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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 12/16/2014

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: 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 12/16/2014

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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 tojona.rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov

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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Title: Contract Attorney

Reports to: Director, Child Support Enforcement

Location: Kickapoo Tribe Office of Child Support Enforcement

Position Summary:

The Kickapoo Tribe Office of Child Support Enforcement is seeking an experienced attorney to act as a contract attorney. Primary duties include providing the Office of Child Support Enforcement legal representation for child support services, reviewing existing tribal codes, federal codes and other tribal child support codes as deemed necessary; drafting child support codes or revisions to existing for the Kickapoo Tribe.

General Description:

Additional scope of work includes providing legal assistance, recommendations and advice to the KCSE staff and director, to appear before all Tribal, Federal, and State Courts and Tribunals in which the contractor is admitted to practice in representing the Office, prepare court pleadings or review court pleadings prepared by caseworkers, provide legal advice to the Child Support Managers, communicate with Tribal Court Administrator and Judge concerning the child support dockets. At the request of the Office of Child Support Enforcement Director, the contract attorney may be required to
travel to attend training regarding changes in the requirements as set forth by the Office of Child Support Enforcement..

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must be a licensed attorney with at least two (2) years’ experience in Indian Child Welfare/human services practice. Must be a member of the Kansas State Bar and must be admissible before the Kickapoo Nation Tribal District Court and other Tribal Courts in Kansas. Must be familiar with the basic principles of federal Indian law, including such topics of tribal sovereignty, jurisdiction, and tribal child support program. The attorney must not been removed or disbarred from any court of any jurisdiction, never been convicted of a felony crime, no DUIs or major traffic offenses within the past
three (3) years.

Position posted: December 05, 2014; Open until Monday, December 29, 2014.

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
Email deniece.masqua@ktik-nsn.gov and jona.rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov

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

Title: Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Pharmacist

Position: Fulltime

Location: Kickapoo Nation Health Center

Position Summary:

This position is located in the pharmacy department of Kickapoo Nation Health Center, and substantial position of duties is in ambulatory care. This position involves technical work in a pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The work requires a specialized knowledge, experience and skills of the technical work of a pharmacy and a thorough knowledge of the routine and procedures of the pharmacy department.

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing for long periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighting over 20 pounds and bending and stooping. Work is performed in the pharmacy and sometimes in the patient care area where there is potential exposure to communicable diseases. Such areas are adequately ventilated and normal safety precautions are required.

General Description:

• Identifying insurance rejections, updating prescription information and resubmitting when needed.
• Refer patients to third-party representative who are uninsured.
• Updating patient demographic and beneficiary information in the computer system.
• Data entry into computer must be done accurately for proper prescription labels, medication data for billing functions and medication profiles.
• Dispensing medications to patients.
• Inventory management, updating drug prices and stocking.
• Answering the telephone.
• Being aware of the latest medicines and their availability.
• Provide patient education from routine materials available and includes consultation of patient using these drugs for the first time or on a chronic basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

6 months of qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories. Experience must have been provided a basic knowledge of:

• Pharmaceutical nomenclature.
• Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals;
• Pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the
• Variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
• Knowledge of Indian Health Service (IHS) POS system or ability to attend trainings, which are usually located in Oklahoma City.
• Applicant must hold a Pharmacy Technician’s license. Certified Pharmacy Technician preferred.

Position posted: December 09, 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 jona.rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277 or 785-486-2801
Indian Preference is exercised.

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


Title: Gaming Commisioner

Position: Tribal Council Appointment/3 year term

Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

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

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

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.

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

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