Snoqualmie Tribe
  • 29-Mar-2019 (PST)
  • Council
  • Snoqualmie, WA, USA
  • Part-time


The T.E.R.O Commissioner ("Commissioner"), as one of 3 Commissioners and 2 alternates who comprise the T.E.RO. Commission ("Commission"), shall have primary responsibility for oversight of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe's Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance ("T.E.R.O.") to assure the integrity of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe's T.E.R.O. The Commissioner shall comply with all provisions of Title 5, Chapter 1 of the Snoqualmie Tribal Code titled Tribal Employment Rights.


  • Initiate and/or assist in public education efforts regarding T.E.R.O.
  • Establish rules, regulations, and policies governing all activities of the Commission and the T.E.R.O. department consistent with Title 5, Chapter 1 of the Snoqualmie Tribal Code.
  • Assist in the development of a fiscal year budget for the operations of the Commission.
  • Oversee the T.E.R.O. Executive Director's day-to-day management of various Commission functions such as enforcement, compliance, taxation and inspection.
  • Provide direction and guidance on amending internal controls.
  • Prepare for and attend T.E.R.O. commission meetings on a twice-monthly basis and/or as needed.
  • Prepare for and attend meetings with City, County, State, and Federal Agencies as needed.
  • Hold hearings regarding complaints by Indian individuals alleging discrimination or an employer's failure to comply with the T.E.R.O.
  • Hold hearings regarding complaints by or against employers, contractors, subcontractors, and unions subject to the T.E.R.O.
  • Read, interpret and implement T.E.R.O. laws and regulations.
  • Write investigative, financial and analytical type reports such as formal hearing decisions and orders.
  • Maintain a high level of effective communication with external organizations, internal organizations, fellow T.E.R.O. Commissioners, and direct reports.
  • Promote and encourage Indian employment and economic development.
  • The T.E.R.O. Commission shall meet at minimum twice per month.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED certificate; Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent preferred.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the Snoqualmie Tribal Code.
  • Must possess specific knowledge of Snoqualmie Tribal Code 5-1, Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance.
  • Must be an adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member.
  • Shall possess valid driver's license in state of residency.
  • Demonstrated experience with oversight and monitoring of regulated operations.
  • Must satisfactorily complete the following new T.E.R.O. Commissioner trainings: Ethics training, Robert's Rules of Order training, and Council for Tribal Employment Rights TERO Commissioner & Compliance Officer training.
  • The ability to read financial reports and budgets.


  • Must possess sensitivity to Native American culture.
  • Must be able to interact with guests, coworkers, state representatives, federal representatives, contractors, subcontractors, and the Tribe's entire workforce in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Must follow all safety rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality as it relates to all activities of the T.E.R.O. Commission.
  • Must be willing and able to work irregular hours and participate in T.E.R.O. Commission regular or special sessions.
  • A Commissioner may be removed by Tribal Council at any time for just cause.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must pass background check.
  • This position is not eligible for benefits.


Work generally takes place in an office environment within a controlled atmosphere building, but may also be subject to hot and cold temperatures. Work environment will also include work both indoors and outdoors, and may include tight quarters or cramped spaces. Fumes and odors may also be experienced during the course of normal work conditions.

The Snoqualmie Tribe gives Indian preference to candidates who can provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of qualified Indian applicants who meet the qualifications listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who do not claim Indian preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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