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Thank you for your interest in employment with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. We employ a broad range of qualified applicants with experience for positions at our different locations. Please submit a completed application with your résumé to the Human Resources Department.


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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
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
Fax: 707-487-9317


Position Summary

The core responsibility of this position is the administrative functions of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Court and responsibility for insuring that all administrative aspects are operating effectively and efficiently.  In addition, the Court Administrator is responsible for preparing the court budget, overseeing court reports, managing all court records and documents, juror/witness management and assisting the public with the procedures of the court.


  • Maintain records of all Tribal Court proceedings to include the identification of Court files, Tribal Court rulings, jury decisions, findings, orders, pleadings, judgments, and any others facts or circumstances decided by the Court staff or deemed of importance by the Court Administrator.
  • Accountable for the administration of program budgets, including but not limited to, the development and submission of annual budgets, project development costing, forecasting of expenses, and related budgetary duties.
  • Maintain a working calendar and notify all parties concerned regarding postponements, cancellations, and rescheduling of Court activities.
  • Account for and record fines, fees, and other monies and properties taken into custody for the Tribal Court.
  • Prepare and insure service of notices, summons, subpoenas, warrants, rulings, findings, opinions, and orders as prescribed by the Code, or as may be designated by the Tribal Court Administrator.
  • Assist all persons or organizations with business before the Court so as to insure the efficient operation of the Tribal Court.  Such assistance may include, but is not limited to help with the preparation of papers to be filed with the Tribal Court, however, shall not give advice on questions of law, nor shall appear or act on behalf of any person in any Tribal Court proceedings.
  • Collect statistical information needed to manage operations for presentation and as required or requested.
  • Attend all sessions of the Tribal Court to administer oaths, witness execution of documents, and keep an accurate accounting of all court hearings to include transcribing court minutes from tape recordings and to otherwise assist the Court staff in the conduct of the Court.
  • Provide copies of documents in Tribal Court files to authorized persons upon request and upon receipt of charge therefore to be prescribed by the Code to cover costs of such services; provided, however, there shall be no charge for service to the Judge of the Court and provided, further, no copies of documents or material shall be provided from files which are to be kept confidential or unavailable for public inspection pursuant to any provisions of the Code or other ordinance of the Tribal Council or if prohibited by any Court Order.
  • Provide security for all files, documents, and materials filed with or in the custody of the Tribal Court, and insuring that they are not removed from the offices of the Tribal Court except upon the specific instruction of a Judge of the Tribal Court.
  • Perform a variety of responsible clerical support duties and such other duties related to the operation of the Court.
  • Prepare and insure service of notices, summons, subpoenas, warrants, rulings, findings, opinions, and orders as prescribed by the Code or as may be designated.
  • Perform difficult court clerical work involving independent judgment and requiring a high level of accuracy.
  • Compile and arrange data; prepare clear reports.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules and written instructions.
  • Keep confidential records and adhere to the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended.
  • Effectively meet the public in situations requiring tact and poise.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with the public, Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation employees, and employees of other public and private agencies.
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform arithmetical computations and learn specific clerical procedures.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

Position Summary

Under supervision from the Family Services Program Manager, the Social Services Aide assists Social Workers by performing a wide variety of administrative, non-technical, sub-professional work related to the improvement of family functioning in such areas as staff services, eligibility determination and social services.


  • Assists applicants and recipients in utilizing available resources; assists clients with paperwork needed in applications for internal and external programs.
  • Interprets policies, rules, and regulations of the agency to applicants, clients and others within the scope of their responsibility.
  • Refers clients to other staff members as necessary.
  • Participates in in-service training and other staff development activities.
  • Represent the Tribe at meetings with various agencies, organizations and the general public; performs community liaison and outreach activities for program(s)/project(s).
  • Transports or accompanies clients to appointments for services or interviews.
  • Performs simple clerical work; assists in gathering, compilation and analysis of data.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Position Summary

Under supervision to provide quality care to children in a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment at the Howonquet Day Care Center.  To perform a variety of tasks, such as creating, implementing and evaluating individual and group age-appropriate activities that encourage learning, social interaction, emotional and physical developmental skills.  To observe, monitor, and supervise children’s behavior, growth and development.  To maintain attendance records and day-to-day activity reports as requested.  Perform housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning classroom and restrooms, mopping, and sanitizing toys, tables, and equipment.


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 Smith River Rancheria drug free workplace policy and will be subject to pre-employment, random, for-cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.


  •  Lead exercises that teach children to recognize colors, shapes, letters and numbers; conduct activities designed to improve small and large muscle control, and, hand-eye coordination.
  • Observe and monitor children’s play activities, quiet-time activities, indoor and outdoor play activities.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily attendance, meals served, injury reports and medication administered.
  • Read to the children. Provide children with various activities, to include:  painting, cutting, gluing, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
  • Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas. Sanitize toys and play equipment daily.
  • Assist in serving meals and snacks, including: sitting with the children during meal-time, wiping down tables before and after meal-time, and, clean up after meals.
  • Assist with the process of potty training children, including: toileting, changing soiled diapers underwear and / or clothing.
  • Provide positive discipline techniques with misbehaving, unruly children; and, demonstrate positive role model techniques that the children can imitate to control negative behavior that may cause injury to self or others, including: hitting, biting and / or aggressiveness.
  • Observe and supervise children during rest-time, play-time, and evacuation drills.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems / concerns in children, and, bring concerns to the attention for Program Manager and / or parent(s) / guardian(s).
  • Incorporate the Dee-ni’ Wee-ya’ (Tolowa Language) and Dee-ni’ (Tolowa) culture within daily, weekly, monthly, and, yearly curricular activities at every opportunity.
  • Perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to children, coworkers or others.
  • Thinking Creatively – Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, products or artistic contributions.
  • Communicating with Supervisor(s), Peers, Parents / Guardians – Providing information to supervisor(s), co-workers (peer(s)), parent(s) / guardian(s) by telephone, written material, e-mail, texting, or, in person.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining the relationships over time.
  • Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others – Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts with others.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution to solve problems.
  • Training and Teaching Others – Identifying the educational needs of individual children, developing and implementing learning activities, instructions, and curriculum to meet those needs.
  • Performing General Physical Activities – Performing physical movements using arms, legs, and whole body to climb, lift, balance, walk, stoop and carry.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as deemed necessary.

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