Spokane Tribe COVID Update

Below is an update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of June 11, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Team
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
IHS Clinic Received their testing analyzer.
Community members have been helping coordinate PPE through non-profit organizations.
Tribal Council moved the Spokane Indian Reservation to Phase 2 on June 1, 2020.
Created Tribal Reopening Plan that will be implemented one phase at a time.
Tribal leadership met with epidemiologist from County/State Health Department for guidance on reopening plan.
Clinic conducting drive-through screenings every Thursday from 10:00-12:00PM.
Clinic continues to ramp up telemedicine/telehealth visits and they are going well. All providers have virtual visit appointments built into their schedules.
Clinic continues to have well elder and chronic care management appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00AM.
Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 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- 241
236- 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)
2 Positive Test at other location
iii. Negative Tests- 214
211 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 22
Risks and challenges
PPE Status- Sufficient (Limited PPE)- Stopped weekly requests to SEOC and are establishing long-term supply chain for future operations
Bi-weekly meetings with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
Evaluating sustainability of future phases
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient- Tribal Council approved WA State Sub Recipient Declaration on March 26, 2020. Coordinating with WA State on Sub Recipient requirements
Enforcement of closures
i. Tribe closure date with essential personnel reporting extended through May 31, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed to non-tribal members until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas with Little falls area and 2 Rivers Marian dock open to public
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
Concerns as we enter fire season.
Future operational plans
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and regional coordination
FEMA coordination
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient status Spokane Tribe establishing EOC and coordinating daily with Stevens County EOC
On April 1, 2020 Tribal Council passed Resolution 020-166 Establishing Social Distancing Requirements, Banning Social Gatherings, and Establishing Related Penalties due to COVID19 and Ongoing State of Emergency. Future resolutions will modify closure criteria
Updating Stay at Home Resolution
Signage at all Reservation Entrances to reflect Phase 2 rule changes.
Spokane Tribe Casino and Chewelah Casino now open with protective measures in place.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Frank Metlow at the information provided below.
Thank You,
Frank Metlow
Director
Planning & Economic Development Department
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Member, Tri-county Economic Development District Board of Directors
Member, Western Rural Development Center Board of Directors
Phone: (509) 458-6592
Cell: Phone: (360) 632-6613
Fax: (509) 458-6559
Email- frankm@spokanetribe.com
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CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER

POSITION:                            CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER  

DEPARTMENT:                   OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY             

LOCATION:                          WELLPINIT, WA.

SUPERVISOR:                     OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY

SALARY LEVEL:                 DOE, DOQ, NEGOTIABLE

STATUS:                                CONTRACT, EXEMPT         

OPENING DATE:                JUNE 27, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                 OPEN CONTINUOUS    

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Conflict Public Defender represents defendants in criminal prosecutions in the Spokane Tribal Court. Other duties as assigned, which may include exclusion and truancy proceedings.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent defendants in criminal proceedings before the Spokane Tribal Court and Court of Appeals.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Criminal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law.
  • An ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
  • Be willing to engage in creative problem-solving.
  • Have strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have a commitment to restorative justice.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State, or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within 6 months of hiring.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school.

Minimum of three years litigation experience in relevant practice areas.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including legal arguments, police investigations, and child welfare reports.

Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Must communicate in a manner sensitive to a variety of cultures, traditions, and ethnicities.

Must maintain confidentiality.

  

**Application, resume, writing sample, and three letters of professional reference must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the closing date. The Spokane Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy.  All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test.**

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: 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

All applications must be submitted to 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 applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period

 

 

 

 

 

Ford Youth Center Closure

The Ford Center is closed until June 16th.

The building had a visitor who was positive for COVID-19. The parents were all notified and the tracer information was given to the clinic to make additional contacts for exposure screening.

The center has been sanitized and will remain closed until June 16th.

Wellpinit Boys & Girls Club Shut Down Until Further Notice

Wellpinit Boys & Girls Club will be shut down until further notice We had 3 individuals that may have been exposed to COVID-19 virus. We contacted all parents that had kids here at the building today. Staff and myself did a major cleaning of the building. WBGC Staff will be contacting David C Wynecoop Memorial Clinic tomorrow for direction on what steps to follow. Staff is in self quarantine at this time. 

 Thank-you,

 Billy Flett Sr.
Wellpinit BGC
Unit Director
509-258-4804 (office)
bflett@bgcsc.org

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Cage Cashier/Drop Team Member – Full time

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Cage Cashier  / Drop Team Member                                         STATUS: Full Time

 

REPORTS TO: Cage Supervisor/Manager                                                    SALARY: 13.50 + Tips

 

POSITION OPENS: 6/16/2020                                                                       CLOSES: 6/22/2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible in assisting customers with transactions and for balancing your bank drawers within the Cage Department. Maintain accuracy throughout all phases of the balancing process. Will be responsible for promoting the day to day membership of our Players Club (Sun Club) and will work with the Marketing Department in meeting all casino promotion event goals that apply to the Cage/Club Rep position; such as printing Sun Club cards, answering questions, directing guests to the Marketing area and other duties as required. Will be required to perform the bill acceptor drop functions.

