EMPLOYMENT

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe provides opportunity to people of all nations to contribute to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

The Tribe offers excellent health, dental, vision, short-term, life/AD&D, and 401K insurance programs.

Applicants must submit to a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Physical applications are available at the FSST Tribal Office. Applicants may attach their résumés to their Tribal Application forms.

Tribal preference: Preference in filling positions will be given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Unless a specific listing directs otherwise, applicants should direct all questions and applications to FSST Human Resources either by email; by postal mail at 603 W Broad Ave., Flandreau, SD 57028; by phone at (605) 997-3891; or by fax at (605) 997-5043.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is accepting applications/resumes for the following positions.

Administrative Officer

Administrative Officer

Full-Time

Open: 01/13/2023 – until filled

Job Summary:

The Administrative Officer is responsible for oversight on all tribal management including administration and program managers. The Administrative Officer provides support and guidance to all tribal departments/programs including cultural, youth and education, emergency services, environmental protection, housing improvement, ICWA and social services, transportation planning, economic development and other contracted management staff. This will also include supervising and assigning tasks to staff, coordinating resources, reviewing and revising documents, conducting meetings, monitoring fiscal requirements, tracking work plan progress, and preparing oral and written reports.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • Five to eight years of previous successful management experience providing effective leadership and managing in a tribal organization of at least 100 employees.
  • The ability to work cooperatively within tribal government and program department structure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal funding requirements, rules and regulations applicable to a variety of programs and funding sources.
  • Knowledge of the tribe; familiarity with tribal law and federal laws about Native Americans.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Must have a valid South Dakota Driver’s License.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Appellate Judge

Appellate Judge

Part-Time

Application due: 02/17/2023

Read the full description and requirements here.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (the “Tribe”), located in Flandreau, South Dakota, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Appellate Judge of its Court of Appeals.  The Appellate Judge, under the direction of the Chief Appellate Judge, will be tasked with the responsibility of fulfilling the judicial role identified within the Tribe’s Constitution.

Applicants must pass a P.L. 101-630 compliant background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening before employment.  The Associate Judge will be a part time employee or contracted employee at the Tribal Headquarters in Flandreau, South Dakota, and can expect to work approximately 12 hours per quarter, depending on caseloads.  This position will not be eligible for all benefits of the Tribe in accordance with the Tribe’s handbook and policy documents. 

All applicants must apply by February 17, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. (CST), and late applications will not be considered.  For the complete application instructions and a full job announcement, please contact Roxee Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer at Roxee.Johnson@fsst.org or (605) 997-3891.

Associate Judge

Associate Judge

Part-Time

Application due: 02/17/2023

Read the full description and requirements here.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (the “Tribe”), located in Flandreau, South Dakota, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Associate Judge.  The Associate Judge, under the direction of the Chief Judge, will be tasked with the responsibility of fulfilling the judicial role identified within the Tribe’s Constitution.

Applicants must pass a P.L. 101-630 compliant background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening before employment.  The Associate Judge will be a part time employee or contracted employee at the Tribal Headquarters in Flandreau, South Dakota, and can expect to work between 8-12 hours per week.  This position will not be eligible for all benefits of the Tribe in accordance with the Tribe’s handbook and policy documents. 

All applicants must apply by February 17, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. (CST), and late applications will not be considered.  For the complete application instructions and a full job announcement, please contact Roxee Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer at Roxee.Johnson@fsst.org or (605) 997-3891.

Job Description:

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is accepting applications/CV’s for a Part-time Associate Judge. Under the administrative direction of the Chief Judge, the Associate Judge is responsible for fair and impartial administration of justice pursuant to the judicial powers granted by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Constitution and presides over hearings, cases, controversies and other matters as assigned by the Chief Judge. The Associate Judge will manage and evaluate FSST Court staff.

Qualifications:

Must have a Juris Doctor Degree from accredited Law School and be licensed to practice law in South Dakota.

Must be a member of, and in good standing with the American Bar Association.

Must possess, and have a reputation for, integrity and good character; possess, and have demonstrated, a commitment to equal justice under the law; possess, and  have demonstrated, outstanding legal ability and competence; be of sound mental and physical health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office; and indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament

Must have been engaged in active practice of law for no less than a period of five years and must not be conflicted out due to cases.

