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Kickapoo Human Resources

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 Interim Director: Robin Minard

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 Robin.Minard@ktik-nsn.gov

Job Announcements Updated 08/13/2015

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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 Robin.Minard@ktik-nsn.gov

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



Title: Preparation Cook & Delivery Driver

Location: Kickapoo Senior Citizens Building

Supervisor: Director, Kickapoo Senior Citizens Program

Position Summary: Part time 20 hrs week

General Description: Assist the head cook and prepare meals for up to 100 older community members daily in a timely manner. Prepare a clean and healthy salad bar daily. Greet all persons with a friendly attitude. Inventory products used for meals and report needed items to the head cook. Clean and maintenance vehicle daily by checking liquids, air in tires, service lights, and fuel for inspection and immediately reporting any vehicle concerns to the director. Willingness to clean any part of building that is in needed. The selected prep cook driver must be willing to work as a team member.

Minimum Qualifications: Willing to complete the food and safety handling courses. Must have patience and be willing to learn, along with being receptive to constructive criticism to ensure safe, tasteful and quality outcomes for the population served. Previous food handling/cooking experience preferred. Current valid KS DL is a must; including insurable under the policies and procedures of the KTIK’s insurance.

Position posted. Open until filled.

Position Title: Brownfields Program Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time, Hourly Grant Funded Position
Wage: Based on qualifications and experience

General Summary of the Position:
Under direction of the Environmental Director, the Brownfields Program Coordinator will work with the tribe and USEPA in activities related to the implementation and management of funded Brownfields activities. This will entail developing a survey and inventory of potential
Brownfields (contaminated or suspected to be contaminated) sites, developing and implementing plan for the Tribal Response Plan, providing means for Public participation, establishing a Public Record, and organizing training sessions for responders and clean-up workers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Organize and coordinate work plan activities, budget and timeline to meet grant project goals.
• Support staff with preparation and management of materials and reports.
• Work closely with the City staff, consultants and Blue Island community to maintain communication and promote project activities.
• Collect & input data; Update existing brownfields inventory.
• Coordinates outreach, promotions and communications related to the Brownfields Cleanup
• Organize and coordinate community involvement events
• Support staff with tracking budget, milestones and deliverables per grant work plans
• Support staff with preparation of quarterly progress reports and maintain proper records
• Ensure accurate and timely preparation of grant fund reimbursements; Create and maintain appropriate documentation to track grant finances
• Provide administrative support for recordkeeping, organizing and maintaining grant and contract file system per federal requirements
• Provide general research and technical support for department staff

1. Must have college degree, or currently working towards a college degree
2. Knowledge of general office procedures
3. Excellent written and communication skills
4. Computer knowledge required
5. Must be organized
6. Must be able to prioritize and perform multiple activities under tough deadlines
7. Ability to work independently and in a team environment as needed
8. Willing to work outdoors throughout the year

Title: Teacher/Early Childhood Supervisor
Position: Full Time.
Location: Kickapoo Head Start Program
Supervisor: Head Start Director.

General Description:
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 parental involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress, and facilitate transition into kindergarten.

Position Summary:
Provides professional expertise in Early Childhood Education and Development, assisting
the Director in site monitoring, consultation, training, policy and procedure development,
agency collaboration, and tracking of Early Childhood Education and Disabilities service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum educational requirement of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or in a related field that included classes focusing on early childhood education/development.

Title: Financial Accountant
Position: Full Time
Supervisor: Financial Director

Position Description:
Employee is responsible for developing, maintaining, and updating capital project records and cost report records with minimal supervision and direction. Prepare monthly financials and reconciliation of bank statements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Reconcile general ledger
  • Assist in the preparation of financials
  • Payroll duties
  • Have strong knowledge in Excel
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration, accounting or related fields. A working knowledge of fund accounting is a plus. Individual must have working knowledge of computerized fund accounting software, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Word processing, report writing and office procedures.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in governmental accounting and cash accounting.

Title: ICW Social Worker
Position: Part-Time (20) Hours
Department: Social Services/ Judicial Center
Supervisor: Social Services Director

Position Description:
The Indian Child Welfare Worker will provide case management services to children in foster care, as well as monitor those foster care cases in the State Court system. The ICW Worker will conduct home studies and provide reports to the court and Program Director. The ICW Worker will Maintain/Update client files and develop case plans for all children in Tribal Custody.

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide case management and advocacy for those children placed in Tribal Custody, as well as, monitor those in the State Court System.
  • Transport clients to/from appointments as necessary.
  • Provide case management services; assist in the reunification process and/or permanency planning.
  • Work with mental health providers, and all other service providers involved in the case.
  • Arranging or providing parenting skills training for adult, teen and foster parents.
  • Responsible for all foster care procedures/requirements to make sure they are carried out, including Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training in foster parents.
  • Conduct home studies and provide reports to the court and Program Director.
  • Maintain/update client files and develop case plans for all children in Tribal Custody.
  • Attend meetings in ICW, Child Protective Services, Child Abuse and Neglect and Sexual Abuse.
  • Working directly with client in learning Independent Living Skills
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of case management

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Licensure with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board is required, with at least one year experience working with children and families and culturally diverse populations. Indian preference applies, BIA training will be provided. The applicant must pass a criminal background investigation and Central Registry Check for Child Abuse per (25 CFR Part 63). Individual must have a clean driving record and be fully insurable under the Tribe’s insurance.

Privacy Act
The Indian Child Welfare Worker must comply with all requirements and provisions of subpart D, of 43 CFR, Part 2, which implements the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a) (i) (I).

Drug-Free Workplace Policy
As a condition of employment, applicants must consent to pre-employment drug testing prior to appointment, and abide by the Drug-Free Workplace Policy while employed by the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Indian Preference Policy
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1034 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration given to non-Indian application in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Title: Head Start Director
Position: Full-Time
Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, Kansas
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.

Title: Child Support Specialist I
Position: Full Time (non-exempt) with Benefits
Supervisor: Child Support Enforcement Director

Position Description:
Provides comprehensive child support services to children, custodial parent and non-custodial parent.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes cases to determine appropriate actions.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Initiates actions to establish paternity and/or child support orders under guidelines set by Tribe.
  • Calculates child support obligations and debts.
  • Locates parents and their assets using available information.
  • Initiates appropriate collection actions.
  • Negotiates repayment of child support debts.
  • Records all actions taken, conversations held, documents received or requested in case files.
  • Must be willing to travel and attend child support specific training.
  • Must work effectively with other units of government.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • AA Degree and three years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis in related fields.
  • Must have experience and knowledge using word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style format.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY.
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations and with intense clients; defuse tense situations and remain impartial.
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive in a diverse society.
  • Must have valid Kansas driver's license, a good driving record and be insurable to drive fleet vehicles.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations; and work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and establish formulas.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Minimum standards of character: Must not have found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, a felonious offense or 2 or more misdemeanor offenses involving (under federal, state, or tribal law; violations from other states will be interpreted according to the Kickapoo Tribe Penal Code):
    • Crimes of violence
    • Sexual Assault
    • Molestation
    • Exploitation
    • Contact with or prostitution
    • Crimes against Persons
    • Offenses committed against children
    • Child Abuse Neglect
  • Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory result of pre-employment drug testing.

Title: Registered Nurse

Position: Full Time / Exempt

Location: Kickapoo Health Clinic

Supervisor: Health Clinic Director

Job Summary: This individual is responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment of care for patients. Provide nursing care to patients as specified in the SDPI-Competitive Grant Program, and Project LAUNCH program; and includes primary responsibility for providing outpatient nursing care and education for community members of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.

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