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VACANCY ANN#:    STOI-20-040





STATUS:                     PART-TIME, 20 HOURS PER WEEK

RATE OF PAY:          $16.00/ PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:     JULY 14, 2020

CLOSING DATE:      JULY 21, 2020



The Task of the Part-Time Maintenance/Bus Driver for Head Start is to support the Head Start Program by providing routine and emergency repairs to the Head Start Building, facilities, grounds and equipment.  This Employee will also be responsible for transporting students, cleaning and sanitizing buses, ensuring the buses are properly fueled, and completing weekly safety checks on the buses to ensure they are safe and operable.

This position will require the employee to perform regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push mowers; trimming and edging the fence, shrubs, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment;  Ensures that grounds maintenance equipment and building maintenance equipment are operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance.  In the winter months, employee will assist in shoveling snow off buses, apply deicer when needed and will shovel and/or use snowblower on walkways.  Employee will provide minor maintenance to building, perform minor plumbing repairs, assist with leaky sinks, change light bulbs and assist in cleaning and sanitizing classrooms.  This Employee will assist with moving and assembling furniture, fixtures and equipment.  This Employee will maintain organization of the storage sheds.

Employee will need to keep detailed inventory of all gas, electric and hand tools and operating machines.  Employee will need to be able to order and or pick up supplies as needed.

This position requires working with and around young children and, as such, applicant must not have “founded” allegations of child abuse or neglect and must be willing to work in this sensitive environment with patience, professionalism, and a respect for the confidential nature of some of the work.


  • Maintain the facilities at the Head Start Program—to include all buildings, grounds, fences and play areas.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and up to date documentation for maintenance as requested by supervisor.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and up to date documentation for maintenance as requested by supervisor.
  • Minor maintenance of the Head Start building—to include carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and inspective for safety hazards.
  • Assist with moving and assembling of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
  • Provide maintenance and upkeep of outside areas including the lawn, playground and parking area—to include watering, mowing, weeding, litter removal and all additional duties needed to keep areas free of safety hazards.
  • Attend to seasonal maintenance needs such as snow removal, deicing and irrigation.
  • Complete safety checks of interior and exterior areas.
  • Operate School Bus to transport students.
  • Schedule routine maintenance of vehicles to maintain buses in a safe and operable condition.
  • Check seatbelts for wear and tear, cleanliness and working order.
  • Assist with daily sanitizing of busses and facilities
  • Maintain organization of storage sheds.
  • After receiving training in areas of child abuse and neglect, must be able to report as outlined in policy.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality practices throughout the program.
  • Other duties as assigned or delegated.


  • Knowledge and ability to run small engines such as weed eaters, push and riding lawn mower and snow blowers. Knowledge and use of hand help tools such as a hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, tape measures, electric drills, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing; fixing sinks, plunging toilets, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of sanitation process for school age children.  Must be able to read and interpret CDC guidelines and The Office of Head Start Guidelines for safety and sanitation.
  • Knowledge and or willingness to learn about Thomas Hill Mini Buses.
  • Knowledge and use of safety harnesses for children on buses.
  • Knowledge of child abuse and neglect.
  • Must have excellent communication and written skills.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and utilize initiative, ability to be organized and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with children and families of Head Start.
  • Positive interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with children and families of Head Start.


  • High School Diploma and or GED.
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow and hot weather.
  • Experience using computers, MS Software, and basic office equipment in order to have detailed communication with supervisor and to keep detailed lists of operating equipment in building.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must not have a “Founded” allegation of child or adult abuse and or neglect.
  • Must pass Criminal History and Background Check.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be Tribally insurable.


  • Must be able to obtain food handlers permit within 2 weeks of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain CDL within 3 months of hire.
  • Attend relevant and ongoing training.

(Required Certifications and Training fees are covered by the Department.)


Applications are available in the Tribal Human Resources Department

OR, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

(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 and at random following employment

All applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period