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Terri Camarena

Human Resource Manager
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255 ext 1215
Email terri.camarena@tolowa.com
Fax: 888-468-9298

Gail Viellieux

Human Resource Manager
Lucky 7 Casino

350 N. Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-7777 ext 2611
Email gail.viellieux@lucky7casino.com
Fax: 707-487-9317

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS OF AUGUST 23, 2016

Download Complete Program Specialist: DV/SA Programs Description [.pdf]


Position Summary

The Community and Family Services (CFS) Program Technician will administer and coordinate the day to day activities of the assigned Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault project. Duties include, but are not limited to: counsel and assist clients, provide financial, life-skills, parenting and other training services; assist clients in accessing Tribal and other assistance programs; issuing payment requests and requests for expenditures; prepare and submit reports (financial and otherwise) in accordance with program and grant guidelines; assist, attend and participate in outreach activities as scheduled. The Program Specialist may also accompany clients to court appearance, medical appointments and other appointments as necessary to provide support. This position works under moderate supervision in administering services and in using agency or community resources while working independently toward established objectives.


Responsibilities

  • Possess a working knowledge of Human Services Programs.
  • Create positive working relationship with clients and their families.
  • Vigorously protect client confidentiality
  • Maintain and protect client and worker safety.
  • Maintain documentation of activities in accordance with departmental and funding agency requirements while maintaining utmost client confidentiality.
  • Utilize and maintain computerized systems to carry out assigned duties.
  • Act as liaison between client and community partners and other helping agencies; assist client in obtaining services from other agencies.
  • Prepare periodic reports for the Department and/or administration.
  • Exercise prudent judgment in applying policy, procedure, regulations and laws.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download Complete Head Start Program Director Description [.pdf]


Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Program Director will manage the day-to-day operations and oversee the program to ensure smooth functioning of the Head Start program in all areas to provide quality services to children and families, and to support the goals of the program.  The Program Director is responsible for ensuring adequate systems are in place to maintain the highest quality of services to children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit, carries out supervisory responsibilities for all subordinate staff in accordance with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, appraising performance of employees.  Planning, assigning, and directing work, discipline, addressing complaints and resolving problems for the employees.  Directly supervises ECE/Health Services Coordinator, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Special Needs Aides, Administrative Assistant, Family Lifeways Coordinator, Nutrition Specialist, Assistant Cook and occasional contractors


Responsibilities

  • Carries out goals, policies and activities designed to implement Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Participate in the design of internal structures, systems and policies.
  • Assures shared governance process is clear and facilitator of communication between Policy Council and Tribal Council.
  • Develops and maintains specific program policies and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulations.
  • Work directly with the Head Start Tribal Council and Policy Council to implement plans, develop priorities, expand services and maintain community awareness.
  • Assist in preparation and monitoring of grant application, budget application and community assessment.
  • Schedule and participate in annual USDA/CACFP training.
  • Submit monthly USDA/CACFP reports to CACFP office.
  • Attends and reports on a monthly basis to Policy Council and Tribal Council.  Keeps Policy Council and Tribal Council informed of general program operations and requests their input and actions as required by Head Start Performance Standards following the approval areas required in 1304.50 Appendix A.
  • Provides or oversees orientation and pre-service training to new Policy Council members and staff.
  • Ensure consistency in service delivery across program with attention to inclusive practices and integration of component areas; encourage continuous improvement of systems.
  • Responsible for program development and implementation, focusing on a family centered approach consistent with the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state and federal contacts, surveys and licensure as appropriate for Head Start and other state/tribal contracts.
  • Participate in development of program interagency agreements and contracts.
  • Completes cycle on site monitoring to ensure that component goals, objectives and mandates are on schedule and achieved.  Site monitoring will require reports to be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer on a monthly basis.
  • Oversee the development of training of staff.  Ensure the development and implementation of the training plan for staff and parents.
  • Completes introductory and annual performance evaluations for staff.
  • Provides guidance to staff directly and indirectly supervised in the areas of staffing patterns, job descriptions, performance standards, job priorities, professional development, etc.
  • Facilitates a team approach to management ensuring a favorable work climate and time completion of all requirements.
  • Conducts inventory of equipment and materials and arranges for purchase in conjunction with site staff.
  • Maintains partnerships with local tribes, health service providers and local educational agencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships and collaborations with public school districts, systems of higher education, and other community agencies and partners.
  • Will participate in networking with other Head Start programs and other professionals in early childhood education and health fields.
  • Participates in training and/or arrangement of training for staff, and facilitates weekly staff meetings.
  • Oversee development of an annual calendar of activities and deadlines for program use.
  • Leads local annual self-assessment process with Policy Council, staff, and community members.
  • Assists families in achieving goals and objectives of family partnership agreement by coordinating support services, making contacts with agencies, providing transportation, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Collaborates with families to identify to identify and access community resources based on their needs for such services as clothing, food, housing, and transportation.
  • Provides educational or other appropriate interventions including counseling programs, and mental health issues, i.e. substance abuse, child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
  • Track professional development of staff.
  • Understanding and implements all safety rules, emergency procedures, and establishes policies, etc.
  • Establish and maintain systems to document and track program performance; meet reporting and evaluation deadlines as required.
  • Coordinates all recruitment, selection and enrollment processes.
  • Ensures the eligibility for all enrolled children and established systems to routinely verify parents’ eligibility.
  • Plan and facilitate nutrition support services for identified children and families through team case management procedures.
  • Ensure and maintain a safe and caring environment for both children and staff.
  • Oversees all program purchase orders, personnel actions, travel requests, incident reports, action requests, etc.
  • Participate in required Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation meetings and trainings and worker cooperatively with all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation departments.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download Complete Staff Accountant II Job Description [.pdf]

