Tribal Employment

The Human Resources Department provides support for all phases of the employement relationship, from recruitment to the employment policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day operations of all departments and programs of the Tribe. 

MISSION: The mission of the Human Resources Department is to foster a healthy employment environment that is supportive of the personal and professional goals of individual employees as well as the service goals of the Tribe as an employer.

  

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1) Tribal Preference

2) Benefits

3) Application

4) Positions Available

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Tribal Preference

Federal law recognizes the inherent authority of Indian tribes and tribal organizations to exercise an employment preference for their own members and other Indians. This is often referred to as tribal or Indian preference.

Accordingly, preference in all aspects of employment with the Tribe will be given

1) First, to enrolled members of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,

2) Second, to Port Gamble S'Klallam descendents and parents of enrolled Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Member children, 

3) Third to other Indians enrolled in any federally recognized tribe, and

4) Fourth to non-Indian candidates.

This preference is for the purpose of furthering the goals of self-determination and employment opportunities for the Tribe and its members.  

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Benefits

Hours per Week Benefits
30-40 Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance/401K/Short & Long Term Disability/Annual Leave/Sick Leave/Personal Leave/Birthday Leave/Funeral Leave/Holidays
20-29 401K/Pro-Rated Annual Leave/Pro-Rated Sick Leave/Pro-Rated Personal Leave/Pro-Rated Birthday Leave/Pro-Rated Funeral Leave/Holidays

 

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To Apply

Print and Download Application Here

2015 Application 7.30.15.pdf

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An application is required for ALL postitions. Email your application and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail them attention Human Resources to the address below. You may also drop it off at the Tribal Center Reception. Final candidates must also pass a pre employment background screening and drug testing.

All Applications are due by 4:30pm of the closing date.

Human Resources
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346

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Positions Available (unless otherwise marked closed)

Position

FT/PT

Positions

Available

Closing Date

Status

Dentist PT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Tribal Gaming Agent PT/OC 1 Open Until Filled Open
Dental Assistant PT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Housing Carpenter/Laborer FT 2 02/13/17 Open
Maintenance Worker FT 2 02/13/17 Open

 

Dentist

Job Summary:

Provides dental patient care to all eligible recipients. Provides guidance to dental staff. Ensures that the provision of dental services takes place in a professional, compassionate environment.

Duties:

Clinical

  • Provides comprehensive routine dental care services to dental patients.
  • Provides leadership for the Dental Clinic when the Chief Dental Officer is not available.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with patients and families to ensure participation in a regular prevention program.

Follow up

  • Documents care in patient care electronic health record.
  • Communicates with patients by telephone and written correspondence if necessary.
  • Modifies plan of care with patient/family to achieve optimal health in conjunction with established treatment protocols.

Health Promotion

  • Recommends and provides preventative maintenance appropriate for age and risk factors.
  • Discusses lifestyle changes that will promote well-being and health.
  • Participates and provides insight in conjunction with Health Clinic and Health Services management.
  • Participates in health promotion activities in the larger community as time permits.

Education

  • Enhances participation in self-care by providing patient and family health education.

Quality Improvement

  • Participates in quality assurance review activities as determined by the Chief Dental Officer.
  • Maintains Certification and Licensure.
  • Enhances current knowledge base by attending continuing education programs as deemed necessary.
  • May supervise staff at times when Chief Dental Officer is unavailable.
  • Provide input for productivity, utilization rates, new users and submission of necessary information to Accounting for service reimbursement. Recommend and implement improvements related to increased productivity, cost-effectiveness, improved patient care and quality control.
  • Work in conjunction with Hygienist, medical, and WIC to support dental access for children.
  • As time permits, participation in quality assurance and improvement activities as outlined by annual indicators, problem reviews, grant/contract requirements, chart audits, and patient complaints.
  • Maintain dental referral linkages in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned related to position.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a DDS or DMD from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and either a certificate from an accredited General Practice residency program or 2 years of responsible experience in the profession.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and application as necessary to develop and implement a full service dental care program; professional dental care ethics and principles, practices and procedures required to assess the needs of a wide range of patients in the community; principles of effective supervision.
  • Able to communicate effectively; deal tactfully and patiently with patients; maintain patient charts and records; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with patients, pharmacies, laboratories, other departments and employees; effectively coach employees toward maximum performance; provide input to develop, write and evaluate dental care policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

Tribal Gaming Agent

Job Summary: Responsible for the protection of Tribal assets by oversight of the Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls and the Casino Internal Control Standards.

