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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is committed to its employees and their families by offering a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), voluntary life, voluntary AD&D, short term disability and long term disability coverages, flexible spending accounts, 15 paid holidays, birthday leave, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401k.

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  Accountant II IN HOUSE
 

ACCOUNTANT II

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Exempt

In house Posting, Closing Date:  03/30/17

 

GRADE:

7

DEPARTMENT:

FINANCE

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

 


SUMMARY:
Performs routine accounting functions such as ledger and/or account maintenance, cost analysis, reconciliation and inventory control. Prepares financial reports through analysis of simple operating statistics and/or financial data.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Compiles and analyzes financial information such as deposits, purchase orders, and contracts with vendors to prepare account entries.

Assists in maintenance of grants and contracts by monitoring budgets and financial status reports.

Assists in preparing data for monthly and quarterly review for assigned departments.

Works with departments to conduct and maintain annual inventory.

Prepares monthly bank and investment account reconciliations.

Prepares monthly accounts receivable reports to track balances due to the Nation.

Prepares monthly financial reports for departments to review for any necessary adjustments or re-classes.

Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare general ledger account entries.

Assists Accounts Payable in the payment of the Nation’s invoices and reconciling accounts.

Assists the Payroll and Per Capita departments with weekly payroll processing and quarterly per capita distributions.

Audits monthly purchasing card logs including review for personal purchases and missing receipts.

Assist the Tax Director with state inspections of tobacco retailers.

Reconciles monthly deposits made by credit card and credits payment to the proper departments.

Maintains filing system for cash/bank reconciliations.

Prepares and enters journal entries into the accounting system.

Reconciles general ledger accounts and make necessary adjustments.

Prepare and work with auditors for assigned departments.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor degree from a school of business

Two to five years in a related field of study

Must possess the ability to maintain an effective working relationship with employee, vendors, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and other agencies.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Must be reliable, punctual and dependable in order to meet the needs of the department and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to:  10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation and documentation.

Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.

PREFERRED:

Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance

Five or more years in a related field of study

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Ability to supervise one person with light supervision

Minimal travel

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org 

 

  C.S.S. Financial Specialist
 

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-exempt

Public Posting, Closing Date: 3/30/2017


 

GRADE:

11

DEPARTMENT:

SOCIAL SERVICES

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

 


SUMMARY:
This position involves substantial accounting, computer, and analytical skills as well as attention to detail.  The primary responsibility of this position is to build, update, and verify child support obligations on the financial accounting database for the child support services department cases.   It can also involve management of assigned child support cases within the Tribal Child Support program, with responsibility for activities associated with the establishment, enforcement, and/or modification of child support orders and obligations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

For tracking, reviewing and entering payments into the data base, Model Tribal System, maintaining all financial records necessary for federal and/or tribal reporting on a quarterly and annual basis; mailing out periodic client account statements and preparing reports of child support distributions/disbursements.

Receives daily, weekly, bi-weekly child support payments from individual obligors, PBPN Finance department, and employers outside the reservation, provides all payments received to accounting for deposit and determines the appropriate distribution of payments within each individual child support case.

Distribution must be made within 48 hours of receipt and in compliance with federal guidelines.

Will calculate child support payment histories for each individual child support case, verifying with CSS Specialist to keep up to date balances on CSS cases.

Will provide day to day financial and accounting management of all child support monies collected, distributed and disbursed in accordance with court orders and ensuing that department bills are paid timely and department budgetary accounts are reconciled at least monthly.

Complies and tabulates program data in order to provide information/statistics about child support payments collected, distributed and disbursed in order to adhere to federal grant report requirements

Work with manager to ensure that the child support program is maintaining financial and statistical reporting integrity and assist with all federal grant reporting requirements.

Develops the necessary accounting procedures and safeguards to ensure that child support monies collected are properly receipted, distributed and disbursed accurately and timely.

Responsible for case account accuracy and updating all child support client cases/accounts for all child support payments receipted, distrusted and disbursed and is responsible for reconciling all client and program bank accounts.

Competent in general math skills (add, subtract, multiple and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, compute rate, ration and percentages) and common statistical data analysis (frequency distribution, determination of test reliability/validity, analysis of variance, correlations techniques, sampling theory.)

Assists in preparing financial data for monthly and quarterly review.

Assistance to the Child Support Specialists as appropriate and necessary.

Various clerical duties including telephone receptionist, filing, copying, and faxing of documents.

Preparation of legal pleadings and documents using established forms maintained in word processing system with the direction and assistance of the staff attorney and director.  Proof reading and review of legal pleadings and documents prior to filing with the court.

Direct assistance and response to client inquiries regarding payment status and payment history.

