Chewelah School District Will Have Remote Learning

Chewelah School District will have remote learning to begin the fall quarter, as will the Colville and Valley School District due to the COVID-19 transmission rate in our county, per recommendation from Tri-County Health and the State of Washington. Here is a recorded video announcement from Chewelah Superintendent Rich McFarland:
https://www.loom.com/share/a792cf15e0d3463690aa03dffac0ba86

COVID-19 and Mental Health

The mental health issues related to the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Health have a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264.

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RANGE TECHNICIAN

VACANCY ANN #:       STOI-20-060

TITLE:                              RANGE TECHNICIAN

SUPERVISOR:              RANGE MANAGER

STATUS:                          SEASONAL, FULL-TIME

RATE OF PAY:              $15.00 – $16.50/PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:         AUGUST 10, 2020

CLOSING DATE:         AUGUST 24, 2020

 

SUMMARY:

The Spokane Tribal Range Technician will follow the direction of the Spokane Tribal Range Ecologist, Range and Agricultural Manager, to provide services needed to best serve the Spokane Tribe of Indians Range Improvement Plan.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Repair, construct and maintain a variety of fencing barriers throughout the reservation as prioritized within the department.
  • Construct, repair, and maintain spring development throughout the reservation as prioritized within the department.
  • Monitor livestock location, numbers and physical conditions during the open range season.
  • Assist cattlemen during the open range season as necessary, in regards to livestock branding, ear-tagging, monitoring, livestock distribution in range units, gathering and cattle driving.
  • Monitor Spokane Tribal range land vegetation for conditions and trends.
  • Monitor and identify Spokane Tribal range lands for noxious weed infestations and outbreaks.
  • Control noxious weeds by use of herbicides, mechanical tilling and biological methods, best suited for the conditions and area.
  • Roundup, load, and contain abandoned or trespassing livestock when necessary.
  • Attend classes and or seminars to stay up to date on the latest techniques in the best practices for rangeland management and enhancement.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Washington State drivers license, have good driving record and be tribally insurable
  • Able to do heavy physical labor, and work in all weather conditions, and in rough, rugged terrain.
  • Experienced riding horses, preparing horses for riding, and transporting horses and livestock.
  • Experienced in fence building; barbed wire, wooden, and buck and rail.
  • Consideration given to those with Pesticide Applicator’s License, will be required to obtain within 1 year of hire date.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently throughout the day.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or at www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy, Ph.# (509) 458 –6583, 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

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

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TRIBAL UTILITY DIRECTOR

VACANCY ANN#:   STOI-20-004

TITLE:                        TRIBAL UTILITY DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT:      STOI TRIBAL UTILITY

SUPERVISOR:        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LOCATION:              WELLPINIT, WA

SALARY LEVEL:    $32.17/PER HOUR

STATUS:                    REGULAR, FULL-TIME, EXEMPT

OPENING DATE:   JUNE 23, 2020 (RE-OPEN)

CLOSING DATE:    OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

OBJECTIVE:  To plan, organize, direct and review the operations, maintenance and service of the Tribe’s newly established Tribal Utility. This includes the Tribe’s water and wastewater systems, solid waste services, waste disposal services; and any other newly established services under the responsibility of the Tribal Utility. This position will coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. The Tribal Utility Director will provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director.

 

DUTIES:

The duties listed 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 to the position.

 

  • Seek out and obtain future funding from federal, state or private agencies, organizations or foundations for the Tribal Utility program.
  • Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Tribal Utility’s Strategic Plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Develop and administer the Tribal Utility’s budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Coordinate the activities and communication of the Tribal Utility with Tribal departments, outside agencies and the public.
  • Establish, interpret and enforce rules and procedures for operation, maintenance and safety.
  • Research and prepare necessary correspondence including technical and administrative reports and studies.
  • Conduct oversight of consultants and contractors.
  • Respond and take charge in emergency situations affecting water and wastewater.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Tribal Utility.
  • Represent the Tribe to outside groups and organizations; participate in community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and all others contacted in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Work safely and cooperatively with others.
  • Follow and enforce rules and regulations.
  • Perform short range and long-range planning.
  • Conduct workshops, community meetings, and other public forums for gathering public input and identifying Tribal community needs.
  • Administer all manner of contracts, including but not limited to grant awards, construction contracts, consultation contracts, and related third-party agreements.
  • Undertake special projects and assignments as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

Knowledge of:

  • Water & wastewater system construction, operation and maintenance including related equipment.
  • Principles and practice leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolutions.
  • Pertinent Tribal and Federal laws, rules and regulations regarding water and wastewater operations.
  • Emergency response procedures for water and wastewater industry.
  • Occupational Safety and hazards precautions of the work.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practice of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.

