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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Indian Preference is exercised.
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 II
Position: Full-time (non-exempt) with Benefits
Location: Law Enforcement Center
Supervisor: Child Support Director
Responsible for case management which includes the preparation
of case files for court and meetings with Director and/or attorneys
prior to court. This Position involves considerable contact with
law enforcement personnel, attorneys, government officials, employers,
other child support agencies and the general public. Work extends
to negotiating stipulations, scheduling appointments, filing,
customer service and answering telephones
• Responsible for the case management of files.
• Ability to perform general office procedures and maintain
and organize filing system.
• Assist Child Support Director with efficient operations
• Must have knowledge of Federal and tribal child support
regulations and the FCPC Tribal Court.
• Update and maintain child support excels spreadsheets
and data in the Access database on a weekly/biweekly basis.
• Ability to negotiate stipulations for child support and
• Contacts numerous sources for income information/verification
to collect date for cases requiring legal action or location of
custodial and non-custodial parents.
• Examination appraisal of legal/other public assistance.
• Determine legal obligations of absent parents for child
• Prepare income withholding orders.
• Filing of other documents with the Tribal Court.
• Modifying existing legal documents.
• Typing of child support agency correspondence as assigned.
• Organization and updating of clients files.
• Assist client inquiries on their case.
• Order office supplies and equipment and complete purchase
• Perform DNA tests as assigned.
• Locate parents as needed.
• Provide information and referral services to clients.
• Perform initial interviews with new applicants.
• General office assistance as assigned.
• All other duties as assigned by the Director.
• Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in
sociology, social work, law enforcement, public administration
or other related field; OR
• Three (3) to five (5) years experience in a related field
or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent
knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Must have full knowledge of the laws and regulations relating
to child support, divorce and child support payment methods.
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with
the courts, law enforcement and human services agencies.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in
• Ability to use and interpret legal, accounting, counseling
and personnel terminology.
• Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents
including tax expense reports, case records, statutes, statistics,
• Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, divide, and calculate
decimals and percentages.
• Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including
personal computer, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, etc.
• Shall possess a valid driver’s license and be fully
insurable under tribal insurance policy and have personal vehicle
• Must maintain CONFIDENTIALITY.
• Participate in appropriate training sessions as assigned
• Must be able to pass personal background investigation
Title: Kickapoo Health/Dental Clinic Director
Position: Full-Time/Salaried – Exempt Status
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator
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
• 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
• Keep abreast of current and new health issues, topics
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
Reports to: Tribal
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
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: 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.