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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

Misty Schmidt
Quinault Indian Nation
HR Specialist IV
360-276-8211 x 577
1-888-616-8211 x 577
Fax: 360-276-4191

Contact Misty Schmidt for further information regarding job openings.
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Job Openings: Septeber 28th, 2016

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!

This is a part time position (32 hours/week) for 8 weeks in Queets. The crew will search for, find, and pull invasive and toxic Tansy Ragwort plants in the village of Queets, on the Queets River's floodplain, river bars, river banks, at the river's mouth, along roads, and in harvest units. Under supervision by staff, trained crew members will conduct fieldwork via overland hiking, boat access, or road locations to river sections to control Tansy Ragwort by pulling, cutting and bagging the flower heads, and applying spot spray to first year plant base rosettes. Must have: two years experince working on the Queets River. Supervisor: J Gonzales & J Silver

Under general supervision perform social and support activities and functions in support of the Community Health program of the Quinault Nation. Carry out a variety of health services duties involving communications, educational, and training functions to improve the health knowledge, attitude and practices of Quinault members and communities. The incumbent ensures that clients who need assistance with mental and physical problems receive appropriate attention and emergency services when needed. Must have: High School or equivalent. Two years specialized training or practical experience in work related to the community health program or nursing including paid or volunteer experience in health education. OR Equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements: Valid Washington State driver’s license. Must submit driving abstract Advanced First-Aid Certification. CPR Certification, and/or Emergency Medical Technician Licensure. Completion of required training at Indian Health Center. Supervisor P Baron NOTE: The employing official may waive the requirement that candidates have First Aid, CPR, EMT, and Indian Health Center training at time of employment provided certification, licensure, and/or training are obtained or completed within six months of employment.

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: L McDougle

The Language Apprentice is responsible for learning the Quinault Language in order to provide Quinault Language instruction to community members. They also participate in the development of language documentation projects. Must have: commitment of five years to learn and teach the Quinault language, high school diploma, valid Washington State driver's license, ability to pass a criminal background test as well as employee initial and random drug tests and willingness to work with all age levels of learners. Preferred candidates will also possess a BA in Education or related field, experience working with tribal communities and in Pre-K through Adult teaching, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work respectfully with language learners and an outgoing personality.
Supervisor: C Terry-Itewaste

This position is primarily in the field. Field work consists of: collecting data on forest practice activities; reviewing state Fee land forest practice applications (FPA), documenting forest practice activities on the Quinault Indian Reservation, monitoring seasonal restrictions for timber and cedar salvage sales, monitoring compliance with Forest Practice Applications (FPA) and Hydraulic Project Approvals (HPAs), reporting illegal activity, approving FPAs, and assisting in the assessment of environmental impacts of forest practices. Must have: High school education or equivalent. One year of experience at a tech 2 or 3 level position or one year of applicable college or technical school. Have a valid Washington State driver license or the ability to obtain it within 30 days of starting employment. Must have and maintain the ability to be insured under QIN automobile insurance. Supervisor: D Ravenel

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

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 in creating video, audio media projects and software applications, 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

Performs a wide range of responsible clerical tasks, including bookkeeping, recordkeeping and other staff services to facilitate operation of the work unit. Must have: High school graduation or GED equivalent. Two years of clerical or administrative experience. Supervisor: M Cardwell

Desired qualifications include Strong Tribal fishing background, expert Boat and gill net operator, Enrolled QIN Tribal member, Prior Fisheries experience, Reliability. Must be capable of strenuous activity and working outside in inclement weather conditions. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. A Roster will be created from applications received and personnel will be activated from the roster as needed. Work is expected to begin October 2016 and run through December 2016. Valid WA Driver’s License Desirable. Supervisor: Willie Johnstone, Marty Figg?

Quinault Indian Nation, Division of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Department is seeking a wildlife biologist full time position federally funded for at least 1.5 years. This position is a field based position that requires knowledge of waterfowl species and habitat. Applicants must have the ability to navigate rough uneven terrain in all weather conditions and navigate the Quinault logging roads. Minimum requirements are a BS degree in wildlife biology, Ecology, Zoology or Environmental Science and at least 1 year of experience as a wildlife biologist or technician. A Master of Science degree in areas relating to wildlife management issues in the forested landscape may be substituted for experience. Supervisor: Kristen Phillips

Provide enforcement and loss control by monitoring, observing, and reporting to ensure the integrity of the gaming enterprise at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. Observe and document casino activity pertaining to violations of law, compliance with the Quinault-Washington State Compact, Title 70, NIGC MICS, and the casino internal controls. Maintain confidentiality with regard to Agency activity and informational files. Required to work varying shifts to accommodate surveillance requirements. Must have: demonstrated knowledge of casino card games; proficient written and oral communication skills; computer skills with word processing and databases; customer service experience; obtain and maintain Tribal Gaming License; be 21 years of age; maintain valid driver’s license; able to lift over 20 lbs; preferred One year gaming experience, HS diploma/GED, continued education or training certificates, and investigative experience. Supervisor: T Frank

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 fiscal support using independent judgement in the interpretation and application of a variety of rules and procedures in specialized fiscal functions, such as internal control, revolving fund maintenance control, and providing resource data for reports. Judgement is exercised to make fiscal determinations and to resolve problems that arise within work assignments. Must have: HS diploma/GED, two years as a Fiscal Technician I, Completion of college, vocational technical or business school training in accounting or bookkeeping may substitute for one year of the specialized experience in fiscal technician activities or Three years of fiscally oriented clerical experience including two years in either an accounting/bookkeeping or payroll activity.
Supervisor: L Black

