Wichita TERO (Tribal Employment Rights Office)

Opening: TERO Director  


TERO Job Fair 4.24.17

 Anadarko area students participate in the TERO Job Fair on April 24, 2017.

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a TERO Director. Will be responsible for the administration and management of the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO). Responsible for proper management of program objectives and program budget, and ensuring that all required reports, along with correspondence, are submitted in compliance with Federal requirements. Must have a valid State of Oklahoma Driver's License; pass a drug screening test and a criminal background investigation. Visit www.wichitatribe.com for the full job announcement and submit resumes/questions to tero.commission@wichitatribe.com. Closing date is February 14, 2019 COB.  Indian preference applies to this position. Click here for job description.


TERO stands for Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance or Office. TERO Ordinances require that all employers who are engaged in operating a business on reservations give preference to qualified Indians in all aspects of employment, contracting and other business activities. TERO Offices were established and empowered to monitor and enforce the requirements of the tribal employment rights ordinance.

TERO Job Bank Applicant Form

Area Job Announcements


What is the purpose of the TERO program?

The primary purpose of the TERO program is to enforce tribally enacted Indian Preference law to insure that Indian/Alaska Native people gain their rightful share to employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities on and near reservations and Native villages.


Why was the TERO Ordinance enacted?

  • To address the deplorable rate of poverty, unemployment and underemployment that exists among native people living on reservations.
  • To eliminate discriminatory and other historical barriers tribal members face while seeking employment and business opportunities on or near reservations.
  • To ensure that tribal members receive their rightful entitlements as intended and required under the Tribal and federal Indian preference employment law.



Tamara Paukei, TERO Director

405-247-2425 ext. 133