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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR/OFFICE MANAGER

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:        CHAIR GAMING COMMISSIONER

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR:  TRIBAL COUNCIL CHAIR

QUALIFICATIONS: (FULL TIME)

The Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED. The candidate should possess strong computer and communication skills and strong ethics with the ability to maintain confidentiality. Should possess knowledge of working in Excel.  The candidate must have report writing skills and be familiar with Tribal, Federal and State laws regarding Indian Gaming, and criminal records. The applicant must possess knowledge of insurance in a group coverage setting and have one year of office experience. The applicant must not have a criminal record and be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Preferred Qualifications:  College coursework or an Associate’s degree. Possess some knowledge of the criminal and civil court systems and be willing to receive required training.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Assist with background investigations on all employees hired at the gaming facilities including board members, gaming commission employees and any other individuals deemed necessary.
  2. Maintain all records to ensure gaming commission compliance of records management.
  3. Prepare, provide, and maintain all gaming license applications and renewals pursuant to the Kaw Nation Gaming Ordinance, Tribal-State Compact, and NIGC regulations.
  4. Search databases and perform electronic fingerprinting following all CJIS regulations.
  5. Document and prepare complete and accurate monthly reports with all the facts and meet deadlines.
  6. Maintain required checklists of incidents involving MIC, TICS and violations.
  7. Assist with vendor licensing investigations and renewals as needed.
  8. Prepare purchase orders, maintain PO list, and be involved with insurance coverage of KNGC and contents ensuring coverage.
  9. Record, maintain, and submit timesheets for payroll. With Commissioner approval, enter/approve time off requests ensuring the office is covered.
  10. Prepare a budget draft to present to the Commissioners, attend Budget meetings, monitor expenditures, and compare to budget. Report to Commissioners.
  11. All other duties assigned by the Gaming Commissioners.

 

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JANITOR

Janitor

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Human Resources Director

 

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR:      Chair

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.  Must have the ability to keep at least two (2) buildings clean and in an orderly manner.  Lifting and bending may be involved on a continuous basis.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Keep assigned area dusted, vacuumed, and trash emptied, including windowsill and blinds. Do not bother anything or clean employee desktops. Do not clean or bother any computers.

 

  1. Wash windows inside on a periodic schedule. Outside windows will be professionally cleaned.

 

  1. Ensures that janitorial/housekeeping supplies are replenished.

 

  1. Clean and sanitize all bathrooms daily. Keep paper towels and toilet tissue stocked.

 

  1. Mop and sweep tile floors daily.

 

  1. Clean air vents on an as needed basis.

 

  1. Vacuum all carpeted areas and treat any spots on the carpet.

 

  1. Keep parking lot clear of paper and debris.

 

  1. Ability to lift at least 25 pounds and move freely without restriction.

 

  1. Report any problem that should require knowledge of specific training to repair or correct to Immediate Supervisor.

 

  1. Assist with/complete any other job duties that might be assigned.

 

 

All new applicants and hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to an employment drug screen.  Failure to

pass the drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

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POLICE OFFICER

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: CHIEF OF POLICE

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: TRIBAL CHAIR

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have a valid Driver License.  BIA and/or CLEET Law Enforcement Certification preferred.  Each officer should possess good communication skills and be in good physical condition.  Weekend and nights required.  Officers can not have a criminal background.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Patrol Kaw Nation land, investigate, enforce, and cite or arrest violators of CFR, Tribal Law, and State and Federal laws and refer to proper authorities.
 Makes assigned, periodic inspections and patrols of buildings and property.
 Performs duties assigned by patrol checklist including an examination of all doors, windows, and gates and reports any irregularities to the Police Supervisor.
 Prepare complete and accurate reports with all of the facts.
 Report any fire, theft, or other dangerous or irregular occurrences to his/her supervisor.
 Record and report description(s) of person(s), license tag(s), and automobile(s) of unauthorized person(s) on property.
 Record and submit an accurate log sheet at the end of the each shift, which in addition to regular duties and irregular occurrences, records temperature and weather conditions.
 Testify in Tribal, Federal, and State courts when necessary.
 Serve court documents such as arrests warrants, search warrants, summons, subpoenas, and civil papers.
 Responds to request(s) for assistance on land under tribal jurisdiction.
 Provide back-up services when requested to Newkirk City Police and Kay County Sheriff’s Department.
 Perform any other responsibilities related to Tribal Police as assigned by the immediate/controlling supervisor.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a preemployment drug screen and background check.  Failure to pass the drug screen or the background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

Submit applications with resumes to Kaw Nation, Drawer 50, Kaw City, OK 74641, or email to svogele@kawnation.com or fax to (580) 269-2536.