 

Download Complete Employment  Project Specialist Job Description [.pdf]


Position Summary

The Community and Family Services (CFS) Project Specialist will administer and coordinate the day to day project activities of the Workforce Development and Leadership program pursuant to the objectives of the 2013-2016 Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategy (SEEDS) grant. Duties include, but are not limited to: provide job readiness, vocational, and educational assistance to clients, counsel and assist clients with Individual Self-Sufficiency Plans (ISSP); provide financial, life-skills, parenting and other training services; assist clients in accessing Tribal and other assistance programs; issuing payment requests and requests for expenditures; prepare and submit reports (financial and otherwise) in accordance with program and grant guidelines; assist, attend and participate in outreach activities as scheduled. The Project Specialist works under moderate supervision in administering services and in using agency or community resources while working independently toward established objectives.


Responsibilities

  • Possess a working knowledge of Human Services Programs, Job Readiness and Job Training Programs, local housing market(s), and local educational resources.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with State, County, Tribal, and community-based organizations who provide employment training, job counseling and placement services; outreach to local businesses and employers.
  • Create positive working relationship with clients and their families to create reasonable and achievable Self-Sufficiency Plans.
  • Provide supervised individual counseling to unemployed, underemployed community members to achieve job readiness and secure employment.
  • Schedules, promotes, arranges, presents and/or otherwise facilitates the offering of special-topic workshops on career planning, job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing techniques, employer rights, entrepreneurship, small business development, and employer rights.
  • Facilitates life skills, parenting, healthy relationship, financial literacy and healthy living groups in conjunction with community partners.
  • Organize and carry out youth leadership activities including college tours and conferences both locally and out of town.
  • Assist students to develop educational plans.
  • Maintain and protect client and worker safety.
  • Maintain documentation of activities in accordance with departmental and funding agency requirements while maintaining utmost client confidentiality.
  • Utilize and maintain computerized systems to carry out assigned duties.
  • Plan and execute project meetings, activities, and events including cooking.
  • Act as liaison between client and community partners and other helping agencies; assist client in obtaining services from other agencies.
  • Prepare periodic reports for the Department and/or administration.
  • Exercise prudent judgment in applying policy, procedure, regulations and laws.
  • Transport clients in agency vehicle.
  • Act as mentor, chaperone, and role model to youth.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download Complete Language Specialist Job Description [.pdf]


Position Summary

The Language Specialist I will become proficient with oral and written Tolowa Dee-ni' language by using creative methods to promote language fluency. The specialist will attend linguistically diverse settings, meetings, and gatherings. The specialist will learn effective teaching methods and participate in curriculum development. The primary duties will include assistance in development and implementation of language programs, working with the Tribal Community and participation in Tribal Teacher Credential program according to Tribal Teacher Standards. The specialist will assist Language Teachers in tasks for daily department activities while providing group and individual assistance with language promotion and usage.

The specialist will also perform skilled abilities with Tolowa Dee-ni' cultural events and activities that promote, sustain, and implement the Tolowa Dee-ni' language, heritage, and values.