Performs other job related duties as required and assigned by the Child Support Director.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Accounting

At least one to two years of relatable experience

Must have valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance

Continue to improve job related skills through college courses and/or on-going training

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to:  10-kay calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine

Must be reliable, punctual and dependable in order to meet the needs of the department and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation and documentation

Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position, including minimal travel for training

Must possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadline

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidence by positive employment references from previous and current employers

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Three to five years of relatable experience


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Ability to directly supervise employees including, assign/reviews work, instructs or trains, establishes schedules or sets objectives, appraises employee performance, recommends hiring and discharge

Abilities to lift, carry, up to 20 pounds and push and pull up to 21-50 pounds

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org 

  Child Support Specialist/Investigator IN HOUSE
 

CHILD SUPPORT SPECIALIST/INVESTIGATOR

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-Exempt

In House Job Posting, Closing Date: 4/3/17


 

GRADE:

11

DEPARTMENT:

SOCIAL SERVICES

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

 


SUMMARY:
This position involves the management of assigned child support cases within the Tribal Child Support program, with responsibility for activities associated with the establishment, enforcement, and/or modification of child support orders and obligations.  Enforce Child Support Obligations for cases assigned to STEPP, investigates/locates non-custodial parents.  Serves court documents; maintains a close working relationship with various law enforcement agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Interview custodial parents, non-custodial parents, family members to obtain statements and gather information for establishing paternity, locating absent parents and determining paternity.

Explains the requirements and process of calculating support payments to the non-custodial parent and custodial parents.

Attempts to secure payments and persuade responsible parties to make payments without recourse to legal action.

Recommends cases to child support attorney for legal enforcement remedies and testifies in court if necessary.

Accesses computerized databases and maintain computerized and physical files.

Responds to inquiries from the general public.

Provides case status information and interprets child support statues, regulations and procedures to the custodial parent and non-custodial parent.

May assist in the investigation of cases for the purpose of locating a client.

May perform program mandated functions, including but not limited to: customer and community outreach, quality assurance and program improvement, training and any other functions as requested by the Director.

Prepares Record of Payments.

Calculates child support according to the approved guidelines.

Comprehend, apply and explain Federal and tribal child support laws and regulations.

Comprehend and explain program child support procedures.

Communicate with hostile and/or uncooperative individuals.

Independently analyze situations and factual information and task effective action.

Service of court documents to parties involved in child support actions.

Monitors non-custodial parents as assigned by the courts to the STEPP Program.

Sets appointments for STEPP clients to contact coordinator on a weekly basis.

Performs other job related duties as required and assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal, Legal Studies, Business or Public Administration, Investigation or Law Enforcement.

One to two years of relatable experience.

Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance

Knowledge of Tribal, CFR, State and Federal laws applicable to the Child Support enforcement program.

Knowledge of the legal criteria for establishing paternity as well as the paternity testing procedures.

Knowledge of legal terminology as it relates to child support.

Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and effective skills and assertive interviewing techniques.

Research and extract factual information.

Communicate with and explain technical information to individuals from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of the regulations on confidentiality.

Must have a high level of sensitivity to young children, families, and community.

Responsible for all records created and maintained by Child Support Services. These records are confidential in nature but MUST be released under certain circumstances. This person is required to be able to interpret and apply various acts, laws and policies pertaining to the dissemination of records.

 

PREFERRED:

Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal, Legal Studies, Business or Public Administration, Investigation or Law Enforcement.

Two to five years of relatable experience.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment

Professional work ethics, manner and appearance

Ability to communicate orally and in writing

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis

Travel Required: 25% (Travel time could increase with case load)

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org  

  Dispatcher II
 

DISPATCHER II

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-exempt

Open until filled


 

GRADE:

12

DEPARTMENT:

LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

LEAD DISPATCHER

 


SUMMARY:
Receives calls for services. Determines the appropriate response/priority and directs the call to the appropriate personnel or responder. Maintains officer safety checks. Relays officer safety information. Maintains National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and CAD database with required information. Performs Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) operations for information inquiries and retrieval.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Dispatches for the Tribal Police, Fire, and EMS

Receive requests for Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS and route those calls to the appropriate department or division

Knowledge of Reservation geographic layout including highways, buildings, hospitals, courts and schools

Knows field units, radio frequency assignment, 10 codes and phonetic alphabet

Complete call entry details in CAD system and assign appropriate case numbers to incidents

Receive and Teletype communications on NCIC/ASTRA trunk

Makes status checks on field units

Performs all functions possible to keep officer’s safe

Ensures lawful distribution of restricted data from NCIC/Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) trunk

Promptly obey and transmit all legitimate orders, ensuring uniform interpretation and full compliance

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Performs other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school Diploma or GED

Valid Kansas driver’s license, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance

Successfully complete the Dispatch training, NCIC certification and the full 90-day probationary period, beginning at hire date

Ability to reduce rambling and disconnected material into concise and accurate messages

Ability to think and act promptly in emergencies

Ability to analyze a situation accurately and to take or suggest an effective course of action

Thorough understanding of the capabilities of their own communications system and a working knowledge of cooperators systems

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine

Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org 

  Floater (20 hours/week)
 

FLOATER (20 Hours/Week)

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Part-time, Non-Exempt

Open Until Filled

 

 

GRADE:

14

DEPARTMENT:

CHILD CARE

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CHILD CARE SPECIALIST

 


SUMMARY:
This position assures a supportive role in the daily operations of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Early Childhood Education Center. The Floater will provide support for the transportation department including bus monitoring; will assist with conducting activities and programs for children in all classrooms in the absence of primary caregivers; and will answers phones in a polite manner taking messages as needed. This position will help in all classrooms including Head Start and Early Head Start.  This position will also help in other areas of the program as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Supports developmentally appropriate practices to promote a safe and efficient transportation system.

