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


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.  



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



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


Positions Available (unless otherwise marked closed)





Closing Date


Tribal Gaming Agency Director FT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Dental Assistant On Call On Call 1 Open Until Filled Open
Summer Youth Supervisor  FT (Temp)  1 05/16/16 Open
Women's Health Provider (Contract) 1 day/wk 1 Open Until Filled Open
Tribal Upward Mobility Position-HR Director FT 1 5/16/16 Open


Tribal Gaming Agency Director

Job Summary:

This position is the key administrative employee of the Tribal Gaming Agency, an independent body appointed by the Tribal Gaming Commission.  The Director is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Tribe’s regulatory duties as defined in the Tribal Gaming Ordinance and Code, the Tribal/State Compact, the National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and other relevant laws and agreements affecting licensed gambling activities on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation.  Responsible for ensuring Tribal Gaming Agents and Surveillance personnel protect the Tribal assets by proper oversight of the agency regulations listed above.  Ensures the following duties are performed either personally or through subordinates.

Duties Include:

· Represent the Commission as liaison to the Tribal Council, Casino Gaming Board, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) including negotiations regarding their billing and practices on site, the FBI, Secret Service, statewide Tribal Gaming Agency Directors, WIGA, National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators (NTGCR) and relevant law enforcement agencies as required.

· Prepare and conduct monthly Tribal Gaming Commission meetings.  Advise the Commission on the application of Tribal and Federal gaming laws and tribal codes (Title 20), the Washington State Gambling Commission agreements, NIGC agreements, and compose and implement compliance to agreed upon amendments.  Discuss all issues at hand, including financial status, licensing, and issues with casino operations, customer complaint response presentations for final commission resolution, and issues with state and/or federal agencies.  Investigate and respond to appeals from individual or vendor license applicants and present for final resolution.

· Monitor WSGC activities on site, including time spent at the facility, actions taken and analyze reporting from WSGC representatives.  Follow up state visits by checking Port Gamble section of the WSGC website for written reports.  Contact and report WSGC errors to appropriate state personnel.

· Negotiate with WSGC to reduce fees to the Tribe.

· Attend meetings, discussions and e-mails with fellow state and nation-wide TGA Executive Directors for training and to discuss issues of mutual concern.

· Hire, supervise, train, counsel, direct and/or terminate staff including Tribal Gaming Agent and Surveillance Supervisor, Tribal Gaming Agents, specialists in Licensing, the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines), Environmental Health and Safety, Surveillance Operators and Technicians (including overseeing camera and equipment installations at the casino), Internal Auditor, Accountant, Soft Count Specialists, and administrative personnel.

· Review and provide final approval of all Agency investigations of Class II and Class III activities at The Point Casino to ensure compliance with applicable Tribal, State and Federal gaming laws and regulations.  Investigations may include highly complex criminal conspiracies, detailed reviews of financial records, suspected drug activity, customer illness, unconsciousness and/or death, belligerent guests, customer complaints, over service at the bar, counterfeit bills, equipment malfunction, Cage violations and shortages, card and dice reconciliations, suspicious activity, cheating and/or theft.

· Implement and enforce provisions of the Tribal Gaming Code, applicable federal law, including liquor, food handling laws, and environmental health and protection laws, and ensure compliance with the Tribal-State Compact, the National Indian Gaming Commission and other regulatory agencies through direction and supervision of the above listed personnel.

· Interact with casino operations personnel regarding Non-Compliance Violations, Incident Reports and Audits in order to maintain compliance with agreed upon procedures with the above listed agencies.

· Submit Internal Control Submission Summaries to Tribal Council and the Tribal Gaming Commission.  Interact with the Commission and Council to ensure vital information is passed on.

· Review and approve licensee background investigations to include FBI fingerprint results examination and interpretation, Judicial Information Service statewide criminal history search and analysis, and credit history assessment in order to determine suitability, with resulting submissions to the Washington State Gambling Commission and the National Indian Gaming Commission for all Class III applicants and Primary Management Officials.

