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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.

Substance Abuse Counselor

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 Resources\Forms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.


Travel Clerk
Full Time

Position summary:
Assists employees with their work travel needs.  Researches hotel and air/ground transportation options, and based on employee’s needs, locates the most cost effective lodging and transportation choices. Prepares travel cost worksheet and travel request form. Communicates information concerning travel dates, connections, baggage limits, fares and accommodations, etc., to employee.  Develops, implements and maintain travel policies and procedures manual.

Essential Functions:

  • Confers with employees by telephone, writing, or in person to answer questions regarding services and determines travel requirements and preferences.
  • Checks hotel, flight and transportation availability through internet, telephone or by mail.
  • Plans itinerary and schedules travel accommodations for employees according to travel status, using knowledge of routes, types of carriers, and travel regulations.
  • Calculates estimated travel rates and expenses, using items such as per diem and other rate tables and calculators.  Studies routes and regulations and considers cost, availability, and convenience of different types of carriers to select most advantageous route and carrier.
  • Reviews and processes travel requests/authorization and checks for accuracy of documents.
  • Confirms and obtains travel arrangements and reservations for air, car or train travel and hotel or other housing accommodations.
  • Provides to employee information concerning travel dates, connections, baggage limits, fares, availability of travel, accommodations and emergency information, either orally or in written form.
  • Develops, implements and maintains a travel policies and procedures manual.
  • Monitors and tracks travel authorizations to ensure seamless processing and prevent potential interruptions to travelers.
  • Assists personnel in completing travel forms and other business transactions pertaining to travel.
  • Delivers travel documents to employee prior to departure.
  • Resolves issues or discrepancies with employee.
  • Monitors, tracks and corrects rejected travel requests.
  • Prepares and maintains periodic routine or ad-hoc reports relative to travel functions.
  • Performs administrative functions as related to the Travel Clerk position.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Understands principles and processes for providing quality customer services.
  • Able to work in coordination with other people.
  • Uses mathematics and statistics to solve problems.
  • Understands principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Effectively understands and conveys information to others in verbal or written form.
  • Stays current on regulations and guidelines relating to the travel industry.

Educational /Experience Requirements:


  • Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.


  • Two years or vocational training and 0-2 years of experience

Other Requirements:

May travel occasionally, primarily for continued education and training.  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., March 4th, 2015 or email to