Provides assistance by positive daily contact with children, parents and staff. Ensures that special needs are met as necessary.

Will have regular contact and control of children.

Maintains data pertinent to the safety and maintenance of the Head Start bus and program.

Supports social-emotional development such as talking, holding, singing, comforting, and playing with children.

Supports daily verbal and written communication to parents.

Assists children while boarding and exiting the bus. Directs them to assigned seats and helps with harness/seat belts as needed.

Plans and conducts daily experiences for children in a safe learning environment based on the objectives of the PBP ECE center.

Will document and maintain records in accordance with policies of the program.

Will comply with all confidentiality regulations as required.

Participates in training activities that can bring about increased professional competence.

Complies with PBP Tribal regulations, codes, licensing and HS performance standards.    

Must be able to operate communication systems such as center telephone system and two way radio.

All other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED or willingness to obtain within one year of hire

Less than one year experience working with young children in a group setting.

Must be willing to obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within one year of hire

Must be willing to obtain First Aid Certification within one year of hire

Must be at least 18 years old

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine

Must possess written and oral communication skills

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance

Must possess a caring & responsible nature with a high degree of sensitivity to young children & families on and near the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance

 

PREFERRED:

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development

One to two years’ experience working with young children in a group setting

Experience working with children and families beneficial


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Abilities to lift, carry, up to 20 pounds and push and pull up to 21-50 pounds

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org 

  Legislative Assistant
 

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-Time, Non-exempt
Open Until Filled 


 

GRADE:

10

DEPARTMENT:

ADMINISTRATION

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OF TRIBAL OPERATIONS

 


SUMMARY:
The Legislative Assistant assists the Tribal Chairperson with all aspects of their duties as a leader of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. This position ensures that all constituent concerns received by the Chairperson’s office are addressed in a professional and courteous manner, acts a monitor and advocate of Federal Government actions that will impact the Nation, and assists the Chairperson with ensuring the Federal Government’s responsibilities pursuant to treaty obligations continue to be honored. Other central duties may include advocating for Native American Indian culture, persons, and business enterprises.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Respond to all constituent requests for services and coordinate with programs for a response, when necessary.

Coordinates office activities and schedules; develops and recommends office procedures and systems.

Assist in preparation and clean up for Tribal Council regular and special meetings.

Researches and analyzes administrative projects, prepares correspondence drafts for the Tribal Chairperson.

Process payment of invoices; reconcile Tribal Chairperson’s p-card expenditures while remaining in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

Prepare travel arrangements for the Tribal Chairperson and other Council Members.

Maintain appointment schedules and calendar for Tribal Council members and arrange meetings accordingly.

Formulate Tribal Council legislation and draft resolutions.

Track and monitor local city and county commission legislative developments for possible impacts upon the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Track and monitor the State of Kansas and the United States legislative development and help assess the impact upon the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Brief the Tribal Chairperson on status of tribal, local, state, and federal legislation.

Monitor sponsored and co-sponsored initiatives submitted to Tribal Council by the Tribal Chairperson.

Coordinate public and issue-oriented speeches, and news releases for the Tribal Chairperson, as needed.

Travel with the Tribal Chairperson, as required.

Review incoming mail with the Tribal Chairperson and take action, as directed.

Works cooperatively within the department, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma

Three to Five years of experience as an administrative assistant or executive assistant

Valid Kansas driver’s license, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance

Must be able to read and accurately interpret legislation, laws, federal regulations, and other complex governmental and/or legal documents

Must possess the ability to adapt to change, exhibit confidence and enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the position

Must possess writing skills for formal style of governmental communication

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures.

Exemplary planning and time management skills.

Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily workload.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree with an emphasis in Public Administration, Public Relations, or a related field of study

Five to eight years of experience as an administrative assistant, senior executive assistant or in other administrative position

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English.

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org  

  Nutrition Aide (30 hours/week) IN HOUSE
 

NUTRITION AIDE (30 hours/week)

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Part-time, Non-Exempt

In House Posting, Closing Date: 3/31/17


 

GRADE:

15

DEPARTMENT:

CHILD CARE

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CHILD CARE SPECIALIST

 


SUMMARY:
This position assists in the preparation of nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks to 100 or more children and staff. This position is responsible for the daily maintenance and care of the kitchen area.  In addition, this position follows environmental health and safety codes and USDA regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Assists in providing at least one-third of the daily nutritional needs to each child enrolled.

Assists in assuring foods served are meeting CACFP grant minimum standards recommended for meal patterns and quantities.

Assists in preparing culturally diverse foods, including foods reflective of Native American cultures.

Assists in planning menus and maintaining accurate and timely records of meals and attendance to comply with United States Department of Agriculture reimbursement regulations and input the meals and menus into ProCare database system.

Helps ensure a clean and sanitary kitchen area.