Must submit to a P.L. 101-630 background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Applications are available at the FSST Tribal Office or apply online at www.santeesioux.com

May attach resume to Tribal Application.

Preference in filing vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Direct questions to Tribal Human Resources Department 605-997-3891 or email HR@fsst.org.

Behavioral Health Director

Behavioral Health Director

Full-Time

Open: until filled

Job Description Summary:

The Behavioral Health Director provides oversight to the (FSST) Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Center/Behavioral Health Department.  The department is comprised of two components: Mental Health and Substance Abuse & Prevention Services.  The Director provides and supervises culturally relevant mental health services and substance abuse services appropriate to the specialized therapeutic needs of the tribal population.  Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the mental health program at the facility, including development of mental health program policies and protocols.  Will supervise behavioral health staff.

Education & Qualifications:

Masters in Mental Health or Social Work (PIP) with at least five (5) years of clinical and supervisory experience.  Psychologist preferred. 

Must be licensed and credentialed in South Dakota

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Chemical free
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Pass a Public law 101-630 background investigation

Send resumes to Roxee Johnson, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 329, 403 West Broad Ave., Flandreau, SD  57028.  Can apply online at fsst-nsn.gov and attach resume.  For questions call (605) 573-4126. 

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Full-Time

Open: until filled

Job Summary:

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to help its rapidly growing enterprises. The role of the CISO will be to plan, develop, direct, and operate an innovative, trusted, and reliable information security program. The CISO will serve as a key member of the leadership team as the company’s chief point-of-contact for information security.

  • Briefs CIO and other executives regularly on current cybersecurity threats and challenges, and the status of the information security management system.
  • Continuously and measurably improves information security.
  • Implements, oversees, and audits cybersecurity identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery processes and systems.

Education & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security Management, Cyber Operations, or a related field. An MS in a Cyber Security is preferred.

A minimum of seven years’ experience in risk management, information security, or programming is required.

Clinic Housekeeper

Clinic Housekeeper

Full-Time

Open: until filled

Summary:

This is a FT/40 hour a week position.  Will perform a full range of housekeeping duties and specialty cleaning tasks with the Tribal Health Center.  Maintaining a healthy, clean, sterile and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.  Will stay in compliance with state, federal and Indian Health service safety standard precautions and infectious control policies. 

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or GED required.  Basic math skills and ability to follow instructions. Valid driver’s license.

Clinic Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY

This is a FT position (40 hours per week) Mon-Fri. Will provide basic maintenance and repair to physical structures of the building. Preventative maintenance and electrical maintenance. Will perform landscaping activities and maintain parking lot around facility. Performs snow removal during the winter months. Follow instructions regarding use of chemicals and supplies. Stay current with safety, disaster and infection control policies and procedures.

Education and/or experience

High school diploma or GED required. Have 2-5 years of maintenance experience. Must be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting up to 50 lbs, climbing ladders, and accessing confined spaces. Need valid driver’s license.

Must submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and background investigation in accordance with Public Law 101-630.

Applications are available at the FSST Health Center and Tribal office or apply online at fsst-nsn.gov Resumes may be sent to Roxee Johnson, Health Center Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 329, Flandreau, SD 57208, 605-573-4126

Clinic Physician/MD

Clinic Physician/MD

Full-Time

Open: until filled

Clinic Primary Care Physician

Clinic Primary Care Physician

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Health Clinic located in Flandreau, SD is seeking a primary care physician to join an existing practice of primary care providers including one Family Medicine Physician and two Nurse Practitioners. The Tribal Health Center was built in 2017 and provides patients with urgent care, imaging, onsite CT, full pharmacy, laboratory, case management, optical, dental and an experienced clinical team.

Position offers:

  • Outpatient care in medical home model.
  • Provide a full spectrum of medical practice.
  • M-F 8-5 schedule-No weekend and no call
  • Highly competitive salary, benefits and excellent lifestyle
  • Seasoned nursing staff and experienced mid-level staff
  • Opportunity to expand scope to include medical care to long-term care residents in the Tribe’s new 42-bed Care Center.

Candidate will be a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with Board Certification (or board eligible in 5 years) in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

Qualified candidates should express their interest in learning more about this opportunity by submitting a C.V. to Cynthia Jacobs, Clinic CEO (Cynthia.jacobs@ihs.gov) or Roxee Johnson (roxee.johnson@ihs.gov) and completing an online application at fsst-nsn.gov.