For additional information contact:
Kaw Nation Human Resource Department
(580) 269-2552

EEO &
 Drug Free Workplace
Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

 

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PURCHASING CLERK
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Procurement

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Tribal  Chair

Pay Range: $13.00 to $16.00

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent required, 2 years’ experience working in an office, performing administrative tasks required. Hands on experience working in a multi-tasking business environment required. Experience in purchasing or procurement environment highly preferred and proficiency with Microsoft Excel Strong organizational skills Accurate data processing skills

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists Procurement Officer to assure that material, supplies, and services are available as required and meet established goals through purchasing policies.
  • Helps procure production material, office supplies, and services.
  • Engages suppliers to expedite goods when necessary and clearly communicates the appropriate details with all affected groups and coordinates follow-up plans.
  • Utilizes reports to ensure adequate inventory of purchased material is maintained to meet production requirements.
  • Keep accurate documentation and emails related to procurement from vendors.
  • Assist procurement officer with the daily administration of the procurement software

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a pre employment drug screen.  Failure to pass the drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

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GRANT WRITER/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: GRANT AND CONTRACTS/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: CHAIR

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sociology, or related field.  At least five (5) years of experience at the level required for the position may be substituted for educational requirements.  Must possess superior verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical writing abilities.  Candidate will have demonstrated superior planning process skills and abilities and have a familiarity of Systems Theory and applications.  Candidate will have verifiable success in grant and contract development skills for at least two (2) years with an ability to teach others.  Must have at least three (3) years exhibited familiarity with federal grant program organization, administration, control, and other management skills.  Must also demonstrate an understanding and capabilities in evaluation research and application.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform the primary writing tasks on targeted grant requests and proposals.
  2. Technical writer for grant requests and proposals with assistance from program directors.
  3. Analyze all requirements presented in Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and/or grant applications, research appropriate data sources to develop and write effective proposals, requests written or verbal input from other experts when appropriate.
  4. Develop proposal schedules and outlines to identify all elements required in the proposal and the due dates for input.  Communicate this schedule to everyone responsible for the development, production, approval, and delivery of the proposal.
  5. Keep current on all pertinent Federal regulations to ensure compliance with proposal or grant requirements.  Work with appropriate departments to ensure applicable new policies are developed when necessary to meet new compliance requirements.
  6. When proposals are ready to submit to granting agencies, review the final write-up with appropriate in-house staff.
  7. Develop plans, strategies, and approaches to meet identified tribal community needs with ability to divide responsibilities between different persons while meeting overall time guidelines.
  8. Compile cultural, statistical, historical, and economic data for use in preparing proposals, documents, and correspondence.
  9. Provides technical assistance to program directors in preparing continuation funding or rewriting proposals and supplement requests.
  10. Assist Program Directors in developing surveys and conducting interviews within designated communities in order to establish detailed needs analysis.
  11. Researches federal, state, and other funding agencies regulations for funding sources and ensures that all grant and proposal applications are incompliance with those regulations.
  12. Assist in grant and contract monitoring in the areas of procedure development, documentation, and software spreadsheet development.
  13. Assist with/complete any other job duties that might be assigned by immediate/controlling supervisor.