 

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Tribal Utility.
  • Develop and implement department policies and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various personnel rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply Tribal and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Set safety and performance standards.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Understand and follow technical instructions and specifications in the operation of water and wastewater systems.
  • Estimate time and costs of projects.
  • Read, write and comprehend the English language at a level necessary for effective job performance exercising correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Communicate effectively, tactfully and positively in both oral and written form.
  • Understand both oral and written instructions and carry out in a positive manner.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in engineering, science (or closely related field) is required.
  • Five years of front-line management experience required.
  • Must be flexible in work scheduling during the work week and on weekends.
  • Individual must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations professionally. This position requires constant interaction with Tribal leaders, public officials and non-tribal professional organizations.
  • Travel on and off the Spokane Indian Reservation is required.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and all required background checks as required by the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be tribally insurable.

 

OTHER:

  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems is preferred.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL RESUME’ AND COMPLETED STOI APPLICATION IS REQUIRED

 

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

Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

509-458-6583 or 458-6527 Fax: 509-458-6556

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

Wellpinit School Calendar 2020-2021

WELLPINIT IHS TOWN HALL WEBINAR MEETING

Wellpinit IHS will be hosting a webinar to address COVID-19 on August 18, 2020 on GoToWebinar.

Draft Agenda:

• Welcome from IHS CEO
• Overview of the current state of COVID-19 in Stevens, Spokane, and Lincoln Counties
• COVID-19 screening and testing process and procedures
• Discussion of rapid vs. PCR COVID-19 test
• Work slips – screening
• COVID-19 Prevention
• Clarity between COVID-19 screening/testing and antibody testing

Please register for Wellpinit IHS Town Hall Meeting on Aug 18, 2020 10:00 AM PDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8361070555955824907
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Or to listen in via telephone call 1-562-247-8422. Access Code 513-398-294

If you already have the app on your mobile device you can use meeting ID 211-093-203

SPOKANE TRIBAL MEMBERS END OF SUMMER EQUIPMENT AUCTION

SPOKANE TRIBAL MEMBERS END OF SUMMER EQUIPMENT AUCTION

DAYS: TO BE DETERMINED-BE READY-MORE POSTINGS TO FOLLOW

POSTED: SUMMARY ITEM LISTING SHEET ON SPOKANE TRIBAL WEBSITE, RAWHIDE FACEBOOK PAGE AND STOI E-MAIL

TAKE A LOOK/MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Call or E-Mail: Marcella Teters, Fixed Assets Bookkeeper at 458-6533 or Marcella.Teters@SpokaneTribe.com

MUST WEAR A MASK -SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE IN EFFECT.
TO BID: A BID SHEET WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE AND WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE PROPERTY OFFICE-SEE MARCELLA TETERS

BID OPENING: TO BE DETERMINED

“AS-IS”

EXCEPT AS IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY AS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN IS MADE ON A STRICTLY “AS IS” “WHERE IS” BASIS AS OF THE CLOSING DATE, AND SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT IN NO WAY LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF QUANTITY

Here are the links to view items and documents for the auction!

Bid Sheet

Summary of Vehicles and Non Furniture Items

Items for Bid List 1

Items for Bid List 2

Items for Bid List 3

 

 

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLERICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

VACANCY ANN#:    STOI-20-046

TITLE:                         BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLERICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENT:       HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR:         BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MANAGER

LOCATION:               WELLPINIT, WA

STATUS:                      FULL TIME / REGULAR

RATE OF PAY:          $14.00 – $17.00/PER HOUR (DOE, DOQ)

OPENING DATE:     AUGUST 6, 2020

CLOSING DATE:     AUGUST 27, 2020

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Behavioral Health Clerical Support Specialist will provide reception, clerical, and support services for the Behavioral Health Department and their clients.  Behavioral Health includes: Chemical Dependency, and Mental Health

