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FIRE FIGHTER TYPE 2

VACANCY ANN#:               STOI-24-012

TITLE:                                    FIRE FIGHTER TYPE 2

DEPARTMENT:                  FIRE MANAGEMENT

SUPERVISOR:                    FIRE MANANGEMENT OFFICER (FMO)

STATUS:                               FULL-TIME

RATE OF PAY:                   $17.00 – $19.17 / PER HOUR HR3

OPENING DATE:              MAY 28, 2024

CLOSING DATE:              OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

This position is located on the Spokane Indian Reservation within the Fire Management organization.  The purpose of the position is to serve as a Wildland Firefighter/Forestry/Fuels Technician within the Forestry program. This position is primarily a wildland firefighter performing fire suppression/management/control on an engine, hand crew or Helitack module during critical months of June thru September.  Incumbent is also required to assist in prescribed burning operations and fuels treatments in a wildland urban interface and hazardous fuels setting. Other duties include: thinning, slashing and chipping, traversing with GPS tools, assisting with stocking surveys and gathering stand exam data.

 

MAJOR DUTIES (50-60%)

 

Major duties will be serving as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires. Perform assignments at the trainee firefighter level to develop a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques and practices.  This consists of fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, and understanding safety rules, basic fire behavior and fire and fuels terminology.

 

  • Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc.
  • Chops brush, fells small trees and moves dirt to construct Fireline using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaski, McCloud and/or power tools including chainsaws and portable pumps to control spread of wildland fire and/or to prepare control lines prior to burning.
  • Patrols fire lines to locate and extinguish sparks, flare-ups and hotspot fires that may threaten developed fire lines.
  • Cleans, reconditions and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • May assist other trained personnel in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack, mop up, construction of helistops, helitack operations and performing hover hookups.
  • Participates in fire and safety training techniques with crew proficiency checks and drills using safety sessions and fire critiques. In addition, practices methods of fire suppression in a safe efficient operation with the use of hand tools, equipment and vehicles used in fire line activities. Ensures own and others welfare and safety in all aspects of assignments.
  • Communicates over a local radio network.
  • May be assigned to a fire lookout to provide detection and reporting of wildfires. Reports smoke and fire to a dispatcher giving location, estimated size and other pertinent information.  Reports weather and fire behavior information keeping the dispatcher and/or fire officials informed of current conditions.
  • May be assigned to other management activities which may include but are not limited to cleaning outdoor recreation facilities; mowing grass and trimming shrubs; performing trail and building maintenance; completing resource management projects; removal and disposition of hazard trees; and like duties.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES (40%)

 

The incumbent is involved with fuels and forestry management activities including; prescribed burning, mechanical fuel treatments, contract compliance, project monitoring, data collection and regen surveys under the supervision of a crew leader.

 

  • Monitoring fieldwork to accomplish fuels/forestry treatments that include thinning, slashing, pruning and piling.
  • Prepares prescribed burn units for ignition; this includes handline construction and removing fuels from the base of power poles, fence posts, and conifer trees.
  • Serves as a FFT2 on prescribed burn projects.
  • Maintains all prescribed fire equipment for daily and seasonal use.
  • Assists in gathering stand exam data, fuel line transects and fire regime condition classifications.
  • Assists in field with flagging, tagging and general mapping of areas to be treated.
  • Traversing with GPS tools.

 

FACTORS:  Knowledge Required by the Position

 

  • Knowledge of standard fire program requirements, suppression tactics, methods, procedures and skills in the use of wildland firefighting hand tools, pumps and hoses, and chainsaws sufficient to perform routine fire suppression or prescribed fire assignments and to maintain firefighting tools and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of fire behavior, hazards and accepted fire safety practices and procedures to prevent injury and loss of life.
  • Ability to perform duties under stressful and adverse operating conditions, such as long work hours, heavy workloads, emergency situations, adverse working and environmental conditions.
  • Knowledge of agency and interagency qualification, position task book requirements and certification standards and procedures adopted by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

Arduous:  Duties involve fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning.  Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average ability and dexterity. The rigorous duties of this position require the incumbent to meet the physical fitness test for arduous positions.