EEO & Drug Free workplace employer

Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

Veteran Preference considered with verification

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a preemployment drug screen.  Failure to pass the preemployment drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

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KHDD COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: KANZA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DIVISION DIRECTOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Chair

STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME

LOCATION: Ponca City, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree in Communications, Public Relations or related fields, preferred. Experience in website development and management. Experience in social media applications. One-year experience working in community development, preferred. Excellent human relation skills. Experience in working in a culturally diverse community setting. Sensitivity to cultural differences. Valid driver’s license and be insurable.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Write newsletters and other communications instruments targeted to community of parents and citizens interested in the school district.
    2. Manage social media presence of district.
    3. Manage website presence of district in coordination with the Technology Department.
    4. Function as part of a team to provide assistance to students, families and staff to ensure a successful school experience.
    5. Works closely with school staff and outside employers to obtain necessary information and provide assistance to clients.
    6. Provides support in implementation and coordination of activities with outside service agencies, school sites, etc. for child care, transportation to and from school, etc.
    7. Conduct community meetings.
    8. Act as liaison with neighborhood associations.
    9. Develop connections between staff, parents, and students.
    10. Write routine reports and correspondence
    11. Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.
    12. Work closely with school administration to assess school needs to develop programming that is specific to those identified needs.
    13. Coordinate and oversee adult education activities.
    14. Perform other activities as assigned by Immediate Supervisor and Controlling Supervisor.

 

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TRIBAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS PROJECT COORDINATOR
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  CHIEF OF STAFF

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: CHAIR OF KAW NATION

STATUS: FULL-TIME

LOCATION: KAW CITY, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of Associates degree in social sciences or a related field preferred.  Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal speaking and communication skills and possess an understanding of handling personal and confidential information.  Candidate must demonstrate strong computer skills including Excel and Word.  Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.  Ability to work with legal consultants and IT Systems consultant to complete updates, publication and electronic records storage related to comprehensives court guidelines regarding court procedures

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Assemble a Project Team to engage in strategic planning to create tribal action plan regarding alcohol and substance abuse.
  2. Strong written, analytical skills, ability to analyze documents, processes, and policies & procedures.
  3. Confer with Kaw Nation Tribal Council, program directors, law enforcement and court officials concerning veteran benefits, policies and service needs.
  4. Coordinate the creation and development of an integrated code management system with attorney.
  5. Maintain client confidentiality.  Develop data tracking system which preserves that confidentiality.
  6. Participate in Court Planning Partner Meetings and other awareness efforts or training events, as needed.
  7. Perform specific record-keeping, report writing, project planning, and related project procedures.
  8. Assume responsibility for program activities, goals and objectives, including programmatic reporting, specific record-keeping related to veteran’s court proceedings, report writing, project planning, and related project procedures.

 

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TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief of Staff

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Tribal Chair

TYPE: Regular/Full-time

LOCATION: Kaw City, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have either a degree in Construction Management and three to five years’ experience or the equivalent in experience and education in a related field.  Successful candidate must possess supervisory skills and the ability to read blueprints, write reports and act as a liaison among government entities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and implement the Kaw Nation Transportation plan.
  2. Keep up to date with all governing ordinances and regulations as they relate to Tribal Transportation.
  3. Develop policies and procedures that lead to the efficient and effective administration of the department.
  4. Show an ability to work in a group setting and be able to communicate effectively with other jurisdictions concerning roads plans.
  5. Show an ability to utilize project management best practices.
  6. Ability to work with all tribal directors and third-party specialists.
  7. Prepare budget submissions.
  8. Perform any other responsibilities as assigned by the immediate/controlling supervisor.

 

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WELLNESS CENTER ATTENDANT/GROUP FITNESS LEADER
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISIOR: Manager/Assistant Manager

CONTROLLING SUPERVISIOR: Kaw Nation Chair

STATUS: Regular, Part Time

LOCATION: Kanza Wellness Center, Newkirk, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

One year of customer service experience is preferred, preferably in the fitness industry. High school diploma/GED equivalent required. Must be 18 years of age or older. Current CPR Certification required. Basic computer proficiency (Microsoft office Suite). Superior problem solving skills. A passion for health and fitness.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Provide customer service to patrons, check people into computer, run register, answer the phone, as well as custodial duties. Keep facility clean and in good working order by cleaning machines, counters, floors, windows, bathrooms, locker rooms, exercise rooms and equipment, and a multitude of other as needed duties. Also willing to lead fitness classes such as Aqua Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Step, etc, knowledge of weight and cardio equipment, nutrition, and exercise for one-on-one assistance.

