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 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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov
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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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Indian Preference is exercised.
Title: Director of Human Resources
Reports to: Tribal Chairman
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Kickapoo Reservation in
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
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
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.
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.
Required Education/Experience Requirements:
- 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
- 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
- Experiences dealing with disciplinary
actions up to and including terminations.
- Highly developed organizational and communication
skills, computer skills, and skill dealing with the public.
- 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.
Drug-free Workplace Policy: The Kickapoo Tribe
In Kansas is committed to a drug-free work environment and requires
all employees to participate in an employee drug-testing program
as a condition of employment.
Indian Preference Policy:
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates
in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC,
Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application
if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to
non-Indian applications in absence of qualified Indian Preference
Privacy Act: The Director
of Human Resources must comply with all requirements and provisions
of Subpart D, of 43 CFR, Part 2, which implements the Privacy
Act (5USC 552a) (i)(l).
Opening date: 06/29/2015, Closing date:
Position Title: Head Start
Reports to: Head Start Director
Status: Non-exempt — 42 Weeks
Position Purpose: To ensure the compliance of
the performance standards in the preparation, storage, and cleanup
of meals provided to/by Head Start. Develop and maintain required
records and systems, assure food delivery to classrooms and prepare
meals per USDA and Head Start standards.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Performance Indicators Food
- Direct the preparation of breakfast,
lunch, and snacks a day that meet Head Start and USDA nutrition
- Plan work schedule so that food production
- Develop and follow standardized recipes,
and use portion control methods, including the weighing of meal
- Ensure that meals are prepared on schedule.
- Use initiative, judgment, and creativity
in seasoning food, estimating amounts to be prepared, utilizing
leftovers, and preparing attractive food.
- Use food production and food storage
procedures that are acceptable to Brown County Health Department.
- Maintain daily menu production records.
- Prepare monthly menus for program and
monthly food lists for parent meetings.
- Prepare EVCO weekly food lists.
- Assist in maintaining Special Diet list
with other staff
- Track and assist in ordering food and
non-food items and receipts of food service venders
- Reconcile weekly inventory of food and
- Assist with reconciliation of Daily Meal
Count with Attendance Record.
- Assist in reconciliation of invoices
Kitchen Operation/Food Prep/Clean
- Responsible for efficient main kitchen
operation including giving direction to substitute nutrition
- Ensure that the kitchen operation needs,
issues or problems are communicated to the Director in a timely
and professional manner.
- Respond efficiently and appropriately
to the unexpected (staff shortages,
equipment malfunctions etc.) while maintaining strict meal schedules
- Prepare high quality, high quantity nutritional
food, following standardized recipes as directed by Food Service
- Assist in receiving orders from vendors,
ensuring that proper items have been delivered.
- Adhere to sanitation and safety procedures
prescribed for the Head Start kitchens, i.e. proper food temperatures,
storage and preparation guidelines.
- Assemble food, dishes, utensils and supplies
needed for timely meal preparation.
- Prepare and sort food for meals.
- Wash dishes pots, pans and utensils using
approved sanitation methods.
- Return all items to their proper storage
- Complete routine maintenance of kitchen
and equipment, including weekly deep cleaning.
- Develop and test standardized recipes,
using portion control methods, including weighing of meal components.
Minor Job Responsibilities (10%)
- Maintain good personal appearance and
- Take monthly food inventory and place
order for items needed; give copy to Nutrition Specialist.
- Plan and complete routine cleaning and
maintenance of kitchen and equipment.
- Wash utensils and dishes as necessary.
- Keep records of food purchases and record
quantities of foods prepared on a daily basis.
- Supervise volunteers.
- Help to integrate the kitchen into Head
Start programs by participating in nutrition education activities.
- Maintain a cooperative working relationship
with Head Start staff and parents.
- Communicate and problem solve with Nutrition
- Attend in-service training and staff
- Order and pick up misc. supplies as needed.
- Perform other duties as requested.
- Work cooperatively with Head Start staff,
families, and food service delivery staff
- All communications are potentially sensitive
and are subject to Head Start's policy on confidentiality.
- Previous experience in a large-scale
food production operation.
- Ability to work independently and supervise
- Knowledge of quantity food preparation,
equipment, and food purchasing.
- Reliable transportation.
- Skill in handling sensitive situations
and information in a professional manner.
- Must have a valid Driver's License
- CPR/First Aide certified
Employment conditional upon results
of the following:
- Passing Criminal History Registry
- Passing Drug Screen
- Recent Physical, Negative TB Test and
Up-to-Date on Immunizations
- Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes
- Regular kneeling, stooping and bending.
- Frequent lifting up to 501bs.
- Frequent decisions to assure compliance
with performance standards.
- 10 months
- Supervised by Nutrition Specialist
Title: Health & Wellness Coordinator
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator/KHW Project Director
Position Overview: The
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Health and Wellness
Coordinator to work with Tribal entities to ensure outcomes of
the CDC-funded A Comprehensive Approach to Promoting Health and
Wellness in Indian Country are met. The Health and Wellness Coordinator
will deliver interventions and inform policies that increase the
availability and use of traditional and other healthy foods and
beverages; provide opportunities for physical activity; reduce
exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke; and provide culturally
relevant health education throughout the community. The Coordinator
will work in partnership with the University of Kansas Center
for Public Partnerships to evaluate the project. This position
will organize, plan, and collaborate with project partners and
connect with other community-based organizations supporting health
and wellness of members of the Kickapoo Tribe.
- Provides day-to-day coordination of Kickapoo
Health and Wellness activities
- Promote the health and wellness of members
of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
- Develop, implement, and maintain the
Kickapoo Health and Wellness strategic plan based on the Tribe’s
Community Health Assessment Survey results
- Coordination with the Kickapoo Diabetes
Coalition for the delivery of public health education and intervention
- Deliver evidence-based prevention services
and public health education as appropriate, based on training
- Assure provisions of the evidence-based
practices are being maintained
- Work closely with tribal partners, including
the health clinic, Head Start/Early Head Start, Kickapoo Social
Services, and Tribal Council to address policy barriers to community
- Identify, support and maintain primary
partners around health and wellness for the entire Kickapoo
population, including children and adults
- Coordinate with the Kansas Department
of Health and Environment on the Kansas Healthy Tribes 2020
- Collect and report data on Kickapoo Health
and Wellness activities, in partnership with the KU Center for
- Participate in required monthly calls
with Federal Funding Agency
- Establish relationship with multiple
organizations and guide interagency collaborations with various
community-based organizations and public health services.
Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in health education,
public health, nursing, social work, or related field. At least
2 years of experience coordinating public or community health
programs. Experience should include working knowledge of diabetes,
obesity, chronic heart disease prevention, as well as the community
resources available to address these issues. A successful applicant
will also have experience with community organizing and health
program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: equivalent combinations of education
and experience may be considered.
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.
Position Title: Child Family Advocate
Position Summary: To assist
the Early Head Start program by providing services focusing on
the promotion of moving families/individuals through the poverty
cycle to personal self-sufficiency. To educate parents of enrolled
children in the Home Based Early Head Start Program in different
aspects of child and family development. Promote and support Part
B: Early Childhood Development/Health and Part C: Family/Community
Partnerships of the Head Start Performance Standards.
Position Title: Child Development Specialist
Position Summary: 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
parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To support individual
goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and
facilitate transition into kindergarten.
To provide training and resources that will support staff and
parents in working effectively with children with disabilities.
Manage the work plans to provide service to children with disabilities.
Ensure individualization for all children through screenings and