Custodian

Custodian

Job Description: The custodian is responsible for the day-to-day cleanliness, house and grounds keeping of the Tribal buildings such as Tribal Courts, Tribal Childcare program, Wico Icaga Otipi Community Center, Natural Resources, and the Tribal Office building. The custodian will also take emergency clean up calls and maintain a daily log book. This position is responsible for scheduling weekly and/or monthly deep cleaning projects for all of the listed tribal buildings under the supervision of the Maintenance Facilities Manager. Performs routine checks for cleanliness, safety and repairs, and completes repetitive tasks on a continuous basis as needed.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  1. Possession of a valid SD Driver’s license and insurable by the FSST. 
  2. Must submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and P.L. 101-630 background check.
  3. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  4. Ability to handle multiple and repetitive tasks on a routine basis as well as handle occasional clean up emergencies and deep cleaning scheduling/completion.

Education & Experience:  Applicant must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. One year of custodial specialized training and/or experience preferred.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Full-Time

Open: Until filled

Job Description:

The newly built FSST Health Center is looking for a FT dedicated Dental Assistant (40 hours per week).  Provide chair side assistance to dentists performing basic dental procedures, and x-rays.  Also assists dentists in all aspects and specialties of dentistry, endodontic, periodontics, and prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial in an outpatient setting.   Prepares operatives for patient care and prepares patient for treatment.  Educates patient in basic are of prosthodontics appliances.  Provides post treatment by as directed by dentist.  Provides routine maintenance on dental equipment and instruments.  Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes surfaces.  Prepares sterile trays, packs and sutures.  Properly orders, stores and maintains adequate supplies.  The ideal candidate for this position has an orthodontic background and working with patients of all ages.   

Education and/or Experience:

Successful completion of a dental assistant program.  2+ years’ experience as a Dental Assistant.  Comprehensive understanding of dental instruments.  Exceptional customer service skills.  Strong knowledge of computer programs. 

We offer a great benefits package:  paid time off, Health benefits, dental insurance, eye insurance and 401(k) and paid holidays.

This position requires pre-employment drug and alcohol testing P.L. 101-630 background check.

Applications are available at the Tribal office or Tribal Health Center.   Apply online at fsst-nsn.gov and attach resume.   For any questions contact Roxee Johnson, Clinic HR Manager at (605) 573-4126.

Mental Health Therapist

Mental Health Therapist

Full-Time

Open: Until filled

SUMMARY:

This is a FT position (40 hours per week).  The Mental Health Therapist (MHT) provides strengths based on therapeutic services to all eligible Native Americans in an out-patient setting.  The MHT is responsible for providing culturally competent interventions that respects and ensures client confidentiality, as well as inclusion in treatment planning and evaluations.  The MHT will ensure a client’s continuity of care needs are met by providing diagnostic assessments, treatment plan evaluations, and case management services.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate from a master’s degree program with emphasis in social work or counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • Current SD LP, LMFT, LPC, LPC-MH, LCSW or LCSW-PIP
  • Ability to obtain Addiction Counselor Trainee Status
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional clinical work experience as a Mental Health Therapist in any government, private, or non-profit organization preferred.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:  Paid health insurance for employee single coverage, CEU reimbursement, HRSA qualified facility for student loan repayment.

Must submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and background investigation (P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Act).

Online applications are available at fsst-nsn.gov (attach resume).  For any questions please contact Roxee Johnson, HR Manager at (605) 573-4126.

Nursing Home - Cook

Nursing Home – CookFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Nursing Home - CNAs

Nursing Home – CNAsFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Nursing Home - Housekeeping

Nursing Home – HousekeepingFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Nursing Home - Laundry

Nursing Home – LaundryFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Nursing Home - LPN/Charge

Nursing Home – LPN/ChargeFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Nursing Home - RN/Charge

Nursing Home – RN/ChargeFull-TimeOpen: until filled

Police Officer - Loan for Service opportunity

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (the “Tribe”) is developing a program to provide education and training opportunities to tribal and community members in exchange for service to the Tribe. 

The Program will provide funding of up to $10,000 per year for program participants to attend an accredited technical school, college, or university of their choice to fill important positions within the Tribe and its entities. 