Duties Include:

  • Comprehensive understanding of policies and procedures for monitoring compliance with gaming regulations as established by Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls, Casino Internal Controls and applicable Federal and State regulations.
  • Interfaces with surveillance staff in the safeguarding of Tribal assets, ensuring casino compliance and performing investigations.
  • Prepares audits, incident reports, non compliance violations, daily logs and other reports as directed.
  • Maintains effective communication with supervisors, Tribal Gaming Agency staff, surveillance and casino staff.
  • Attends court, hearings & other legal matters, acting as a witness & providing evidence for Casino.
  • Observes casino staff activities as they relate to Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls and the Casino Internal Controls and applicable Federal and State regulations and reports any apparent discrepancies to the Supervisor of the Tribal Gaming Agency and/or casino General Manager, as appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality within the established guidelines.
  • Other: Must be available 7 days a week including holidays as needed.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two years experience in casino surveillance, operations, security, loss prevention and/or accounting/cage.
  • Ability to apply common sense and to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Good writing skills and grammar usage are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Independent decision making skills are necessary within guidelines and practices of department.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word processing, spread sheet and other software programs.
  • Licensing/Certification: Tribal Gaming Badge.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity
  • Must be available to work varying shifts to include days, evenings, or over night.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Dental Assistant

Job Summary:

The Tribe’s Dental Assistant, Level 1, position enhances the quality of the oral health of dental patients through the provision of basic dental assistant services for the tribal dental team. This position is regular and full-time. The position operates under the direct supervision of the Dental Hygienist, and the overall direction of the Chief Dental Officer / Dental Clinic Manager, and with the guidance of the Director of Health Services.

Duties Include:

  • Greet and seat patients in a timely fashion.
  • Assist patients in completing medical history as needed; takes and records blood pressure and vital signs in onsite dental records system, as well as reports findings to dentist and/or hygienist.
  • Set up instruments and equipment prior to seating patients.
  • Provide chair-side assistance during examinations and other procedures, including passing instruments and material, and operating suction and retraction equipment in patients' mouths.
  • Assist Dentist and Hygienist with inputting information into dental computer records system as directed.
  • Rubber dam placement.
  • Take, develop, and mount clinically acceptable radiographs.
  • Provide oral hygiene instruction.
  • Duties include perio charting, child prophys, adult polishes and typical fluoride varnishes, or assist with these as directed.
  • Cleans and polishes removable dental appliances worn by patients.
  • Set up and tear down operatory’s as needed. Loading instruments into sterilizer/autoclave.
  • Take impressions, make bleaching trays, ordering supplies and repairs.
  • Maintenance of Facility, Equipment and Supplies: Maintain dental clinic, including lab, in a clean, orderly, sterile condition, doing deep cleaning once weekly and observing infection control practices at all times.  Maintain, clean, package, sterilize and store all dental equipment and instruments.  Assist with tracking of inventory.
  • Administrative: Schedule patients as needed; assist with reminders/recalls. Assist with purchasing of educational give-a ways and incentives for children.  Participate in dental staff meetings.
  • Prevention/Education: Assist with clinic outreach programs.
  • Personal Contacts: Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with patients and their families, other community members, Port Gamble S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribal staff, and others, Indian Health Service, to accomplish program objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reporting: Assists Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist Services Coordinator in the preparation and distribution of numerous reports including patient/billing data; Program outcome measures; Quarterly Reports; and others.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Previous dental experience preferred with thorough understanding of the operations of a professional dental clinic. Dental assistant certification preferred; willingness to receive on-going continuing education required. Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.
  • Other: Ability to learn dental terminology and use it correctly in performing procedures and maintaining patient records.
  • Skill and dexterity in performing dental procedures.
  • Ability to maximize time management; good punctuality and attendance.
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional and compassionate, culturally competent manner, maintain confidentiality, and work well as a member of a team.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

Housing Carpenter/Laborer

Job Summary:  

The Construction Carpenter/Laborer position is responsible for completing both new construction, remodel/renovation projects, and repair projects on Port Gamble S’Klallam Housing Authority (PGSHA) job sites within the boundaries of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation. Ability to work independently and with others is required, as well as a thorough working knowledge of typical residential materials and methods.

Duties Include:

General Remodeling Skillset (includes but not limited to): All phases of carpentry, insulation, drywall work, painting and finishing, tile work, flooring, roofing, siding, trim, and concrete work. Duties may also include decontamination of units due to drug use or manufacture of drugs. Other duties, as assigned, to address construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance needs of the PGSHA.

General Responsibilities:

  1. As an employee of the Housing Authority you are expected to represent the professional image of this organization.
  2. It is every employee's responsibility to be productive on the job site. If you have completed an assigned task, ask to be given another. If the Supervisor is busy or unavailable, use the time well by cleaning up, stocking materials, etc.
  3. Safety is important under all circumstances. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those working with you. You must learn the safety practices of this PGSHA and adhere to them.
  4. At times, you may be asked to work independently. This will require attention to detail, quality and an ability to stay on task until finished.
  5. With the assistance of laborers, track inventory of job site at the beginning, during, and at the end of the job. When items need to be restocked, take action to be sure they are there when needed. Safeguard all tools, equipment, and material that are the property of the PGSHA.

