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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.

Family Services Coordinator
Social Services
Full Time

Position Summary:

Program administration of Family Violence Program, Title IV-B Part 1, Preserving Safe and Stable Families Program, and LIHEAP program. Assist Social Services Director with program administration, following contract compliance, ensuring adherence to program budget, acts as a liaison between clients and Social Services Director, computer operations, general clerical duties, routine correspondence, direct services and referrals for families, abide by strict confidentiality policy. Will be working directly with victims of domestic violence, children in foster care, parents of children in foster care, foster care providers, families in at risk situations, and general public.

Essential Functions:
  • Directly administer the Family Violence Program, Title IV-B Part 1, LIHEAP, and Preserving Safe and Stable Families.
  • Complete program applications for services, grant correspondence, grant reports, grant budgeting activities, and daily operation of grant requirements and emergency services.
  • Utilize customer services techniques to greet and assist the public visiting the Social Service office and to help determine appropriate intake and services. Complete appropriate intake services and needs assessments for clients.
  • Responsible for maintaining program records and case files with strictest confidentiality.
  • Perform daily department activities such as public interactions, typing documents, making appointments, document all program contacts for records, program purchases, answer the phone using appropriate greeting, and all other duties as delegated by the Social Services Director.
  • Complete foster home recruitment activities.
  • Transport Clients to required medical and social service appointments, functions, and emergency services.
  • Maintains an up-to-date log on area resources and services, and provide referrals and resource listing to clients to meet their needs.
  • Attend workshops and training to improve services and knowledge for position, as requested.
  • Complies, maintains and prepares a variety of internal reports utilizing several forms of data for the program.
  • Keep the Social Services Director briefed on the status of activities, program deliverables, or of any special problems encountered or anticipated and make recommendations on policy matters.
  • Will work directly with families and children.
  • Will be available for on-call and respond for program client services after office hours for Family Violence Grant emergency services.
    Will be provided program cell phone.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Social Services Director within the scope of the position.
  • Assist Director with the daily grant operations and participate in the team environment with the Social Services Staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Culturally orientated to work with Indian families, Computer skills and proficient in Microsoft applications, Establish and maintain professional relationships with co-workers and outside agencies, Must have valid Drivers License. Must complete and Meet employee background check standards (National, State, and Federal Adjudication Background checks) to work directly with children.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum: High school diploma/GED.

Preferred: Associates degree in Social Services or related field.

Experience Requirements:

Minimum: Three (3) years experience in social services or related field. In addition, must have a valid state driver license and reliable transportation.

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 application/resume to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., July 24, 2015 or email to

Self-Governance Assistant
Full-time (1 year term)

Funding Source
: This position is wholly funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement.  Hiring for this position is contingent upon the receipt of grant funding.  The position may be renewed under alternate funding after the initial employment term, dependent on the tribe’s continuation of the initiative and dependent on performance of the employee hired for the position.

Position summary:The Self Governance Assistant is a support position responsible for working, under the supervision of the Director of Planning, with Tribal Departments and committees to implement the Planning Cooperative Agreement Tribal Self Governance Initiative. This position works cooperatively with other departments and committees on grant-funded activities, including:

  • Coordinate initiative communication across tribal departments and with tribal leadership to maximize internal synergy for project goals.
  • Coordinate initiative communication within tribal communities to request, gather, formulate and report community feedback on proposed activities.
  • Assist with grant-required reporting.
  • Provide general assistance to Director of Planning for all aspects of grant-funded activities.
  • Determine and recommend internal management systems needed to successfully assume and operate identified PSFAs from the IHS.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop communication system between Self-Governance program and the Tribal community.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with Tribal Council and the CEO, as well as other program directors/ managers and committees to establish and maintain internal Self-Governance program coordination and other program grants.
  • Assist in the evaluation, monitoring and interpretation of political and legislative activities that may impact the Self-Governance programs.
  • Direct and coordinate Self-Governance planning with tribal programs and staff including the completion of necessary program compliance reports.
  • Coordinate the schedule for the development and delivery of training and technical assistance to tribal programs and committees regarding Self-Governance Initiative.
  • Work with managers and staff to assure coordination on program compliance and reporting requirements with all grants and contracts awarded to the Tribe.
  • Secure appropriate approvals for grants, contracts, subcontracts, agreements, and memorandums of understanding.
  • Coordinate with managers and staff to ensure completion of required processes and all necessary paperwork.
  • Consult with Financial Services staff to ensure compliance with applicable requirements within individual grants and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe’s history, customs, traditions, and culture.
  • Knowledge of grant application, compliance and reporting processes.
  • Knowledge of tribal organizations.
  • Knowledge of program development, implementation and administration.
  • Knowledge of budgetary analysis, principles and procedures.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer and common software programs including MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and analyze technical documents.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, Tribal Administration, the community and members of other organizations.
  • Ability to work in a work environment with time sensitive assignments.

Educational /Experience Requirements:

  • Associates degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other related field
  • One year work experience related to management/administration and fiscal operations of Tribal Governments, government-to-governmental relations, tribal sovereignty, federal Indian policy, trust responsibility, or grants and experience in compact negotiations and processes.
  • Experience working on budgeting, financial compliance and planning desirable.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy.

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., August 7, 2015 or email to An application form can be found at (Human ResourcesForms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.

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.