Personnel Department

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes PO Box 306 Fort Hall, Idaho 83203

Recruiting Representative Phone - (208) 478-3857 Fax - (208) 478-3950

Tribal Job Application

School Job Application

(Position/Department/Closing Date)


Department:  FHBC
Closes:  10/31/2014




The term of office for this selected position shall be for (3) three years. The members of the Board of Elections may be appointed upon expiration of the term.


The Fort Hall Business Council shall appoint a Board of Election having the general duties of conducting all tribal elections, maintaining the register of voters and deciding disputes arising in connection with tribal elections.

Shall adhere to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes dealing with elections and process.


The Election Board Members are under the direction supervision of the Fort Hall Business Council. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Election Board will be comprised of six (6) members and one alternate, and shall select from within; a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary to record minutes of committee meetings. A quorum of three (3) is needed to conduct meetings. A minimum of three members is needed to approve/reject recommendations or issues to the Fort Hall Business Council.

Must be in attendance at all Election Board meetings and functions as assigned.

More than three unexcused absences may result in removal from the Election Board by the FHBC.

Applicants who have knowledge of the Tribal Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act will be strongly considered.

Members shall have positive public standing in the community, which is demonstrated by: 1. High moral characteristics, integrity, and the capacity for growth. 2. Able to communicate effectively with community, external & internal tribal staff, and governmental groups.

Members shall have the ability to work effectively in groups and: 1. Contribute resourcefully to making informed decisions. 2. Ability to function as a participant, as well as, a leader or chairperson. 3. Ability to articulate position and contribute to create problem solving techniques.

Must keep record of Election Board meetings, documenting all discussions, recommendations and actions taken, reviews minutes for approval/disapproval, and stores all documentation in the Tribal Election Board Office in locked files. At the end of said term will properly destroy files adhering to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Record Management System.

MUST MAINTAIN STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALL INFORMATION PROCESSED THROUGH THE ELECTION BOARD ACTIVITIES INCLUDING RECORDS, REPORTS, DOCUMENTS, CONVERSATIONS, ETC. A breach of confidentiality will be subject to appropriate action, up to and including termination from position by the Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC).

Will be subject to random alcohol and drug tests within the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel and Policies System.

Duties and responsibilities will include other activities and areas as needed to carry out the appointed position function(s).


Must be an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Must be a resident of the Fort Hall Reservation in accordance with the election requirements.

Must be 25 years of age or older at the time of application.

Must be a person of good moral character and reputation, with no record of any felony convictions.

Must faithfully uphold the oath of office and a registered voter.

Must be committed to serve a three-year term of office and be available.

Must have the ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, resolutions, and policies.

Applicants for appointed positions are required to submit to pre-employment criminal history background check, Alcohol/Drug Workplace Policy, credit check, and references, the results will be used to determine suitability for employment with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe.

Must not have other Shoshone-Bannock Tribal appointments to Boards, Commissions, or Committees.


Instructions: You must turn in all supporting documents to be eligible for this position you are applying for.

Applicants not living in the local area may submit a cover letter, resume, and supporting documents in lieu of an application as an initial statement of interest for a particular job announcement. However, the applicant must follow-up with an official tribal application.

Telephone calls are not accepted in place of an employment application or letter of interest.

When the position qualifications require a drivers license, education, or professional credentials, the applicant must submit copies of certificates, licenses, degrees and other supporting documentation. Applicants who do not provide supporting documents will be disqualified.

Applicants who have a current application on file are required to submit a letter of interest for each position in which they want to be considered for. The letter should address how they meet each qualification. Supporting documents must also be submitted.

Veterans who have met the minimum qualifications and who provide documentation of an honorable discharge (DD214) from any branch of military service are entitled to receive preference points during the interview process.

To verify Indian Preference Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member applicants must provide a copy of their tribal enrollment card. Non-enrolled members and other Indian tribal members must provide a Certificate of Indian Blood from their tribal enrollment office or from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Pre-employment applicants being considered for employment or a political appointment must submit to an alcohol and drug screening prior to being hired or appointed. Refusal to take the test will render the applicant ineligible for employment or political appointment with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Applicants who test positive for alcohol or banned drugs will not be hired and will be ineligible for any type of employment with the Tribal Government for 90 days thereafter per the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Substance Abuse Policy, Resolution PRSL-05-0732.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will conduct a criminal and employment background check on new employees to ensure suitability for the position applied to.

A completed Tribal Employment application must be submitted to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Personnel Department, PO Box 306, Fort Hall, ID 83203. Applications are accepted until 5 PM on the closing date.

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