Customer Satisfaction

  1. Pay attention to detail and maintain quality of work.
  2. Respect the belongings and the privacy of the occupant of the house you are working in.
  3. Protect the client's property from theft, damage or weather related loss.
  1. Keep the job site clean.
  1. Never use a client's property or tools

Job-Site Supervision

  1. Arrive on the job by 8:00 a.m. to allow for setup and remain on the job until 4:30 p.m.
  2. Take a lunch break and rest breaks as directed by your supervisor to ensure a safe job site.
  3. Install all dust, safety, EPA, and security protection before any work is started on the project.
  4. Enforce all PGSHA safety policies and provide safe conditions for both workers and clients.
  5. Protect any items that will be reused or cannot be removed from the construction area, such as cabinets, bushes, pool tables, etc.
  6. Maintain a clean job site as seen from the street.
  7. Remove large quantities of debris on a weekly basis or as needed.
  8. All tasks assigned by Supervisor include but are not limited to:
    1. Cleaning site – materials stacked neatly, floors cleaned, tools put away, yard cleaned, trash piled neatly, mud off driveway and roads
    2. Moving lumber
    3. Installing dust protection before work begins & maintaining it
    4. Proper use of personal protective equipment
    5. Tool setup and break down each day
    6. Taking part in all training opportunities
    7. Learning by watching, asking questions and participating in the work.

Material Management:

  1. Assist Supervisor in ordering the proper amount of materials to ensure that trips to the lumberyard and suppliers during the project are limited.
  2. Receive material deliveries, sign receipts and check to ensure proper quantities and quality.
  3. Store materials in a way that reduces possibility of damage after they are delivered to the site.

Tools:

Required for Remodeling Carpenters – General Hand Tools Required

  1. 30 foot tape measure
  2. Screw driver set
  3. Flat bar
  4. Cat's paw nail puller
  5. Tin snips (straight)
  6. Chalk line (blue or red)
  7. Utility knife
  8. Hammer (framing)
  9. Carpenters apron or bags
  10. Knee pads
  11. Speed Square
  12. String Line

These tools will be supplied at time of hire, but it will be the responsibility of the person hired to maintain and secure these tools. It will be the responsibility of the person hired to replace any lost or broken tools, other than those requiring replacement due to normal wear and tear. The tools supplied remain the property of the PGSHA when employment ends.

PGSHA will provide all other tools needed including the following: saw blades, knife blades, sandpaper and disposable items. Report any faulty equipment to Construction Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: 3 years of maintenance experience: structural, inspections, electrical, carpentry, plumbing and home remodel (all facets of home repair).
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word processing, spread sheet and other software programs.
  • Other: Duties will include decontamination of housing units that have been contaminated by drug use or manufacture on the premises. Applicants for this position must be willing to perform these duties. Training and certification for this work will be provided to the successful candidate.

Other Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Washington State Driver’s License

Requirements:

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel,
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms,
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move heavy objects such as lumber, building materials, landscaping materials, appliances, etc.
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

 

Maintenance Worker

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair the physical structures of tribal buildings and maintain tribal grounds. This position is non-exempt and full time. The Maintenance Worker reports to the Facilities Manager.

Duties Include:

  • Paints and repairs masonry, woodwork, and building furnishings.
  • Builds, repairs, and installs cabinets, counters, walls, floors, doors, building framework and trim.
  • Installs glass in windows, doors, and partitions.
  • Replaces damaged ceiling tile and floor tile.
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing and electrical fixtures.
  • Assembles furniture and other large equipment.
  • Notifies the Facilities Manager when major repairs are necessary.
  • Mows lawns, trims hedges, removes weeds, rakes and disposes of leaves and other debris.
  • Shovels snow from sidewalks and driveways surrounding tribal buildings.
  • Spreads sand/salt on roads to prevent ice buildup.
  • Maintains tribal vehicles and performs routine inspections.
  • Moves furniture and equipment.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working conditions; performs minor repairs on equipment.
  • Secures building doors and windows if there are no other staff members present. Safely keeps all assigned building keys.
  • Ensures the security of all Maintenance equipment and supplies by locking designated storage areas.
  • Must be able to perform all work duties with minimal interruption to other staff occupying buildings.
  • Inspects all Tribal buildings per Managers instruction when no other Maintenance staff are available.
  • Understanding of indoor Heating/Cooling programmable thermostats.
  • Work well in cooperation with other tribal staff.
  • Attend and participate in various staff meetings.
  • Weekend work may be required periodically.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems, maintenance and repair of buildings and structures, and tribal operations.
  • Licensing/Certification: Valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word processing, spread sheet and other software programs.
  • Other: Ability to use a broad range of power tools and other necessary equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to maneuver your body in tight areas, i.e. attic and cellar spaces.
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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