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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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  Automotive Service Technician
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

                                           Job Posting

Position:

Automotive Service Technician

Department:

Transportation

Reports to:

Transportation Coordinator

Grade Level:

14

Date:

8/8/14-8/21/14

Non-exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

Maintains and repairs Transportation department vehicles. Inspects equipment, tests and troubleshoots problems. Orders proper repair parts.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.      Services and repairs equipment.

2.      Travels to sites as assigned.

3.      Forwards all repair records to Coordinator as needed.

4.      Reports to Coordinator on a daily basis.

5.      Completes reports on Tribal fleet repairs. Gives required paperwork to Coordinator.

6.      Seeks Coordinator’s approval to order needed parts that are out of stock in the shop supply.

7.      Cleans work area.

8.      Determines the proper tools for jobs.

9.      Inspects and tests equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown.

10.   Inspects, and tests trucks and cars. Balances wheels to minimize wear on tires.  Rotates wheels at prescribed mileage intervals. Adjusts equipment for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards.

11.   Disassembles, inspects and replaces worn or broken parts. Fits and adjusts new or required parts.

12.   Test drives repaired equipment.

13.   Uses hoist wrenches, gauges, drills or grinders, or other specialized auto mechanic tools and equipment.

14.   Fuels, oils and greases motor vehicles. Changes filters.

15.   Maintains parts usage records and orders repair parts from designated suppliers.

16.   Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and corrective action needed.

17.   May be required to maintain a small parts storeroom at Tribal shop facility.

18.   Serves as backup transit driver per FTA KDOT Grants.

19.   Serves as Dispatcher/Scheduler as needed based on departmental needs.

20.   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Education and Training

Minimum:  High School diploma or GED.

Preferred:  Vocational Training.

Field of Study:  Normal course of study.

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  Less than one year.

Preferred:  One to two years.

 

Additional Requirements:

Licenses:

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

 

Special Requirements:

·        Telephone skills.

·        Ability to operate general office equipment.

·        Possesses extensive knowledge of all equipment and vehicles utilized by the Transportation Department including operation and maintenance.

·        Follows all safety and preventative procedures required in the shop area and on the job sites.

·        Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·        Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·        Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·        Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·        Analytical Requirements:  Problems require analysis based on precedent.

·        Decisions and Judgment:  Determining if equipment is ready for service. Troubleshooting what is wrong with equipment and repairing it.

·        Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Working Conditions:    

·        Supervision Exercised:  n/a.

·        Supervision Received:  Immediate or frequent supervision.

·        Travel Required:  40 percent.

·        Frequently works in a crouched position or on back lying on mechanic’s dolly beneath vehicles.

Safety Hazards:

·        Subjected to dust, dirt and grease environment.

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

60%

 

 

Walking

75%

 

 

Sitting

10%

 

 

Speaking

25%

 

 

Hearing

90%

 

 

Vision Acuity

90%

 

 

Typing

0%

 

 

Other

0%

 

           

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pushing

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Pulling

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

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.

 

Submit application:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

  Fire Department Administrative Assistant
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 Job Posting

Position:

Fire Dept Administrative Assistant

Department:

Fire Department

Reports to:

Fire Chief/Assistant Chief

Grade Level:

10

Date:

8/14/14-8/27/14

Non-exempt

Part-time 24 Hours

General Summary Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief oversee all aspects of the administrative front office.  Perform work on a flexible part time basis in an hourly position.  Performs various general office support functions which may include answering and directing telephone calls, processing time sheets from the time clock, basic word processing, processing p-card receipts, mail Patient Care Reports to third party billing, receive and process EMS ambulance payments, assist with community interactions, and other duties as assigned.  This position will require that the Administrative Assistant generally work 24 hours per week with Mondays and Tuesdays a priority.  The average workday begins at 9am and ends at 3pm.  Scheduled hours and work days are flexible based upon the needs of the department and may change at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief.   

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.      Answers administrative phones.

2.      Properly handles infrequent emergency calls received on the administrative phone lines.

3.      Properly handles and notifies staff of infrequent walk-in medical emergencies.    

4.      Prepares and enters time card information.

5.      Receives and processes p-card receipts.

6.      Receives and sends PCRs to third party billing.

7.      Receives and send EMS receipts to Finance Department.

8.      Maintains basic files.

9.      Processes and distributes mail.

10.  Prepares correspondence.

11.  Maintains and enters purchase orders.

12.  Assists with budgeting and budget recordkeeping.

13.  Assists with station management during disasters and major emergencies.

14.  Assists administratively in the Incident Management System during disasters.

15.  Operate simple radio equipment including base station and handheld radios.

 

Qualifications:

Education and Training

Minimum:                    Bachelors Degree or commensurate years of experience in related fields may be substituted

Preferred:                     Bachelors Degree and Vocational training.

