse actions, disciplinary counseling, organizational analysis & development, and interpretation and application of Tribal employment policies and procedures.

The Director of Human Resources shall be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of an effective and successful employee policy manual

The Director shall supervise Human Resource staff in a positive and effective manner and make general and special reports and employment summaries to the CEO/Executive Director as requested. This position shall maintain a high level of communication and work cooperatively with other departments and programs. This position shall perform all other related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.A. Degree in Human Resources, Business, or other related field.
At least two (2) years successful supervisory experience with two (2) or more staff.
Must have at least five (5) years of successful experience in Human Resources.
Must have superior working knowledge of Tribal, Federal, and State employment laws and regulations as they pertain to a Tribal operation.
Successful working knowledge developing and implementing a full employee benefits package including retirement, health/medical, 401k, ERISA, COBRA.
Demonstrated successful work experience with tribal government agencies.
Experiences in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
Able to provide training to managers, supervisors, and employees on various employment topics.
Experience in developing, managing, and administering annual operating budgets.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors & subordinate staff, other programs & departments, public and private officials, and general public.
Maintain adherence to confidentiality policies and practices.
Experience with employee relations, employee benefits programs
Understanding of Tribal sovereignty as it relates to Federal, State, local laws, ordinances, and regulations, especially in labor laws and other matters of employment within a Tribal operation.
Working knowledge of employee drug testing programs.
Experiences dealing with disciplinary actions up to and including terminations.
Highly developed organizational and communication skills, computer skills, and skill dealing with the public..

Other Requirements:

- Must be able to pass a criminal history background check, be bondable, and eligible to obtain a valid Kansas State Drivers License and be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance policy.
- Must pass an initial drug test and participate in a random drug-testing program of the Tribe.

Position posted: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled

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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Environmental Director

Reports to: Tribal Administrator

Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Status: Full Time

Position Summary:
Shall oversee and be responsible for the overall management of the environmental programs for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.

General Description:

Plans, directs, coordinates activities of staff involved in developing procedures, equipment, 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.

Construct and maintain greenhouse and community gardening project.
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.
Maintain the Tribe's Wastewater Lagoon systems.

Analyse 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.
May provide technical assistance to Tribal programs and agencies conducting related environmental studies.
Determines data collection methods to be employed in projects.
Develop funding proposals for environmental areas concerning the Kickapoo Tribe.
Attend meetings and training and represents the department on subjects related to the program.
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.
Responsible for conducting environmental assessments and reviews.
And other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications shall be a Bachelor's Degree in environmental science. An individual with a Master's Degree is preferred. A minimum of three years experience in environmental field, with experience working with Indian Tribes is preferred. An individual must be experienced or knowledgeable of the following areas: air pollution, surface water, drinking and ground water, hazardous waste, solid and infectious waste, emergency and remedial response, pollution prevention, etc.
Must possess strong communication and organization skills.
Must have computer experience such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, etc.
Must possess in valid driver's license and be fully insurable under Tribal insurance policy. Individual must present current MVR with driver's license prior to appointment for clearance.

Position posted: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled

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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Gaming Commisioner

Position: Tribal Council Appointment/3 year term

Reports to: Tribal Council

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Status: 25 hours part-time, $20.00 per hour

Position Summary:
The Commissioner shall have primary responsibility for oversight of tribal casino gaming operations to assure the integrity of such operations. Shall comply with all provisions of the Compact, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Kickapoo Nation Tribal Gaming Commission Ordinance. Shall perform all duties in a professional, fair and consistent

General Description:
Review inspector’s daily incident reports and surveillance department daily shift reports.
Read and approve procedures and policies for commissioners and various Casino
departments.
Read, understand and approve internal controls and procedural changes and/or additions
from Casino Management.
Monitor various commission departments such as licensing, surveillance and inspection.
Provide direction and guidance on amending internal controls. Each commissioner is
responsible for four (4) designated areas in the Casino.
Prepare for and attend all Commission meetings, which will be 1 or 2 per week.
Shall prepare for and attend monthly Central Plains (4-Tribes) meetings.
Prepare for and attend monthly meetings with Tribal Council and Casino Management.
Commissioners act as an appellate body for Commission employee grievances.
Must demonstrate professionalism at all times.
Must work at least one half of weekly time on site at the Casino or the Gaming Commission office.
Prepare for and attend Quarterly meetings with State Gaming Commission.
Ability to read, interpret and implement Gaming Laws and Regulations.
Ability to write investigative, financial and analytical type reports such as writing formal
hearing decisions and orders several times per month.
Working knowledge of the different Gaming classifications.
Working understanding of how the gaming licensing process works and be able to make decisions on licensing applications in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate, college degree preferred.
Must attend Commissioner orientation training, usually two days and obtain continued training while serving as a Commissioner.
Shall possess valid driver’s license in state of residency and be fully insurable under
tribal insurance policy. Provide current MVR prior to appointment for clearance.
Must be able to understand and carryout tasks with little or no supervision.
Demonstrated experience or ability to conduct oversight and monitoring of regulated operations.
Documented experience managing people and functions, however serves primarily in a policymaking role.
Experience working with the general public.
Shall maintain strict confidential information at all times.

Position posted: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled

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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Head Start Director

Position: Full-Time

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary:
Oversees the Kickapoo Head Start / Early Head Start Program, providing technical and
supervisory support to the Head Start / Early Head Start Staff. Director assures that children and families receive high quality Early Intervention and Head Start services that provide developmentally appropriate activities in a safe learning environment.

General Description:
Provide leadership to the Head Start team. Provide support and expertise in the areas of
the Head Start Performance Standards as they relate to Early Childhood
Development/Health Services, Parent and Community Partnerships, and Program Design
and Management. Supervisory responsibilities include: hiring, promoting, training, experience working with budgets & multiple grants, disciplining, scheduling, directing, terminating, developing/coaching and measuring performances for the staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social Work, or
Business Administration.

Position posted: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled

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 janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

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