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VACANCY ANN. #:   STOI-22-0116

TITLE:                         SENIOR PLANNER



STATUS:                    FULL-TIME, EXEMPT

RATE OF PAY:          $28.00 – $42.12/PER HOUR, DOE/DOQ

OPENING DATE:     APRIL 13, 2022



The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a great place to work! We offer competitive Benefits, matched 401K, & incentives that include generous paid time off!  Twenty-two paid holiday/wellness days off per year, plus bi-weekly Personal Time Off (PTO) accrual and cash-out ability!


OBJECTIVE:  Provide community planning, economic development planning, transportation planning, grant writing, and grant management services to the Spokane Tribe of Indians through participation in the Planning & Economic Development Department.


  • Coordinate planning activities including development and implementation of Tribal plans, goals, and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with the various Tribal programs and communities to provide Tribal leadership with the information and technical support necessary to formulate comprehensive plans, make informed decisions, and develop new policies and initiatives.
  • Coordinate in the development of formal project management plans for various planning projects, including transportation, economic development, and community services.
  • Responsible for the coordination of community-based planning processes.
  • Perform advanced professional work related to a variety of Planning and Economic Development assignments.
  • Researches and writes grants.
  • Manage complex studies, projects, and initiatives.
  • Develop project budgets and administer bidding process.
  • Conduct research and prepare reports and presentations.
  • Assist in conducting community meetings, and other public forums for gathering public input and identifying Tribal community needs.
  • Research, compiles and presents technical information, and prepares and coordinates presentations to the Tribal Business Council, Department Directors, Program Managers, Tribal employees, Tribal members, and various community groups.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the appropriate entities such as municipal, state, county, other Tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Housing and Urban Development, etc.
  • Represent the Tribe at meetings and functions related to Planning and Economic Development.
  • Perform duties in a variety of tribal and community environments.
  • Seek out and obtain future funding from federal, state or private agencies, and organizations or foundations for planning programs, transportation planning, and public transit.
  • Represent the Tribe by serving on various boards and committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Planning and Economic Development Director.


  • Knowledge of Rural Development and Urban/Regional Planning theory.
  • Knowledge of Tribal governance.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral or written instructions and to apply extensive and obscure guidelines to a wide variety of work situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public and private officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to take directions and carry out objectives effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to research complex information and effectively present such information in a public setting.
  • Ability to track spending and produce budget reports.
  • Ability to work in an open team environment.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in a variety of forms.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several different variables in non-standardized situations.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully within the Spokane Tribe of Indians community and Tribal culture.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Planning required
  • 4-5 years of planning experience required
  • Experience working with a Tribal government preferred.
  • Must be flexible in work scheduling during the work week and on weekends when 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.


APPLY ON-LINE:  https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48&source=aWQ9MTg%3D


Contact: STOI Human Resources, Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral
(509) 458-6583, or (509) 458-6527, Fax: (509) 458-6556
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants Will Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90 Day Orientation Period