Field of Study:             Business, Computer Science

Experience

Minimum:  Three to Five years of office support.

Preferred:  Six plus years.

Computer science training. 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

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

·         CPR & First Aid (in-house training within 6 months of hire)

·         National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, & 800 (in-house training within 6 months of hire)

Special Requirements:

·         Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·         Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·         Typing.

·         Telephone skills.

·         Ability to operate general office equipment.

·         Accesses, uses and maintains integrity of confidential records.

·         Computer literate.

·         Analytical Requirements:  Duties are of a routine clerical nature.

·        Decisions and Judgment:    Every situation must be evaluated. Decisions have to be made that require multiple variables.

·         Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome obstacles and maintain the flow of work.

·         Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Deals with public and personnel in a friendly and effective manner under stressful and unpleasant conditions.

·         Disseminate sensitive information in a discreet and confidential manner.

 

Working Conditions:   

·         Supervision Received:  Organizes own work with very little supervision.

Safety Hazards:

·         None.

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

0%

 

 

Walking

5%

Delivering mail to employee boxes and locating employees for phone calls.

 

Sitting

100%

 

 

Speaking

5%

Telephones.

 

Hearing

5%

Telephones.

 

Vision Acuity

100%

Computer.

 

Typing

50%

Computer.

 

Other

0%

 

 

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree to and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment, and random drug screening during employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

 

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.

 

Submit application and resume:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

  HS/EHS Administrative Assistant
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

 

Position:

HS/EHS Administrative Assistant

Department:

Head Start/EHS

Reports to:

Head Start/EHS Program Manager

Grade Level:

12

Date:

Open Until Filled

Non-exempt

Full Time 40 hours

 

General Summary Description:

This position assures a supportive role in the daily operation of the Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care, Part C, and CACFP programs providing assistance to staff in the area of administrative support.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.      Establishes and maintains positive relationships with community members, staff and clients.

2.      Serves as support and assists in ways to provide efficient delivery of services at the center including, but not limited to, covering for appropriate ratios in the classroom, assisting at the front desk, in the kitchen and on the bus.

3.      Establishes and maintains confidential documentation for the Head Start/Early Head Start data base including program records of family and center demographics, new enrollment, transition of children from one program or room  to another, In-Kind and other pertinent family information.

4.      Assists teachers in establishing and maintaining information for the data base such as records of home visits, family contacts, referrals, observations, health tracking and any other pertinent child information.

5.      Assists the Director in processing and maintaining all budgets for the early childhood education programs. This includes purchase requisitions, shopping for supplies, inventory record keeping, organizing storage and distribution of supplies to classrooms.

6.      Performs duties related to the goals of the program including conducting screenings related to required health standards of HS/EHS/Part C/Child Care.

7.      Promotes and supports an effective work environment.

8.      Complies with confidentiality regulations as required.

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

10.  Supports the Education Manager in planning and organizing all training and workshops scheduled to enhance job related skills.

11.  Answers telephone calls in a professional and friendly manner. Directs calls to the appropriate location.

12.  Provides clerical support to all staff to keep records up to date to meet DHHS and ACF requirements.

13.  Conducts safety drills to comply with safety regulations to meet licensing requirements of and keeps pertinent records for monitoring reviews center licensing.

14.  Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Education and Training

Minimum:  Associates Degree

Preferred:   Bachelors Degree

Field of Study:  Early Childhood education or related field

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  One to two years experience.

Preferred:  Two to five years experience.

At least one year in a similar setting or two years in child care or office environment.

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

·         Must have a valid CDL or willing to obtain within one year of employment, and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

Special Requirements:

·         Must have CDA or willing to obtain one within one year of employment.  

·         Must possess a high degree of sensitivity to young children, families, and community on and near the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. 

·         Required to improve skills through attending ongoing college classes and workshops including attending training to operate Otto Acoustic Emissions hearing machine and Suresight Vision screening machine.

·         Must be able to lift as least 50 pounds. 

·         Must be able to successfully pass a Kansas Bureau of Investigation background check.

·         Knowledge of financial accounting and ability to navigate tribal fiscal database. 

·         Typing skills.

·         Telephone skills.

·         10-key calculator.

·         Ability to operate general office equipment.

·         Knowledge in Microsoft Office programs. 

