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TRANSIT DISPATCHER/SANITIZATION

VACANCY ANN#:   STOI-20-038
TITLE:   TRANSIT DISPATCHER/SANITIZATION
SUPERVISOR:   TRANSIT COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT:   TRIBAL TRANSIT
STATUS:   TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME
RATE OF PAY:   $14.00 PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:   JULY 10, 2020
CLOSING DATE:   JULY 17, 2020

INTRODUCTION:
The position will be directly supervised by the Transit Coordinator and will provide dispatcher communication/coordination and administrative support for The Moccasin Express. The dispatcher will be an important part of the team and will be responsible for performing the following duties among others:

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Answers, directs incoming calls to appropriate staff. Must maintain the highest level of customer service related professionalism in answering client related inquiries.
• Provide phone, fax and email communications as required.
• Assists with reports, time sheets and leave requests for departmental staff.
• Must be able to clearly communicate both verbally and written.
• Assist in developing and implementing cleaning and sanitization standards for The Moccasin Express vehicles.
• Develop and maintain a cleaning schedule for all Moccasin Express vehicles.
• Operate passenger vehicles in a safe and responsible manner to provide public transit services consistent with established routes and schedules.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
The person fulfilling this position will be able to work effectively with the staff, and represent the Spokane Tribe in a professional, courteous manner, with the following attributes:
• English language skills, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills.

• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Programs with an emphasis in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Photo Shop.
• English language skills, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills.
• Experience using radio communication preferred.
• Reliability, timeliness in meeting deadlines, superior people skills, problem solving and be a goal oriented team player.
• Knowledge of safety precautions, proper and effective sanitation for transit vehicles.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Six months experience using Microsoft Office Programs with an emphasis in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Photo Shop. (Indicate experience on resume or application).
• Six months minimum of previous customer service related experience. (Indicate experience on resume or application).
• Employment is contingent upon a favorable outcome of a background investigation.
• All offers of employment are contingent upon passing both a Spokane Tribe of Indians and Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Authority pre-employment Drug & Alcohol screening.
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be eligible for automobile insurance under the Tribal insurance policy.

Safety Sensitive Position

Applications Are Available At the McCoy Administration Building In the Tribal Human Resources Department:
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
Or, can be downloaded online at:
(www.spokanetribe.com)
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
Ph# (509) 458-6583 or (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

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

VACANCY ANN. #:   STOI-20-045
TITLE:   CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
SUPERVISOR:   LEAD CASEWORKER
DEPARTMENT:   EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING/477 TANF
LOCATION:   SPOKANE, WA
STATUS:   REGULAR, FULL-TIME
RATE OF PAY:   $17.00/HOUR – $23.00/HOUR (DOE/DOQ)
OPENING DATE:   JULY 10, 2020
CLOSING DATE:   JULY 17, 2020

INTRODUCTION:
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.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• 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

Spokane Indian Reservation COVID-19 Numbers as of July 10 ,2020

Number of testing sites and testing numbers
One testing site- David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic (IHS), Wellpinit WA
Testing Numbers
i. Total SIR Residents Tested- 324
319- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 5
3 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS) (All Recovered)
2 Positive Test at other location (Recovered)
iii. Negative Tests- 317
314 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 2

2020 Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI) Labor Day Celebration Cancelled

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2020 Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI) Labor Day Celebration Cancelled

July 9, 2020 Wellpinit, WA

The Spokane Tribal Business Council and the STOI Powwow Committee announced today that the 2020 Labor Day Powwow will be cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

The STOI Labor Day celebration is one of the last powwows of the summer, attracting hundreds of visitors and participants.

The council deeply regrets canceling the much-anticipated event, but the health of all participants, visitors and community is of our foremost concern.

“We look forward to bringing back our Labor Day Powwow in 2021”

STOI Senior Meals will not be prepared or delivered for remainder of week 7/9/2020

Quick Announcement – Please Share. 7/9/2020
STOI Senior Meals will not be prepared or delivered for remainder of week. Unfortunately the Senior Program is Short staffed…please share with those who receive Senior Meals….We will see you next week!!!

Notice of special election

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

JULY 11, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the Election Committee received a petition to hold an election on an initiative to distribute through direct payment to every Spokane Tribal Citizen a portion of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding received by the Tribe.

According to Article X, Section 4 of the Spokane Tribe Constitution, whenever an initiative petition with the required signatures is filed at the Tribal office an election thereon shall be conducted within 45 days, unless there is a regular election to be held within 90 days.

A Special Election has been scheduled for July 11, 2020 for a vote on the Initiative.

Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that an election on an initiative must have a minimum voter turnout of 51% of the average voter turnout at the regular Tribal elections held during the previous 5 years. Accordingly, the minimum voter turnout needed for this Initiative is 234.

Polling places shall be as follows:

​(1) Alfred McCoy Administration Building, Wellpinit

​(2) West End Community Center, West End

​(3) TANF building, 232 E. Lyons Avenue, Spokane, Washington

​(4) Ford Community Center, New House Lane, Ford Washington

Polls shall be open on Election Day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

If you need to contact an Election Committee Member please call:

Tammy Kieffer at 509-868-1293,
Georgia Wynne at 509-724-1784,
Marie Eli at 509-685-3028
Breann Brigman at 509-458-6513

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PARK RANGER, 2 POSITIONS

VACANCY ANN#:  STOI-20-044
TITLE:   PARK RANGER, 2 POSITIONS
DEPARTMENT:   DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUPERVISOR:   LRM – PARK RANGER PROGRAM MANAGER
SALARY LEVEL:   $23.14 – $25.00/PER HOUR (DOE,DOQ)
STATUS:   FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY
OPENING DATE:   JULY 8, 2020
CLOSING DATE:   JULY 15, 2020

INTRODUCTION:
The objective of the Spokane Tribal Park Ranger Division is the monitoring and preservation of all resources that the Spokane Tribe of Indians has or have had cultural or vested interests in. These resources include but are not limited to; lands, water, habitat, wild game monitoring, and preservation of culturally significant areas of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The intent of this active enforcement, preservation and protection of these vital resources will be to safeguard these assets for future generations.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Spokane Tribal Park are responsible for the enforcement of all Federal, Tribal and State laws adopted by the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Park Rangers will be fully commissioned Law Enforcement Officers and will be responsible for the protection, safety and well being of all person(s) and property under the jurisdiction of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
• The Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will be tasked with the protection of all cultural and natural resources of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will actively patrol all waters within the jurisdiction of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, which includes, but is not limited to:
1. Inland Lakes & Ponds
2. Rivers
3. Streams & Creeks
4. Wetlands
• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will actively patrol all lands within the jurisdiction of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, which includes, but is not limited to:
1. Lands within the exterior boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation
2. Lands outside the exterior boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation that are owned or has cultural and/or legal interests by the Spokane Tribe of Indians

• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will assist with the preservation and enforcement of all laws governing the use and protection of the Spokane Tribal hunting and fishing rules and regulations. In addition Park Rangers will assist the Department of Natural Resources with the preservation and management of all natural resources of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will be responsible for issuance and enforcement of all Hunting, Fishing and Camping permits authorized and issued by the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the collection of all fees associated with authorized permits.
• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will assist and work cooperatively with all agencies assigned with the protection and enforcement of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. These agencies will include but are not limited to Department of Natural Resources, Colville Confederated Tribes, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington State and local County Law Enforcement agencies when applicable.
• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will actively investigate, when called upon, all crimes, civil or criminal, against person(s), property and the Spokane Tribe of Indians. This will include but is not limited to crimes covered under seven major crimes, traffic offenses, ARPA violations, NAGPRA violations, Spokane Tribal Council resolution violations and any other applicable laws recognized by the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
• Spokane Tribal Park Rangers will safeguard and maintain all equipment that is needed to perform the duties assigned.
• Other duties assigned related to the program.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Must be able to gather information and complete detailed reports.
• Operate vehicles in all weather & road conditions.
• Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
• Must be able to effectively communicate in person, on the telephone, and in written format.
• Knowledge of the laws and ordinances governing local law enforcement.
• Load, unload, aim and fire weapons at levels of proficiency of certification standards.
• Maintain and use efficiently all department issued equipment.
• Familiar with the Spokane Tribal Park Ranger Policy and Procedure Manual.
• Must have the ability to work/drive in adverse weather conditions and rough terrain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
• Must be at least 21 years of age; proof required.
• Applicants must be of high moral character, and possess the personal integrity to handle the stress of the position.
• Must successfully clear an extensive Criminal Background Inquiry.
• Must have successfully completed/graduated from a Basic Law Enforcement Academy. (FLETC)
• Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be tribally insurable. A driver’s abstract from D.O.L. will be a requirement.
• Must be physically capable of performing the position functions and meet the Physical Fitness requirements outlined in the Spokane Tribal Park Ranger Policy and Procedure Manual. Must be able to lift or pack objects weighing 40 lbs. or more.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, nights, holidays, and weekends.

OTHER:
• Must possess/maintain or acquire basic first aid/CPR and blood borne pathogens certification within 90 days of employment commencing.