 

Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time.  Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on incumbent during fire activities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

The work is primarily performed outdoors in forest and desert environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky or covered by vegetation.  Temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees F and fall below freezing.  Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise and falling and rolling material.  Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor bivouac and eating situations under an unpredictable set of circumstances.  Incumbent may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time.  The hazardous nature of the job requires that protective clothing be worn (hard hat, gloves, leather boots, flame resistant clothing and other personal protective equipment).  Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have attended or successfully complete Guard School with in the first 60 days of starting.
  • Must take a refresher firefighter training class annually.
  • Must be able to successfully complete and clear a Department of Interior Medical Exam
  • Must pass physical fitness test for arduous positions annually.
  • Must obtain and maintain red card at a minimum as FFT2.
  • Must have a Washington State driver’s license and be tribally insurable.

 

*Safety Sensitive Background and Drug and Alcohol Screening / Random Testing

 

Apply Online; https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/287?source=aWQ9MjA%3D

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

509-458-6583 or 458-6527

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department

no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period

 

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TEACHER ASSISTANTS

VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-24-036
TITLE: TEACHERS ASSISTANTS
DEPARTMENT: 477 / TANF
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
LOCATION: SPOKANE, WA
SALARY / GRADE: $18.00 – $23.59 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MAY 24, 2024
CLOSING DATE: JUNE 5, 2024

INTRODUCTION:

The TANF Children’s Center provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that is culturally relevant to children and families which reside, work, or attend school on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The primary emphasis of the program is to provide Early Childhood learning in an educational setting. The Early Learning Center promotes competence in our children, parent alliances, community collaboration and proficiency in our staff.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist classroom staff in planning, prepping, and implementing activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy.
  • Assist in language development by communicating thoughtfully throughout the day and in a variety of activities with children.
  • Assist in all classrooms, including infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age.
  • Assist in providing a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries of the children; observe and monitor children’s play activities.
  • Promote an environment that contributes to good health and prevention of illness; instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Attend to children’s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Actively participate in ALL quality improvement endeavors, including but not limited to meeting Washington State Early Achievers Minimum Operating Guidelines.
  • Read to children and teach simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and designated training programs.
  • Assist in preparing food for children and serving meals and refreshments to children as required by the Minimum Licensing Requirements and/or the Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
  • Assist in organizing, cleaning, and storing toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students and the program.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety. Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities. ·
  • Administer screenings, evaluations, or other instruments to help determine children’s developmental levels, needs, and potential.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as bus monitoring, bus driving, and bus loading and unloading.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of American Indian culture, traditions, and language.
  • Knowledge of working with low-income children and families.
  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental stages and developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Skills in observation and data collection.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to maintain positive communication among parents, co-workers, Tribal staff, public and private agencies in serving the customers.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, shifts and rotate between various classrooms and kitchen as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain absolute confidentiality of sensitive information for both external and internal systems.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience working with Native American clientele and understanding of their cultural needs.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver small children on an ongoing basis. Children are 30-50 lbs. on average (must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, etc.).  And be able to pass Bi-annual health examination.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry—Tribal, State and Federal.
  • Successful clearance of National Child Abuse Registry and Neglect Data System. AND maintain clearance at all times. Additional checks will be utilized to determine retention.
  • Current and up-to-date immunizations including a current negative TB skin test, annual influenza vaccine, TDap in lieu of Tetanus vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccination—preferred and required within one month of hire date

 

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

·         Washington State Food Handlers Certification required prior to start date.

·         Washington State Short State ECED Certificate of Specialization or equivalent OR willingness to obtain within two years of hire date is required. A signed educational agreement will be required.

·         Initial Basic STARS 30-Hour Training preferred OR ability to complete within six months of hire date and ability to complete 10 hours as required on an annual basis.

·         Ability to obtain the following certificates and licenses within the specified time frame:

o Blood Borne Pathogens (1 Month)

o First Aid and CPR Certification Infant and Child (2 months)

 

Employee will be required to maintain all certifications and keep them current

 

 

*Indian Preference applies- grants preference to any enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.

 

*Safety Sensitive Background requires a higher standard of performance and behavior.

