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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
 

ACCOUNTANT II

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Exempt

Open until filled 


 

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  

  Administrative Assistant (Attorneys)
 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-Time, Non-exempt

Open until filled


 

GRADE:

12

DEPARTMENT:

ADMINISTRATION

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OF TRIBAL OPERATIONS

 


SUMMARY:
This position assures a supportive role in the daily operation of Attorney department providing assistance to staff in the area of administrative support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Open, sort and distribute incoming mail, arrange for outgoing mail and packages to be sent

Prepares correspondence, resolutions, financial statements or other documents using word processing and/or spreadsheet

Prepares invoices and bills for approval by Tribal Council and processing through the Finance Department

Prepares annual Tribal political contributions

Receives and responds to Indian Child Welfare Act notices

Performs office related tasks, including but not limited to: inventory, budgeting, filing

Answers phone and navigates information requests

Schedules meetings and arranges meeting preparations, including but not limited to: reserving, rearranging room set-up, ordering supplies, etc.)

Updates Law and Order Code in a formatting, editing, and/or proofreading capacity

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

Three to five years of experience as an Administrative Assistant or similar capacity

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

Must possess strong written and oral communication skills with an excellent attention to detail

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 be available to work the assigned schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00A-4:30P

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 possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Able to read, write and speak English

Ability to work efficiently in a team oriented environment

Ability to develop and maintain 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

 

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  

  Chief Financial Officer
 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Exempt

Public Job Posting, Closing Date: 6/9/2017


 

GRADE:

3

DEPARTMENT:

FINANCE

 

TIER:

2

SUPERVISOR:

TRIBAL COUNCIL

 


SUMMARY:
Directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of the General Manager of Tribal Operations and Tribal Council as well as reporting of the Tribe’s overall financial performance. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the nation’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices and guiding principles to conduct relationship with lending institutions; the financial community; and the maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports. The position is responsible for the supervision over general accounting, property accounting, cost accounting, construction accounting and budgetary controls. Manages and directs all aspects of the Finance Department including the staff and necessary functions of the following: accounting, payroll, per capita distributions, accounts payable, liability insurance, cash management, investment management, grant and contract financial reporting, and clerical. This position will work directly and cooperatively with the Tribal Treasurer to ensure that the Constitutional obligations and responsibilities of the Tribal Treasurer are complied with and met in full.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Develops, analyzes and interprets statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of Tribal Government.

Supervises and evaluates the performance of direct report personnel, including annual reviews and disciplinary actions. Recommend training requirements. Keeps staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet the Tribe’s needs and objectives.

Ensures the maintenance of the Tribe’s system of accounts and keeps books and records on all government transactions and assets.

Works cooperatively with the General Manager of Tribal Operations to direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts. Institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system) and analyzes and reports variances.

Is responsible for tax planning and compliance with all applicable federal, state, payroll, and taxes.

Prepares and develops all necessary internal and external reports. Revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient.

Ensures depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management of desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.

Evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.

Works with programs to ensure grant compliance requirements and reporting responsibilities are met.

Has responsibility for providing the Tribal Government with the necessary information to make decisions affecting long-range plans.

Responsible for directing Internal and External audits working cooperatively with the General Manager’s Office to identify areas suggested for review.

Ensures that the annual external audit reports, Management’s Discussion and Analysis to the report for primary government and entity-wide government audits are completed.

Provides general direction to the finance staff in the development and maintenance of adequate accounting and financial controls to meet prevailing Federal standards and requirements and to generally accepted accounting procedures.

Coordinates with the General Manager of Tribal Operations and program heads to develop and monitor annual budgets for Tribal programs including grants and contracts, budget modifications and the approval of all budgets and modifications for Tribal Operations.

Reviews, Develops and updates procedures to ensure accountability within Finance.

Prepares and submits quarterly and annual program reports.

Attends all weekly and monthly director / management meetings.

Assigns and reviews work for direct reports, providing ongoing day-to-day supervision.

Responsible for providing Instruction and training, and objectives for all direct reports.

Establishes and maintains current work schedules

Directly supervises 2 employees, indirectly supervises 15 employees, 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 Accounting/Finance with at least 8 years of management experience and 5 years of finance/accounting experience or

Masters degree in Accounting/Finance with at least 5 years of management experience and 3 years of finance/accounting experience.  (*PBPN reserves the right to train candidates who demonstrate the ability to learn and adapt quickly)

Knowledge of fund accounting as it applies to tribal government.

Knowledge of Tribal ordinances, Tribal Tax Commission, when federal and state taxes apply to Tribe as well as individuals, Government Accounting Standards Board statements, applicable financial Accounting Standards board statements, application of Government Finance Officer association’s recommended practices, internal controls, Human Resource laws and management, CFR 25, maintenance of disaster recovery systems, National Indian Gaming Act and the relationship between the federal government and the Indian Tribes. Knowledge of business law and how it applies to tribal governments.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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 with 8 years of management experience and 5 years of finance/accounting experience with CPA or CPFO; government experience preferred.

