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

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2015 Application 7.30.15.pdf

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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


Elders Program Cook  PT (on-call)  1 Open Until Filled  Open
Physicians Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner (Contract) 1 day/wk 1 Open Until Filled Open
Health Services Director FT 1 09/09/16 Open
Natural Resources Enforcement Officer 1 FT 1 09/19/16 Open
Natural Resources Technician PT (30) 1 08/29/16 Open
Wastewater Facilities Technician FT 1 09/05/16 Open
Tribal Custodian FT 1 09/06/16 Open
 MD/Psychiatric or Advanced Registered Nurse RFP 1 09/28/16 Open


Elders Program Cook

Job Summary:

The Elder’s Cook on-call will function under the direct supervision of the Elders Program Manager and in cooperation with Tribal staff. The Elder Cook on call will perform skilled cooking duties and food.

Duties Include:

  • Prepare and cook food for the elders lunch program and ensure meals adhere to USDA required nutritional standards.
  • Delivers to elder's residences of the S'Klallam community when necessary
  • Plans cycle menus with Tribal nutritionist;
  • Participates in large-scale preparation and service of food;
  • Prepares main entrees as directed; anticipates and performs preliminary preparation necessary for next day's meals;
  • Prepares meals according to standard recipes, menus, or verbal instructions;
  • Inspects food being prepared to ensure proper quantity, quality, and handling;
  • Operates cooking and kitchen equipment; for example, operates mixers, ovens, choppers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, steam kettles, fry kettles, and other food equipment;
  • Assists in preparing menus and determining amount of food to meet menu requirements; keeps records; makes reports; plans meals, adjusts recipes to volume of demand;
  • Will accommodate special staff meetings, as well as food prep for elder population
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate for this position.


  • Education:   High School Education or Completion of GED required.
  • Experience: Two years experience working with older adults. Experience in large scale meal preparation.
  • License: Valid Washington State Drivers License
  • Background Check: Able to pass a criminal background finger print check and drug screen.


  • Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.
  • Filing, typing, and record keeping as needed
  • Frequently required to walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand and 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 travel required, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.


Physicians Assistant or Family Nurse Practicioner

Job Summary:

The mission of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Certified Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner is to enhance the quality of life of the Tribe and its members through the delivery of excellent primary health care, diagnosis, treatment and referral; and to develop and implement programs for the community in the areas of prevention, health education, ongoing health maintenance, in cooperation with Tribal staff.

Duties Include:

Job Skills Required

  • Analysis: Obtains and analyzes information from patients, the community, staff, other agencies and professional publications.
  • Decision-Making: Diagnose patient problems and determine treatment or referral action plans, assists Health Officer and Medical Director in identifying problems affecting community health and S’Klallam Health Clinic programs, obtains relevant information, and develops alternative courses of action for approval.
  • Forecasting: Accurately anticipates changes in patient and community health needs, resources, supplies, adequacy of equipment and reports to the Health Officer, Medical Director and Clinic Manager.
  • Image: Commands the confidence and respect of patients, local physicians and other medical providers and the community by displaying professional conduct.
  • Initiative: Actively maintains professional qualifications (including licenses and certifications) through training and ongoing continuing education. Develops positive relationships with patients, community members, local physicians, and other persons, agencies and organizations that serve or may serve as resources to S’Klallam Health Clinic programs. Strives to achieve personal and department objectives at an excellent level or performance.
  • Integrity: Maintains the highest standards of ethical conduct, including strict confidentiality of patient information.
  • Interpersonal Relations: Maintains effective working relationships with patients, community members, local medical providers, staff and other agencies and organizations.
  • Judgment: Ensures sound decisions by acting on the basis of reliable information, extensive professional knowledge, logical assumptions and thorough consultation with the Health Officer, Medical Director, Clinic Manager, and other staff as necessary and appropriate. Manages unexpected developments and medical emergencies by generating and implementing procedures, guidelines and assessing appropriate resources.
  • Planning: Effectively manages time and focuses personal efforts to ensure achievement of personal performance objectives and established Health Clinic goals.
  • Sensitivity: Contributes toward community development and positive patient and community relations, maintains morale, and ensures departmental effectiveness by being aware and considerate of the needs and feelings of others.
  • Stress Management: Maintains a high level of performance by preserving stability under pressure.
  • Verbal communication: Ensures the timely, accurate communication of issues to patients, the community, staff and Health Officer, Medical Director and Clinic Manager by expressing self clearly and effectively when talking with individuals and groups. Fosters teamwork amongst all staff in verbal and written communications.
  • Work Standards: Ensures the timely, accurate accomplishment of S’Klallam Health Clinic and personal performance objectives by observing high personal standards of conduct that result in the provision of excellent services.
  • Written Communication: Ensures timely, accurate compliant documentation of patient charts and reports to Health Officer, Medical Director, Clinic Manager and other agencies. Uses effective written communication to inform and promote the achievement of S’Klallam Clinic goals and objective primary job duties.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Patient visits: Maintains a daily calendar of appointments for patient diagnosis, treatment, referral, prescriptions, health maintenance and education.
  • Assesses and provides treatment to patients on a walk-in basis to the health clinic depending upon patient urgency and need.
  • Reviews prescription re-fills requests for said prescription on a timely basis (e.g. Within same day).
  • Provides after-hours, triage phone service for the health clinic on a monthly scheduled basis.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Chart Reviews: Regularly assesses and monitors the progress of patients and reviews file documentation with Preceptor and consulting physicians.
  • Meetings: Attends and participates in staff and provider meetings and other meetings as directed by the Health Officer, Medical Director or Clinic Manager.
  • Personal Contacts: Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with patients,   staff, community members, WIC, Tribal Health Department and other tribal departments, Kitsap Public Health District, Tribal Dentist, local physicians and medical services providers, Child Welfare Investigator and others to accomplish S’Klallam Health Clinic objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reviews standing orders and patient guidance documents. Maintains current signature on these documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education: Certification from an accredited school.
  • Clinical: A minimum of two years experience making independent clinical decisions in family practice.
  • Licensing/Certification: Requires ARNP or PA Certification, Prescriptive Authority Licensing, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification and Washington State License and maintains a current preceptor signature
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn electronic medical record data entry, word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.



Health Services Director

Job Summary:

The Health Services Director of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe ensures the delivery of excellent services through leadership and management of effective health programs specifically designed to meet the needs of the Tribe. A major responsibility of the Director is to assure that the Tribe is well positioned for future changes and improvements to health care services. The position works in consultation with a Health Administrative Team (HA Team). A Health Advisory Committee (HAC) provides recommendations on health related issues. The Director supervises multiple health staff.

Duties Include:

  • Department Leadership and Management:
    • Oversee the development and operation of the Tribe’s Health Clinic and Dental Clinic, Community Health, Health Business Office and other health programs and services. This includes program development and planning, community health status monitoring and needs assessment.
    • Ensure that health services are delivered in a manner consistent with funding agency requirements, applicable laws and regulations and tribal policies.
    • Lead, direct, and manage all tribal health programs and services, in consultation and coordination with Health Administrative Team.
    • Work with HA Team and others to successfully hire the most qualified individuals for key positions. Ensure the education of tribal members for capacity building skills to assume leadership and management of health programs. Ensure the professional growth of health staff by supporting and requiring regular training, using the tribal performance appraisal system, and addressing performance deficiencies and competencies as observed.
    • Negotiate and maintain all administrative, medical and dental provider contracts and amendments as needed.
    • Foster a cooperative and harmonious working environment to maximize employee morale, productivity, and team environment.
    • Handle risk management issues in coordination with HA Team and Medical Director.
  • Department Goals and Objectives: Define and review results to be achieved by the Health Services programs in consultation with the tribal executive staff, HA Team, HAC, and the Tribal Council. Ensure that prevention and culture are included in all program objectives to the extent possible. Facilitate achievement of goals and objectives by using effective communication and supervision as well as being a resource for ideas and problem solving.
  • Financial Management/Budgeting: Oversee monthly financial reports to assess expenditures and resolve problem areas. Oversee annual budget preparation and allocation to maximize health services and minimize costs. Ensure that program managers manage their budgets effectively. Delegate accountability and authority for budget administration to program managers as appropriate.
  • Grants and Contracts: Work with HA Team and other tribal staff in seeking and assessing funding sources; oversee grant writing proposals to procure grants and program funding; ensure that new efforts are congruent with overall tribal needs and values. In coordination with grant managers, monitor the progress of current programs, grants and contracts by using guidelines as defined by the grant/contract.
  • State and National Issues: Keep well informed about state and national health issues as they affect the Tribe; track health policy proposals, legislation and regulation development and make recommendations for tribal comment and response to executive staff, HA Team, HAC, and Tribal Council. Develop talking points and/or position papers. Advocate on behalf of the Tribe’s health related interests.
  • Community Health Program Development and Long Range Planning: In collaboration with HA Team, Medical Director and other key staff with tribal community input, plan and develop community health efforts including program development and planning, community health status monitoring and needs assessment. Direct and oversee planning to create a long-term vision and goals for health services.
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response: Ensure that the Health Services Department participates in regional preparedness and response coordination efforts and bioterrorism responses exercises.
  • Promote and safeguard tribal governance to include effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Work with other entities, departments and programs to find cost effective solutions to purchasing and shared costs, to standardize eligibility for tribal services to the extent possible, to strengthen internal controls and accountability and find ways to strengthen operations, customer service, employee training and retention.
  • Data Management: In collaboration with the Health Services Manager and IT staff, oversee a health information management system to manage and support the tracking of service utilization, support reporting requirements, decision-making, fiscal impacts and compliance with ARRA Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
  • Meetings: In collaboration with HA Team, plan, coordinate, andshare facilitation with Team in community, committee, and staff meetings whose goals directly contribute to department objectives. Schedule regular meetings with staff to ensure good communication, coordination and morale. Oversee planning of yearly staff retreat.
  • Personal Contacts: Maintain or delegate regular contacts of a positive nature with community members, staff, other tribal departments, HA Team, HAC, and Tribal Council. Maintain or confer with tribal delegates contact with Olympic Action Health Network, Washington State American Indian Health Commission (AIHC), Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), Indian Health Service (IHS), Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and others to accomplish department objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reporting: Oversee the production and maintenance of numerous reports, including Mid-Year and Annual Reports, and others. Delegate appropriate report production and maintenance tasks to subordinates. Ensure that HA Team, executive staff, HAC, and Tribal Council are informed of issues and needs pertinent to the Tribe’s health and welfare, status of ongoing programs, and the need for new programs or plans of action.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.


  • Education: Bachelors degree required; Masters degree strongly preferred. Degree must be within a relevant field of study (e.g., MSW, public health, health care finance, or related field).
  • Health Management Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in health care administration preferably in a tribal environment, as well as experience in managing grants and contracts. Thorough knowledge of current methods, principals, practices of health care management, finance, budgeting/budget management, and negotiations. Minimum of five years experience directly supervising employees is required; ongoing training in supervisory and management skills is necessary. High level of presentation and organization skills. Proven ability to effectively and positively communicate in a variety of situations. Ability to inspire department staff to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction.
  • Health Care Financial Management: Demonstrated proficiency in budget management, financial projections, revenue and expense analysis is necessary including an understanding of medical and dental clinic revenues and expenses. Basic understanding of medical billing and health insurance
  • Cultural Competency: Experience in tribal cultural environment. Ability to manage staff and client relationships respecting tribal culture and traditions.
  • Strong Collaboration Skills: Proficiency in leading and working in a team environment where shared strengths contribute to the effectiveness of tribal health care and services.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Personal computer skills are required, as well as spreadsheet and other software programs.

Physical Requirements:

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

Travel Requirements:

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


Natural Resources Enforcement Officer

Job Summary:

This is an entry level Natural Resources Enforcement Officer position. This position is responsible for working under the leadership of the NR Enforcement Manager with oversight and training from NR Enforcement Officer II personnel. This position assists the NR Enforcement program in protecting tribal treaty rights for fishing, wildlife and gathering as well as protecting life and property, maintaining peace and order and enforcing all applicable tribal laws and ordinances. This officer will assist senior officers in issuing citations to violators, making arrests when necessary, conducting investigations and providing testimony in court.