 

*FBI Background The Tribe is authorized to perform a criminal background check, including a character investigation, on employees and applicants. 101-630

 

APPLY ONLINE;  https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/311?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

  

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation Period

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CHILD CARE AIDE

 

VACANCY ANN. #:       STOI-24-037

TITLE:                               CHILD CARE AIDE

DEPARTMENT:             477 / TANF

STATUS:                           FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT

LOCATION:                     SPOKANE, WA

SALARY / GRADE:       $16.28 – $19.66 / PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:          MAY 24, 2024

CLOSING DATE:           JUNE 5, 2024

 

INTRODUCTION:

The TANF Children’s Center provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that is culturally relevant to children and families which reside, work, or attend school on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The primary emphasis of the program is to provide Early Childhood learning in an educational setting. The Early Learning Center promotes competence in our children, parent alliances, community collaboration and proficiency in our staff.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist classroom staff in planning, prepping, and implementing activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy.
  • Work with classroom staff to ensure a variety of materials, resources, and activities for children to explore, manipulate and use; both in learning activities and imaginative play which develop questioning, probing, and problem solving appropriate to developmental levels and learning styles of the children are utilized.
  • Assist in language development by communicating thoughtfully throughout the day and in a variety of activities with children.
  • Assist in all classrooms, including infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age.
  • Assist in providing a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries of the children; observe and monitor children’s play activities.
  • Promote an environment that contributes to good health and prevention of illness; instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Attend to children’s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Actively participate in ALL quality improvement endeavors, including but not limited to meeting Washington State Early Achievers Minimum Operating Guidelines.
  • Observe and monitor children’s play activities.
  • Read to children and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and designated training programs.
  • Assist in preparing food for children and serving meals and refreshments to children as required by the Minimum Licensing Requirements and/or the Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
  • Assist in organizing, cleaning, and storing toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
  • Perform all work-related duties as required and assist with other duties in the Early Learning Center as assigned by direct supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must be enrolled and attending high school or an approved GED program or be willing to enroll in a GED program.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain absolute confidentiality of sensitive information for both external and internal systems.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry—Tribal, State and Federal.
  • Successful clearance of National Child Abuse Registry and Neglect Data System AND ability to maintain clearance at all times.
  • Current and up-to-date immunizations including a current negative TB skin test, annual influenza vaccine, TDap in lieu of Tetanus vaccine , Hepatitis B Vaccination—preferred and required within one month of hire date.

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Obtain the following certificates and licenses within the specified time frame:

·         Blood Borne Pathogens (3 months)

·         Food Handlers Certification (3 months)

·         First Aid and CPR Certification Infant and Child (3 months)

·         Complete Babysitting Basics training (3 months)

·         Any other requirements necessary to meet Spokane Tribe of Indians licensing standards; if not met upon hire, within first three months of hire date

 

 

*Indian Preference applies- grants preference to any enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.

 

*Safety Sensitive Background requires a higher standard of performance and behavior.

 

*FBI Background The Tribe is authorized to perform a criminal background check, including a character investigation, on employees and applicants. 101-630

 

APPLY ONLINE; https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/310?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation Period

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SUMMER YOUTH HABITAT TECHNICIANS

VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-24-038
TITLE: SUMMER YOUTH HABITAT TECHNICIANS (2)
DEPARTMENT: DNR, WILDLIFE
STATUS: SEASONAL, NON-EXEMPT
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
SALARY / GRADE: $16.28 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MAY 16, 2024
CLOSING DATE: MAY 27, 2024

INTRODUCTION:
The Wildlife Program has been conducting an ongoing study on elk movement and survival on the reservation. As part of this project, cow elk were equipped with GPS collars and monitored for several years. One of the goals of this project is to determine high use areas during calving season and identify key attributes of those areas. To achieve this goal, the Wildlife Program has been conducting habitat surveys to record a variety of attributes at each site, including vegetation types, cover, and disturbance. The Wildlife Program received a grant to hire summer youth (ages 16-25) who are interested in pursuing an education or career in natural resources to help complete this work on the project. The incumbent will be trained by Wildlife Biologists, and work with other youth and/or a Wildlife Technician, to conduct these surveys. This will include going out to predetermined survey sites, using mapping software and a GPS, setting up the transect, collecting data, and taking pictures. The incumbent will also help organize data and assist Wildlife Biologists in other related field work as it arises.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Must be able to work in pairs or small group, in rugged terrain, in remote areas.
• Familiarity with maps and GPS functions.
• Ability to identify wildlife species.
• Ability to identify tree and plant species.
• Experience in the use and application of standard computer programs and associated software.
• Ability to communicate effectively with verbal and written instructions and work with co-workers, tribal programs, general public and other agencies.
• Must be able to work with diverse cultural, professional, and interdisciplinary teams.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Current student in high school or college
• Age requirement – age 16 to 25 years old
• Ability to walk/hike for extended periods of time and ability to carry packs or equipment up to 40 pounds over rugged terrain.