·         Computer literate.

·         Ability to operate a General Services Administration vehicle.

·         Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·         Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·         Analytical Requirements:  Assignments require almost continual analysis of figures, data trends and results of all kinds, which directly affect the policy of the company.

·         Ability to help when staff shortages occur including kitchen duties, classroom coverage, driving the bus and bus monitoring.

·         Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Working Conditions:   

·         Supervision Exercised:  n/a,

·         Supervision Received:  Light supervision.

·         Travel required  25 percent

Safety Hazards:

·         Exposure to childhood illnesses and diseases.

 

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

Standing

25%

 

Walking

25%

 

Sitting

90%

 

Speaking

85%

 

Hearing

100%

 

Vision Acuity

100%

 

Typing

75%

 

Other

0%

 

 

 

 

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

Lifting

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

 PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

 INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED. 

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.

 

Submit application and resume:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

  Lieutenant **In House
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

**In House Job Posting

**In House positions are open to current employees and enrolled Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Members

Position:

Lieutenant

Department:

Fire Department

Reports to:

Captain

Grade Level:

10

Date:

8/19/14 – 8/25/14

Non-exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

Under the direction of the shift Captain, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical care.  Perform work on a full time basis in an hourly position.  Assists in managing the fire station, is responsible for an assigned 24 hour shift, and supervises personnel in all aspects of daily fire department operations.  Assists with managing personnel, planning, organization, and education for their assigned shift.  Serves as the shift officer in the Captain’s absence.  This position will require that the Lieutenant work 24-hour shifts. The 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.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

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

2.      Responds to fire and EMS calls.

3.      Manage emergency incidents: establish and assume command utilizing the National Incident Command System, direct on scene and incoming resources, direct subordinates and mutual aid resources, determine need for additional resources, forecast near term incident requirements, and release resources as needed.    

  1. Commands department and multi-jurisdictional departments under stressful conditions.

5.      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.

6.      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.

7.      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.

8.      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.

9.      Investigate origin and cause of fires including evidence and scene preservation.

10.   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.   

11.   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.

12.   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. 

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

14.   Prepare 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.

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

16.   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.

17.   Participate in developing pre-incident emergency plans.

18.   Perform fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards; seek abatement of hazards through education, demonstration, and enforcement of regulations.

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

20.   Participate in special committees and projects as assigned.

  1. Serves as the liaison between the department and the tribal government as needed.

22.   Prepare a variety of fire, medical, maintenance, incident, and emergency related reports as assigned and to help ensure proper reimbursement for expenses incurred.

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

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

25.   In the absence of the Captain, takes charge of the fire station and maintains employee discipline during assigned shift.

  1. Plan, direct, and coordinate the work and schedule of subordinates.

27.   Establishes schedules and sets objectives.

28.   Assists in appraising employee performance.

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

30.   Deals with personnel issues, briefs and delegates activities to the other shift staff on the daily direction of department as needed.

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

32.   Assumes command at scenes when the situation goes beyond the capabilities of subordinate staff. Notifies superiors of extraordinary events (i.e. excessive property damage, serious incidents, injuries, and deaths)

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

34.   Willing to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Training

Minimum:                    High School Diploma.

Preferred:                      Associates Degree.

Field of Study:  Fire Science, Emergency Services Related, or Business Management.

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:        Three to five years.

Preferred:          Five to eight years.

 

* Must be currently employed with the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department for at least one year.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses / Certifications:

·        Must have a valid Kansas class B non-commercial or higher driver’s license, and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.

·        Kansas certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher.

·        Firefighter I and II.

·        Instructor I. (within 12 months of hire)

·        Fire Officer I. (within 12 months of hire)

·        National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, & 800

·        National Incident Management System NIMS IS-300 (within 12 months of hire)

 

Special Requirements:

·        Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·        Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·        Ability to pass physical agility, written and hands on testing.

·        Works cooperatively within office, Tribe, and other agencies as needed.

·        Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

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

·        Typing & telephone skills.

·        Ability to operate general office equipment.

·        Computer literate including Firehouse software.

·        General mechanical knowledge.

·        Knows how to operate pumps, fans and saws.

·        Ability to operate all motor vehicle apparatus.

·        Ability to operate machines/equipment including fire equipment, pumps, etc.

·        Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds.

·        Analytical Requirements:  Duties are of a complex nature, requiring judgment, for which there are few precedents. 

·        Decisions and Judgment:  Independent judgment in various areas when a new or unexpected situation arises.  Makes decisions on personnel issues, response to Fire and EMS calls, etc.