Will serve as the QIN/RSHC Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Nurse Educator. Provide case management and counseling to diabetes/ pre-diabetic patients. Ensure that all programmatic activities are carried out in accordance with IHS standards of care, RSHC policies and procedures and documented in patients EHR. Must have: Minimum ADN or BSN in Nursing in Washington State. Experience and knowledge in Public Health, Physical Activity, Nutrition or other relevant health or community education field preferred. At least 5 years of current nursing experience preferred. Must possess a current Washington state driver’s license and Healthcare CPR certification; Current RN Professional license in Washington State. Supervisor: L McDougal.

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 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 McDougal.

Provide Dept. of Fisheries (QDFi) assistance by monitoring, controlling, and reporting on budgets, creating and maintaining schedules of administrative deadlines and events, creating and applying appropriate digital administrative tools using archival and computational software, working with QDFi managers to write grant proposals and administrative reports, and performing other administrative tasks of QDFi. Perform technical work directly delegated from the Director and in Support of QDFi program(s). Must have BA, preferably in natural resources field; intermediate to advanced expertise in Excel, Word, and Access; well-developed writing skills; excellent communication and organizational skills. Supervisor: P Capoeman

Quinault Indian Nation seeks to employ a Forest Manager to; manage, plan, organize, direct, implement and coordinate the activities for all forestry department programs for the Quinault Nation on the approximate 200,000 acre Quinault Reservation, including timber sales on all trust and tribal lands with an AAC of 47MMBF. The Forest Manager would oversee Forest Development, Wildland and Structure Fire, Road Management, Tribal and Trust Timber Harvest and Technical Support and Planning. The Forest Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations, administration, and implementation of forestry planning, management, and applied research, input to policy development, budget allocation, development of program work plans, and development, review and evaluation of long-term management plans. Collaborates with the Taholah Agency Superintendent and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Quinault Division of Natural Resources. Must have: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, forest management, forest engineering, forest economics, forest science, forest silviculture or related field. Master’s degree desirable. Five years of professional experience, one of which must have been at the senior forester or biologist level or equivalent OR Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or closely related field. Six years of administrative experience in a forestry management program policy-making level or six years of second-line supervisory experience of professional (related) forestry staff including two years of responsibility for developing and implementing forest management policies. WA State Drivers License or able to obtain within first month of employment, able to pass federal background check, able to maintain confidentiality. Supervisor: D Bingaman

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

Responsible for the implementation, promotion, administration, and coordination of the Behavioral Health program. Responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating activities and functions of the program, including day-to-day budget, policies, procedures, and staff supervision. Must have: Master’s degree in psychology, social services, or allied field; 2 years direct clinical experience, preferably with a Native American population; valid WA State driver’s license; Must be a Washington State Registered Counselor, or be able to obtain such registration within 6 months; may be required to possess applicable certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling or obtain within 6 months. Must have background clearance checks. Supervisor: L McDougle

Provide full range of professional health services to clients and the Nation, including assessment, intake, individual, family, martial, group, consultation, and outreach services. Must have: Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology from accredited institution; at least 2-years direct clinical experience; valid WA State Driver’s License; licensed in any state with LICSW, LMHC, LCPCC, LMFT, or licensed psychologist. Must pass background clearance. Supervisor: L. McDougle

Under the supervision of the Forest Manager, provides organization, supervision, and direction for the Technical Services & Support Section of the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) Department of Forestry including direct supervision of the QIN Inventory and Planning Foresters. Acts as Forestry’s liaison with grant funding agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). Acts as or provides direct support to Contracting Officers for grant-funded projects including administration of related budgets; and provides direct support to the Forest Manager and other Forestry Section Leaders in the preparation and monitoring of the Forestry budget and other administrative tasks. Must have: a bachelor’s degree with major study in forest management or other related natural resources field and four years progressively responsible experience in professional forest management activities. Successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a Washington State driver’s license and must have and maintain the ability to be insured under the QIN automobile insurance. Supervisor: Forest Manager

The Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator conducts quality assurance and performance improvement activities to ensure the highest quality and most effective delivery of services and compliance with AAAHC, Roger Saux Health Center (RSHC) Policies and Procedures, patient safety standards. This position provides clinical development and support services, and technical assistance and training to clinicians, managers, staff and boards working for RSHC. The areas of clinical quality, clinical operations and practice management, including quality improvement activities, are targeted with the goal of improving clinical services to reduce health disparities in medical, dental, behavioral health clinics and activities. This position leads the Quality Improvement Committee. The Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator will assist other RSCH staff as needed with quality improvement issues and projects. Additionally, the QA Coordinator oversees all health professional licensure and credentialing. Must have: Licensed Registered Nurse is preferred. Extensive experience (5 plus years) in a clinical setting with a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Health Services Administration or Public Health, no substitutions) will be considered in lieu of a license. Experience leading quality improvement efforts in a multi-specialty clinical setting, or community health center is preferred. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within medical or the healthcare field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Ability to use computer efficiently and read computer reports and correspondence, including the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner Experience leading and facilitating groups. Valid Washington State driver’s license. Supervisor: L McDougle


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