Duties Include:

  • Assists other officers in enforcing the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Fishing and Hunting Codes and associated regulations as well as any other applicable Codes and Ordinances
  • Ensures timely and accurate communication of issues to NR Enforcement Officer II personnel as well as the Enforcement Manager
  • Assists other officers in preparing written reports and documents
  • Strives to earn the confidence and respect of the community, staff, and others
  • Makes recommendations where action is needed to prevent violations, apprehend violators, or other actions
  • Assists in the operation of enforcement vehicles and patrol boats
  • Uses pagers, radio, cell phone, and other communication related equipment as needed
  • Uses firearms when necessary as authorized and participates in firearm practices, qualifications and certifications as described in the department policy manual
  • Obeys applicable laws and complies with policy and procedures
  • Maintains a clean and neat appearance, and demonstrates overall conduct on and off duty
  • Develops and maintains effective and positive working relationships with community members, department staff, tribal staff, and staff from other agencies and organizations
  • Follows and enforces the chain of command
  • Responds to emergency situations by following established procedures
  • Maintains a calm, professional and non-emotional demeanor under varied demands and circumstances including emergencies, opposition and hostility
  • Strives to de-escalate any argumentative or potentially volatile contacts
  • Communicates clearly and effectively when talking with individuals and groups
  • Responds to calls for emergency assistance locally or by outside agencies when requested
  • Responds to calls for assistance including all areas of NR Enforcement or Public Safety
  • Attend training as directed
  • Other work as needed


  • Education: High School Diploma, or GED.
  • Licensing/Certification: Must be currently certified in Basic First Aid and CPR or become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Certification: Must be willing to complete the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy sponsored by the Washington State Training Commission, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy, and complete the Washington State Training Commission Equivalency Course, within 2 years from date of hire.
  • Previous law enforcement work experience is highly desirable.


  • Background Investigation: Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must have no violations of Domestic Violence, must have had no misdemeanor convictions within the past three (3) years, must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, or convicted of any crime that would compromise the integrity or credibility of the officer. Must successfully complete a psychological and polygraph or similar examination.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are preferred. Must be willing to learn word processing, spreadsheet and other software used by the department.
  • Drug Testing: The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a “Drug Free Workplace” environment. Must participate in a pre-screen drug test of either urine of hair follicle.
  • 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. 


Natural Resources Technician 1

Job Summary:

The Natural Resources Technician I, under supervision of the Finfish Manager, shall be primarily responsible for field and laboratory monitoring and sampling, supporting the Port Gamble Bay clean-up project. This includes but not limited to air, water, soil, biotoxins and chemical contaminants. The technician also provides support for seasonal fisheries field monitoring activities including commercial fisheries sampling, monitoring shellfish harvest, surveys for both finfish and shellfish. Additional activities will include participation in field and office work for specified environmental program and fisheries projects; collection, preparation and processing of data; and drafting data summaries and technical reports.

Duties Include:

The Natural Resources Technician I’s responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in field work as needed (including but not limited to intertidal beach surveys, shellfish harvest monitoring, beach seeding, stream surveys and finfish harvest monitoring) and especially shellfish and phytoplankton monitoring, related to the shellfish monitoring plan.
  • Prepare weekly field survey/work schedules in preparation for the next weeks activities.
  • Provide a basic overview of data collected each week and make recommendations on adjusting to any data gaps or logistical issues as needed especially in regards to data that did not get adequately covered in the prior week.
  • Coordinate with the Natural Resources technicians, interns and volunteers at pre-season and on the job, day-to-day levels.
  • Participate and represent the Tribe in environmental forums as directed by the Tribe.
  • Ensure that professional and accurate records are kept.
  • Coordinate with the Natural Resources Director, Environmental Program Manager and Finfish Manager.
  • Maintain database and various records.
    • Upload data to shared databases
  • NR Administrative Assistant.
    • Assist staff with projects as needed when time allows and if other Administrative staff are unavailable
    • Assist administrative staff with filing, mailing, copying, phone calls etc. as needed and when available

Other Duties:

  • Participate in training and meetings for survey and monitoring methods and protocols.
  • Attend training, meetings regarding changes to database as needed
  • Maintain an orderly system of records for all data and archive records as needed
  • Keep tribal fisher’s information and harvest records up to date
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education/Experience: Must have an Associate of Arts & Science degree with the full series (1 year) of chemistry and biology. Experience sampling and analyzing water, zooplankton, and phytoplankton.
  • Licensing/Certification: Valid Washington State Driver's License. Sound Toxins Training-phytoplankton identification course, Water Quality sampling.
  • Education & Experience: Training/Certifications:
  • Personal Computer Skills: Moderate computer skills required with advanced experience with databases, in addition to advanced word processing and spread sheet capabilities and familiarity with other software programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, email, calendar, and scheduling tools (MS Outlook).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to carry moderate loads of field gear into and out of remote areas;
  • Ability to monitor streams including walking on uneven ground conditions, in and near streams and in forests.
  • Frequently required to ride in skiffs and boats
  • 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.



Wastewater Facilities Technician

Job Summary:

         The primary responsibility of the Wastewater Facility Technician will be to work closely with the consultant and Utility Department Director to learn all maintenance and repair activities for the new Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plant. This position will be required to work toward and attend training with the goal of attaining Washington State wastewater operator certification level 1 within the first year after being hired.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor wastewater facility for malfunctioning equipment, report alarms, and perform routine corrective action under direction of consultants or Utilities Director.
  • Keep track of and perform scheduled maintenance tasks within Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Monitor, report and assist in correcting activities or practices within tribal businesses, homes, or offices that may adversely impact the wastewater system.
  • Respond to emergency water and wastewater calls.
  • Assist in the repair of water and wastewater lines, pumps and controls throughout the reservation as needed.
  • Perform maintenance of drain fields associated with the wastewater facility.
  • Maintain grounds around wastewater facility
  • Assist with maintenance of parks, ball-field, etc. as needed.
  • Monitor back road areas for illegal dumping.
  • Bill collection.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Department Director.


  • Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have experience working with water and sewer pipe.
  • Licensing/Certification: Must have a valid Washington State Drivers license including annual drug screen.
  • Other: Willing to attend trainings with the goal of attaining State certification as a Class I Wastewater Operator.
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to operate back-hoe, dump truck, tractor, and other equipment
  • Willingness to receive a series of hepatitis shots.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to go on water/sewer emergency calls any time, including weekends.
  • Must have initiative and be a self starter, able to work without direct supervision

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 60 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity


Tribal Custodian

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to maintain assigned buildings in clean, sanitary and secure condition. This position is full time, non-exempt. Work schedules are subject to the times building occupants will not be interrupted. The Custodian reports to the Lead Maintenance Worker, but must be able to work independently, be self-motivated and make changes as needed on a daily basis without the supervisor’s presence.

Duties Include

  • Personal safety must be adhered to at all times.
  • Buildings must be secure at all times.
  • Bathroom maintenance and sanitation; cleans mirrors with glass cleaner, cleans and disinfects toilets, sinks and all bathroom surfaces. Stocks paper towels, toilet paper, soap and other bathroom supplies.
  • Disinfect all common touch surfaces, i.e. door handles, doorknobs, light switches, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize drinking fountains.
  • Dusts all furniture, windowsills, floorboards, equipment and fixtures in offices and in common areas.
  • Empties all trash and garbage containers and deposits waste in designated dumpsters.
  • Ensures the security of all Cleaning and Sanitation equipment and supplies by locking in designated storage areas.
  • Secures building doors and windows if there are no other staff members present. Safely keeps all assigned building keys.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, mops and waxes all floors that are not carpeted.
  • Must maintain equipment and supplies in a tidy and organized manner.
  • Must be able to perform all work duties with minimal interruption to other staff occupying assigned buildings.
  • Vacuums all carpeted areas of assigned buildings, ensuring that corners and edges do not accumulate dust and overhead dusting which may require a ladder.
  • Cleans all interior windows regularly with glass cleaner.
  • Wash exterior windows monthly.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Lead Maintenance Worker.

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to distinguish between different cleaning supplies.
  • Some knowledge and/or the ability to learn about occupational hazards and personal safety precautions.
  • Ability to perform a variety of routine cleaning tasks.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate custodial equipment such as buffers, carpet cleaners, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekend work required.
  • Ability to report to work as scheduled and notifies the appropriate individuals in advance if unable to work.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Requires the ability to learn the proper use of cleaning and sanitation equipment, supplies, and cleaning methods.
  • Ability to move between buildings, operates and lifts equipment, and use commercial cleaning supplies.