Helps ensure that meals are served in a timely fashion with whole Center needs considered.

Works with the Child Care Specialist and other teammates to ensure duties related to the goals of the Early Childhood Education Program are achieved.

Helps ensure the goals of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) grant are met.

Will attend trainings annually to ensure current professional development practices are maintained in the fields of nutrition/food services as well as early child development, including Food Safety Basics.

Will share all kitchen responsibilities with teammates.

Promotes and supports an effective work climate.

Complies with all confidentiality regulations as required.

Complies with Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Regulations, Codes and Tribal Licensing, and Head Start Performance Standards.

Will have regular contact and control of children.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED or willingness to acquire within one year of hire.

One to two years in nutrition or food services

Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or willingness to acquire within six months of hire

First Aid certification or willingness to acquire within six months of hire

Sensitivity to young children, families and community on and near the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. 

Improves skills by career development, including educational opportunities, training and workshops.

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

Access to and/or use of confidential records.

 

PREFERRED:

Associate Degree

Two to five years in nutrition or food services.

First Aid Certified

CPR Certified

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment

Professional work ethics, manner and appearance

Ability to communicate orally and in writing

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis
Safety Hazards: Sharp objects and heat from the dishwasher and stove/oven.

Minimal travel required.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org  

  Police Officer III (uncertified)
 

POLICE OFFICER III (UNCERTIFIED)-will accept certified applicants as well 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-exempt

Open Until Filled


 

GRADE:

11

DEPARTMENT:

LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

TIER:

2

SUPERVISOR:

SERGEANT

 


SUMMARY:
Maintains, preserves and protects the peace, welfare, liberty and safety of the Prairie Band Potawatomi (PBP) Reservation and its citizens.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Maintains peace and order within the boundaries of the PBP Reservation. Monitors and patrols jurisdiction on a routine basis for crime prevention and public welfare. Protects public, private, Tribal and government properties.

Knows and enforces federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Tribal and state laws, other codes, all applicable policies and procedures within the PBP Reservation Nation and Law Enforcement Department.

Detains and arrests offenders in accordance with applicable law and order and traffic codes.

Serves criminal and civil court ordered documents such as search warrants, arrest warrants, protection from abuse orders, summons and subpoenas.

Assists city, county, state and federal entities.

Works with diversified cultures on a daily basis, sometimes coupled with language barriers.

Competently provides accurate and factual written and/or type reports within requirements of departmental policy and procedure to various agencies.

Properly documents crimes, accidents and evidence with proper forms.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED

One to five years of employment and/or training of any type

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license free of occupational restrictions, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification (obtained during basic training)

Successful completion of Kansas Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy or an equivalent Federal or State approved academy and certify as a Full-Time Kansas Law Enforcement Officer.

Must be 21 years of age.

Subject to a one-year probationary period.

Must possess/build a working knowledge of multiple court structures and proceedings.

Must possess/build a working knowledge of crime scenes; including securing the crime scene, identifying evidence, properly collecting, marking and documenting evidence.

Must possess/build a working knowledge of field interviews and investigative techniques.

Must possess ability to subdue and restrain offenders by using proper techniques including proper handcuffing, proper physical defensive tactics, working knowledge of “Use of Force” continuum, etc.

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

Five to eight years of experience in emergency services/law enforcement/security-related employment and/or training.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English.

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.

Must successfully complete a physical abilities test.

Must successfully complete a post-offer medical screen and psychological examination.

Ability to cope with sexual crimes including rape, child pornography, sexually abused children, sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts, etc.

Ability to cope with high stress incidents including domestic violence, aggravated assaults, aggravated batteries, homicides, kidnapped children, shootings, fatal accidents, other deaths, bomb threats, barricaded subjects, car chases, building searches, suicidal subjects, officer suicides, etc.

Ability to cope with job stress including extended hours away from family, public scrutiny and distrust, media, political differences, racism, fatigue, extended hours with short notice, working while sick, environmental extremes, holiday work, shift work, demanding physical requirements.

Health hazards include coping with blood borne pathogens, urine and saliva.

Safety hazards of high-speed chases, responding to accidents on roadways, use of deadly weapons and force, attacks from suspects, etc.

Contact with hazardous materials.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation through local, state and federal agencies

Must have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions of Domestic Violence

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org  

  Prairie Band, LLC Board of Directors (2 positions)
 

Prairie Band, LLC, the economic development company wholly owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN), has two (2) openings for its Board of Directors. 

Mission
The Prairie Band, LLC mission is to maximize the unique sovereign status of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to expand and diversify the economic portfolio of the Nation.  With the ultimate goal of Tribal economic self-sufficiency, Prairie Band, LLC adheres to the following core principles: respect the past, capitalize on current opportunities and contribute to a stable economic future for the Nation.