 

Tribal Preference applies- It is the policy of the Spokane Tribe of Indians to grant preference in employment to qualified Indians and to provide special consideration to qualified Spokane Tribal Citizens.

APPLY ONLINE; https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/309?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation

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FACILITIES MANAGER

VACANCY ANN. #:          STOI-24-034

TITLE:                                  FACILITIES MANAGER

DEPARTMENT:                UTILITIES

STATUS:                             FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT

LOCATION:                       WELLPINIT, WA

SALARY / GRADE:         $29.29 – $33.70 / PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:             MAY 15, 2024

CLOSING DATE:              MAY 29, 2024

 

INTRODUCTION:

Within the Public Utilities Division, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the recommendations, implementation and working on the services that maintain, preserve, and protect the Tribal buildings and assets associated with the Tribe overall. The Facilities Manager will supervise the Facilities staff, manage facilities projects, and oversee day-to-day operations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
·       Advanced mechanical skills, knowledge of plumbing, HVAC and other building systems

·       Proficiency with repair tools and techniques

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with other tribal staff, employees, guests, vendors and team members.

·       Great time management, organization, and prioriton abilities

·       Keen attention to detail and efficient problem-solving skills

·       Ability to lift, be comfortable standing or walking for long periods of time.

·       Prove previous leadership experience.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Facilities Manager will maintain and oversee the Spokane Tribe’s grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure that the workspace is safe and functional.
  • Duties include negotiating contracts with service providers, inspecting facilities to meet safety regulations and coordinating renovations and updates.
  • Monitoring the safety and cleanliness of interior and exterior areas, such as offices, conference rooms, parking lots and outdoor recreation spaces
  • Performing routine maintenance on facilities and making repairs as needed
  • Scheduling routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors
  • Ensuring proper security measures for the workplace, including collaborating with security system vendors or a team of security professionals
  • Maintaining day-to-day operations of facilities, such as delegating or completing maintenance/housekeeping work orders
  • Develop reports on maintenance, repairs, safety and other occurrences for supervisors and other relevant staff.
  • Preparing facilities for changing weather conditions
  • Collaborating with building owners and upper management on budgeting for facilities and project needs
  • Must be able to create SOW’s, Contracts, RFP’s, RFQ’s, program budgets, fiscal budgets, manage/monitor required reporting with funding agencies, contractors and vendors.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

·       Ten years or more on-the-job experience in related field

·       General knowledge of blueprints, schematics, and facilities management

·       Journeyman-level skills, training, and experience in one or more of the building trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.)

·       Must have a high school degree, some college/trade school preferred

·       Experience operating heavy equipment and numerous tools and equipment of the trade(s)

·       Basic computer skills for record-keeping, daily reports, and correspondence

·       Must know measurements and main concepts of as-builts, definitions, and understanding of technical trades

·       Must have demonstrated knowledge in project management, communication, sustainability and operations management.

·       Valid Driver’s License and tribally insurable.

 

 

 

Tribal Preference applies- It is the policy of the Spokane Tribe of Indians to grant preference in employment to qualified Indians and to provide special consideration to qualified Spokane Tribal Citizens.

