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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: Aug. 15th, 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!

Prepare and monitor budgets. Monitor expenditures compared to adopted budget. Perform senior level budget and program planning analysis. Conduct revenue and expenditure analysis and reporting. Review financial reports and compare data with budget assumptions. Prepare independent estimates and recommend appropriate action.Must have: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, business or public administration, planning, or a related field.Three years increasingly responsible professional experience in accounting, budgeting, management analysis or related field.Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education. Supervisor: L Crist

Provide care and supervision to whatever age group assigned to. Works with the children, parents and other staff to ensure the continuity of care is maintained throughout the day at the center. Duties are performed following clearly defined work procedures and priorities. Must have: Documented child development education or work experience or complete the 20 HR. STARS training within 6 months of becoming a lead teacher. Willing to attend classes to ensure at least 10 hours continuing education in early childhood each year. Able to attend yearly food training. Must be at least 18 years of age. High School Diploma or equivalent. Valid Washington State Driver’s license. First aid and CPR training including child CPR training as well as AIDS/HIV training or obtain after employment. Food handlers permit or obtain after employment. Must have a TB test immediately after employment. Pass a criminal background check and drug testing upon hiring as well as periodic checks for both. Supervisor: S Charley

Work with an assigned caseload of up to 12 Early Head Start families to support parents in strengthening their skills as the primary educator of their children. Align all actions to support agency Must have: HS diploma/GED, 2 years of experience working with children and families in a human service setting, valid driver’s license, adequate transportation, pass background check and drug test, willing to work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of families. Supervisor: S Upham

Incumbent performs paraprofessional and technical tasks in various phases of benefits administration; provides complex guidance, advice and information to staff and employees on annuity calculations, survivor issues, health and life insurance benefits continuation into retirement, and application requirements. Position serves as a benefits representative, processing necessary paperwork and offering assistance with medical, death, disability, 401k, and other benefits offered by the Nation. Must have Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience providing direct client services or counseling of customers in the areas of deferred compensation, health insurance, retirement, unemployment, disability, or other related employee benefits programs, OR must have HS Diploma or equivalent and 6 years of professional experience in accounting, including insurance/claims administration knowledge; knowledge of Medical Terminology and basic Excel. Maybe required to obtain and maintain Fitness Training Certification to conduct fitness classes to eligible employees. Supervisor: R Bryson

Provide child care and monitor day care children and activities. Duties are performed following clearly defined work procedures and priorities. Must have: 20 hours of STARS or obtain during probation; at least 18 years old; pass criminal background check; pass TB test, AIDS/HIV training, 1st aid and CPR training (including child CPR training) or obtain during probation period; attend on-going training (min. 10 hrs a year); attend yearly food training. Supervisor: S Charley

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

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

Functions as a contributing CDP with a reduced caseload providing up to 120 hours per month of direct counseling and case management services to patients; consisting of individual, group, family and educational services; including assessment, counseling and aftercare services. Direct counseling shall be reduced in accordance with Chapter 388-877B WAC. Must have: Certified as a chemical dependency professional (CDP) or a person who meets or exceeds the requirements of a certified CDP in the state of Washington, and would be eligible to take the examination required for certification. Has at least four thousand hours of experience in a state approved chemical dependency treatment agency in addition to the supervised experience hours required to become a CDP. Twenty-eight clock hours of recognized supervisory training may be substituted for one thousand hours of experience. Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university; and is qualified as a Chemical Dependency Professional. Meets the qualifications in WAC 246-811-049 Washington State Drivers License. Ability to pass a background check. Supervisor: E Sanchez

This is a professional senior specialist level classification with a wide variety of responsibilities for providing administrative support and contract development assistance to the Construction manager. Provides professional administrative and staff assistance by managing budgets, writing draft construction contracts, completing draft reports, and other administrative tasks of Construction Management. This includes procurement per QIN policies. Construction Administrator duties require special judgment, skills, training and/or expenence. Must Have: A Bachelor's degree with major study in Construction Management, or similar discipline. With 1 year experience Or Five year's experience in managerial and/or administrative work. Valid Washington State driver's license Supervisor: T Dineen

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.

Assist with the plan, design, configure, implement, evaluate, test, & debug LAN, WAN, telecommunications & teleprocessing networks; provide network & administrative technical support. Certified skills required in LAN/WAN, telecommunications systems, data communications, computer hardware & software systems, skills in public relations, research, and problem solving. Must have: MCSE certificate or a CCNA; 3 years experience after certification; valid WA State Driver’s License; HS Diplom/GED; and willing to commit to a minimum of 2 yrs. Supervisor: R Harris

Assist Dentists in the treatment of patients, perform duties at the request and under the supervision of the dentist and/or Lead Dental Assistant. Must have: HS Diploma or equivalent, 2 years’ experience as a dental assistant preferred, or completion of a vocational course in dental assistance work may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Supervisor: N Underwood

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. Supervisor: N Underwood-Jackson

Fisheries needs up to 3 seasonal workers in Queets from September through January 2017. This position is for Mass Marketenig Study duties will include capture, data collection, releasing and assist with spawning data collection. Must be drug free and be willing to submit a UA. Desired qualifications include: enrolled Quinault Tribal member; prior fisheries experience; valid Driver’s License; history of reliability; capable of strenuous activity; willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. For more info, call Larry Parker at 360-962-3331, Sandra Wells-Kalama at 360-962-2051, or Human Resources at 360-276-8211. You may pick up and submit applications at Queets Fisheries Bldg., Queets Tribal Office, or Taholah HR Office. You may call the Taholah HR office to check if you already have an application on file or if you need to complete a new application. Supervisor: L Parker

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

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**Cooks must have food handler’s card

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