· Oversee the monitoring of licensees through observation, recording and document reconciliation to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

· Interface with law enforcement, the FBI and Secret Service when violations occur and provide documentation for prosecution, if required, including attending court, hearings & other legal matters, acting as a witness and/or providing evidence.

· Ensure proper surveillance system coverage to observe, analyze and report with the goal of protection the tribal assets, employees, patrons, property and reputation.

· Ensure that the assets of the tribe are protected through diligent monitoring of operation and state activities.

· Interface with Tribal Attorney to perform legal actions and conclusions regarding issues before TGA.

· Oversee compliance of the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines) by implementing Agency staff testing and signature verification of components approved by the Washington State Gambling Commission Testing Lab, including the ordering, secure storage, and installation of sensitive locks and equipment, and requiring Manufacturer Certification as required by Compact regulations. Respond to compliance, shipping and delivery requirements from TLS vendors and coordinate with casino operations for installation and testing verification. 

· Work with casino compliance department to ensure mutually agreed upon procedures.

· Ensure promotional operation activities are carried out properly.

· Verify reports from Soft Count and TLS report monitoring.

· Oversight and review through Agency personnel observations of the Table Games and other operations departments to ensure compliance with established Internal Control requirements and regulations.

· Prepare and administer Tribal Gaming Agency budget.

· Seek and arrange for relevant gaming regulatory training for the Commissioners and Tribal Gaming Agency staff.

· Exhibit sound decision making with emphasis on motivating team and maintaining high department morale.

· Other Duties as Assigned.



· Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or a minimum of five years administrative or managerial experience.

· Minimum two years supervisory experience.

· Personal Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office and other software program knowledge as needed and required.

· Other: Must have effective written and oral communication skills.

· Demonstrated ability to organize work tasks and complete tasks on schedule.

· Ability to work well with others and under pressure, work independently, make decisions and maintain confidentiality.

· Valid Washington State driver’s license.


· Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.

· Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms.

· Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

· Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  

Travel Requirements:

· Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.             

Dental Assistant On Call

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.  

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. 


· Education/Experience:  High School Diploma or GED required. 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


Summer Youth Supervisor

Temporary (June 29th – August 9th)

Job Summary:

The individual in this position is responsible for supervising youth 14-18 years old. This entails working closely with the maintenance department to receive job assignments and supervise the youth workers in the successful completion of tasks. Instilling positive work habits in youth is an essential function of this position.

Duties Include:

  • On site supervision of youth crew workers
  • Transporting youth between job sites
  • Assign work activities
  • Schedule shifts
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment to accomplish required tasks.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily timesheets and complete evaluations as necessary
  • Provide a safe learning environment


  • Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Ability to work out doors in varied weather conditions
  • Successful completion of orientation
  • Other: Ability to use a broad range of power tools and other necessary equipment

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 50 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity


Women’s Health Provider (Contract)

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is seeking a Women’s Health Provider one day a week. This is a contractual position. The Women’s Health Provider provides gynecological health care, diagnosis, treatment, prescriptions, health maintenance and referral. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Certification from an accredited school. A minimum of two years experience making independent clinical decisions in family medicine or obstetrics/gynecology. Should have proficiency with insertion of both IUDs and contraceptive implants.  Proficiency with endometrial biopsy desired. Must have prescriptive authority licensing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification, and Washington State license. Basic personal computer skills required, as well as the ability to learn electronic medical record data entry.

Must pass a Criminal History Background and Drug and Alcohol UA Test. Please turn in your application to Human Resources at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Center, 31912 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston, WA 98346.


Tribal Upward Mobility Position


Job Announcement

Human Resources Director - Upward Mobility

Closes: Monday, May 16th, 2016

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is seeking a Full-Time Upward Mobility Candidate for the Human Resources Director Position.

