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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 03/13/2015

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 03/13/2015

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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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov

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


Position Title: Social Services Director
Position: Full Time
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary: This position will plan, implement and direct the activities and
functions of the Social Service Department.

General Description:
Individual is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations
and activities of this department.
The Director currently monitors and manages five program grants. The social
service programs include limited transportation assistance, crisis intervention
and emergency assistance to Native American children and families and other
Native American families living on or near the Kickapoo reservation in
This individual is responsible for the training and evaluation of all Social
Service employees, volunteers and interns.
Duties include assessment and evaluation of intake information to determine
eligibility of services. The referral of clients to outside resources will followup
as necessary.
This position will work independently and with the Grants and Contracts
Developmental Office to secure appropriate funding for social services
This position has the responsibility to monitor the maintenance and
development of social service programs such as the State and Federal ICW,
Family Preservation, Family Violence and Social Service Programs according
to established guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a Licensed Social Worker. (Bachelor or Masters level)
Individual must be computer literate and be able to track multiple budgets and
Must have experience in administering social service programs. Must analyze
statistical data, prepare and manage budgets, review grants, complete reports to
funding sources and Tribal officials as needed.
This position will provide backup for the Indian Child Welfare worker when
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background investigation and a
Central Registry for child abuse per provision in (25 CFR, Part 63).
Individual must have a clean driving record and be insurable with the tribal
insurance. Individual must obtain a MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) before starting
Individual must possess the ability to work under stressful conditions.

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