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 

  Child Support Specialist/Investigator
 

CHILD SUPPORT SPECIALIST/INVESTIGATOR

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-Exempt

Open until filled


 

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  

  Floater (20 hours/week) IN HOUSE
 

FLOATER (20 Hours/Week)

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Part-time, Non-Exempt

In House Job Posting, Closing Date: 6/2/2017


 

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  

  Lieutenant IN HOUSE
 

LIEUTENANT

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION


Full-time, Non-exempt

In House Job Posting, Closing Date: 6/2/2017


 

GRADE:

10

DEPARTMENT:

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

Captain, Assistant Fire Chief

 


SUMMARY:
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 or Assistant Fire Chief’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 / Assistant 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: 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.   

Commands department and multi-jurisdictional departments 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.

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

Perform 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.

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

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

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.

In the absence of the Captain or Assistant Fire Chief, takes charge of the fire station and maintains employee discipline during assigned shift.

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

Establishes schedules and sets objectives.

Assists in appraising employee performance.

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

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

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

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)

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

Perform 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/GED

Three to five years of emergency services experience

One year of current service with Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department

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 or must obtain within 12 months from date of hire

Fire Officer I or must obtain within 12 months from date of hire

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

National Incident Management System NIMS IS-300 or must obtain within 12 months from date of hire Must have effective supervisory and management skills maintaining good working relationships with subordinates and co-workers.

Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

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.

General mechanical knowledge.

Knowledge 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 pass physical agility, written and hands on testing.

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

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Associates Degree of Fire Science, Emergency Services related, or Business Management

Five to eight years of emergency services

Kansas certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher.

Firefighter I and II.

Instructor I

Fire Officer I

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

National Incident Management System NIMS IS-300


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, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis

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.

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.

Work at varying heights, above or below grade.

 

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

Open until filled 


 

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

Open until filled 


 

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 Asphalt Laborer (2 positions)
 

SEASONAL ASPHALT LABORER (2 positions available)

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

90 day Contract, Non-exempt

Public Job Posting, Closing Date: 6/6/17


 

GRADE:

13

DEPARTMENT:

ROAD & BRIDGE

 

TIER:

1

SUPERVISOR:

LEAD ASPHALT REPAIR SPECIALIST/TRUCK DRIVER

 

SUMMARY:
Assist with necessary maintenance and repair of asphalt roads.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Drives assigned truck to all areas or projects as needed.

Ability or willingness to learn of hot and cold mix asphalt and crack fill. Repairs asphalt bad spots on road system.

Ability or willingness to learn to calculate quantities of material needed for each job.

Ability or willingness to learn to operate skid steer, milling head cutter, crack fill machine, and asphalt roller.

Ability or willingness to learn to haul, dump and spread necessary road materials.

Logs truck use, materials hauled and material destinations.

Maintains assigned truck and reports problems to mechanics. Logs truck problems.

Ability to set up work zone safety signs.

Assists with repair and maintenance of bridges and guardrails.

Operates other equipment 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, G.E.D., or current student

Trainee willing to learn.

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

Possesses knowledge to safety operate and maintain vehicles used.

Willingness to operate heavy equipment in all weather conditions including extreme heat and cold for extended periods.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Two to three years of related experience

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

Must be able to read, write and speak English

Ability to communicate orally and in writing

Professional work ethics, manner and appearance

Ability to work efficiently in a team oriented environment & develop/maintain positive working relationships with others

Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed

Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance

Safety judgments: Watching out for power lines, load weight and vehicular traffic
Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls

Must be able to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl & be able to stand for a long period

Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds

Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues

Must be able to work in all weather conditions

Frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration

Occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud


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 

 

  Social Services Advisory Board (4 positions)
 

Applications are now being accepted for a four (4) Social Services Advisory Board Positions

 The mission of the Social Services Advisory Board is to establish tribal standards that serve the best interests of our Indian children and their families by assuring that the Social Work Approaches of the Nation reflect the unique societal values of Indian culture and acknowledges the tribe’s inherent authority in defining its own culture, laws and customs.

 The Board is organized to make recommendations, consult with, and to review as needed and requested, the policies and procedures of the programs within that Nation’s Social Services Department. The Board will not interfere with the day-to-day operations of the Social Services Department in anyway, nor will the Board have access to confidential records. The Board does not provide oversight of the Social Services Department. The Board shall meet with Tribal Council on not less than a quarterly basis. The time and date of these meetings shall be determined and agreed upon by both the Board and Tribal Council.

 Duties (not a complete list):

·         Provide policy recommendations for integrating cultural values and traditional activities into the department mission, goals, and Social Work Approaches;

·         Review existing foster care standards, child protection team procedures, and available statistics and data identifying number of court cases, removals from families, foster home placements, guardianship/adoption cases, out of state court cases, and other information pertinent affecting the custody of Indian children and their families;

·         Provide Leadership opportunities and activities geared towards Indian families and youth.

  Desirable candidates are individuals who are willing to provide community service as a natural resource and to serve as an advocate for abused and neglected children.

**Appointed Board members are subject to a background check performed by the PBPN Human Resources Department.

 Qualified applicants should submit a Resume, Letter of Interest and two (2) Letters of Professional Reference to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Human Resource Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509 or fax to: 785-966-3062.

  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