For more information, please visit Prairie Band, LLC’s website at www.prairiebandllc.com.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITION

The Board will support the work of Prairie Band, LLC leadership and provide strategic governance.  While day-to-day operations are led by Prairie Band, LLC’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.  Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

·         Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements Prairie Band, LLC and PBPN’s strategic economic development plan

·         Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Prairie Band, LLC for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings

  • Approving Prairie Band LLC’s annual budget and operating plan, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Representing Prairie Band, LLC to the PBPN Tribal and General Councils; acting as an ambassador for the organization

Board terms/participation
Prairie Band, LLC Board Members serve three-year terms.  Board meetings will be held at least quarterly and may occur monthly as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PBPN economic development and who has a track record of leadership.  Selected Board members will have achieved leadership stature in the business, financial, or tribal government sector. 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with leadership accomplishments in business, financial, or the government sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of tribal economic development initiatives, preferably based on experience
  • Experience cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for expanding the economic opportunities of the PBPN.
  • Must also be at least 25 years of age, possess at a minimum a HSD or GED, and have no felony convictions
  • Advanced degrees or substantial business, financial or government sector experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Mail a letter of interest, three references, and resume detailing qualifications to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Human Resources Office, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509.  

For more information, call 785-966-3060.

 

  Reserve Firefighter / EMT
 

RESERVE FIREFIGHTER/EMT

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Non-exempt

 

GRADE:

12

DEPARTMENT:

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CAPTAIN, LIEUTENANT

 


SUMMARY:
Under the direction of a shift officer, Captain, and/or Lieutenant, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical care.  Perform work regularly on a part-time as needed basis in an hourly position. This position will require that the Reserve Firefighter/EMT work anywhere from 8-hour to 24-hour shifts. The 24 hour shifts begin at 0800 and end at 0800 the next day.  The duty days and hours will be on an A-B-C shift schedule and may change at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Function as a structural firefighter, wildland firefighter, HAZMAT responder, and emergency medical provider to save lives, stabilize emergency scenes, and protect property.

Responds to fire and EMS calls.

Manage emergency incidents as required or until relieved: establish and assume command utilizing the National Incident Management System, direct on scene and incoming resources, direct firefighters and mutual aid resources, determine need for additional resources, forecast near term incident requirements, and release resources as needed.   

In the absence of higher trained personnel, in charge of patient care as the primary medical technician under stressful conditions.

Participate in fire suppression and extinguishment: wear self-contained breathing apparatus, enter buildings partially involved in fire, manually suppress fires, perform interior search and rescue operations, raise and climb ladders, use fire extinguishers, tools, and other firefighting equipment.

Support fire ground operations: operate radio equipment, operate pumps, utilize hose lines, perform salvage and overhaul operations including debris removal and extinguishment of hidden fires.

Drives and operates ambulances, engines, ladders, tankers, and brush trucks in connection with response to alarms requiring fire control, medical care, rescue, and hazard mitigation.

Drives any assigned department apparatus, assists in selection of route to emergency incidents, and directs positioning of apparatus at appropriate locations for efficient emergency operation.

Assist in the investigation of origin and cause of fires including evidence and scene preservation up to the employee’s level of training.

Participate in emergency medical care: provide medical care up to level of certification including CPR, airway control, wound care, bleeding control, drug administration, defibrillation, and spinal immobilization; direct the duties of other care providers as needed.   

Respond to hazardous materials incidents: operate at the HAZMAT Operations or Technician level and utilize specialized tools and equipment to control or mitigate spills and releases.

Participate on specialized rescue teams as required as well as perform rescue activities including technical, low angle, high angle, water, ice, light, and heavy rescue. 

Participate in training and continuing education involving fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue, and use and maintenance of equipment.

Assist in the preparation of and provide training including medical, CPR, and other illness/injury prevention training to emergency personnel, department staff, the general public, and other PBP Nation departments as required.

Provide tours to the public and school children; provide safety and fire prevention instruction.

Participate in maintenance: apparatus maintenance, testing, and inventory control including daily/weekly/monthly checks, general maintenance duties for firefighting equipment, buildings, and grounds including light to medium repairs as needed.

Participate in developing pre-incident emergency plans.

Assist in the performance of fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards; seek abatement of hazards through education, demonstration, and enforcement of regulations.

Participate in physical fitness activities to assure physical readiness to participate in emergency operations.

Participate in special committees and projects as assigned.

Prepare a variety of fire, medical, maintenance, incident, QA/QI, and emergency related reports as assigned.

Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment, and multi-line telephones.

Responds to natural disasters threatening the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation.

Takes charge of the ambulance crew during assigned shift in absence of higher trained personnel.

Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees, the public, other fire departments, and law enforcement agencies.

Has access to, uses, and maintains the integrity of confidential records.

Attends required meetings as necessary for the proper dissemination of information, procedural updates, and changes in department policy.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school Diploma or GED.

Must possess current Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher certification

Must possess Firefighter I certification, and obtain Firefighter II certification within 18 months of hire.

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Must be able to obtain a class B non-commercial license within 6 months of hire.

Must complete the Operations level Haz Mat within 12 months of hire.

National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 (within 6 months of hire)

Must possess a general mechanical knowledge.

Must know how to operate pumps, fans, and saws.

Must possess an ability to operate all motor vehicle apparatus.

Must possess ability to operate machines/equipment including fire equipment, pumps, etc.

