Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-011
Rate of Pay $22.00 - $25.07/PER HOUR DOE, DOQ
Opening Date FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Closing Date FEBRUARY 17, 2017

INTRODUCTION: The objective of the Spokane Tribal TERO is to monitor and enforce the Spokane Tribe of Indians Employment Rights Office. The office provides a point of contact for all development activities occurring on the Spokane Indian Reservation and the surrounding service area. The office promotes tribal employment services and development of apprentice programs to meet the needs of the Tribal reservation community to obtain employment.



  • The TERO director will be responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing the TERO Ordinance for the Spokane Tribe, in coordination with the TERO Board.
  • Responsible for maintaining a job skills bank, or database, with current information. Information must be available for immediate referral and employment, and an active sign-in register. Provides counseling and assistance in developing individual resumes for clients.
  • Monitors hiring of all TERO personnel to ensure compliance with TERO.
  • Certifies Indian Preference for contractors and/or applicants.
  • Work in conjunction with all Career Development Programs to train, educate, and otherwise prepare individuals for existing and potential jobs on and off the reservation.
  • Develop TERO compliance plans for employers. Works with contractors on the collection of TERO fees. Provides site reviews, check and verify employee relations with employers.
  • Manage and maintain administrative functions as required for the office, not limited to budgeting, filing, contract compliance and reporting requirements for the program. Participates in director’s meetings as required. Reviews and develops program operations in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Provides employee position descriptions, evaluations, and development plans.
  • Assists covered employers and contractors in compliance with TERO Ordinance, including but not limited to presentations and training.
  • Monitors covered employers to assure compliance with TERO and other Tribal and Federal employment laws. Recommends and implements remedies for continued operation.
  • Performs compliance reviews on the job sites to verify that all prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers are duly permitted by the TERO Office of the Spokane Tribe of Indians and are adhering to their Compliance Plan that was agreed to and approved between themselves and the TERO Director/Compliance Officer.
  • Assists in conducting and investigating labor-related issues, and assists with conflict resolution on formal complaints filed with TERO.
  • Shall be the impartial investigating agent responsible for investigating, researching, reporting and documenting any information required within the set timeframes. Gathers, tabulates and analyzes factual data for investigations.
  • Formulates reports and summaries of all investigations.
  • Receives requests and complaints from covered parties under TERO Ordinance; channels requests to the appropriate persons and follows up on corrective action.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with State, County, Tribal and community-based organizations who provide employment training, job counseling and placement services; outreach to local businesses and employers.
  • Create positive working relationships with clients to create reasonable and achievable Individual Self-Sufficiency Plans.
  • Schedules, promotes, arranges, presents and/or otherwise facilitates the offering of special-topic workshops on career planning, job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing techniques, employer/employee rights, entrepreneurship, small business development, and employer rights.
  • Identify and develop training, organized labor, or other employment opportunities for TERO clients.
  • Ensures the confidentiality, privacy, accountability and efficiency of the department.
  • Utilize and maintain computerized system to carry out assigned duties.
  • Write, develop and type: policy, letters, budgets, proposals, brochures, reports, and other items as may be required.
  • Write proposals and grants to provide training opportunities to employees, tribal members and the community.
  • Stays abreast of future employment standards and regulations, and develops standard operating procedures for investigations and job related items.
  • Researches existing and new federal, state, and local regulations on labor, Indian preference in employment, contracting, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  • Prepare and present monthly reports to Executive Director.
  • Reporting, writing and contract compliance responsibilities.
  • Computer skills and experience with Word and Excel.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to perform presentations to a variety of audiences.


  • Supervise Administrative Assistant and Compliance Officer.


The individual must be self-motivated, knowledgeable and experienced working with contractors from several different backgrounds. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate TERO laws and policies and procedures effectively.


Spokane Tribal Law and order code and TERO Ordinance, and Spokane Tribal policies and procedures that apply.


Meeting with public, contractors, and individuals happens daily for coordination of services and employment activities of reservation work force.


This position is within an office setting, but at times the Individual will have to walk job/work/construction sites for compliance reviews and following up with TERO employees/trainees.


  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record and be tribally insurable.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation and pass a pre-employment drug test and submit to random drug tests during employment.


  • Applicants with an AA Degree in related field is required, with four years management and supervisory experience required, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Construction Management or other closely related field is preferred OR six (6) years demonstrated work experience in Human Resources, TERO, Construction Management or closely related discipline with three years supervisory/management experience.
  • Must have experience in employment supervision, hiring procedures, employment rights and benefits, negotiation procedures, discrimination complaints, knowledge of unions, education and training programs.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Human Services Programs, Job Readiness and Job Training Programs, and local educational/vocational resources.
  • Experience working with Native American communities.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, Tribal Employment Rights ordinances.
  • Must be able to perform Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to set realistic goals, initiate and follow through on complex tasks, manage time, meet multiple deadlines and work effectively under moderately stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure. This includes having the ability to analyze and remedy problems in a logical manner or have knowledge to refer individuals to outside sources for resolve.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Strong presentation skills required. Must have working experience with the Microsoft Operating System and Office Professional Applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must demonstrate effective public relations skills, and ability to present a professional image.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, spelling, punctuation, and basic writing skills.
  • Must travel and participate in training as recommended to meet the goals and objectives of applicable programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is required.
  • Ability to independently manage time well is required.‚Äč


Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department and can be downloaded on the Spokane Tribal website at www.spokanetribe.com

Contact Kara Finley or Sabrina McCoy

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

509-458-6569 or 458-6583 Fax: 509-458-6556

E-mail: kara.finley@spokanetribe.com or sabrina.mccoy@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 Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day probationary period