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Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides a personnel policy that is fair and effective for employees and management. We strive to increase the promotions of Quinault tribal members into positions within the QIN utilizing Career Development and training. We strive to hire the best - qualified person for each vacant position, abide by all employment laws and policies that affect the QIN, assist managemetn in the interpretation of policies and procedures and maintain personnel records for all QIN employees.

Raven Bryson, HR manager
Phone: 360-276-8215 Ext: 4610
Fax: 360-276-4191

Misty Schmidt
Quinault Indian Nation
HR Specialist IV
360-276-8211 x 4611
1-888-616-8211 x 4611
Fax: 360-276-4191

Contact Misty Schmidt for further information regarding job openings.
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Job Openings: Nov. 7th, 2017

Applications and job descriptions are available by contacting Human Resources. Employment offers are conditional on passing drug test, criminal records, or background check. The Nation supports Quinault Preference in all hiring.

A completed QIN Application must be received by the close of business on the closing date listed in order to be considered for a position.

Please attach a copy of any permits, licenses, certifications to your application that pertain to the position you are applying for!

Receive, register, announce, and refer visitors to building, department, or work unit. Operate multi-line phone system; receive and place local telephone calls. Provide information and assistance to callers and visitors. Perform light typing. Must have HS diploma/GED. Supervisor: R Bryson

POLICE OFFICER – (In-House Only) -CLOSE 11/24/17
This is a law enforcement position and applicants are required to have the minimum qualifications required for all law enforcement positions by the Quinault Indian Nation. This position will provide enforcement patrols of the areas that reside within the Quinault Indian Nation Reservation boundaries. Duties include: Enforce Law & Order, Community oriented policing, investigations, and arrests. Basic police training and/or previous law enforcement experience desirable. Must have HS Diploma/GED; be at least 21 years old on commissioning; able to pass background check, drug, psychological, and polygraph tests. Must have no prior felony or domestic violence convictions, and no history of substance abuse. Must have valid WA state driver’s license or be eligible to obtain one and have a good driving record, and have completed or be able to complete a certified law enforcement academy within 12 months. Applicant must be in good physical condition, able to patrol by foot and/or vehicle as needed. Benefits include paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, disability, housing and 401K. Supervisor: R Belcher

The Media Specialist maintains and updates language media projects. They are familiar with current software, tablets and computer systems. The Specialist creates applications for language, directs and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goal or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame. They will also learn the Quinault language and assist staff with training. Must have: Associates in Computer Science or two years’ experience utilizing computer applications to create video, audio and media projects, ability to pass a criminal background test, employee initial and random drug tests, and a valid Washington State driver's license. Preferred candidates will possess a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, be familiar with Audacity/Creative Wave Studio, Animation, video and web-based technology, language documentation databases and software. Supervisor: C Terry-Itewaste

This is a senior level of semi-professional biological work. Incumbents are assigned responsibility for the management of one or more departmentally recognized fish or habitat management projects for an assigned area, section, or species; or manage one or more research projects in coordination with the supervising biologist. Responsible for the planning, design, project implementation and monitoring, and project(s) reports. Oversee the performance of multiple field and statistical projects. Must Have:Associate of Science degree in fisheries science or closely related field. Four years of experience at the Fisheries Technician 4 level. Or HS diploma/GED and eight years of experince of which four years shall be at the Fisheries Technician 3 level or equivelent.Valid Washington State driver’s license. Note: Supervisor: A Rehfeld

This is a part time position (20 hours per week) and will not receive benefits. Perform custodial assignments to maintain the cleanliness and care of facilities, buildings and grounds. Clean buildings, offices, workshops and other QIN or non-QIN facilities as assigned. Establish and maintain an effective system of communication within the organization, and establish and maintain effective working relationships. May direct the work of helpers' and/or trainees. Must have: Previous custodial or general maintenance work, or one year as a Custodial Helper/Trainee. Valid Washington State Driver's license. Supervisor: A Capoeman