 

APPLY ONLINE;

https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/308?source=aWQ9MjA%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation

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PREVENTION SPECIALIST

VACANCY ANN. #:      STOI-24-033

TITLE:                              PREVENTION SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENT:           PRENTION PROGRAM, HHS

STATUS:                          FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT

LOCATION:                    WELLPINIT, WA

SALARY / GRADE       $20.00 – $24.00 / PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:         MAY 15, 2024

CLOSING DATE:          MAY 29, 2024

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Prevention Specialist plays a critical role in developing and implementing prevention programs and initiatives aimed at addressing substance abuse, mental health issues, and related challenges within the community. This position involves collaborating with stakeholders, conducting outreach and education efforts, collecting and analyzing data, and planning and assisting in prevention activities in the community and surrounding area. The Prevention Specialist will work with primarily but not limited to the target age group of 12-24 by providing education and information on drugs, alcohol, smoking cessation, problem gambling, suicide prevention, and other prevention topics as needed.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as a team member and assist in the development of a strong community-based prevention program
  • Work closely with local school districts, Indian Health Services, youth centers, the Boys and Girls Club, and other stakeholders
  • Assist in completing needs assessments, scheduling, planning, organizing, and operating prevention activities throughout the year.
  • Attend mandatory program/licensure trainings
  • Act as chaperone for youth at training trips, and other youth activities as needed
  • Conduct outreach activities to raise awareness about substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Develop and deliver educational presentations, workshops, and materials to diverse audiences, including youth, families, schools, and community organizations.
  • Forge partnerships with community organizations, schools, healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to coordinate prevention efforts.
  • Participate in coalitions, task forces, and committees focused on substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion.
  • Analyze data to assess the effectiveness of prevention efforts and identify areas for improvement.
  • Adhere to ethical standards, confidentiality requirements, and professional codes of conduct in all aspects of prevention work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED:

·       Strong interpersonal and customer service skills including oral and written communication.

·       Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·       Ability to work flexible hours.

·       Ability to follow all applicable policies procedures, and standards.

·       Knowledge of Spokane Tribe and Stevens County social services and other community resources.

·       Knowledge of HIPAA and all Health and Human Services policies on confidentiality.

·       Must have proficient computer skills.

·     Maintain strict codes of confidentiality.

·     Perform duties in an ethical and professional manner.

·     Have the ability to utilize computer, Microsoft Software, fax machines and scanners.

·     Attend relevant and ongoing training.

·     Communicate to Supervisor on regular basis.

·     Communicate with the community in a positive and effective manner.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience or understanding of Tribal settings, rural programs and experience working with Tribal youth, Tribal community groups and Tribal governmental entities
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must have a valid Washington State Drivers’ License and be tribally insurable
  • Must not have a history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of two years before employment or during period of employment with the Spokane Tribe of Indians

 

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • First Aid/CPR or obtain within six months
  • Suicide prevention certification or obtain within six months
  • Certified Tobacco Interventionist or obtain within six months

·       Must apply for the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) or Associate Prevention Professional (APP) Credential through the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington within six months of hire

 

Tribal Preference applies- It is the policy of the Spokane Tribe of Indians to grant preference in employment to qualified Indians and to provide special consideration to qualified Spokane Tribal Citizens.

 

*Safety Sensitive Background requires a higher standard of performance and behavior.

 

APPLY ONLINE;

https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/307?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

 

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, or Fax (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation Period

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FUELS MONITORING TECHNICIAN

VACANCY ANN #: STOI-24-016
TITLE: FULES MONITORING TECHNICIAN
DEPARTMENT: FUELS MANAGEMENT
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
RATE OF PAY: $18.00 – $20.00 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MARCH 14, 2024
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Fuels Monitoring Technician is a full-time positions functioning under the Spokane Tribe, Department of Natural Resources, Fuels Management program. The primary responsibilities are assisting the Fuels Manager with the planning and monitoring of fuels management projects. Incumbent serves as a technical specialist performing forest and rangeland monitoring/inventory duties before, during, and after project implementation. Incumbent will carry out the collection and analysis of observations and/or measurements to evaluate changes in environmental conditions and progress toward meeting a management objective. Incumbent is expected to be able to work in a team setting and/or independent of direct supervision to complete assigned tasks.

