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VACANCY ANN. #:      STOI-20-045

TITLE:                              CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST



LOCATION:                    SPOKANE, WA

STATUS:                          REGULAR, FULL-TIME

RATE OF PAY:              $17.00/HOUR – $23.00/HOUR (DOE/DOQ)

OPENING DATE:         JULY 10, 2020




The Employment & Training department incorporates employment services as a primary strategy that leads clients towards self-sufficiency.  The Career Development Specialist will be depended upon to develop positive relationships with local employers and be sufficiently knowledgeable of E&T clientele to be able to match E&T clients with potential employers.


  • Develop relationships with local employers to establish job creation;
  • Develop relationships with local colleges, vocational training centers, apprenticeship programs to establish education and training strategies;
  • Provide case management to cash assistance clients, including check approval, collection of job search documents and status changes.
  • Provide post-employment services to ensure client success and job retention;
  • Recommend client recognition and incentives upon employment, and other employment related bench marks;
  • Maintain client employment files that include current resume, job application, contact information;
  • Meet one-on-one with clients to assess employability and/or education and training needs;
  • Prepare employment and training success plan with client; prepare resume, job application, and other job readiness activities to prepare client for work;
  • Provide small business development support, including training, class tuition, or referrals to available services;
  • Approve support services to ensure client employability; approve support services to assure job retention;
  • Approve support services to ensure client education and training needs are met; approve support services to assure education and training retention;
  • Ensure client files are current and maintained in a uniform manner to meet program reporting requirements;
  • Be knowledgeable about hiring practices and general employment laws, practices and policies.
  • Document client progress through TAS.
  • Conduct Job Readiness Workshops.
  • Provide employment and training services to year-around youth program and summer youth employment program.
  • Conduct workshops to prepare youth for the world of work.
  • Perform other duties or related work as required.


  • Knowledge of Public Assistance laws, rules, regulations, service programs, and employment and training programs;
  • Knowledge of human resource practices, policies and resources;
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices;
  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to use good judgment in evaluating and making decisions;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers;
  • Ability to practice tact, courtesy and discretion;
  • Ability to convey interests and concern to callers requesting information or assistance with problems related to the various programs;
  • Ability to perform basic computer applications and internet operations;
  • Skill in dealing with people
  • Skill in establishing a positive channel of communication among co-workers, Tribal staff, public and private involved in serving the customers.


  • Two (2) years of college required (must provide proof with application to be considered) AND
  • Two (2) years of experience with customer service, communications, sales or other related activity that demonstrates ability to promote employment and training to employees.
  • Experience working with Native American clientele and understanding cultural needs;
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Drivers License, and be tribally insurable.
  • Must have computer experience, must be able to perform basic computer applications and internet operations
  • At time of employment must successfully clear a criminal background inquiry.



Applications Are Available at the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department

Or, can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206   Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

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

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