Air Quality Specialist needed for addressing Clean Air Act, Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR), emissions, and air quality issues within the Quinault Reservation. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, human health, or other applicable field required. Knowledge of the Clean Air Act and human health issues related to air pollution is required. Experience with of the FARR, air quality monitoring, particulate matter, indoor air quality, and air emissions preferred. Knowledge of applicable research studies using established principles and techniques is preferred. Must have: Bachelor’s Degree in natural sciences, public health, or closely related field. One year of experience at the professional (a position requiring a B.S. as a minimum requirement) level or equivalent. Masters Degree or Ph.D. in appropriate discipline may be substituted for required experience. Valid Washington State Drivers License required. Supervisor: Daniel Ravenel

SPECIALIST V - NUTRITION – (Re-advertisement) - CLOSE 12/01/17
Provide professional nutrition consultation services through education, counseling and program consultation throughout the Quinault Indian reservation, work with the WIC program to provide administrative services, supervise program staff members, willing to learn about traditional food practices. Must have: Master’s degree in public health or community nutrition, OR bachelor’s degree with major study in public health, community nutrition, or dietetics; AND 2 years’ experience in nutrition and food services management. Registered as a Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association or registration eligible. Valid Washington State driver’s license.

OBESITY/NUTRITION EDUCATOR - (Re-advertisement) - CLOSE 12/01/17
Provide nutrition education services for youth and families to encourage adopting healthy food practices and active lifestyles throughout the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN). Manage and assist in writing/planning childhood obesity grants. Plan, schedule and deliver basic nutrition classes, food demonstrations, and other activities necessary to meet the objectives of the childhood obesity program. Provide and coordinate one-on-one nutrition consulting with parents and child to develop a wellness plan. Work with the fitness and wellness team to achieve a dietary and fitness plan. Must have: Registered Dietitian with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition or Dietetics related field and minimum 2 years experience in Nutrition., community nutrition. Registered Dietitian (RD) license. Valid Washington State driver's license. CPR card. Supervisor: T Harrington

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC (EMT) - (Re-advertisement) - CLOSE 12/01/17
Quinault Nation EMS is a rural ALS ambulance service that provides emergent care and transport including long distance inner-facility transports. Full-time employees must be available to work all shifts including weekends, as well as be able to respond to emergent details alter regularly scheduled hours. Must have: GED or High School Diploma, minimum of one year field- active EMT-B experience, current non-expired State of Washington EMT certificate, Washington State Driver’s License, current Healthcare Provider CPR certification w/AED, pass extensive background check, urinalysis and acceptable driving record, Grays Harbor County Medical Program Director approved, lift a minimum of 150 pounds.

Develop fullu nderstanding and skill in use of al protocols, procedures, eligibility criteria and study measures related to data collection for all aspects of the project and ensure that data is collected managed and transferred accurately, on time and according to protocols. Set up procedures for tracking and ensuring timely follow-up for participant activities, of submission of data and data reports to the Coordinating Center, and other project processes as needed. Must have: Associate's degree in medical/health sciences, or equivalent experience in health management, health data collection, or related field; WA state driver's license; and First Aid/CPR cert. Supervisor: T Harrington

Duties include maintain security of small jail facility, answer emergency & non-emergency phone lines, dispatch appropriate emergency personnel, and maintain radio contact with personnel. Must be able to multitask, prioritize & make decisions quickly & adhere to strict confidentiality policies. Entry-level position, must be 18 years of age with HS diploma/GED, background clearance. Basic telecommunication training course & corrections academy provided. Supervisor: R Belcher

Water Quality Technician is expected to collect water quality as part of a comprehensive program dealing with both surface and subsurface waters within the Quinault Reservation. These data include those necessary for compliance with the Clean Water Act, ongoing water quality sampling, participation in water and watershed planning processes, and working with issues related to both point and non-point source pollution. The position shall monitor water within the Quinault Usual and Accustomed Hunting and Fishing area that may affect fish production. The position will work with other Departments within the Division of Natural Resources, and with other Divisions of the Quinault Indian Nation on water related issues. Must have: Valid Washington State Driver’s License. Desired: Associate of Science Degree in natural sciences (e.g. limnology or aquatic ecology) or closely related field, three years of experience at the Technician 2 level or equivalent, experience with computer applications including Word, Excel and Access, experience with water chemistry and analytical equipment used in the professional laboratory and field sampling, basic understanding of fresh water biology, chemistry, and salmonid fish life history. Supervisor: E Clifford

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