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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: Sept. 20th, 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!

Spawning Surveyor 5-Openings 2-Taholah 1-Aberdeen 2- Satsop. Responsible for performing various field and lab data collection duties, including night/weekend scheduling. Provides technical support related to fisheries management: water sampling, fish/shellfish collection, tagging, stream surveying, all involving strenuous activity and the ability to work independently. Valid WA Driver’s License required

Perform a variety of manual or automated fiscal record keeping or bookkeeping tasks; compute, reconcile, adjust, review, audit and enter financial and statistical data to maintain one or more of the following: accounting, budgeting, cashiering, revenue, purchasing, and payroll records and reports. Positions in this classification are distinguished from clerical employees in that a majority of time is spent on financial verification, recording, and disbursement tasks. Must have High school education or the equivalent, valid driver’s license, one year as Fiscal Technician Trainee and successful completion of trainee examination. OR Two years of fiscally oriented clerical experience including one year in an accounting or bookkeeping activity. College, vocational, technical or business school training in accounting or bookkeeping may be substitute, year for year, for experience. 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

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

Fisheries needs 2 seasonal workers at Lake Quinault Tribal Hatchery and 8 seasonal workers at Salmon River Fish Culturing Facility starting October 2017. This position is for Broodstocking. 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 Willie Johnstone at 360-288-2447, 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: D Fielding

This position ensures that the fitness centers is a safe, fun and clean environment. Must have: HS Diploma/GED or be able to acquire one within 1 year of employment, Exercise experience or personal trainer certification preferred, Must possess a current Washington State Driver’s license and first aid/CPR certification or able to obtain one within 90 days of hire .Able to attain NETA certification within 6 months employment or within 6 months of receiving GED. Supervisor: H Sharp

Manage, direct, train and coordinate a wide range of process control activities associated with the Nation’s procurement and materials management functions related to construction. This position requires a significant technical, interpersonal and management skills. Establish and maintain an effective system of communication within the organization, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Perform all duties of subordinate personnel as required. Provide assistance to all divisions, departments and programs managers in the procurement process. Promote public relations with residents, business and local authorities effected by the progress of the construction work. Assist the Construction manager with other assigned duties. Must have: High School or GED and a Two year Associate's degree in accounting or related field, or High School or GED and four years of accounting, finance or related work experience. Please submit resume with application. Supervisor: T Dineen

Assist with the performance of support of diabetes management activities and functions in collaboration with the Diabetes and Nutrition Community Health programs. Carry out a variety of health service duties involving early detection, education and communications, and evaluation functions. Improve the health knowledge, attitude and practices of Quinault members and communities to prevent and manage diabetes and associated complications. Must have: Associate degree or equivalent (related medical experience preferred); valid WA state driver’s license; and CPR certification (or obtain within 6 months).
Supervisor: T Harrington

Responsible for the implementation, promotion, administration, and coordination of the Family Services program of the Quinault Nation. Duties include planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating activities and functions of the program, including day-to-day budget, policies, procedures, oversight of the Child placing agency/foster care licensing program and staff supervision. Exercise independent judgment and decision-making abilities to ensure community members have access to Family Services assistance and support. A primary goal is the improvement of conditions affecting the welfare of all members concerning child and adult protective services, improving, and addressing economic and medical services to all eligible individuals of the Nation. Must have Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social services, or allied filed (Master’s degree desired); 2 years direct clinical experience, preferably with Native American population; valid WA State Driver’s License, pass criminal background clearance and periodic Washington State Patrol record checks; ICW certification through NICWA within 6 months of hire (on-line course), and complete the State of Washington Caseworker Academy (6 week off-site course) within 6 months of hire. Supervisor: A DeLaCruz

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.

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

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.

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.

Performs day to day activities of animal control and enforces QIN policies related to leash law, Licensing, Public Nuisance animals and dangerous animals. Issues animal license upon receipt from the QIN revenue department. Cites owners for loose, unlicensed dogs if known. Keeps records and files. May attend public meetings or school functions to help educate the public in regards to the animal control ordinances. Must have: High school education or GED equivalent, Valid Washington State Driver’s License, Must be able to pass a background check, Desired: Animal control or animal care experience, Veterinary clinic experience, License for use of euthanasia pharmaceuticals. Supervisor: J Mulhauser

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

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.

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 Day Care or Head Start Aide/Cook*
 Senior Program Asst/Cook*
**Cooks must have food handler’s card

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