Must have effective supervisory and management skills maintain good working relationships with subordinates and co-workers.

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Services Related, or Business Management

Five to eight years of related experience.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English.

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.

Living with other shift members for 1/3 of each year for 24-hour shift assignments.

All season work, outside, 24 hours per day

Exposure to fire, products of combustion, and infectious diseases.

Perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse conditions.

Perform heavy physical labor, climb stairs, and ladders.

Search for victims in hazardous environments.

Work at varying heights, above or below grade.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org 

 

  Reserve Firefighter/Paramedic
 

RESERVE FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Non-exempt

 

GRADE:

11

DEPARTMENT:

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

CAPTAIN, LIEUTENANT

 


SUMMARY:
Under the direction of a shift officer, Captain, and/or Lieutenant, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical care.  Perform work regularly on a part-time as needed basis in an hourly position. This position will require that the Reserve Firefighter/EMT work anywhere from 8-hour to 24-hour shifts. The 24 hour shifts begin at 0800 and end at 0800 the next day.  The duty days and hours will be on an A-B-C shift schedule and may change at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Function as a structural firefighter, wildland firefighter, HAZMAT responder, and emergency medical provider to save lives, stabilize emergency scenes, and protect property.

Responds to fire and EMS calls.

Manage emergency incidents as required or until relieved: establish and assume command utilizing the National Incident Management System, direct on scene and incoming resources, direct firefighters and mutual aid resources, determine need for additional resources, forecast near term incident requirements, and release resources as needed.   

In charge of patient care as the primary medical technician under stressful conditions.

Participate in fire suppression and extinguishment: wear self-contained breathing apparatus, enter buildings partially involved in fire, manually suppress fires, perform interior search and rescue operations, raise and climb ladders, use fire extinguishers, tools, and other firefighting equipment.

Support fire ground operations: operate radio equipment, operate pumps, utilize hose lines, perform salvage and overhaul operations including debris removal and extinguishment of hidden fires.

Drives and operates ambulances, engines, ladders, tankers, and brush trucks in connection with response to alarms requiring fire control, medical care, rescue, and hazard mitigation.

Drives any assigned department apparatus, assists in selection of route to emergency incidents, and directs positioning of apparatus at appropriate locations for efficient emergency operation.

Assist in the investigation of origin and cause of fires including evidence and scene preservation up to the employee’s level of training.

Participate in emergency medical care: provide medical care up to level of certification including CPR, airway control, wound care, bleeding control, drug administration, defibrillation, and spinal immobilization; direct the duties of other care providers as needed.   

Respond to hazardous materials incidents: operate at the HAZMAT Operations or Technician level and utilize specialized tools and equipment to control or mitigate spills and releases.

Participate on specialized rescue teams as required as well as perform rescue activities including technical, low angle, high angle, water, ice, light, and heavy rescue. 

Participate in training and continuing education involving fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue, and use and maintenance of equipment.

Assist in the preparation of and provide training including medical, CPR, and other illness/injury prevention training to emergency personnel, department staff, the general public, and other PBP Nation departments as required.

Provide tours to the public and school children; provide safety and fire prevention instruction.

Participate in maintenance: apparatus maintenance, testing, and inventory control including daily/weekly/monthly checks, general maintenance duties for firefighting equipment, buildings, and grounds including light to medium repairs as needed.

Participate in developing pre-incident emergency plans.

Assist in the performance of fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards; seek abatement of hazards through education, demonstration, and enforcement of regulations.

Participate in physical fitness activities to assure physical readiness to participate in emergency operations.

Participate in special committees and projects as assigned.

Prepare a variety of fire, medical, maintenance, incident, QA/QI, and emergency related reports as assigned.

Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment, and multi-line telephones.

Responds to natural disasters threatening the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation.

Takes charge of the ambulance crew during assigned shift.

Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees, the public, other fire departments, and law enforcement agencies.

Has access to, uses, and maintains the integrity of confidential records.

Attends required meetings as necessary for the proper dissemination of information, procedural updates, and changes in department policy.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school Diploma or GED.

Kansas certified Paramedic (EMT-P) or obtain Kansas Paramedic certification within 180 days of hire if already certified with a National Certification or another state certification.

If currently active in a Paramedic training program, must have current certification as a Kansas EMT or above and obtain Kansas Paramedic certification within 180 days of hire.

Firefighter I and II (within 12 months of hire)

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Must be able to obtain a class B non-commercial license within 6 months of hire.

Must complete the Operations level Haz Mat within 12 months of hire.

National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 (within 6 months of hire)

Must possess a general mechanical knowledge.

Must know how to operate pumps, fans, and saws.

Must possess an ability to operate all motor vehicle apparatus.

Must possess ability to operate machines/equipment including fire equipment, pumps, etc.

Must have effective supervisory and management skills maintain good working relationships with subordinates and co-workers.

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Services Related, or Business Management

Five to eight years of related experience.

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English.

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.

Living with other shift members for 1/3 of each year for 24-hour shift assignments.

All season work, outside, 24 hours per day

Exposure to fire, products of combustion, and infectious diseases.

Perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse conditions.