Note: This position has been identified as a “Safety Sensitive” position. This position is subject to pre-employment and post-accident drug testing.

Applications Are Available At the McCoy Administration Building In the Tribal Human Resources Department:
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
Ph# (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527
E-mail: hr.frontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Or, can be downloaded online at:
(www.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 and Random Testing
Positions With The Spokane Tribal Park Ranger Department Are Subject To A One (1) year Probationary Period

Wellpinit 6th-12th Grade News

2020-2021 6-12th grade Wellpinit students
If you have not yet signed up for next years classes, please stop by the school this Thursday, July 9, from 11-3 pm to meet with Ms. Schwannecke to pick your classes. You may also call during these hours at 258-4535, extension 2113.
Penny Spencer
Spokane Tribal Network Director
P O Box 390
Wellpinit WA 99040
Work 509-258-4535 press 0 then ext 4006

Commodity Food Give Away

It’s that time again
Produce give-away will be this Wednesday 7/8/2020 @ 10am
We will be distributing in Wellpinit. The following week (July 15,2020) we will distribute in Ford and West End Youth Center. Spread the word
Any questions you can call
258-7145
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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 3

VACANCY ANN. #:   STOI-20-030
TITLE:                          MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 3
DEPARTMENT:        TRIBAL FACILITIES
SUPERVISOR:           HEAD MAINTENANCE
LOCATION:                WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS:                      TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME
RATE OF PAY:           $15.00 PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:      JULY 8, 2020
CLOSING DATE:       JULY 15, 2020

SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance and operations of the Spokane Tribe’s facilities, plants, and grounds. These activities involve maintaining the facilities, plants, and grounds in a safe, orderly, clean, and visually appealing manner in support of the various organizational activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists the maintenance staff with projects (i.e. completing specific tasks, transporting and/or securing materials etc.) for the purpose of completing projects and/or Work Orders in a safe efficient manner.
• Performs a wide variety of general and semiskilled maintenance activities (i.e. carpentry, painting, plumbing etc.) for the purpose of completing projects and/or Work Orders within established time frames.
• Adheres to all safety regulations and reports any safety concerns to the supervisor.
• Perform minor repairs to interior, exterior at all included Tribal facilities.
• Coordinates with other skilled tradesmen and/or assigned supervisor(s) for the purpose of completing projects and/or Work Orders efficiently.
• Transports a variety of tools, equipment, and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at the job site.
• Repairs furniture and building system components for the purpose of ensuring a safe working environment and/or condition.
• Maintains assigned vehicle, tools, and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in a safe operating condition.
• Perform maintenance work on the Tribal facilities including: carpentry repairs, minor electrical repairs, minor plumbing repairs, minor HVAC repairs, and other repairs as needed.
• HVAC monitoring for all assigned facilities and reporting problems to the supervisor.
• Responsible for Grounds maintenance including: mowing lawns, pruning trees and shrubs, general cleaning and other grounds keeping and/or landscape duties.
• Perform regular Preventative Maintenance on the assigned Tribal facilities as needed and/or scheduled or directed.
• Repair, assemble and/or move furniture, appliances, cabinets, shelves, or other building appurtenances.
• Operate various electric, motorized, pneumatic, hand held and/or battery powered tools and equipment.
• Snow removal, deicing, plowing at or near the assigned Tribal facilities or as directed.
• Maintains assigned vehicles, tools, work facilities, and/or equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in a safe operating condition and for optimal performance.
• Prepares and maintains written materials (i.e. Activity logs, Work Orders, Inspection reports, Time reports, Schedules etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
• Basic computer/technology may be used for accessing e-mails, work orders, etc.
• Comply with and follow all safety procedures and/or standards and the Spokane Tribe’s Policies and Procedures while on duty.
• Attend all meetings, trainings, conferences, seminars as required.
• Must carry and operate a portable Two-way Radio at all times to maintain constant communication with Department Staff, Spokane Tribe’s Staff and/or other Departments, Government Agencies, and others as needed,
• Assist other Tribal Departments and government/state agencies or other organizations when requested or needed.
• Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving safety concerns as needed or directed.
• Perform other job and site related duties as needed or directed.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.
• Ability to do landscape work and maintain schedules.
• Have basic knowledge of power tools and power equipment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older
• Must have and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be tribally insurable.
• Must have High Diploma or equivalent.
• Must be able to carry out the physical demands of the position, and work in inclement weather.

OTHER:
• At least one year of Carpentry or Maintenance experience preferred.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department
Or can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527
Fax: (509) 458-6556
e-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department
By 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants may be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period