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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 Interim Director: Robin Minard

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 08/13/2015

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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
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.



Position Title: Brownfields Program Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time, Hourly Grant Funded Position
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 of potential
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 workers.

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 and reports.
• Work closely with the City staff, consultants and Blue Island community to maintain communication and promote project activities.
• Collect & input data; Update existing brownfields inventory.
• 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 staff

1. Must have college degree, or currently working towards a college degree
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 needed
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.

General Description:
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.

Position Summary:
Provides professional expertise in Early Childhood Education and Development, assisting
the Director in site monitoring, consultation, training, policy and procedure development,
agency collaboration, and tracking of Early Childhood Education and Disabilities service.

Minimum Qualifications:
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

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

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.

Title: Head Start Director
Position: Full-Time
Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, Kansas
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.

Title: Child Support Specialist I
Position: Full Time (non-exempt) with Benefits
Supervisor: Child Support Enforcement Director

Position Description:
Provides comprehensive child support services to children, custodial parent and non-custodial parent.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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 training.
  • 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 fields.
  • Must have experience and knowledge using word processing and spreadsheets.
  • 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
    • Molestation
    • Exploitation
    • Contact with or prostitution
    • Crimes against Persons
    • Offenses committed against children
    • Child Abuse Neglect
  • Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory result of pre-employment drug testing.

Title: Kickapoo Health/Dental Clinic Director
Position: Full-Time/Salaried – Exempt Status
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Job Summary
Work involves directing an out-patient medical and dental clinic for ambulatory patients who are Native American Indian.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan, coordinate and direct all clinic activities in accordance with contract/federal regulations.
• Define and implement program health goals and objectives and make written changes where necessary.
• Develop, maintain and improve program policy and procedures.
• Establish regulations with and shall coordinate information, services, and referrals with other agencies, organizations and providers.
• Responsible for the clinic staff and consistently maintain and improve inter-office communications at all times.
• Perform the yearly, monthly, and daily personnel evaluations and the required compliance background work, applications and notices for all employees’ medical skill evaluations and recommendations for training, promotions, reassignments, and employee salaries.
• Keep abreast of current and new health issues, topics and techniques.
• Oversee budget and shall develop control methods.
• Responsible for the collection of health care data, individual data, costs data, insurance data and various other fields of data dealing with health care provided from clinic that will be used for reports, statistics, negotiations, grant proposals and any other reason and the input of the collection of such data within the current or a new database system and/or the existing software programs.
• Highest level of management responsible for the effective and efficient business office operations including timely billing for health care and dental services and the follow-up necessary for disallowed third party insurance reimbursements
• Management methods to include third party billing systems for medical and dental care and pharmacy services that are effectively and efficiently performed by clinic’s personnel with prompt medical and dental records, charting and filing while maintaining the current processing of all third party billing for health services received or performed at the clinic.
• Maintain full compliance with the Tribe’s and Federal and State and any of their agencies’ laws, licensing and certification requirements for a medical and dental clinic with a business office, a laboratory department, and X-ray department, a pharmacy, health care professionals and other various employees assigned to job duties at the clinic.
• Recommends the settling of the clinic’s hours of operations.
• Perform all other duties and responsibilities required of position of Clinic Director, except in no event will such responsibilities include medical or dental supervision of medical staff and dental staff performing medical procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Health Administration preferred, or in another related field. Must have had at least three (3) years management experience working in the health field or another related field with medical provider services, health care/dental care clinic administration. Will accept Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) or more years of experience in a clinical setting with supervisory responsibility over a minimum of five (5) employees.
• At least three (3) years of experience in Federal and State laws and regulations concerning health care, including Medicare and Medicaid and the business aspect of effectively and efficiently operating an ambulatory health care clinic including without limitations, the financial and cost accounting functions, the statistical gathering functions and al possible revenue generating functions.
• Must successfully complete and pass a drug screening and criminal background check.

Skills and Abilities
• It is required by the Kickapoo Tribe that the Clinic Director position be filled by an individual who has a strong desire to work with and for Native American Indians to improve health conditions and to provide quality health care.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Effective management and supervisory skills that will include professional and non-professional staff.
• Excellent public relations skills, including ability to interact with the person’s immediate management, the Tribe’s elected officials, the Tribe’s citizens, and Federal and State officials.
• Excellent problem solving skills including the problems inherent to a health/dental clinic setting.
• Strong business skills and working knowledge of accounting and database systems.
• Computer literate.

Title: Director of Human Resources

Reports to: Tribal Chairman

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas

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 issues.

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 benefits programs
  • 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 programs.
  • Experiences dealing with disciplinary actions up to and including terminations.
  • Highly developed organizational and communication skills, computer skills, and skill dealing with the public.

Other Requirements:

  • 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 eligible.

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: 07/14/2015

Position Title: Head Start Nutrition Provider
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 Production/Preparation (50%)

  • Direct the preparation of breakfast, lunch, and snacks a day that meet Head Start and USDA nutrition requirements.
  • Plan work schedule so that food production flows smoothly
  • Develop and follow standardized recipes, and use portion control methods, including the weighing of meal components.
  • 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 supplies.
  • Assist with reconciliation of Daily Meal Count with Attendance Record.
  • Assist in reconciliation of invoices as requested.

Kitchen Operation/Food Prep/Clean Up (40%)

  • Responsible for efficient main kitchen operation including giving direction to substitute nutrition providers.
  • 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 Manager.
  • 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 site.
  • 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 hygiene.
  • 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 Specialist
  • Attend in-service training and staff meetings.
  • 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.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Previous experience in a large-scale food production operation.
  • Ability to work independently and supervise volunteers.
  • 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.

Position information:

  • 10 months
  • Supervised by Nutrition Specialist

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.

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