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regular work hours are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
  • Confidentiality shall be maintained at all times during and outside of the workplace.
  • Answer incoming Behavioral Health phone calls, transfer, inform, and relay messages to appropriate staff
  • Retrieve Behavioral Health clients from the waiting room once checked in.
  • Update client information during every visit.
  • Keep an updated list of client contact information and secondary contacts with proper releases of information.
  • Coordinate with clinical staff to update client contact information as necessary .
  • Complete client intake and ensure data in Electronic Health Record is accurate prior to appointments.
  • Request charts from Records Manager for scheduled appointments and return at the end of the day.
  • Arrange travel and training paperwork, travel authorization forms, registration, reservations, and airfare.
  • Verify dates, codes, and process billing for Chemical Dependency through TARGET System.
  • Ensure Chemical Dependency staff information is updated and continued through TARGET System.
  • Assist staff and clients with in-house treatment facility scheduling.
  • Assist staff and clients with detox treatment facility scheduling.
  • Order office supplies and maintain equipment for Behavioral Health.
  • Maintain vehicle keys, logs, and gas cards.
  • Maintain all necessary forms.
  • Assist in referrals of clients to other Departments.
  • Make reminder calls and confirm upcoming scheduled appointments.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:

  • Must have very good computer skills.
  • Understand the importance of and provide excellent customer service.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • Must have experience in several computer programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess computer skills and be familiar with Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Requires excellent customer service skills.
  • Requires ability to communicate with other staff and organizations.
  • Must be able to conduct themselves in professional manner at all times in their department.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

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

Or down load: www.spokanetribe.com

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

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

Chewelah Casino PT Kitchen Cashier/Server

 

 

 

 

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CHEWELAH CASINO
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Part time F&B Cashier/Server

Salary: $13.50/hr plus tips

Position opens 8/6/20 thru 8/12/20

POSITION SUMMARY
The Cashier/Server is responsible for providing fast, friendly and courteous service while taking food and drink orders and serving customers. Monitor customer needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)

• Must be willing to work with all regulatory agencies, i.e., Gaming Commission, State, and Federal.
• Must learn and ensure policies and procedures are being followed per the departments’ Internal Controls.
• Must adhere to the Chewelah Casino/Two Rivers Casino Employee Handbook.
• Must adhere to our SMILE service standards by providing excellent customer service.
• Pleasantly takes orders and serve customers. Present checks to the guest, accepts payments and gives change when necessary. Will be required to operate a till.
• Must learn the menu and garnishes that accompany each plate.
• Must check plates to ensure order is correct and complete prior to serving.
• Must keep items stocked at all times.
• Maintain beverage center.
• Maintain salad bar.
• Promote Casino promotions with all customers and prompt new customers to sign-up to our players club.
• Occasionally required to serve alcoholic beverages, assess customers and follow serving protocol.
• Will be required to clean dining area during slow business hours. Must maintain a clean and orderly work station.
• Buss tables
• Held accountable for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records and reports.
• Other duties as assigned.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Must have ability to:
• Communicate effectively with all levels of team members, customers and outside contacts.
• Work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
• Move around all work areas effectively and efficiently.
• Able to work periodically under conditions of extreme urgency (creating higher levels of job stress).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• High School diploma or (GED) preferred. Cash handling experience preferred.
• Excellent Customer Service skills.
• Ability to be a team player.
• Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
• Good math skills.
• Must obtain a food handlers card within 30 days of employment, and keep it current.
• Must obtain a Class 12 servers permit and keep it current.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand or walk for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift and carry up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. You will be subject to secondhand smoke when in the casino environment.

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the other duties described herein, each and every employee has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:
• Obtain and maintain a License D with Spokane Tribal Gaming Commission.
• Attend required training sessions offered by the Casinos.
• Perform the duties described in compliance with local laws and regulations.
• Take the necessary steps to ensure minors are not allowed to gamble or loiter in gambling areas, drink alcoholic beverages, or purchase tobacco.
• Have knowledge of the ordinances, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures relating to the employee’s department.
• Consult Internal Control Procedures and Policy Manuals for guidance.
• Report illegal activity to Security or the appropriate levels of Management

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST, AND AT RANDOM FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT
THE CHEWELAH CASINO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HIRE ACCORDING TO ITS INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY ORIENTATION PERIOD
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHEWELAH CASINO HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND GUEST SERVICES

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: CINDY HUNDLEY
AT 1-800-322-2788, (509) 935-6167 OR (509) 258-8973
FAX: (509) 935- 6223
E-MAIL:
cindy@chewelahcasino.net