Perform heavy physical labor, climb stairs, and ladders.

Search for victims in hazardous environments.

Work at varying heights, above or below grade.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org 

 

  Seasonal Cook
 

SEASONAL COOK

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Contract, Non-Exempt

Public posting, Closing date: 04/07/17


 

GRADE:

14

DEPARTMENT:

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

BGC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CPO

 


SUMMARY:
Prepares and cooks food for Club members, employees, and visitors.  Plans menu, cleans up after meals, orders food, and compiles necessary reports.  Assists in other areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Formulates a nutritious lunch menu and purchases all needed supplies to meet that need.

Prepares, cooks, and bakes meals and prepares food for Club functions, both standard and special.

Serves well-balanced meals and after school snacks though summer session (Monday through Friday).

Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies.

Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment, or other unusual conditions.

Uses a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, mixers, and blenders.

Ensures that required sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation process and that all foods prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste, and appearance.

Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, and health and safety standards.

Monitors lunchroom.

Cleans after meals.

Completes reports on all food service forms.

Ensures all equipment is cleaned properly and all trash is disposed of properly.

Reports immediately to the BGC Executive Director/CPO all problems or accidents which occur in the kitchen.

Properly stores all non-eaten food.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED

Must be atleast 18 years of age

Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s License and be insurable with the Nations insurance

Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment

Nutrition knowledge

Knowledge of principles, practices, and policies of food preparation sufficient to be able to maintain required sanitary and quality standards

Basic mathematical skills

Skill in identifying problems and providing adequate information including alternative solutions regarding problematic situations to the supervisor

Willingness to acquire CPR & First Aide within first week of employment

 

PREFERRED:

High School diploma or GED with Food handling and sanitation training/certification

One to two years of cooking experience for large groups and meal recording

First Aid certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak, English

Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: operate kitchen equipment, appliances and safety equipment, answering the telephone, operating office equipment

Professional work ethics, manner and appearance

Ability to communicate orally and in writing

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Ability to interact with children

Organizes own work with very little supervision

Works with hazardous materials and equipment

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance

Minimal travel required

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis
Safety Hazards: works with hazardous materials and equipment

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org  

  Seasonal Program Aide (3 Positions)
 

SEASONAL PROGRAM AIDE

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Contract, Non-Exempt

Public posting, Closing date: 04/07/17


 

GRADE:

14

DEPARTMENT:

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

BGC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CPO

 


SUMMARY:
Assist Coordinator(s) in achieving individual program objectives.  Assist in implementing programs.  Supervise youth who participate in Club activities. Maintain a safe and positive Club environment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Promote and stimulate program participation

Register new members and participates in their Club orientation process

Provide guidance and role modeling to members

Effectively implement programs, services, and activities for members and visitors

Monitor and supervise members, programs, services, and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs, and appearance of the Club at all times

Prepare periodic activity reports

Ensure a productive work environment by participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings

Participation in field trips, special programs and/or events

May be required to drive Club van and transport Club members, volunteers, and/or staff

Attend approved training classes to enhance job performance

Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff, members and supervisor to receive and/or provide information, discuss issue, explain or interpret guidelines and/or instructions and advise/counsel

Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents, and others to assist in resolving problems

All other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED

One to three months of experience with youth development or leadership

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s License and be insurable with the Nations insurance

Knowledge of youth development

Experience in working with children

Ability to deal with the general public

Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems

Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth

Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment

Team player & Leadership skills

Willingness to acquire CPR, First Aide, & Lifeguard certification within first week of employment

 

PREFERRED:

High School Diploma or GED

Up to one year of experience with youth development or leadership

Drivers Training

First Aid certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

Lifeguard certification

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak, English

Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: answering the telephone, operating office equipment

Professional work ethics, manner and appearance

Ability to communicate orally and in writing

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Ability to interact with children

Guided supervision

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance

Minimal travel required

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis


BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org  

  Senior Procurement Officer
 

SENIOR PROCUREMENT OFFICER

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Exempt

Public Posting, Closing Date: 4/11/17


 

GRADE:

8

DEPARTMENT:

FINANCE

 

TIER:

2

SUPERVISOR:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

 


SUMMARY:
Under the general supervisor of the Assistant Director of Finance, the Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the acquisition of supplies and services for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation while complying with established policies and procedures, Federal and State regulations, budgeted amounts and generally accepted accounting principles. The Senior Procurement Officer will work with the Procurement staff to determine best practices and find cost-effective deals in order to maximize the Nation’s resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provides procurement assistance to all Tribal employees and builds relationships with internal departments and external vendors for a broad range of goods and services of a more technical nature.

Analyzes common goods and services utilized by the Nation’s departments and makes recommendations to consolidate as necessary to provide cost savings to the Nation.

Must be familiar with 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Responsible for determining which procurement method purchase requests require: micro-purchases, small purchases, sealed bids, competitive proposals, or non-competitive proposals.

Assists in reviewing and updating procurement policies and procedures at least annually and relays updated policies and procedures to departmental staff.

Oversees the maintenance of purchasing records and complies with the Nation’s File Retention Policy.