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 at all times. Maintain a positive and productive attitude with customers as well as fellow team members.
  • Responsible for the removal of all bill acceptor boxes from the casino slot machines.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of all documentation concerning the drop.
  • Responsible to keep accurate account of all the drop activities.
  • Responsible for transporting bill acceptor carts to soft count room ensuring that they are accompanied at all times by casino security and TGA.
  • Responsible for pulling out chairs before the drop and pushing the chairs back in after the drop.
  • Accurately counting and balancing of cashier bank. Maintain cashier drawer transaction records and prepare daily cash inventory form.
  • Redemption of video gaming tickets, gaming chips and coupons.
  • Maintain imprest bank balance through buy/sell from the vault.
  • Cashes personal checks for currency.
  • Redeems foreign currency, computing accurate exchange rates for the various currencies received.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of facilities, as well as special events, programs and casino games in order to advise customers of same, whenever possible.
  • Assist in maintaining cage floor security by notifying department supervisors, security and surveillance of suspicious activity.
  • Assists other Cashiers within the Cage, as needed.
  • Facilitates the flow of information, by working with the Marketing Department and attending required informational meetings.
  • Held accountable, to a very high degree, for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records, reports and Confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work shift work, holidays, weekends, and special events.
  • Must be proactive and identify problems, and solutions. Follow up with Marketing or Cage Supervisor.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of our database system to perform duties with the promotional tracking system.
  • Promote Casino promotions with all customers and prompt new customers to sign onto our players club.
  • Assist each customer through the membership process by inputting customer data into promotional tracking system.
  • Responsible for keeping accurate and thorough departmental records and reports.
  • Promote all marketing events and in-house promotions.
  • Will assist Cage Supervisor, Cage Manager and Marketing Manager with special projects as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and clear workstation.
  • Responsible for stocking promotional items, such as bungee cords, club cards and other items for promotional use. Inform Manager when items run low.
  • 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.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Must be extremely numbers oriented.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge for data entry.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment.

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 occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift 10 to 25 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 B 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

 

David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic COVID-19 Update

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been in close contact with someone you know who has tested positive for COVID-19, our drive through screening and testing station is up and running. Please give us a call at 509-258-4517 for your convenience, and ours, before you come in if you are able. Calling will allow us to give you a time to present to the clinic without an excessive wait time to be screened/tested. Thank you very much for your patience.

Jeremy Howell
Chief Executive Officer
David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic

Spokane Tribe General Election 2020 Results

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TRIBAL CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS (4 POSITIONS)

VACANCY ANN #:  STOI-20-003
TITLE:  TRIBAL CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS (4 POSITIONS)
DEPARTMENT:  PLANNING/NATIVE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECT
SUPERVISOR:  NYCP PROJECT DIRECTOR
LOCATION:  WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS:  TEMPORARY, PART-TIME (GRANT FUNDED TO 9/30/22)
RATE OF PAY:  $14.00/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:  JANUARY 15, 2020
CLOSING DATE:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION:
Support the development, piloting, and full implementation of the Spokane Tribal History and Culture curriculum in the Wellpinit School District. As part of a team, design for delivery by classroom teachers, lessons on the history of the Spokane Tribe. This position allows for the opportunity to teach and learn alongside knowledgeable individuals about the history of the Spokane Tribe. Through sharing of experiences and stories, we will work together as a team to build a curriculum to share with our youth and community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide in the assistance, development, and blending of the Spokane Tribal History, Science, and Leadership Curriculum with other relevant history provided by the Language and Culture Department, Department of Natural Resources, Elders, Community Members, Tribal Preservation and the Tribal Historical Preservation Office.
• Work with OSPI and Wellpinit School teachers and other agencies in aligning the Spokane Tribal Curriculum to state standards
• Identify Classroom Based Assessment opportunities throughout the curriculum and modify those CBA’s to be performance based to demonstrate application of learning.
• Assist in relevant cultural integration, as it relates to the curriculum, working in conjunction with Wellpinit School District staff across pertinent area.
• Align the Spokane Tribal Curriculum with Spokane Tribal values

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Provide in the assistance, development, and blending of the Spokane Tribal History, Science, and Leadership Curriculum with other relevant history provided by the Language and Culture Department, Department of Natural Resources, Elders, Community Members, Tribal Preservation and the Tribal Historical Preservation Office.
• Assist in relevant cultural integration, as it relates to the curriculum, working in conjunction with Wellpinit School District staff across pertinent area.
• Align the Spokane Tribal Curriculum with Spokane Tribal values
• Share life experience related to the Spokane Tribes way of living
• Share stories of your elders describing ways of living and historical events of the Spokane Tribal people.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older
• Must have knowledge of the history of the Spokane Tribe
• At time of employment must successfully clear a criminal background inquiry.

OTHER:
• Preference given to individuals knowledgeable about curriculum development
• Preference given to individuals who have worked with youth.

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
Applications can also be downloaded from our website:
www.spokanetribe.com
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 No Later Than
4:30 pm 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

Patient and Family Advisory Council

The David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic is looking for 5-7 active clinic patients to serve on our Patient and Family Advisory Council.
· One hour monthly meeting to review clinic forms, processes, and community concerns.
· Be a voice to represent our patients and families.
· Must be 18 years or older
Please contact Teressa Martinez, Patient Advocate if you would like to join this council or have further questions 258-4517 ext 4142.

General Election June 6, 2020

Runoff Election (if needed) June 20, 2020

Polling places shall be as follows:

  1. Alfred McCoy Administration Building, Wellpinit, WA
  2. West End Community Center, West End, WA
  3. Spokane Tribe TANF Building 232 E. Lyons Avenue Spokane, WA
  4. Ford Catholic Church Ford, WA

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

If you have and questions please contact Tammy Kieffer at 509-868-1293, Georgia Wynne at 509-818-1521 or Marie Eli at 685-3028

**Please remember you must show proper I.D. before you can vote**