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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 Director: PJ McKinney

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov


Job Announcements Updated 05/032016

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Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email the HR Director at pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov

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

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Title: Project Launch Program Assistant
Position: Full time
Employee Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
The Assistant will work closely with the Kickapoo Young Child Wellness Coordinator as well as the Young Child Wellness Expert housed at the Center for Public Partnerships in Lawrence, Kansas, to ensure Project LAUNCH outcomes are met. Position also will help establish and maintain the Young Child Wellness office at the Kickapoo Tribe. This position will work with project partners and will refer families to other community-based organizations supporting children and families.

Job Description:
• Provides day-to-day assisting with coordination of Project LAUNCH
• Work with the YCW Coordinator to promote the wellness of children at Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, birth to age eight by addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of development
• Support implementation and aid in maintenance of the Kickapoo Project LAUNCH strategic plan
• Aid in delivering evidence-based early childhood services as appropriate, including delivering parent education, home visits, and developmental screenings
• Identify and assess needs of families with children from birth to age eight
• Coordinate with Head Start and Early Head Start to ensure that service objectives are met and not duplicated
• Connect families to appropriate services and resources within the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and surrounding communities

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in early childhood, health education, public health, nursing, social work or related field. 2 years of experience delivering public or community health programs.

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 Fax: 785-486-2801
Indian Preference is exercised.


Title: Chief of Police

Position: Full Time

Location: Kickapoo Law Enforcement

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary:

General Description: The Chief of Police will perform responsible, professional, administrative and supervisory tasks in directing the operation and activities of the Police Department. The Chief of Police is responsible for the preservation of peace within the community, protection of life and property; and enforcement of Tribal ordinances, state and federal law where applicable.


Minimum Qualifications: An Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement, with at least five years criminal justice related experience in direct police activities and at least 3 years of experience in management position within the last 5 years. Possess Federal Law Enforcement in the Bureau of Indian Affairs certification is desirable but other federal training is allowable. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must have a valid Driver’s License and be fully insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy. (Please see Job Description for further requirements.)

Posting: 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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131
Fax: 785-486-2801

Indian Preference is exercised.


TITLE: Fire Chief

POSITON: Full-time (exempt) Benefits

SUPERVISOR: Tribal Administrator

Position Description:
The Fire chief is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Kickapoo Fire Department. 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.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Plans, develops, implements, and administers emergency management plans for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, in accordance with strategic plans and Tribal policy.
• Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the fire department.
• Provides direct leadership and supervision of prescribed burning and fuels management operations to insure that goals and objectives are being achieved.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in fire science, public administration, or medically related field preferred.
• At least eight (8) years progressive management duties and/or fire service with supervisory experience.
• Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license and insurable under tribal insurance policy.
• Possession of Kansas Medical Services First Responder certification or equivalent.
• Firefighter I & II Certification, or equivalent.
• Possession of National Wildfire Coordinating Group Firefighter Type 2 certification.

Indian Preference is exercised


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

Qualifications:
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

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