·        Initiative:  Independent action within an established field is required; new procedures and new approaches to problems must be assigned.

·        Perform basic arithmetic calculations.

·        Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Deals with public and personnel in a friendly and effective manner under stressful and unpleasant conditions.

·        Disseminate sensitive information in a discreet and confidential manner.

 

Working Conditions:    

·        5% travel required.

·        Supervision Exercised:  Directly supervises a minimum of 6 people.

·        Supervision Received:  Organizes own work with very little supervision.

·        Access to and maintains integrity of confidential records.

·        Life and death decisions must be made quickly.

·        Work on 24-hour shift and be prepared to respond at any time.

·        Work overtime before, after scheduled work shift, and on days off upon short notice, as well as working varying shifts and be available to be recalled for emergencies.

 

Safety Hazards:

·        All season work outside, 24 hours a 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.

·        Lift in excess of 80 pounds commonly.

·        Work at varying heights, above or below grade.

 

 

 

Physical Demands:

 

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

40%

 

 

Walking

80%

 

 

Sitting

40%

 

 

Speaking

80%

 

 

Hearing

100%

 

 

Vision Acuity

100%

Corrected to 20/20.

 

Typing

20%

 

 

Other

0%

 

 

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

Pushing

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Pulling

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree to and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment, and random drug screening during employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

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.

 

 

 

If current Employee submit application.

If enrolled Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Member submit application

and copy of CDIB:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

  Tribal Attorney
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

Position:

Tribal Attorney

Department:

Attorney

Reports to:

Tribal Council

Grade Level:

5

Date:

4/4/13-Until Filled

Exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

The Tribal Attorney provides the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation with professional legal services for:

  • Developing Tribal resources and infrastructure.
  • Defending and preserving Tribal Sovereignty through complex federal court litigation and other means.
  • Reaching Tribal self-sufficiency through the exercise of inherent sovereign rights.
  • Obtaining the full support from the federal government to fulfill its trust obligations.

 

This position provides a broad variety of legal services in support of the goals of the Tribal Council and all of the Tribal departments.  The Attorney is supervised and directed by the Tribal Council.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.     Provides legal services for Tribal Council including drafting legislation, ordinances, statutes, and regulations.

2.     Conducts complex litigation in Tribal, State and Federal jurisdictions.

3.     Plans strategic opposition to state and/or other Tribal gaming.

4.     Counsels on state/county/federal government issues, projects and agreements by issuing legal memorandum.

5.     Advises the Nation on business regulatory/operational issues and legislation.

6.     Provides legal opinions on federal administrative fee to trust transfers of Tribal land. Provides coordinated legal assistance to complete the fee to trust process.

7.     Advises on environmental litigation.

8.     Oversees and directs outside legal counsel.

9.     Provides legal memorandum to Government staff in response to requests for legal consultation.

10.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Minimum:  Law degree

Preferred:  Indian Law with specialized experience in:

·       Preparing Tribal Ordinances, Statutes, Codes, and Regulations

·       The Federal fee to trust process

·       Gaming/ Compact Negotiations

·       Tribal Constitutions

·       Tribal Tax policy

Field of Study:  Business, Federal Indian Law, General Practice, Litigation, Tax law.

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  Two to five years.

Preferred:  Five to eight years.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

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

·       Juris Doctorate.

·       License to practice law in the State of Kansas.

Special Requirements:

·       Typing skills.

·       Telephone skills.

·       Ability to operate general office equipment.

·       Computer literate.

·       Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·       Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·       Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·       Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·       Analytical Requirements:  Assignments frequently involve decisions based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts is predominantly required.

·       Decisions and Judgment:  Research and analysis of complex factual and legal issues. Application of legal principles to facts. Formulation of legal opinions and recommended strategy and actions.

·       Initiative:  Independent action within an established field is required; new procedures and new approaches to problems must be assigned.

Working Conditions:   

·       Supervision Exercised:  Supervises one employee.

·       Assigns/reviews work.

·       Establishes schedule or sets objectives.

·       Appraises employee performance.

·       Recommends hiring and discharge.

·       Supervision Received:  Organizes own work with very little supervision.

·       Access to and/or use of confidential records.

·       Travel Required:  Minimal.

Safety Hazards:

·       None.

 

 

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

10%

 

 

Walking

10%

 

 

Sitting

80%

 

 

Speaking

30%

 

 

Hearing

30%

 

 

Vision Acuity

0%

 

 

Typing

20%

 

 

Other

%

 

          

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

X