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.
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:
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
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
Indian Preference is exercised.
Title: Preparation Cook & Delivery Driver
Location: Kickapoo Senior Citizens Building
Supervisor: Director, Kickapoo Senior Citizens
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
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
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
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
• Work closely with the City staff, consultants and Blue
Island community to maintain communication and promote project
• Collect & input data; Update existing brownfields
• 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
1. Must have college degree, or currently working towards a college
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
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.
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.
Provides professional expertise in Early Childhood Education and
the Director in site monitoring, consultation, training, policy
and procedure development,
agency collaboration, and tracking of Early Childhood Education
and Disabilities service.
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
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
- 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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator
Oversees the Kickapoo Head Start / Early Head Start Program, providing
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.
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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services,
Social Work, or
Title: Child Support Specialist I
Position: Full Time (non-exempt) with Benefits
Supervisor: Child Support Enforcement Director
Provides comprehensive child support services to children, custodial
parent and non-custodial parent.
- 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
- 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
- Must have experience and knowledge using word processing and
- 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
- Contact with or prostitution
- Crimes against Persons
- Offenses committed against children
- Child Abuse Neglect
- Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory result of pre-employment
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.