Careers

Child Support Specialist

Modoc CSE

General Definition:  This position involves the management of assigned child support cases within the Modoc Tribal Child Support program, with responsibility for activities associated with the establishment, enforcement, and/or modification of child support orders and obligations.

Supervision Received:  Work is performed under the general direction of the Child Support Service Director.

Supervision Exercised: No supervision is performed unless at the discretion and/or under the direction of the Child Support Service Director.

Example of Duties:

  • Interview custodial parents, non-custodial parents, and family members to obtain statements and gather information for establishing paternity, locating absent parents, and determining paternity.
  • Performs buccal swab paternity test.
  • Explains the requirements and process of calculating support payments to the non-custodial parent and custodial parents.
  • Attempts to secure payments and persuade responsible parties to make payments without recourse to legal action.
  • Recommends cases to child support attorney for legal enforcement remedies and testifies in court if necessary.
  • Accesses computerized databases and maintains computerized and physical files.
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public.
  • Provides case status information and interprets child support statutes, regulations and procedures to the custodial parent and the non-custodial parent.
  • May assist in the investigation of cases for the purpose of locating a client.
  • May perform program mandated functions, including but not limited to customer & community outreach, quality assurance & program improvement, training, and any other functions as requested by the Director.
  • Prepares Record of Payments.
  • Calculating child support according to the approved guidelines.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required and assigned. 

Physical Demands:  High volume workload with pressure situations. Lift equipment and packages up to 10 lbs. Some travel will be required to attend department and staff meetings and training conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Successful candidate should possess the following: Knowledge of tribal, CFR, State and Federal laws applicable to the child support enforcement program. Sources used to locate individuals and assets. Candidate must have knowledge of the legal criteria for establishing paternity as well as the paternity testing procedures. Knowledge of legal terminology as it relates to child support. Candidate must possess skills in English usage, grammar, and spelling. Effective skills and assertive interviewing techniques. Abilities: Read, understand, apply and explain Federal and tribal child support laws and regulations. Understand and explain program child support procedures. Research and extract factual information. Elicit information from hostile and or uncooperative individuals. Independently analyze situations and factual information and task effective action. Communicate with and explain technical information to individuals from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds.

Education and Experience: Requirement of a child support specialist, case management for a minimum of two years; or a completion of an associate degree in Legal Assistance or closely related program of paralegal education.

Licenses and Certificates: Must have dependable transportation; possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Be willing to submit to a background investigation.

Note to Applicant: If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to furnish certification or license, if applicable, in order to verify minimum requirements prior to the time of your interview. College degrees or coursework must be from an accredited institution.

Position will remain open until filled.

Native American preference will be observed in all hiring practices. The Modoc Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tribal Registrar

Modoc Nation seeks a full-time Tribal Registrar in the Miami, Oklahoma Administrative Office. The Tribal Registrar will perform extensive genealogy research to determine the membership eligibility, provides verification of enrollment status, and initiate the enrollment application process. Primary responsibilities include carefully examining and evaluating evidence submitted in support of applications for membership in the Tribe and identifying and locating records missing from enrollment files. This position will also require maintaining the confidentiality of all Tribal information. 

This candidate should be a team player willing to perform any task/responsibility required and should be dependable, detail-oriented, and organized. 

Responsibilities:

  • Answers general questions about the program and provide applications as needed.
  • Receives and processes Member Services and Enrollment applications.
  • Examines and evaluates evidence submitted in support of applications for membership in the Tribe, identifying and locating records missing from enrollment files.
  • Prepares statistical data, correspondence, and reports utilizing Microsoft Office products and enrollment databases.
  • Communicates respectfully and efficiently with other employees, agencies, and contractors internally and externally to perform job duties consistent with Tribal confidentiality, Tribal information, and other policies.
  • Provides basic instruction to Tribal Members on using genealogy resources such as census records, newspapers, birth, death, marriage and divorce records, wills, tax records, property deeds, etc.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating enrollment records.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Requires at least an associate degree in a related field.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of experience in records management, project management, or a similar position.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience in genealogical work or historical research.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of experience in customer service.
  • Experience working in a highly technical area is preferred.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance 
  • PTO 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • 401K Benefit Package
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Position will remain open until filled.

Native American preference will be observed in all hiring practices. The Modoc Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Grant Writer

Modoc Nation seeks a full-time Grant Writer in the Miami, Oklahoma Administrative Office. The Grant writer collaborates with Administration and Department directors to identify appropriate contract/grant opportunities. The Grant Writer will utilize the Tribe’s grant policies, protocol, and procedures to develop successful applications on behalf of the Tribe. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, departments, community, and representatives of federal, state, local, and other agencies to address relevant issues. Identifies and scopes appropriate grant opportunities.

This candidate should be a team player willing to perform any task/responsibility required and should be dependable, detail-oriented, and organized.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with staff in developing and transforming ideas into a grant proposal
  • Developing ideas into grant proposals
  • Conduct research for potential funding sources, maintains databases, and work in collaboration with staff in the development of grant applications
  • Participates in meetings in which decisions affecting grant program applications and follow-through are made
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • At least three years of experience
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance 
  • PTO 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • 401K Benefit Package
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Position will remain open until filled.

Native American preference will be observed in all hiring practices. The Modoc Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cultural Librarian & Program Director

Modoc Nation seeks a full-time Cultural Librarian & Education Program Director in Miami, Oklahoma. The Cultural Librarian & Education Program Director will work closely with the Modoc Members and the Tribal cultural directors. The director must be able to plan and implement cultural events. The director will also coordinate with the Tribal Administration on the annual budget and must have a working knowledge of grants and proposals. This position will also require maintaining the confidentiality of all Tribal information.

This candidate should be a team player willing to perform any task/responsibility required and should be dependable, detail-oriented, and organized.

Responsibilities:

  • Frequent contact with Modoc tribal members,
  • Assists with planning and implementing youth camps and cultural activities.
  • Develop a professional relationship with the other Tribal cultural directors
  • Facilitate services to help users obtain information and access to the Internet at Tribal Library
  • Assist in developing curriculum for Modoc Language Class for all age learners. 
  • Assess the needs of the current Modoc Nation Language Program and determine the largest gaps that need to be filled
  • Management of staff and coordination of services for the Modoc Nation Cultural Program
  • Develop annual budget in collaboration with Tribal Administration.
  • Assist in grant reports, proposals, and other outputs to ensure accuracy and quality standards are met and program sustainability
  • Provide administrative duties of Modoc Nation Cultural Librarian & Education Program Director programs.
  • Assure confidentiality of tribal member’s information
  • Processing of applications for education benefits.
  • Process post-secondary, graduate, and vocational scholarship applications
  • Collaborate with K-12 and post-secondary schools and present tribal information when requested
  • Seek opportunities for educational tutoring for members in the area they reside
  • Participate in monthly meetings with the All Tribes Education Consortium (ATEC)
  • Plan and facilitate monthly meetings for the Modoc Nation Cultural Club
  • Complete Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Training

Qualifications:

  • Requires at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of experience in planning and developing cultural events.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with grants and managing budgets.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of experience in customer service.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance 
  • PTO 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • 401K Benefit Package
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Position will remain open until filled.

Native American preference will be observed in all hiring practices. The Modoc Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EDUCATION SERVICES

Modoc Nation offers a variety of educational services to out members. We offer IEP/504 support consultation and support, mentoring, as well as post-secondary scholarships. If you need other assistance not listed, please contact us to see what we can do to help. Graduation stoles will be available beginning May 2021 for high school and college graduates. Please email or call for more information.

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