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 65 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity


Request for Proposals

MD/Psychiatric or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Services


Background of Tribe and Intent


“Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe uses our many resources to maintain a proud, strong, healthy, educated community that uses innovation to ensure all our people enjoy a good quality of life.”

Mission: The mission of the government of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is to improve the quality of life for all tribal members. We accomplish this through decision-making that considers future generations, competent administration and management, preservation and protection of our rich cultural heritage and natural resources, the enhancement of economic opportunities, and the protection of tribal sovereignty through determining our own destiny.

Brief Description of Tribe

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. It is situated on Port Gamble Bay, for generations an important natural resource for Native Americans. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Tribe has been increasing its interaction with its neighbors in the North Kitsap area, making it known that it is concerned about issues related to growth, water resources and land use. By expressing these concerns and working with members of the surrounding communities the Tribe is taking its rightful place as a responsible citizen and custodian of the natural resources surrounding its home.

The Tribe is one of 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Washington State. The population of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is currently just over 1,131 enrolled tribal members. About half the tribal members reside on the reservation, along with other Native Americans and non-Indians. More information about the Tribe can be found at the Tribe’s website:

Intent of Tribe

The Tribe is seeking Requests for Proposals from interested parties to provide psychiatric, behavioral and mental health services for Port Gamble S’Klallam children, youth and adults. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Behavioral Health Program enhances the quality of life of the Tribe and its members through the culturally appropriate deliver of prevention, education, early intervention, treatment and ongoing support services using a holistic approach for individuals of all ages and their families.

This is an independent contractor position and does not have benefits.


Desired Scope of Services

  1. Provide specific billable therapeutic services, consultation and/or provision of direct psychiatric behavioral and mental health services for Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal children, youth and adults.
  2. Participate in clinical staffing, medication management, and psychiatric evaluations and related follow-up services.
  3. Experience working in a Tribal community and using NextGen software is desired.
  4. Total services provided will not exceed 36 hours per month.
  1. 1.Proposed Schedule
  1. Tribe to release RFP by: August 25, 2016
  2. Proposals due by: September 28, 2016
  3. Tribe interviews and selects by: October 28, 2016
  1. 2.Proposal Requirements/Guidelines
  1. Letter of Interest and current resume listing experience necessary, including educational background and professional licenses.
  2. Proof of liability insurance and current Washington State Department of Health licensure.
  3. Proof of DEA licensure.
  4. Description of experience working in Tribal communities, and of services provided to Tribal clients.
  5. Description of experience in providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
  6. Estimated fee for providing services, or billing rate based on up to 36 hours per month for psychiatric services, to cover the period of December 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017. State the manner and frequency in which bills would be presented.
  1. 3.Procedures for Submission


Interested consultants are invited to submit their proposal prior to 4:00 p.m., September 28, 2016. Proposals should be submitted to:

Jolene George, Behavioral Health Division Director

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

31912 Little Boston Road N.E.

Kingston, WA 98346

Email submissions preferred to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All material submitted in response to this Request for Proposals becomes the property of the Tribe and will not be returned.

  1. 4.Selection Criteria and Qualifications (In no particular order)
  1. Ability to meet desired scope of services.
  2. Described experience in psychiatric evaluation and medication management, particularly in Tribal communities.
  3. Experience using the NextGen software.
  4. Meet applicable professional and licensure requirements.
  5. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe reserves the right to award a contract according to its Indian Preference Policy.
  6. 5.Rejection of Responses

The Tribe reserves the right to reject any or all responses to this Request for Proposals or to award a contract to the next most qualified candidate, based solely on the Tribe’s judgment, if the successful candidate does not enter into a contract with the Tribe within thirty (30) days after the selection of the provider by the Tribe.

  1. 6.Dispute Resolution and Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

Any candidate responding to this Request for Proposals should include a statement of their consent to the jurisdiction of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court for the resolution of any disputes that may arise between the consultant and the Tribe along with their agreement that any waiver of sovereign immunity that may be included in a contract between the Tribe and the consultant will be limited to declaratory and injunctive relief in Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court.


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