The Human Resources Director provides human resources management to effectively meet the needs of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and its various enterprises consistent with Tribal policies and procedures, while utilizing cultural sensitivity and competence, and a team approach. This position will operate under the guidance of the Human Resources Director through on-the-job training and mentorship. The UMP Candidate can expect that the on-the-job training and mentoring is expected to run through to December 2016.

The Upward Mobility Policy encourages the development and advancement of Tribal members by allowing them opportunities for mentoring, coaching and hands-on, on-the job training in preparation for their advancement into positions with great responsibility within the tribe. In order to be considered for an UMP opening, all candidates must have demonstrated a history of dependability, stability, good attendance, strong moral character and leadership. In order to be considered for a position at this executive level, candidates must have a four-year Bachelor’s degree in the desired or closely related field and corresponding experience demonstrating supervisory and leadership skills.

Acceptance into the program and successful completion of the program does not guarantee placement in the HR Director position following completion of the UMP time period. In keeping with Tribal recruitment policies, UMP position will be subject to open recruitment to give all applicants a chance to compete for the position of the HR Director.

Must pass a Criminal History Background and UA Drug and Alcohol Test. Comply with the Tribe’s Substance Abuse Policy.

Please submit a letter of interest to Melody Bidtah or Tim Scott in Human Resources.


Human Resources Director

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Director provides human resources management to effectively meet the needs of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and its various enterprises consistent with Tribal policies and procedures, while utilizing cultural sensitivity and competence, and a team approach. 

Duties Include:

  • Organizational Development:  Takes a lead role in helping the Tribe with organizational development, building on tribal priorities and helping to define and implement organizational restructuring.
  • Employee Relations: Oversees employee relations including employee retention and evaluation systems.  Provides human resources consultation to CEO, Tribal Council, Administrative Director and various levels of staff.  Institutes regular performance reviews throughout the tribal organization; provides assistance with job description development, clarifying roles and authority.  Develops a system of accountability for attendance.
  • Recruiting and Staffing:  Oversees tribal recruitment process; develops a tribal orientation process and oversees orientation of new employees. Provides consultation to directors and others on job development, ensuring tribal member advancement whenever possible.  
  • Employment Law and Compliance:  Ensures that tribal policies, procedures and practices comply with all applicable employment law. 
  • Compensation, Benefits and Incentive Programs:  Reviews and assesses employee compensation and benefits; works to ensure that Tribe is able to offer the best possible mix of benefits and compensation.  Develops and implements incentive programs, with tribal members receiving priority to the extent possible.   Educates staff in benefits and incentive programs.
  • Employee Health and Safety Promotion:  Develops policies, procedures and practices that maximize employee health and safety. 
  • Policy Development and Compliance:  Using a team approach, takes a lead role with human resource policy development, staff awareness and compliance with policies. 
  • Staff Development, Motivation and Training: Oversees and/or provides tribal-wide training in specific areas such as supervision, management, confidentiality, performance counseling, etc.  Develops a tribal HR policy regarding training; evaluates training; conducts a skill assessment and inventories for all employees.
  • Reporting:  Prepares summaries of HR policies, issues for tribal staff. Oversees and/or participates in the preparation of various tribal reports including Tribal Council reports, quarterly reports, Annual Reports and others. Increases tribal community information by writing articles for the tribal newspaper. 
  • Meetings:  Attends Directors meetings and provides follow-through with HR items.  Plans, coordinates and leads department, staff and other meetings as needed. Ensures that information from meetings is documented and distributed to others as needed in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Human Resources Experience:  Proficiency in human resources management and organizational development is necessary.  Requires a minimum of five years human resource management experience directly working with multiple programs.  
  • Education and Training:  Bachelor's Degree required with on-going training in human resources issues.  Certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute  desired.  Management level experience may substitute year-for-year for education.
  • Knowledge of Governmental Process:  Knowledge of governmental entities, governmental, profit/non-profit environments, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, regional and local agencies, leaders and the general public. 
  • Personal Computer Skills: Personal computer skills are required as well as e-mail and Internet skills.

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

Travel Requirements:

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