As repayment of the loan, an individual will work for the Tribe for each year of funding received.  For instance, if the Tribe provides four (4) years of funding to a participant to receive a Bachelor’s Degree, they will be required to work for the Tribe for four (4) years.  This would be in addition to their salary and/or wages for their position. 

In the event that an individual does not meet the program requirements, or does not work for the Tribe after completing their program, they will be required to pay back the Tribe for all funding provided.  Participation in this program does not preclude tribal members from participating in other FSST Educational and Scholarship Programs.

Read the full announcement and instructions here.

Police Officer

Police Officer

Full-Time

Open: until filled

Job Summary:

Enforce federal, tribal ordinances and municipal law and order codes adopted by the tribe; provide criminal and civil regulatory enforcement through tribal court; patrol tribal lands; investigate crimes; traffic control; collect evidence; prepare reports; serve warrants and summons. On an assigned shift: operate a patrol vehicle, foot patrol suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order; respond to radio dispatched calls, answer calls and complaints; issue traffic and criminal citations; control individual and group actions through verbal direction and/or the employment of necessary physical force; make custodial arrests and testify in court; provide police escorts and transports; perform residential and commercial checks; investigate traffic accidents; interview victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain additional information regarding criminal complaints, accidents, violations, etc.; conduct searches; complete arrest records; prepare reports and record evidence. Participate in a variety of in-service and special training programs, respond to and investigate domestic disputes, assist other agencies when requested or assigned, transport and care for prisoners as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Applicant must be currently certified through the state of South Dakota or Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Applicants that have any felony convictions or felony deferred judgments will be disqualified from the process. Applicants with any misdemeanor convictions (non-traffic) or misdemeanor deferred judgments within the last 36 months will be disqualified from testing. No illegal drug usage within the last 36 months. Applicants who have used drugs within the last 36 months will be disqualified from testing. Education: you must have either a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment and possess a valid Driver’s License. You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. You must complete P.L. 101-630 background check and any other background checks that may apply for this position.

Education and Experience: Applicant must have a G.E.D. or High school Diploma, Applicant must be currently certified through the state of South Dakota or Bureau of Indian Affairs, Associates Degree in Criminal Justice preferred, 2-3 years law enforcement experience strongly preferred.

Tobacco Operations Manager

Tobacco Operations Manager

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking applicants/resumes for a full-time Tobacco Operations Manager.  This position will be under the supervision of the FSST Executive Committee.  The Tobacco Operations Manager will be responsible for all activities associated with the day-to-day management of Tobacco products, the Tribe is engaged in including selling cigarettes, tobacco products, tobacco accessories, and assorted other inventory items.  The Tobacco Operations Manager will perform the following duties personally or supervise employees performing the following duties:

  • Monitor the sale of tobacco products.
  • Administer and review compliance with the tobacco operating budget.
  • Inspects inventory to ensure it is correctly priced and displayed.
  • Ensures compliance with the sale of tobacco to applicable laws.
  • Check all invoices for shortages and proper billing.
  • Market the tobacco products to other markets that the operation intends to enter.
  • This position may be required to travel.

Education and/or Experience:

  • The applicant must have the following minimum qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED – College degree preferred.
  • Bondable and be able to pass a background check.
  • Experience in managerial and line supervision in retail setting, retail in pricing and inventory control.
  • Experience in supervision.

Must submit to background check and submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Applications are available at the FSST Tribal Office.

May attach resume to Tribal Application.

Preference in filing vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible applicants. Indian preference does not solely guarantee an employment offer alone.

Direct questions to Roxee Johnson, Acting CHRO.

Tribal Maintenance Worker

Tribal Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY:  Under general supervision, incumbent performs a variety of work in general maintenance and repair of Tribal buildings, facilities, and equipment.  Work to include: repair of buildings and grounds at various tribal facilities/sites including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, glazier, masonry and painting tasks.  Will also include snow removal. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Possession of a valid SD Driver’s license and insurable by FSST.
  2. Must submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and P.L. 101-630

Background check.

  1. Must be able to life up to 50lbs.
  2. Experience in operating large equipment such as tractors, skid steers, plows, excavators and other commercial vehicles.

Education and/or Experience: High School diploma or GED required.  One (1) years maintenance, custodial, construction work or related job fields preferred.

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