 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects field data related to all phases of fuels management projects.
  • Determines appropriate sampling strategy and develops sampling designs for wildland fire management fuels inventories.
  • Determines appropriate fuel model to be used in analysis of fire behavior.
  • Measures tree, plant and site characteristics with speed and accuracy.
  • Manages data collected utilizing database software.
  • Performs analysis of data to determine if treatment objectives were achieved.
  • Prepares reports documenting findings and makes recommendations for treatment improvement.
  • Performs and directs inventory work involving various measurements of vegetation and identification of trees, plant, and shrub species.
  • Utilizes computer software such as ArcGIS, Pathfinder, Word, Excel, and Behave Plus to analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Participate in prescribed fire and wildfire suppression operations, pass all fire training, and pass the pack test at the moderate level.
  • Seek out and attend various wildland fire management training courses and educational opportunities.
  • Assist other fire/forestry departments and operations when approved by supervisor.
  • Responsible for the operation of a Tribal or federally owned/leased motor vehicle.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Must be able to interpret topographic maps and conduct self-orientation in the field utilizing various instruments and reference resources.
  • Demonstrated computer skills necessary to efficiently manage data, perform analysis of data, and prepare reports and other documents.
  • Ability and knowledge necessary to collect data utilizing appropriate fuels inventory sampling protocols.
  • Ability to evaluate project objectives and design and implement appropriate sampling strategy.
  • Ability to consistently make accurate measurements of herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees, fuels fire behavior, and fire effects characteristics.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data collected, document finding and make recommendations.
  • Ability to prepare maps utilizing ArcGIS software.
  • Knowledge in the use of wildland fire and fuels management tools and equipment.
  • Knowledgeable about practices used in the management and improvement of forests.
  • Ability to identify tree species, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
  • Ability to lay out treatment units working from maps or photos while in field.
  • Ability to locate property corners and accurately run property lines.
  • Ability to make estimates of fire behavior utilizing Behave Plus software.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical tasks outdoors under all types of weather & topographic conditions.
  • Ability to make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy and to keep routine written records.
  • Ability to understand and carryout oral and written instructions and to apply guidelines to varied situations.
  • Skill in the use of manual and power tools and equipment used in fuels/fire management operations.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s licensing requirements.
  • Must meet Department of Interior’s wildland firefighter medical standards for moderate duty.
  • Must meet National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group standards for work capacity testing at the moderate duty level.
  • Must be available to work as needed beyond a 40-hour workweek including weekend, holidays, and extended hours on weekdays.
  • Must be able to interpret topographic maps and conduct self-orientation in this field utilizing various instruments and reference resources.
  • Must have demonstrated skills necessary to efficiently manage data, perform

analysis of data and prepare reports and other documents.

 

*Safety Sensitive Drug & Alcohol Screening / Subject to Random Testing

 

Must Apply Online: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/291?source=aWQ9MjA%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

Ph. # (509) 458 –6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its

Indian Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Safety Sensitive Positions Will Also Test For Marijuana

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period

 

 

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SUD CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-24-022
TITLE: SUD CLINICAL SUPERIVSOR
SUPERVISOR: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MGR.
DEPARTMENT: HHS / BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $28.00 – $36.00 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MARCH 29, 2024
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

 

INTRODUCTION

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinical Supervisor to join our team in the Spokane Tribe of Indians community on the Spokane Reservation. This position plays a critical role in providing clinical oversight, supervision, and support to our SUD treatment programs. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of SUD treatment modalities, cultural competence, and a commitment to serving the needs of our community.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Provide clinical supervision: Oversee the delivery of SUD treatment services, including individual and group counseling, assessments, and case management. Provide clinical supervision to counselors and staff, ensuring adherence to best practices and ethical guidelines.
  • Develop treatment plans: Collaborate with clients to develop individualized treatment plans based on comprehensive assessments and clinical recommendations. Monitor progress, adjust treatment goals as needed, and ensure continuity of care.
  • Conduct assessments: Perform thorough assessments of clients’ substance use history, mental health status, and social determinants of health. Utilize evidence-based assessment tools and diagnostic criteria to inform treatment planning and interventions.
  • Ensure compliance: Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, including Washington Administrative Code (WAC), related to SUD treatment programs. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation, records, and reporting as required.
  • Provide clinical oversight: Review and approve treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries. Provide consultation and support to staff on complex cases, crisis intervention, and clinical decision-making.
  • Coordinate care: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including healthcare providers, tribal agencies, and community organizations, to coordinate care and support services for clients. Facilitate referrals to additional resources as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned that are logical assignments.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Thorough understanding of SUD treatment modalities, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in electronic health record (EHR) systems and Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Preferred requisite experience

