The mission of the Nisqually Tribal Employment Rights Office is to enforce the TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ORDINANCE, Title 42, to eliminate discrimination and ensure preference for Native Americans in employment and contracting on all projects and in all businesses operating on or near Nisqually Tribal land.

Our vision is to remove all barriers that block the path to success in all aspects of employment and contracting opportunities for all Nisqually Tribal members. Through training, education, and enforcing Native American preference in employment and contracting on projects on or near Nisqually Tribal land, Tribal Employment Rights Office will create opportunities for economic success of Tribal members.


TERO - House of Skills
11500 25th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98513
(Cuyamucca Village)


Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO)
Cynthia Iyall, Interim TERO Manager
Phone: (360) 456-5221, ext. 1253

Dan Derickson, TERO Officer
Phone: (360) 456-5221, ext. 1273



  • Frontage road
  • Health Clinic expansion
  • Library remodel

TEROJobandBids.jpglightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Forms (Requires Adobe Reader, click here Computer_icon.jpg to download it for free)

Bid Opportunities*:

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg RFP Interpretive planning for Nisqualy State Park

*Minority and disadvantaged contractors are encouraged to submit proposals.


Job Openings:

Computer_icon.jpg Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation Opportunities

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Cashier for Seafood Retail
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Cashier Position
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Deli Clerk
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Dishwasher
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Gas Attendant
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Heavy Civil Project Manager
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Mechanical/Electrical Inspector
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  OSP Aerial Laborer
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Sales and Retail Technology Customer Service Representative
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Seafood Processor - Temporary
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Site Safety and Health Officer

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  UG Laborer


Computer_icon.jpg Washington Conservation Corps.

               dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Nisqually Tribal Young Adults Ages 18-25 (Tumwater Conservation Crew)


Computer_icon.jpg  Nisqually Job Postings

Computer_icon.jpg  Red Wind Casino Job and RFP Postings



Additional Resources.jpg
lightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Forms (Requires Adobe Reader, click here Computer_icon.jpg to download it for free)

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Tribal Employment Rights Office Referral Application

lightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Forms (Requires Adobe Reader, click here Computer_icon.jpg to download it for free)

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg List of Native American Owned Businesses (Please contact the T.E.R.O. office to obtain)
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Compliance Plan
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Application for Certification as Native American Owned Business

*Tribal Members, Spouses and descendants of Nisqually Tribal Members, and All Native Americans registered with a Federally Recognized Tribe can apply through the Tribal Employment Rights Office to ensure Native American preference.


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