Largest and Best Employer in Northwest Montana...
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are the largest
employer in northwest Montana and manage budgets of $180
million per year. We are also rated in the top 10% of
employers in the state (S&K Technologies). Over 15% of our
employees are non-Tribal members.
We employ people in a
range of fields, including wildlife management, unionized
electrical workers, public safety professionals and
Since 1978, the Tribes have administered a
merit-based personnel management system. When a job vacancy
occurs, the Tribes recruit and fill the position with a
qualified applicant. If any of the qualified applicants are
Tribal members, those applicants have preference over
non-Tribal members as affirmed by the Supreme Court. The
focus of employment is to hire qualified individuals, which
has resulted in the employment of non-Tribal members.