Assists in establishing purchasing goals, makes recommendations to improve purchasing operations and implements changes.

Prepares specifications for items to be purchased on all bids.

Reviews price quotations and bids to determine the successful bidder based on cost and conformance to the specifications.

Receives, opens, reads, tabulates and evaluates bids and proposals. Prepares recommendations for award and confers with departments to obtain approval to issue final award. Assists in negotiating with vendors as necessary.

Ensures vendor compliance to specifications, terms, conditions and requirements of the contract and makes recommendations when non-compliance occurs.

Reviews and monitors purchasing activities for compliance with established policies and procedures, Federal and State Regulations, Budgeted Amounts and GAAP.

Tracks purchase orders in the automated system.

Directly supervises one employee, which includes but is not limited to: assigning and reviewing work, instructing, training, establishing schedule, setting objectives, recommending hiring and disciplinary action.

Attends all required Director Meetings.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor degree in one of the following field of study:  Business Administration or Marketing

At least (5) years of Procurement Experience

Must be a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or CPP (Certified Public Purchaser), or must obtain with one (1) year of employment

Must have valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance

Must have the availability to develop bid specifications for items to be purchased.

Must be able to evaluate and assess purchasing specifications to ensure quality, timely delivery and product effectiveness.

Must be able to procure goods and services necessary for departments.

Must possess an understanding of GSA contracts and purchasing regulations.

Must possess the ability to interpret and apply applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations to purchases by the Nation.

 

Must possess the ability to maintain an effective working relationship with employee, vendors, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and other agencies.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.

Must be reliable, punctual and dependable in order to meet the needs of the department and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to:  10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation and documentation.

Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.

PREFERRED:

Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Marketing

Six or more years of Procurement Experience

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Ability to supervise one person with light supervision

Minimal travel

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department
16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: 
HR@pbpnation.org 

  Social Services Administrator
 

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Exempt

Open Until Filled


 

GRADE:

6

DEPARTMENT:

SOCIAL SERVICES

 

TIER:

2

SUPERVISOR:

GENERAL MANAGER

 


SUMMARY:
The Social Services Administrator is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Social Services Department. This includes the Child and Family Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Tribal Victim Services, Prevention Services, Child Support Services, and Adult Services.  The Administrator should have a background in culturally relevant practice, administrative experience, policy development and revision experience, a willingness to meet with community members and work with community issues relevant to them, grant writing, program development, grant managing/reporting, budget development/reporting/monitoring.  Establishes and maintains relationships with outside agencies including Kansas SRS and BIA, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provides overall leadership and management for Social Services Staff and Program Services.

Formulate budgets in compliance with Social Services goals.

Reviews and evaluates employee performance.

Monitors, analyzes, and assess programs for results, objectives, and program needs.

Directs program and/or department planning and development.

Develops and administers grants and/or contract with staff, federal, state and private agencies.

Prepares and submits quarterly and annual program reports.

Negotiates and formalizes agreements between child welfare, local state and tribal agencies.

Attends and participates in meetings with state, federal, local, tribal and private agencies.

Conducts and participates in conferences/seminars related to funding sources.

Assists in establishing and assurance compliance with program policies and procedures.

Ensures the cooperation and collaboration of all social services programs to assure that the highest level of services is provided to the community.

Conducts regular and structured meetings with staff.

Attends Director’s meetings.

Works cooperatively with Tribal Court and attends Tribal Court sessions related to program client issues.

Meets with community members as requested to answer questions and listen to community concerns.

Conducts community forums and informational meetings as necessary and requested by General Manager, Tribal Council, or General Council.

Ensures grant compliance including meeting goals and objectives as well as the proper financial fiscal management of grants.

Familiar with or willing to become familiar with ICWA as well as various federal and state grants.

Provides indirect supervision of eleven employees.

Directly supervises ten employees, which includes but is not limited to: assigning and reviewing work, instructing, training, establishing schedule, setting objectives, recommending hiring and disciplinary action.

Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in Social Work or Business Administration.

Two to five years of Social Work experience.

Two to five years of supervisory experience.

Valid Kansas driver’s license, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.

Must demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy.

Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.

A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Social Work.

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW).

Five to eight years of Social Work experience.

Five to eight years of supervisory experience.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment

Ability to develop positive working relationships with others

Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,

Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis

May be exposed to unsafe conditions when entering homes.

May be exposed to daily vicarious exposure to other’s physical and emotional trauma which may present severe and lasting effects.

 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

 

Submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org 

 

  Tribal Prosecutor
 

Tribal Prosecutor will handle general prosecution duties including criminal, civil, child in need of care, traffic, juvenile offender and related matters in the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s District Court, according to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Law and Order Code.

 

This a contract position for an attorney and/or law firm to represent the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in the Nation’s District Court in criminal and civil cases and related matters.

 

Hours worked:  20 to 30 hours

Minimum requirement:  License must be current and in good standing with the State of Kansas

Preferred:  Federal and Tribal law, experience

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

 


INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED

(Must present verification at time of application)

 

Qualified attorney and/or law firms should submit applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785) 966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org