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

Print Application, and then scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail (to address below) Latest version of Adobe reader may be found here.

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


ARNP/PA On-Call 1 Open Until Filled Open
Front Desk Support Part-Time 1 12/18/17 Open


Job Summary:

As an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant with us, you will be a primary provider of services and provide medication management to health and wellness patients while having support of a medical assistant and access to a collaborating physician as needed. We are a tribally operated primary care health and wellness clinic serving the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal community. The ideal candidate will have a dual appointment to health and wellness, to provide both primary care and medication management. This position provides part-time coverage two days a week, and on-call coverage for up to 350 hours/year for two full time providers.

ARNP/PA role and responsibilities:

  • Diagnosing, treating, and helping patients manage acute and chronic illnesses
  • Conducting physical examinations and interpreting medical history
  • Ordering and performing diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Prescribing age-specific physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescribing pharmacologic treatments
  • Providing prenatal care, family planning services, and screening services
  • Primary and specialty care services for adults and children
  • Performing minor surgeries and procedures
  • Counseling and educating patients about preventive measures to avoid illness
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Talent for cultivating a positive and energetic team atmosphere
  • Desire to be in a patient-centered, healthcare setting
  • Excellent bedside manner with solid customer-oriented presentation skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to working autonomously and adapt to changing environments
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Must hold a valid license to practice in any state as a Physician’s Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner and current Prescriptive Authority
  • Annual continuing medical education as required by Board specialty
  • NPI # or has applied for NPI #
  • Two years experience making independent clinical decisions in family practice
  • Additional experience in cross-cultural health care preferred

Travel Requirements:

  • This position occasionally requires travel to needed trainings and updates to maintain clinical skills, data software skills, and mid-level medical provider licensure
  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self and or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Front Desk Support


Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to relieve the front desk receptionist of duties during daily lunch breaks and to assist the Executive and Administrative staff with assignments. Receive visitors and telephone callers at the Tribal Center, determine the nature of their visit/call, and direct them to the appropriate person, telephone extension, or information; and to perform a variety of administrative duties to support office staff.

Receptionist lunch break relief duties:

Basic reception duties will be performed while the Lead Receptionist is absent or on break. Lunch break relief will include:          

  • Answer all in-coming phone calls. Forward calls to employee’s extension. Take messages for executive and administrative staff.
  • Greet all visitors in a professional and polite manner and direct where appropriate.
  • Maintain a tidy reception area at all times.
  • Maintain room reservation system on the website.
  • Stamp, fax, copy as needed for staff.

Executive/Administrative Support:

Support to the Tribal Council and Executive staff will be given as needed.

  • Learn and maintain electronic filing.
  • Copy, fax, and scan documents.
  • Collect required signatures for documents, send emails, and meeting reminders.
  • Help prepare for meetings include setting up maintenance, finding a cook and any paperwork or supplies needed.
  • Publish Tribal Council meeting agendas in prominent locations and e-mail to all staff
  • Update the Tribal Website with Council Minutes, Resolutions and the Community Memo.
  • Review and approve registration membership for Website and maintain/monitor room and vehicle reservation system.
  • Assist Executive Assistant in preparation and follow up of Tribal Council meetings including bi-annual General Council meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Daily Lead Reception duties:

During extended absence/leave times of the Lead Receptionist the Front Desk Support may be expected to:                        

  • Answer all in-coming phone calls. Forward calls to employee’s extension. Take messages for executive and administrative staff.
  • Greet all visitors in a professional and polite manner and direct where appropriate.
  • Maintain a tidy reception area at all times.
  • Check for returned kitchen/vehicle keys.
  • Place recycling bins by road.
  • Prepare all outgoing mail by stamping, return receipt requested, certified, UPS or Fed Ex pickup.
  • Fax, stamp, or copy documents for visitors and staff.
  • Distribute all incoming daily mail.
  • Prepare weekly memo for printing and distribution by hand delivery and email.
  • Maintain Reception Kitchen area ensuring coffee and hot water are available at all times.
  • Route in-coming faxes.
  • Maintain general supplies for copier, printer, fax and postage machines.
  • Help prepare for staff and community events.
  • Maintain complete file system for outside applications such as DSHS, Commodities, etc.
  • Secure Main Tribal Center at end of day by locking doors, turning off lights and emptying coffee/water carafes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education/Experience: High School Diploma or Graduate Equivalency Degree (G.E.D.) required.
  • Licensing/Certification: Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • Personal/Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs is preferred as well as the ability to quickly learn electronic filing and other software programs.
  • Customer Service: Must have strong customer service skills, excellent manners, professional image and strong initiative to help.
  • Ability to work well with other Tribal staff and maintain positive public relations within and outside the community.
  • Confidentiality is a must.


  • 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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