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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: 266
Fax: 360-276-4191

Cheri Harris , HR. Representative
Phone: 360-276-8215 Ext: 577
Fax: 360-276-4191

Contact Cheri or Raven Bryson for further information regarding job openings.
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Job Openings: Mar. 24th, 2015

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 close of business on the listed closing date for each position.

FISH CLIPPING - A new fish clipping application must be completed for the season. Supervisor: D Fielding

TREE PLANTING A new tree planting application must be completed for 2015. Supervisor: J Hargrove

This position will last up to 6 months. Responsibilities are landscaping duties such as operate lawn mowers, weed eaters, blower, chainsaw, and grass edger. Must be self motivated, able to check equipment fluids, cut brush, pick weeds from sidewalks/flower beds, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Supervisor: R Shale

Assist the Recreation Supervisor in the organization, direction and implementation of community recreational, social, cultural, and athletic activities for the Quinault Indian Nation. Provide consultation to community groups on recreational activities and cultural events with a strong emphasis on youth and elderly programs. Must have: 6 months experience working/volunteering with youth and/or elders; Valid WA State Driver’s License; HS diploma/GED; current license/certification, such as Water Safety certification or equivalent issued by American Red Cross or YM/WCA may also be required; have or obtain a CPR/1st aide card and Food Handler’s card within 3 months of employment. Supervisor: J Petersen

Under the Direction of the Quinault Indian Nation’s Chief Financial Officer, performs professional accounting work of considerable difficulty and supervises staff members engaged in all facets of accounting for the Tribal Government of the Quinault Indian Nation. Establishes accounting policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for government entities. Responsible for the overall integrity and accuracy of the accounting system. Analyzes operating performance against plans, trends, budgets or other standards and provides advice to management deemed appropriate or requested. Performs related work as required or assigned. Requirements include but not limited to: Required: CPA; Bachelors Degree and 8 years experience in Accounting/Audit; 5 years supervisory/managerial experience in specific field; General accounting principles and practices; Automated accounting systems and applicable software applications, financial record keeping, and reporting procedures; Valid driver’s license throughout employment as needed. Preferred: Masters degree with 5 years specific field experience; 3 years experience in government environment at the Senior Staff Accountant level or higher; Active member in Community/Statewide/Federal professional memberships. Supervisor: K Aiken

ON-CALL LABOR POOL/CERTIFIED FLAGGERS for Seasonal/Temporary QIN projects:
Accepting applications for On-Call Laborers for Seasonal/Temporary jobs and for certified flaggers. Must have knowledge in general construction of various types of mowers, pesticide sprayers and related equipment; tools used in building construction and maintenance; safe work practices. plumbing, carpentry and painting; techniques for effective interpersonal communications; maintenance and safe use of hand tools and other equipment used to perform duties. Skill/Ability to: operate equipment, machinery, chain saws, tools, understand and carry out oral and written instructions; read and interpret documents such as rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; perform heavy manual labor; assist and train less experienced workers; correct unsafe or improper conduct and rule violations; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. CDL preferred.

Looking for self-motivated, highly skilled worker who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Must be able to decipher by interview what programs clients are eligible to receive, have good customer service skills, have computer skills, have knowledge of state insurance programs, be culturally sensitive, and provide outreach to clients in GH and Jefferson Counties. Must have: valid driver’s license, HS diploma/GED, computer skills and ability to type 40 wpm, obtain Tribal Assistors Certification within 6 months of hire, and pass background check. Supervisor: J Gill

Provide care and supervision to assigned age group. Work with children, parents, and other staff to ensure continuity of care is maintained throughout the day. Implement daily schedule of the classroom. Ensure children are involved in activities that meet social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. Be actively engaged with children. Requirements include but not limited to: documented child development education or work experience, or complete the 20 hours of STARS training within 6 months of becoming a lead teacher; attend classes to earn at least 10 hours continuing education in early childhood each year; attend yearly food training; at least 18 years old; HS diploma/GED; valid WA State Driver’s license; first aid/CPR including child CPR training and AIDS/HIV training or obtain after employment; food handlers permit or obtain after employment; must have TB test immediately after employment; pass a criminal background check and drug testing upon hiring as well as periodic checks for both. Supervisor: J Johnson

Organize and provide nursing triage services, by telephone and face-to-face, for all patients requiring clinical services who do not have scheduled appointments. Must have the following: WA state driver’s license, be graduate of accredited school of nursing, RN (WA state) license, and have 2 years clinical experience as an RN, with 1 year of triage preferred but not required. Supervisor: P Baron

Responsible for organizing and maintaining the volunteer fire dept. on the Quinault Reservation. Will also be cross-trained in wildland fire. Desired qualifications: HS diploma/GED with specialized training in fire dept administration, 4 years experience as volunteer firefighter with supervisor experience, 24 hour hazardous materials cert. Must have: ability to meet physical standards, be at least 18 years old, no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories, possess (or obtain before hire) valid driver’s license and Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention Program certification without record of suspension or revocation in any state, and must live close enough to QIR to respond to a fire within 15 minutes. Supervisor: J Orr

Perform administrative and support functions at the direction and delegation of the Legal Secretary II and Attorneys. Responsible for a broad scope of secretarial, clerical, and ministerial technical activities. Maintain confidentiality. Must have: Associates of Arts degree in Legal Secretarial Science from an accredited college, OR certificate of completion from an accredited vocational institute; OR HS diploma/GED AND two years clerical typing or stenographic experience with at least one year secretarial experience. Supervisor: M Johnson

The Quinault Indian Nation is recruiting for an experienced federal Indian law practitioner to serve as the in-house Attorney General responsible for the provision of legal services and representation to the Quinault Tribal Government and its entities. This full-time position oversees the Office of the Attorney General, under the executive branch of the Quinault government. The Quinault Nation is a tribal member and Indian preference employer. To apply, submit a completed application (available at, cover letter, résumé, three (3) written references, and two (2) writing samples. Supervisor: F Sharp

Provide medical services at Roger Saux Health Center, a comprehensive outpatient ambulatory health center that provides medical services to its membership and other eligible Native Americans. Direct, supervise and participate in the performance of professional medical treatment of patients and the overall medical services program for the Quinault Nation. May direct staff of consulting physicians and dentists. Provide medical and surgical services and develop, implement and monitor performance standards, policies and procedures to ensure quality control in all medical services. Must have: valid license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Washington, and 4 years experience in the practice of medicine. Supervisor: Dr Whipple

Incumbent will act as a liaison between the multidisciplinary team, programs, and departments in providing comprehensive services for individuals with diabetes and their families. Manage the diabetes program to assure quality of services and serves as a leader in clinical and/or community diabetes programs. Must have:
Bachelor’s Degree in a health related discipline or be an RD, graduate of an accredited school of nursing, possess a current state registered nurse license in the State of Washington/BSN preferred, Certified Diabetes Educator or eligibility prepared in accordance with the American Diabetes Association’s Criteria, current CPR card, and valid WA State driver’s license. Supervisor: L McDougle



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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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