Tiny Homes - Administrative Assistant

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #474
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

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Job Title:      Administrative Assistant                                  
Department:  Tiny Homes

Reports To:   Director  
hours:           40Hrs/WK - FT

Salary:           Based on Salary Matrix & Benefits*       

*Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant provides essential support to the Department by providing day-to-day administrative, clerical and support functions to the Director. The position performs a variety of moderate to complex duties which require the use of good judgment to successfully complete those duties. 

This position also assists in managing the daily affairs of the department by maintaining office supplies and routing documents.  Exceptional communication, teamwork, problem solving and collaboration skills are essential for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Manages and provides oversight of the office functions and scheduling of the Director and staff.  With approval of the Director, develops processes or procedures necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of the department.
  2. Maintains a clear understanding of Tribal culture and applies the knowledge to work assignments which support the staff and community. 
  3. May work with a variety of highly confidential information and data and, as a result, handles the information professionally and maintains confidentiality at all times.
  4. Arranges and maintains Director’s and all staff calendar.  Coordinates scheduling of meetings and makes courtesy calls to all parties prior to meeting.  Develops and distributes agenda for said meetings.  Takes and publishes meeting notes, including action items.  Tracks action items for the Director and reports status as requested.
  5. Drafts written correspondence, memos, reports and forms for Director’s signature and distributes/mails as needed.
  6. Manages and routes internal Tribal documents, including agenda request forms, Resolutions, time sheets, budget modifications, etc. Process payment requests in Micriox payment system.
  7. Maintains digital and hard copy records and files on site and in archives.  Has primary responsibility for numerous records and files and is expected to keep them up-to-date on a daily basis.
  8. Assists in with the departmental budget, office supplies, and equipment maintenance.
  9. Arranges and assists with the activity calendar and client groups.
  10. Processes green sheets for all bills and contractor payments.
  11. Assists Director by collecting and maintaining data and statistics for quarterly and annual reports.
  12. Assists with planning and coordination of community events throughout the year. 
  13. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times regarding clients.
  14. Attends and actively participates in weekly staff meetings.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (A.A.) in any field or two years of administrative support experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Intermediate experience and knowledge using word processing and spreadsheets (i.e. Word for Windows, Excel, Access, etc.).


Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience).


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses or Certificates

Must complete a criminal history and background inquiry prior to and periodically throughout employment.


Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington state driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Driver’s License must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent an employee from driving a GSA vehicle.


Employee is subject to a drug screen before hire and randomly throughout employment or for reasonable suspicion during employment. 

Must demonstrate a sensitive to and knowledge of Indian customs, traditions and culture. 


Must maintain appropriate and ethical boundaries with program patrons.


Must demonstrate an ability to remain calm while working in crisis situations.


Must demonstrate and maintain a commitment to respecting the confidential nature of the program. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and other relevant Puyallup Tribal policies.  Effectively incorporates confidentiality into daily work habits. 


Must be willing to attend training and classes as recommended and directed by Supervisor.


Required to maintain a predictable and reliable schedule during required work shift.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level is low to moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • There are frequent employee, client and customer contacts during the day.
  • Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.
  • Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


H o w   T o   A p p l y:

Apply online at https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/ptoiad or visit the Puyallup Tribe’s website at http://www.puyalluptribe-nsn.gov/Employment/.


Online Application Tips:

1.         If you are using a MAC, use Safari. If you are using a PC, use Chrome.  

2.         Do not use a mobile cellular device.

3.         Upload additional documents (resume, cover letter, reference letters, proof of Indian blood, etc.) to the ‘upload resume’ tab as one (1) PDF file or email documents to jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov. Please include copies of any required degrees and/or certificates.

4.         Indian Hiring Preference – If selecting a native category (native, spouse, descendant), send in the appropriate documentation. If you have any questions about the hiring preference policy or what document to send in, contact us.

5.         Provide 3+ references. We cannot obtain references from direct family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, or children). One reference must be a recent past or present supervisor. We prefer the rest of your references to include co-workers, subordinates, or other supervisors, but we can accept a personal reference from someone who is familiar with your work ethic, skills/abilities, and attendance.

6.         To add more employment, references, education, etc., click on the small blue + sign in the upper right corner of the page. 

7.         When entering salaries, use only numbers. Do not use any other characters (such as , . or $).

8.         After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email, please call the office to confirm submission.


If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.




Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA