Aug 24

Please Update Addresses (for you and your kids)

Please Update Addresses

You can find a copy of the W-9 under ‘Forms and Applications’ on this website or by following this link:


Thank you

Oct 25


The Food Bank is open to all community members Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


For More Information contact:
LaToya Hudson
Desk: 360-374-4284

Jun 23

Director of Natural Resources


Job Title Director of Natural Resources
Department Department of Natural Resources
Reports To Executive Director
Status Permanent/Full Time
Salary Range D.O.E.Q.


The Director of Natural Resources (DNR) assumes primary responsibility for environmental policy and implementation of the DNR mission. The Director oversees all natural resource related activities for the Hoh Tribe including fish and wildlife management, treaty rights protection, salmon recovery, habitat protection and restoration, water resource management, tribal development and environmental policy analysis and implementation. Incumbent serves as the liaison between Tribe and other tribal, local, state and federal agencies to include the Fish and Game Committee and Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. The Director serves at the primary policy representative for the Tribe at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and other agency forums on NR policy positions of the Tribe. The Tribe’s fisheries manager function is performed by the Natural Resources Director. Duties include department administration and supervision of projects, grants and programs.


Duties and Responsibilities The list of duties and responsibilities is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Planning, organizing and overseeing the strategic administration of the Hoh Tribe Natural Resources Department.
  • Prepare budgets and reports to support, maintain, evaluate and improve tribal programs and seek grant funding to expand and stabilize the economic growth of department operations.
  • Serve as a member of the Tribal Leadership Team in the overall planning and operation of Tribal programs.  Report on Department operations to the Fish & Game Committee, Executive Director and Tribal Business Council.
  • Development and implementation of DNR program strategies, goals, objectives, project work plans, staffing plans and budgets in accordance with established time lines.
  • Preparing and overseeing funding proposals and grants to enhance and facilitate DNR capacity and efficiency.
  • Oversee the coordination and reporting of biological habitat and water control management to maintain, restore and/or enhance the natural and biological resources of the Hoh Tribe.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate activities and staff that affect the natural, cultural, biological and economic resources of the Hoh Tribe.
  • Monitor, research and draft proposal for revision to Tribal, Federal and State laws that affect the natural, cultural, biological and economic resources of the Hoh Tribe and advise Tribal Council and others as appropriate regarding issues, actions and/or developments that affect the natural, cultural, biological and economic resources of the Hoh Tribe.
  • Represent the Hoh Tribal Council as directed in government-to-government relationships and activities and participate in a wide variety of committees, task forces, work groups charged with the development, management and/or regulation of natural, cultural, biological and economic resources of the Hoh Tribe.
  • Provide technical assistance, advice and support to the Tribal Leadership Team and Hoh Tribe Business Committee and other subsidiaries regarding natural, cultural and economic resource-related issues, concerns and regulatory compliance activities.
  • Serve on community, regional and state-wide environmental and fisheries committees as appointed by the Tribal Council and participate in regional resource management planning efforts affecting natural resources of importance to the Tribe.
  • Monitor and participate in the development of water resource management planning efforts at the state and local level, with particular emphasis on the water resources within the Tribe’s home land.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation, professional development and performance management of DNR staff and supervisors.
  • Assume primary responsibility for the development, implementation and management of DNR budgets, including contracting, procurement and contract compliance in accordance with Tribal policies and procedures and funding requirements.
  • Solicit, respond and administer grant funding and contractual agreements to ensure compliance with the terms of the agreements and submit reports as required.
  • Present regular monthly reports to the Executive Director and Tribal Council.
  • Be available for local and out of the area travel as required for job related training. Shall attend all required meetings and functions as requested.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Skills and Specifications

  • Prior in-depth experience supervising natural resource professionals, programs and budgets.
  • Prior in-depth experience with Natural Resources planning, grant management and administration.
  • Prior in-depth experience serving as a policy analyst and advocate for a governmental body.
  • Ability to work effectively with Native American people in culturally diverse environments.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently even under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with tribal members, community groups, governmental agencies and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand, adhere and communicate personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate and integrate effective motivation tools to increase staff productivity and the economic development of DNR programs.
  • Working knowledge of anadromous Salmonids, fisheries management, and mammalian habitat
  • Knowledge of forestry and fisheries related field sampling and surveys.
  • Knowledge of Tribal, Federal, State and local environmental laws, regulations and policies.
  • Ability to formulate conclusions, set a course of action and seek alternatives based on cultural and scientific data collected by Staff, and Tribal Council as needed.
  • Ability to initiate and follow through on complex planning tasks, manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and respond effectively to unforeseeable complications in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to evaluate, motivate and take corrective action for staff deficiencies.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict resolution effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to staff, council and community groups.
  • Ability to develop and present highly complex information clearly and concisely in a variety of tribal and public forums.
  • Knowledge of historic and contemporary legal decisions related to the Hoh Tribe Usual and Accustomed area and the Quinault Treaty Area and the impact of the findings.
  • Knowledge of native cultural values, traditions and belief systems.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science with a minimum of five (5) years’ of management work related experience required. Master’s Degree in Natural Science preferred. Background training and related education may be substituted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment alcohol and drug test and criminal background check. Continued employment subject to routine, random testing.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving abstract required as a condition of employment.



Except as provided by the Federal Indian Preference Act, Title 25 USC 45 – 46, the will be no discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, marital status, political membership or non-membership in an employee organization. If the applicants have equal qualifications, preference will be given to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian certification by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.  All other interested persons must submit complete applications to be considered for employment. All applicants are subject to employment drug and alcohol testing and a criminal background check. Some positions are subject to a review of the driver’s license abstract.


TO APPLY: Download the Hoh Tribe Employment Application at  Submit a complete application along with a cover letter and resume containing three professional work references. If claiming Tribal hiring preference, please include this in your cover letter along with the tribal affiliation. Complete applications may be submitted electronically to or via fax to 360-374-5426.  Application materials may also be mailed to the following address:


Hoh Indian Tribe

ATT: Human Resources

P.O. Box 2196

Forks, WA 98331.


All application materials must be complete and be received on or before 4:00 p.m. of the closing date noted on the posting to receive consideration.  For more information, please contact the Human Resources (360) 374-6582.



Jun 22

Steelhead – Clipping and Tagging job opportunity

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) is offering employment opportunities to interested parties for the 2016 Hoh Tribe Steelhead clipping and tagging program.  Individuals will assist with the adipose clipping and coded-wire tagging of approximately 100,000 juvenile steel head which will assist in the clear identification of hatchery vs. native steelhead fish released into the rivers and streams.

This annual event will take place at the Hoh Chalaat Creek Fish Hatchery again this year and is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 and will last approximately three (3) days. Hourly rate is $11.00 p/hr, with an addition incentive pay ($1.00 p/hr) for employees that report to work on time and work three full days of employment (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). All necessary equipment will be provided.  Individuals will be working outdoors, exposed to inclement weather and cold water for extended periods of time so prepared accordingly. Warm cloths and hand warmers highly recommended.

Requirements for this position include, as a minimum:

A minimum of 18 years of age

Reliable transportation to and from work site (Hatchery)

Ability to report on time and work all scheduled hours, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, with intermittent breaks

TO APPLY you will need sign up on the roster at the Department of Natural Resources Building on the Hoh Reservation. If you are unable to physically come to the office to sign up, please call the DNR office at 360.374.2005 and ask the secretary to add your name to the list.

UPON EMPLOYMENT you will need to bring your social security card and some other form of valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or Tribal ID. If claiming Exemptions Status for tax purposes (W-4), you must bring your Tribal ID.  Hiring paperwork must be completed before you can begin work, so please bring these items with you when you report the first day.


If you have any questions, please contact Matt Bowen or Rosetta at 360.374.2005.



Jun 02

Mariners Game

Mariners Salute to Native American Day

May 26

Grays Harbor College Coming to Hoh


May 19

Court Survey

To the Hoh Community,

There’s a Hoh Tribal Court Assessment taking place this month. The purpose of the assessment is to identify gaps in the court’s operations and suggest recommendations for improving the Hoh Tribal Court so additional BIA funding can be obtained. My consulting firm, Court Consultant, was at the courthouse May 10th to 13th interviewing justice system members, reviewing case files, and observing court. We would also like to hear the community’s opinion of the Hoh Tribal Court. If you double-click on the link below, it will take you to a 10-question survey; the 10th question allows you to add whatever comment you would like. Your opinions are anonymous and confidential. The survey will be available until May 31st.

If double-clicking doesn’t work, please paste the line into your browser window and press RETURN or ENTER.

Thank You! Tribal Court and the Business Committee appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Apr 27

Family Services Manager

The Family Services Manager will work to develop and implement a broad range of services to the Hoh Tribal Citizens. This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for oversight of the Social Services department which includes budgetary planning and reporting, program development and implementation, staffing, program growth, and ongoing evaluation. This position will develop and implement a sustainable service delivery system to Hoh Tribal Families by developing a broad range of social services including preventative, and rehabilitative, education and youth oriented programs utilizing funding from local, state, federal and private funding sources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Executive Director with program planning, development and implementation of
    Hoh Tribal Social Service Programs.
  • Promote a working environment noted for effective cooperation and collaboration between programs services and co-workers.
  • Develop and regularly Monitor Social Services Department Budget.
  • Will comply with all reporting requirements for funding sources as well as required internal reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate and monitor the success and usefulness of each program, establishing baselines. Developing Evidence based reports.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises staff to provide services to Hoh Tribal families. Will also assist staff with providing direct program services.
  • Day to Day Supervision of staff. Including resolving all performance deficiencies resulting from personnel problems. Will make hiring decisions, and provide training opportunities.
  • Reviewing all subordinate staff work for accuracy and compliance and timeliness to ensure the quality of client services and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and funding requirements.
  • Ensuring grant and contract compliance including the preparation of reports and monitoring program expenditures.
  • Collaborates with other management and staff in setting goals, establishing guidelines and coordinating activities of staff.
  • Prepares written correspondence, reports and other documents related to the Social Services programs and mandated federal and state reports and court documents.
  • Development and maintenance of necessary systems and procedures to assure successful implantation of the social services programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to accurately keep and maintain complete records
  • Ability to communicate effectively for the purpose of providing instructions, completing forms, and applications, obtaining and conveying information
  • Public Relations and Interpersonal skills, to meet and deal with a variety of individuals exercising tact, diplomacy and mature judgement
  • Program infrastructure development
  • Organizational skills to assure timely and accurate submission of reports and budgets
  • Ability and skill to perform work and accomplish tasks, in a fast paced and stressful environment where incumbent must multi task to complete work assignments.
  • Knowledge of child welfare standards, codes and agency jurisdiction
  • Knowledge of family and individual development
  • Knowledge of Indian Child Welfare program development
  • Knowledge of local and surrounding geography and culture
  • The ability to establish close liaison with child welfare service and enforcement representation.
  • Must adhere to the personnel policies and drug and alcohol polices.
  • Must submit to and clear a pre-employment alcohol and drug test, and criminal background check

Education and Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or closely related field with coursework in: social work, social services, human services, sociology, psychology, case management, and counseling.
  • A minimum of Eight (8) years successful experience working in a Tribal Family Services Program or related field may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Must have a willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a current driver’s license, and liability insurance.
  • Must have an ability to maintain effective working relationships with the community members and staff.

This position is covered by the provisions of the Crime Control Act of 1990, Subchapter V – Child Care Worker Employee Background Checks (42 U.S.C. 13041) and the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 3201-3210). As such, each applicant will be required, as a pre-condition to employment, to submit to a 5-year criminal history background check, including fingerprinting.

Except as provided by the Federal Indian Preference Act, Title 25 USC 45 – 46, there will be no discrimination in selection process for this position because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, political membership or non-membership in an employee organization. If the applicants have equal qualifications, preference will be given to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian certification by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.  All other interested persons are encouraged to apply.