 

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STORE CLERK - SOUTHWIND EXPRESS KAW CITY
Job Description

To provide customers an outstanding retail experience. The Store Clerk performs a variety of retail functions which derive the highest levels of customer service.

Job Type

Part Time

Job Duties

Perform front-end cashier duties including operation of cash register and gas management systems.  Check-in and stock freight.  Clean.  Perform opening and closing duties.  Prepare and serve food items.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Education / Experience

Applicants must be 21 or older. Must have an ABLE License.  Excellent communication skills.  Able to read and follow directions.  Self-motivated and able to complete tasks without constant direction.  Able to operate cash register count change to customers.  Able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs.  Stand on your feet for long periods of time. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  Basic math, computer, and multi-tasking skills.

Must be available to work all shifts.

Location:  Southwind Express or Woodridge Market

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post hire) to submit to an employment drug screen and background check. Failure to pass the post hire drug screen and/or the background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

For additional information contact:
Kaw Nation Human Resource Department
(580) 269-2552
EEO & Drug free work place employer
Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

 

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STORE CLERK - WOODRIDGE MARKET PONCA CITY
Job Description

To provide customers an outstanding retail experience. The Store Clerk performs a variety of retail functions which derive the highest levels of customer service.

Job Type

Part Time

Job Duties

Perform front-end cashier duties including operation of cash register and gas management systems.  Check-in and stock freight.  Clean.  Perform opening and closing duties.  Prepare and serve food items.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Education / Experience

Applicants must be 21 or older. Must have an ABLE License.  Excellent communication skills.  Able to read and follow directions.  Self-motivated and able to complete tasks without constant direction.  Able to operate cash register count change to customers.  Able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs.  Stand on your feet for long periods of time. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  Basic math, computer, and multi-tasking skills.

Must be available to work all shifts.

Location:  Southwind Express or Woodridge Market

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post hire) to submit to an employment drug screen and background check. Failure to pass the post hire drug screen and/or the background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

For additional information contact:
Kaw Nation Human Resource Department
(580) 269-2552
EEO & Drug free work place employer
Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

 

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR KAW TRIBAL MEMBERS

Kaw Nation is starting an employment opportunity that may interest you.

Sometimes when we are waiting on someone to start a job or just have a vacancy that needs to be filled for a short period of time we need someone to fill in the basic parts of the job.  The Kaw Members who depend on the services of the Kaw Nation sometimes have to wait for the permanent new hires and we want  our tribal members to start the process as soon as possible.

These positions will be short-term and temporary.  Pay rates, days and hours will vary based on the duties of the position.  All available members who would like to do these fill-in positions would have an interview to place them where they are best suited and comfortable working when needs arise.

So, if you are retired, unemployed or just looking for something to do in your spare time, please fill out an Application and Disclosure Agreement and submit it to the Human Resources Department.  We will keep your information on file and when an opening comes up we will contact those interested about the opportunity.

 

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401K – Health – Dental – Vision – Life – Competitive Pay – Annual Leave – Sick Leave – Holidays Off

Below are the generous benefits of full-time employment when working at the Kaw Nation Tribal Government, Gaming Commission or Business Services:

  • Free BCBS of Oklahoma Medical (includes Pharmacy) Insurance
  • BCBS of Oklahoma Dental Insurance optional for purchase by employee
  • VSP Vision Insurance optional for purchase by employee
  • Prudential Life Insurance optional for purchase by employee

Also included are generous Annual Leave Days and Sick Leave Days accruals.

  • Four (4) hours of Annual Leave begins accruing with the first paycheck and each full check during employment. As the employee’s length of service increases the 4 hours accrued increases to 6 (after 3 years), 8 (after 10 years), and 10 (after 15 years) hours per paycheck.
  • Four (4) hours of Sick Leave begins accruing with the first paycheck and each full check during employment. This amount remains the same throughout employment.

If you have questions regarding these or any other benefits of Kaw Nation Tribal Government, Gaming Commission or Business Services, please contact the Human Resources Department at (580) 269-2552.