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


 TGA Soft Count  PT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Heronswood Volunteer Coordinator/Gardener Assistant  FT  1 10/06/17  Open
Heronswood Maintenance/Grounds/Custodial Worker FT  1 10/06/17 Open



TGA Soft Count

Job Summary:

Oversees Soft Count Operations and ensures the integrity of Casino funds.

Duties Include:

  • Represents TGA in monitoring soft count function.
  • Acts with discretion and confidentiality in handling information.
  • Must be present in the count room during the counting of all Class II and III revenue.
  • Remove drop boxes from cart and unlock with key for removal of funds and gaming tickets by casino soft count member. Announce 6 digit box number and verify that all funds and tickets have been removed from drop box. Return empty box to cart repeating box number for accuracy and verification.
  • Observe counting of funds to ensure accuracy and must attest to that amount at the end of the count.
  • Ensure Internal Controls are followed by count team personnel.
  • The TGA Representative is never to touch any currency.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.


  • Education/Experience: High School Graduate or GED.
  • Math skills to include adding and subtracting.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Tribal Gaming License (Able to obtain upon hire)
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Other: Must be available 7 days a week including holidays as needed.


  • 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


Heronswood Volunteer Coordinator/Gardener Assistant

Job Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator/Gardener Assistant plays key roles in the development and implementation of a volunteer program and as a gardener working hands-on alongside volunteers and staff at Heronswood botanical garden.

Under the direction of the Garden Director and Garden Manager this position will:

  • Create volunteer program goals and objectives, policies and procedures, program and recruitment materials, work plans, and benefits and recognition systems.
  • Recruit volunteers of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds; match volunteer interests and skills with Organization’s needs.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate volunteer orientations and trainings, including garden work assignments and monetary transactions with the general public during public events (e.g., garden entry fees, plant sales).
  • Maintain volunteer records in a computerized database; track and compile volunteer hours.
  • Schedule volunteers for general garden volunteer days, plant sales, garden opens, and other Heronswood events that include volunteer staffing.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of volunteer communications (e.g., e-mails, e-blasts, printed correspondence).

Performing gardener duties as assigned, working alongside garden volunteers and staff, this position will possess or gain:

  • Knowledge of growth habits and cultural needs of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and bulbs. Ability to learn and distinguish different plants in the garden and their location.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform and instruct in gardening tasks of weeding, mulching, pruning, reducing, cutback, fertilizing, planting and transplanting.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform and instruct in greenhouse practices including sowing, transplanting, potting up, feeding and watering containerized plants; and proper labeling of plants.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform and instruct in proper use of garden tools, equipment and their maintenance and care; tracking tool inventory, cleaning, storage and upkeep; garden safety.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn Latin and common names of plants and how to record and verify plants.
  • Horticultural training; able to instruct in growth habits and cultural needs of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and bulbs. Ability to learn and distinguish different plants in the garden and their location.
  • Position requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate for this position.


  • Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED. Hands-on garden work in a professional horticultural setting of at least 12 months and at least 6 months of experience supervising garden volunteers required.
  • Licensing/Certification: Reliable and legal transportation and a Valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures is required.
  • Ability to work independently or in groups is required.
  • Experience working with the general public is highly desirable.
  • A self-starter who takes direction well and is able to work efficiently unsupervised is required.
  • Basic knowledge of MSWord and Excel desirable; able to learn to input and maintain records kept on a computer database and e-mail distribution systems.
  • Good problem solving skills and a flexible personality very important.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check and a UA Drug and Alcohol test is required.

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, and bend over.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Normal audio and visual acuity.

Typical Environmental Conditions

The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions on a daily basis, including rain, cold and heat.


Heronswood Maintenance/Grounds/Custodial Worker

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to assist in the maintenance of buildings and other physical structures, grounds and infrastructure of the Heronswood Campus which includes Heronswood Garden. This position is regular and full time. The Maintenance, Grounds & Custodial Worker reports to the Lead Maintenance Worker.

Duties Include:


  • Assists with painting and/or repairing masonry, woodwork, windows, and building furnishings; building, repairing, and/or installing cabinets, counters, walls, floors, doors, building framework and trim; maintaining and repairing plumbing and electrical fixtures. Moves and assembles furniture and equipment. Maintains greenhouse structures.
  • Assists with grounds work, following Heronswood Garden standards, to include mowing, hedging, and weeding; raking, disposal of leaves and other debris; spreading fertilizer, mulch, compost and gravel; limbing up trees; wood splitting and helping with firewood distribution.
  • Assists with infrastructure work including maintaining roadways; assisting with repairs and/or installation of plant irrigation systems and wells; building/repairing wooden and stone fences, arbors, and other outside property structures.
  • Serves as custodian of Foundation and Heronswood buildings and assures they are kept in clean and sanitary conditions. Duties include cleaning floors (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming) and other surfaces and windows, cleaning and sanitizing toilets, sinks and common touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, etc.; dusting as needed; emptying trash and recycling bins; restocking toilet paper, paper toweling, soap; maintains supplies and equipment in tidy and organized manner.
  • Helps to ensure the security of all maintenance equipment and supplies in designated locked storage areas; helps with lock up of buildings and gates when needed.
  • Follows adherence to standard safety practices for all work activities (e.g., proper use of tools and equipment; safe application of chemical products; use of protective clothing and footwear, ear and eye protection, hardhats, etc.).
  • Must be able to perform all work duties with minimal interruption to other staff occupying buildings or visiting public.
  • Works well in cooperation with other tribal staff.
  • Attends and participates in various staff meetings.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Lead Maintenance Worker.


Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED, or equivalent work experience of 2 years. Working knowledge of all outdoor grounds equipment such as, riding mower, push mower, weed eaters, backpack blowers, trimming shears etc. and Tribal operations.

Other: Ability to use a broad range of power tools and other necessary equipment.

Licensing/Certification: Valid Washington State Driver's License.

Able to work some evenings and weekends.

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
  • Normal audio and visual acuity


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