  • Knowledge of cultural competency principles and experience working with Indigenous communities preferred.
  • Training or certification in trauma-informed care and/or Indigenous healing practices.
  • Experience using electronic health record (EHR) systems, such as Epic or Cerner.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate degree in Addiction Studies or bachelor’s degree in a health-related field with a focus on Addiction.
  • Fully credentialed Substance Use Disorder Professional in WA State.
  • Minimum of five years of experience providing direct clinical services in SUD treatment settings, with at least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) or equivalent certification in the state of Washington.
  • The license must be without restrictions and have been in good standing for the previous two years.
  • A minimum of fifteen clock hours of training in clinical supervision obtained through:
    • A supervision course; or
    • Continuing education credits on supervision; or
    • Documented Supervision of supervision
    • Valid drivers license and a good driving record

 

*Safety Sensitive Background; Employees who work with Youth, Caseworkers, Law Enforcement, Tribal Court Personnel, Social Workers, and Employees working with vulnerable clientele are considered safety sensitive types of positions which require a high standard of performance and behavior.

 

*FBI Background; The Tribe is authorized to perform a criminal background check, including a character investigation, on employees and applicants. Individuals in positions or being considered for positions involving regular contact with, or control over, Indian children in accordance with the Federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law 101-630

 

 

Apply on-line today: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/294?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

Ph.: (509) 458-6583, (509 458-6527, Fax: (509) 458-6556

 E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m.

 On the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves the Right

To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To a Pre-Employment Drug Test

Safety Sensitive Positions Will Also Test for Marijuana

All Positions with the Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation

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CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR

VACANCY ANN#: STOI-24-021
TITLE: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SUPERVISOR: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MANAGER
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: REGULAR/FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $19.81 – $27.75 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MAY 2, 2024
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

INTRODUCTION:

We are delighted to announce an exceptional opportunity to join our team as a Substance Use Disorder Counseling Professional. As a vital member of our Behavioral Health Program, you will play a pivotal role in providing compassionate and culturally competent counseling services to individuals and families within the Spokane Tribe community.

At the Spokane Tribe Behavioral Health Program, we are dedicated to addressing the unique needs and challenges associated with substance use disorders while honoring the cultural values and traditions of our community. Our team is committed to fostering healing, resilience, and empowerment among our clients, guiding them on their journey towards recovery and wellness.

As a Substance Use Disorder Counseling Professional, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact by delivering evidence-based interventions, facilitating support groups, and providing individualized counseling to clients struggling with substance use issues. Your expertise, empathy, and dedication will help empower our clients to overcome obstacles, build strengths, and achieve their goals for recovery and well-being.

We are seeking a compassionate and skilled individual who shares our commitment to promoting healing and recovery within the Spokane Tribe community. If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others and possess the qualifications and experience to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.

Join us in our mission to provide culturally responsive, holistic, and effective behavioral health services to the Spokane Tribe community. Together, we can create a supportive and nurturing environment where individuals can heal, grow, and thrive.

Welcome to the Spokane Tribe Behavioral Health Program – where every role is valued, and every contribution makes a difference. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

As a Substance Use Disorder Professional serving the Spokane Tribe community, major duties encompass a comprehensive approach to addressing the complex needs of clients struggling with substance use disorders. This includes conducting thorough assessments, developing individualized treatment plans, and providing culturally competent counseling services. Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and community resources ensures holistic care and support for clients, while maintaining accurate documentation and advocating for clients’ rights within the healthcare system and community. Crisis intervention, ongoing training, and professional development activities are integral components of this role, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, culturally responsive care to individuals and families within the Spokane Tribe community.