Apr 26

Youth Mental Health Day

Youth Mental Health day

Apr 22

Youth Camp

Youth Camp flyer

Mar 24

Notice of Intent for RFP

The Hoh Indian Tribal Business Committee intends to award a single contract for construction of several projects including a basketball court, carving shed, playground and Totem Pole Installation. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be published and made available for inquiry on or after 4/7/2016 on the Hoh Tribe’s website ( Details of the proposal requirements will be contained in such publication and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Hoh Tribe.
Potential Offerors that may be interested in submitting a proposal can obtain complete information by viewing the Website on or after the publication date
In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must complete and submit all response materials requested in the publication, and must be legally permitted to conduct business in the State of Washington.
Key Information
RFP Issue Date: 4/7/2016
Proposal Due Date/Time: TBA with publication of RFP
Anticipated Contract Award Date: TBA with publication of RFP
Questions not answered in the published RFP may be directed to Executive Director, contact information as follows:
Name: Catherine N. Edwards
Address: Hoh Tribe, PO BOX 2196
City/State/Zip: Forks, WA
Telephone #: 360-374-6501

Mar 23

RFP for General Counsel & Prosecutor Services

Hoh Indian Tribe
Request for Proposals
General Counsel & Prosecutor Services
I. Hoh Indian Tribe
The Hoh Indian Tribe (“Tribe” or “Hoh Tribe”) is located in western Washington State in Jefferson County, 28 miles south of Forks, Washington

II. Scope of Work
The work to be performed is that of General Counsel and Prosecutor of the Hoh Tribe. The selected candidate will provide General Counsel services to the Hoh Tribal Business Committee on an as needed bases. Historically it has been necessary to dedicate approximately thirty hours per month toward this service. Hoh Tribal Court is in session one day per month with a minimal criminal and child welfare caseload.

III. Period of Performance
This is an annual renewable contract.
IV. Compensation
All proposals must include a proposed method and rate of compensation.

V. Minimum Qualifications
The proposed General Counsel & Prosecutor must meet the following minimum qualifications and will be assessed on a 100 point scale as follows:
a. Licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association .
b. No criminal or misdemeanor convictions which involve a crime of moral turpitude.
c. A minimum of 15 years experience in tribal law and federal Indian Law (5).
d. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements(10).
e. Knowledge, experience and practice of tribal laws and codes, tribal court practices, judicial procedure, and rules of evidence (20).
f. Demonstrated knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to Native Americans and tribal organizations (15).
g. Demonstrated knowledge of tribal governments and criminal and civil procedures (20).
h. Demonstrated ability to work with judges, law enforcement, probation, children protection, social services, and court staff in a professional manner (20).
i. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and negotiate legal actions (10).
j. Native American Preference Applies.

VI. Proposal Requirements
a. Statement of Qualifications
Description of practice and services the individual is capable of providing, including an explanation of how these services will be best meet the Tribe’s needs.
A list of three references regarding reputation and qualification of the individual.
Disclosure of any pending litigation or judgments rendered against the individual in any matter relating to professional activities of the individual, including any pending complaints with any bar association.
EQUIPMENT FOR TELECOMMUTING: PHONE< EMAIL< CELL< MAILING b. Submission of Questions: Questions must be submitted in writing and received by April 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm. All written questions can be submitted by fax to 1-888-254-1878 Attn: Leona Colegrove c. Proposal Contents Each proposal should address the following: i. Provide the name, contact information (address, telephone, email, fax numbers) for the individual the Tribe should contact with regards to your proposal. ii. Statement of qualifications. iii. Resume iv. List of three references. v. Writing sample. vi. Disclosure of any pending litigation or judgments, including any pending complaints with any bar association. vii. Cost Proposal VII. Evaluation Candidate must meet all minimum qualifications for consideration. For selection of the finalist, written proposals will be scored based on the 100 point system above. VIII. Instructions All proposals must be submitted via fax to the Hoh Tribe at 1-888-254-1878 or email to by May 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

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