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Job Openings

Current vacancies are publicized in several ways. Employment information is available on our website. Jobs are posted on bulletin boards in each of the buildings and jobs may also typically be advertised in the Ponca City News, Stillwater NewsPress and/or Native American newspapers.

Title VI Director
Otoe-Missouria Tribal Complex

Position summary:
The Incumbent utilizes their supervisory and management skills for the Title VI staff in monitoring activities and the upholding of high standards affiliated with the kitchen and patron area regarding its condition; the practice of safe food handling; and maintenance of personal hygiene.  Incumbent responsible for researching and applying for additional grant funds that will enhance the Senior Citizens Program. Incumbent performs all administrative duties. Indian Preference in hiring is applied to this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans monthly menus and food utilization based on anticipated number of clients, guests, catering events, nutritional value, palatability, popularity, and costs.
  • Designs menus and analyzes recipes in order to determine labor and overhead costs, and assigns prices to menu items.
  • Monitors budgets and payroll records, and reviews financial transactions in order to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Establishes standards for personnel performance and client satisfaction.
  • Responsible for all orders and purchases of food, supplies and equipment.
  • Keeps records required by government agencies regarding sanitation, and food subsidies.
  • Evaluates program performance and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to funding agencies.
  • Monitors food preparation methods, portion sizes, presentation of food and service quality to assure food safety, profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Provides catering services for events such as seminars, health fairs, banquets and receptions.
  • Inspects meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance.
  • Performs food preparation and other service tasks such as cooking, cleaning and serving food.
  • Investigates and resolves complaints regarding food quality and service.
  • Ensures the implementation of standards and accreditations required by (JCAHO, HIPPA, Food Safety, Department of Health, etc.)
  • Prepares written proposal for the Title VI, NSIP, MIPPA and FTA 5310 Grants.
  • Prepares and submits monthly statement for FTA 5310.
  • Develops appropriate Policies and Procedures for Title VI grants and program management.
  • Facilitates departmental performance improvement initiatives and completes employee performance reviews.
  • Schedules and receives food and beverage deliveries, checks delivery contents in order to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Organizes and directs worker training programs and resolves personnel problems.
  • Provides a full range of nutritional counseling and meal planning to clients.
  • Provides private and group nutrition counseling, menu planning, nutrition and wellness classes and seminars for tribal elders and community members.
  • Develops nutrition related brochures addressing various health topics such as DM, HTN, COPD, Etc…
  • Conducts safety, sanitation and maintenance training on regular bases.
  • Responsible for all activities.
  • Prepares written proposal for the Title VI Grant.
  • Prepares written proposal, resolution (if necessary) for supplement funds from the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council & General Fund.
  • Supervises and delegates assignments for Title VI staff
  • Makes decisions for an effective operating Food and Nutrition Program.
  • Evaluates the programs performance and informs Tribal Council, Executive Director on program accomplishments.
  • Prepares and submits reports to Administration On Aging (AOA) in October and April.
  • Maintains records of all program financial obligations.
  • Prepares food/supplies orders.
  • Attends appropriate training when necessary.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others.
  • Skill in communicating ideas in writing and orally.
  • Knowledgeable concerning community resources.
  • Interest and ability to work with senior citizens.

Educational /Experience Requirements:

Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Related Field. Two years experience in working with Grants and Federal Funding Agencies.

Preferred: Masters Degree Associates Degree in a Health Related field, Licensed Dietitian and four years experience working with Grants and Federal Funding Agencies.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed.  All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks. An application form can be found at (Human ResourcesForms). Please submit application and resume to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., September 4, 2015 or email to

Substance Abuse Counselor
Otoe-Missouria Tribal Complex

Position summary: Provide substance abuse counseling services including, but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, long-term counseling, psycho education, case management, and follow up.

Scope: The substance abuse counselor will provide prevention, intervention, education and direct services to individuals in the Tribal community affected by alcohol and/or drug dependency.  This may include confidential individual or group counseling and referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. The substance abuse counselor will provide outreach to educate the community on positive ways to interact with the individuals experiencing substance dependency issues, tobacco cessation, diversion tactics, and cultural activities.  These services will be provided to all members in the tribal community with a focus on high risk populations including victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, at risk youth, and individuals suffering from mental health issues such as depression.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes implements, maintains and coordinates treatment aspects of the overall program advocacy services with respect to social service agencies, schools and the courts.
  • Designs a program of treatment tailored to the patient’s individual situation based on knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling and treatment modalities.
  • Performs intake, evaluation, orientation, admissions, treatment planning, counseling, documentation, discharge planning and referral of substance abusing clients, all of which must be reviewed and approved by the Behavioral Health Coordinator.
  • Assesses all new intakes to determine presence and extent of substance abuse issue, completes evaluation reports (i.e., the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory).
  • Provide drug and alcohol counseling and support in the individual and group setting.
  • Meets with family members to educate them on the most useful role that they can play in the patient’s treatment process.
  • Responsible for providing counseling services to assist potential clients who requests services or is court-ordered to maintain sobriety.
  • Works with physicians and other personal in client evaluation and treatment to restore the client to optimum social and health adjustment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Team to eliminate alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
  • Educates patients about community-based organizations such as Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Networks with other resources/programs within the County, State and Indian Health Service (IHS) systems.
  • Develops appropriate referrals for individuals requiring services not available through this program.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date client records and other appropriate documentation of client care (i.e., patient care charts, Mental Health/Social Services record reports).
  • Maintains client records in accordance with Federal Regulations on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 CFR Part 2.
  • Conducts and/or facilitates community education sessions on relevant topics.
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, case consultations, performs monthly Chemical Dependency Management Information System (CDMIS), Mental Health and Program Activity Summary reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of the unique cultural, economic and social aspects of an Indian population.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels from various backgrounds
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple health and criminal justice professionals using tact, diplomacy, and discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in listening and communicating effectively.
  • Ability to manage priorities and work flow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Strong interposal skills
  • Must be willing to willing to learn and ask questions, accept feedback and be accountable.
  • Knowledge of applicable county, state and federal guidelines and laws affecting substance abuse prevention programs.
  • May be required to work beyond the customary 40 hour work week or eight hour day in certain situations, and at times, not considered “normal working” hours.

Educational /Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
  • Must possess a current certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).
  • Three years full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment, two years of college/training/education.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Twelve-Step recovery model, as well as other contemporary and traditional models of recovery/rehabilitation for Native Americans dependency issues.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
  • Posses a current licensure of a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC).
  • Three years full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed.  All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks.

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 or by email to The position will remain open until filled. An application form can be found at (Human ResourcesForms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.