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Planner/Grant Writer

Opening Date: February 3, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Planner/Grant Writer
Salary/Wage: $30.10
Tribal Level: TL 120
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202284


CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $1,000. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed.  The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income.  The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations.  A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.

The Planner/Grant Writer provides grant writing support to all Tribal Departments and supports staff in the development of fundable grant proposals that include narratives, budgets, evaluations and reporting.  The Planner/Grant Writer is familiar with NOFAs, and a wide range of Federal, State, Tribal and foundation types of funding.  The Planner/Grant Writer researches funding opportunities and provides that information to the appropriate Tribal staff; maintains a database of grants, NOFA cycles, and grant reporting cycles.


Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Communications, Public Administration, Business, or related field, and two years’ experience  conducting research and grant writing functions for a similar sized organization, – OR – an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: Siletz tribal programs including goals and objectives. Research, writing and coordination of the grant application process for a tribal government. Computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Experience in: Tribal Grant writing experience, preferred. Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals. Analytical skills and creative ability. Ability to: Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Draft descriptive factual background memorandum or summaries, including technical writing and editing skills, with ability to apply those skills to a wide variety of projects. Effectively coordinate people and projects. Identify goals, objectives, and resources. Formulate and evaluate plans to reach goals and objectives. Relate the effect of planning decisions on the mission and goals of the Tribe. Other: Must possess a current, valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance coverage, and eligible to operate a GSA vehicle


Work with management staff in development of grant applications, including advising and coordinating the completion of high-quality grant proposals narratives, applications and supporting documents. Coordinate grant-writing activities for, and between Tribal programs. This includes locating funding sources, preparing or assisting with preparation and submission of grant applications, and budget preparation. Also includes providing technical assistance and final review of grant applications submitted by Program staff. Collect, assembles, and analyzes data and prepares appropriate reports as required within the individual grant funding projects. Identify problems; participate in Tribal meetings to identity funding sources for innovative new programs that will improve economic and living standards for the Siletz Tribe and its members. Develops and maintains an annual grants proposal calendar. Monitors, coordinates, and follows up on the progress of submitted proposals and awards. Conducts prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants. Other duties as assigned.

After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.