Responsibilities

  • Communicate and commit to the vision of the Dee-ni’ Wee-ya’ Department andTribal community members and interested stakeholders within the NativeLanguage Community.
  • Uphold and commit to Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation's cultural and linguistic standards andpractices.
  • Must participate in Professional Development Plan and ongoing teacherdevelopment opportunities, working toward a Tribal Teacher Credential.
  • Transcribe and transliterate current and previously gathered audio data forcommunity access and proper archiving requirements.
  • Record and develop lessons with our current Tolowa Dee-ni’ speakers for currentand future use by all tribal members and Tolowa Dee-ni’ wee-ya’ stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of formats, curricula, and lessons for language programsand other areas as identified.
  • Provide competence in the Tolowa Dee-ni’ language, culture, and heritage. Willparticipate in the Dee-ni’ Wee-ya’ Committee, Tribal Events and all cultural specificfunctions that support the program and vision of the Tribe.
  • Competent in using computer software such as: Microsoft, Windows Office, Excel,Sound Editing programs and prefer Adobe Suite, linguistical tools and FLeX experience.
  • Provide frequent feedback and participation in project development using positive and professional communication skills with all staff, community members, students, elders, and community partners.
  • Participate and improve in Tolowa Dee-ni' language proficiency, use and knowledge.
  • Have proficient Tolowa Dee-ni’ understanding, knowledge and experience of Tolowa Dee-ni' language, culture and customs and be able to communicate Tolowa Dee-ni’ values, heritage and language.
  • Use the approved language formats, curricula, formulas, and direction as provided by the Language Department of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, work with diversified groups, and be willing to participate in additional training.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download Complete Administrative Assistant II Job Description [.pdf]


Position Summary

This position supports the Community and Family Services Department and the staff. Provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, policies and monitoring administrative projects.

All Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation employees must submit to a background check and abide by all Tribal, federal, and state laws. All employees must comply with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation drug free workplace policy and will be subject to pre-employment, random, for-cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.


Responsibilities

  • Work in a confidential highly responsive relationship with management, staff and clients Prepare letters, presentations and reports
  • Compile data from numerous sources produces summary reports as required
  • Responsible to establish and maintain departmental files
  • Responsible to receive and prioritize telephone calls and incoming mail
  • Route mail and inquiries to proper personnel
  • Maintain calendars and schedule appointments
  • Arrange departmental meetings/conferences
  • Prepare materials for departmental meetings
  • Coordinate travel for departmental personnel
  • Assist with tracking maintaining departmental budgets
  • Provide backup to the Office Clerk and Program Technician
  • Provide training to Tribal Citizens upon referral by other CFS Programs
  • Manage CFS petty cash
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download complete Family Lifeway Coordinator Job Description [.pdf]

Download complete DV Tribal Outreach Specialist job description [.pdf]


Position Summary

The Community and Family Services (CFS) Domestic Violence (DV) Tribal Outreach Specialist under the supervision of the DV Program Manager and CFS Director will assist in the implementation of all education, prevention and outreach aspects of the various goals and objectives of the domestic violence, sexual assault (SA) and victim services CFS programs.  Duties include, but are not limited to: coordination and provision of outreach services promoting tribally specific DV services, promoting DV and SA awareness; provision of DV/SA and Native American culturally sensitive community education and trainings to peer counseling groups, community members and project partners. Performs DV/SA outreach and education.

All Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation employees must submit to a background check and abide by all Tribal, federal, and state laws. All employees must comply with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation drug free workplace policy and will be subject to pre-employment, random, for-cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.


Responsibilities

  • Maintain client confidentiality as required by law under Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation’s Domestic Violence Prevention code (CH.4 Domestic Violence Prevention Section 4 (a) Confidentiality for Victims), VAWA 2013 Section 3:42 U.S.C. 13925(a)(20) &(b)(2), Family Violence Prevention Act 42 U.S.C. 10406(c)(5) and California Evidence Code 1037.2.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Tribal and Non Tribal Victim Service Programs and other programs.
  • Assist in coordination of community and departmental meetings to promote DV/SA awareness and prevention.
  • Provide DV/SA community education workshops and events.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Native American culturally specific peer counseling groups and collaborative community education workshops and events.
  • Maintain documentation of activities in accordance with departmental and funding agency requirements while maintaining utmost client confidentiality.
  • Utilize and maintain computerized systems to carry out assigned duties.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Tribal and Non tribal services.
  • Create a positive working relationship with clients, potential clients, and their  families.
  • Exercise prudent judgement in applying policy, procedure, regulations and laws.
  • Assist in maintaining records and information on project activities. Assist in compilation of monthly reports, quarterly reports, and semi-annual reports to CalOES.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download complete Internal Auditor/Compliance Officer job description [.pdf]


Position Summary

Under the general authority of the Tribal Gaming Commission, performs Internal Audit and Compliance functions throughout the casino. The Internal Audit or Compliance Officer is a dual position that shall be performed separately in order for the Internal Audit function to not be compromised. The Internal Audit or Compliance Officer shall complete the audit fieldwork following auditing standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and provides objective and professional evaluations of casino operations to ensure compliance with the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, NIGC MICS, and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Commission Regulations.

All Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation employees must submit to a background check and abide by all Tribal, federal, and state laws. All employees must comply with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation drug free workplace policy and will be subject to pre-employment, for-cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing


Responsibilities

  • Develop internal audit policies and procedures.
  • Develop overall strategy for the nature, timing, and extent of procedures to be performed.
  • Coordinates with departmental management subject to audit.
  • Coordinates annual audit with external auditors.
  • Conducts observations of internal control procedures.  Conducts detailed tests of gaming transactions following standard audit programs.
  • Audits compliance with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, NIGC MICS, and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Commission Regulations.
  • Preparation of detailed audit work papers supporting audit findings.  Presents audit findings to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Commission, Casino Management, and Tribal Council.
  • The Compliance Officer will inspect and monitor all aspects of gaming associated activities on the Lucky 7 Casino. Will act on behalf of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Gaming Commission in the day-to-day operations of the casino.
  • Report any and all deviation from normal policies and procedures in connection with the Casino's gaming activities.
  • Conduct investigations as deemed necessary by the Gaming Commission to determine non-compliance or compliance with Federal and State laws, gaming regulations and ordinances, contracts, agreements, goods and services, incidents, or other matters relating to gaming.
  • Will work closely with the casino staff and Gaming Commission to discover and solve problems and violations.
  • Uphold the highest standards of professionalism with the strictest level of confidentiality.
  • Investigate Casino’s patron complaints and provide findings to the Gaming Commission when necessary.
  • Comply with all reporting requirements directed by the the Gaming Commission.
  • Will assist the Gaming Commissioner’s office and its staff in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Gaming Commission Chairperson.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Download complete Housing Director job description [.pdf]


Position Summary

The Housing Director will plan, organize, direct and coordinate housing development and other operational activities to implement the Tribes Housing Plans.  The Housing Director, under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer, will implement policies and general objectives.  Accountability for results in terms of costs, methods and personnel will be expected in the delivery of services in existing housing units, rehabilitation of family owned homes, and the construction of new homes.

All Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation employees must submit to a background check and abide by all Tribal, federal, and state laws. All employees must comply with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation drug free workplace policy and will be subject to pre-employment, random, for-cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.


Responsibilities

  • Providing orientation and training to the Tribal Council on the Tribe’s Housing Plan.
  • Attending meetings of the Tribal Housing Committee to present, review, and promote housing policies to facilitate the development of new policies for efficient and effective administration of the Tribal Housing Plan.
  • Developing the application process, including recertification, for housing assistance.
  • Supervising and assisting in writing Request for Proposals (RFPs), scheduling initial inspections for HUD compliance, and providing oversight for modernization and rehabilitation for eligible housing assistance participants.
  • Responsible for all regulations and program requirements meet HUD compliance with all Federal and State Laws, rules and regulations.
  • Supervising and coordinating the services for rehabilitation and new construction for final approval and submittal the Tribal Council.
  • Developing contractual agreements for construction and rehabilitation services consistent with the most efficient and effective use of new contract strategies including but not limited to management at risk policies.
  • Training contractors and staff in big procedures, contract awards, and other such training to ensure State and Federal compliance.
  • Applying appropriate Fiscal Policies and Procedures for requests for payment in accordance with Tribal Policies and Fiscal Policies subject to review and approval of the Chief Executive Officer and/or Tribal Council.
  • Attending meetings and conferences directly relating to tribal housing programs.
  • Identifying new resources for support to the Tribal Housing Plan and coordinating and leveraging additional funds from other agencies and organizations for improved services.
  • Representing the Tribal Housing Program at appropriate meetings of agencies and organizations related to housing assistance and programs and services.
  • Assisting the Chief Executive Officer in the screening and selection of personnel for recommendations for employment.
  • Responsible for forecasting long range development plans in relation to the development of the facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and respond to problematic situations to eliminate operational and subcontractor problems.
  • Report any deficiencies to supervisor, while taking precautions to prevent any injuries to staff, customers, or facility.  Handle all emergency situations after notifying supervisor.
  • Ensure compliance with required rules and regulations in order to protect and preserve assets of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

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