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance use history, mental health status, and social determinants of health.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans in collaboration with clients, incorporating evidence-based interventions and cultural considerations.
  • Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions to address substance use issues, co-occurring mental health disorders, and related challenges.
  • Provide education and support to clients and their families on addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, and healthy coping strategies.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including healthcare providers, tribal agencies, and community organizations, to coordinate care and support services for clients.
  • Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress in treatment, adjusting treatment plans as needed to optimize outcomes.
  • Monitor and evaluate urinalysis collection and results.
  • Conduct crisis intervention and provide referrals to additional resources, including detoxification services, residential treatment programs, and mental health services.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of client assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training to enhance clinical skills and stay abreast of best practices in substance use disorder treatment.
  • Foster a culturally responsive and trauma-informed approach to care, recognizing and respecting the unique cultural values and traditions of the Spokane Tribe community.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of current treatment prevention, aftercare therapy regarding substance use disorders as defined in the DSM 5.
  • Ability to compose letters, reports, gather and analyze data and to speak effectively in public.
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, and develop a treatment plan with SUD clientele.
  • Knowledge of Dual Diagnosis, referral, and treatment.
  • Ability to serve a diverse population and present complex information in an understandable and meaningful way.
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, and develop a treatment plan for clientele who present a variety of legal, personal, and other problems related to substance use disorders.
  • Coordination of substance use disorder services, to include referrals, staffing, court reporting, and related duties in a timely manner.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have an active an unrestricted Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional Certification, or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification
  • If an SUDPT, must have your first 50 hours of direct supervision experience in a Washington State certified agency.
  • Must maintain a substance use free lifestyle
  • Must maintain a violence free lifestyle
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record and be eligible for Tribal Insurance.
  • Must maintain License/Certification status while employed
  • An Associate Degree in Addiction Studies or Bachelor Degree in the helping field with a focus on Addiction.

 

 

 

Apply Online:  https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/297?source=aWQ9MTg%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

(509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 658-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 P.M. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

 To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Safety Sensitive Positions Will Also Be Tested for Marijuana

All Positions with The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation Period

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ENGINE BOSS

VACANCY ANN #: STOI-24-017
TITLE: ENGINE BOSS
DEPARTMENT: FIRE / FUELS MANAGEMENT
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $19.81 – $21.68 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MARCH 12, 2024
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

INTRODUCTION:

This position is a working leader of hand crews, engine crews, prescribed fire crews, work projects or tasks. The purpose of this rigorous position is wildland fire suppression/management/control as a leader of two or more crewmembers. Other wildland fire related duties will involve performing and leading crews in fire preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazard reduction or fuels/forest management work. The incumbent will be assigned as a working leader for varying periods of time to one or more types of projects or tasks within the wildfire program. This is an arduous position and subject to medical screening and physical fitness testing.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

Performs individually or leads crew(s) in wildland fire suppression, fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization (step-up), prescribed fire, and training programs. Serves as a leader of an engine crew, hand crew or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters during wildland or prescribed fire operations.

Operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use of hose-lays during Or before suppression effort are needed. Directs others in operation and use of engine equipment and provides on-the-job instruction to other technicians. Inspects, services and adjusts fire engines including the pump, water lines, tank and reel. Keeps the engine in full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  1. Knowledge of strategies, tactics, and suppression methods used in containment and control of wildfires and wildland fires in order to relay assignments to crew members, accurately evaluate rapidly changing fire circumstances, determine when/if additional resources may be needed, or determine when circumstances warrant withdrawal of crew to safe
  2. Working knowledge of fire behavior including causes of fire, influence of temperature, humidity, wind, topography, slope and fuel moisture conditions, and fuels in order to know where to attach the fire, build fire line and where to be positioned to manage a wildland fire.

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROL:

Engine Boss are in charge of a Type six fire engine with a crew of two Fire Fighters

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Has obtained the class room requirements for Single Resource that include;

S-230                       S-290

S231                           IS-700

S232                          IS-800

S290                          S-215

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s licensing requirements.
  • Must meet Department of Interior’s wildland firefighter medical standards for arduous duty.
  • Must be available to work as needed beyond a 40-hour workweek including weekend, holidays, and extended hours on weekdays.
  • Must have a minimum of seven years of experience, with five of those years acting as an engine supervisor.
  • Must have at least four off reservation assignments in the past three years while working with a qualified Engine Boss.

 

*Safety Sensitive Drug & Alcohol Screening / Subject to Random Testing

 

Must Apply Online: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/289?source=aWQ9MjA%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

Ph. # (509) 458 –6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its

Indian Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Safety Sensitive Positions Will Also Test For Marijuana

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period