The following positions are currently open. Click on one to find out more information, qualifications, and application instructions.
Resumes and applications are only accepted when openings are available. Enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribes who are interested in future employment opportunities may contact Human Resources directly.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) assists its four member tribes, the Nez Perce Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, in the co-management of their treaty rights within the Columbia River basin. The Lamprey Biologist position is managed within the CRITFC Fishery Science Department. Primary responsibilities of the lamprey biologist position are to facilitate and expand genetics-based analyses, to supplement ongoing monitoring of interior Columbia Basin Pacific Lamprey populations conducted by the four CRITFC member tribes, and to evaluate the success of tribal lamprey translocation and hatchery supplementation projects in areas where populations have been extirpated. Specific objectives of this position are to:
- Evaluate relative spawning success, run and spawn timing, and redd distribution of naturally migrating or translocated adult Pacific lamprey;
- Evaluate lamprey survival and development during larval freshwater rearing and metamorphosis;
- Provide estimates of productivity (e.g., larvae or juveniles per redd or per adult), and relative production rates, and;
- Further develop a collaborative working relationship between CRITFC, the four CRITFC member tribes, state and federal agencies, and other organizations involved in efforts to promote Pacific Lamprey recovery.
The Lamprey Biologist will utilize the principles of fishery science, population dynamics, statistics, sampling theory, experimental design, and genetics. The Lamprey Biologist will collaborate with tribal biologists on study design, monitoring efforts, and collection of tissues for genetic analyses. The Lamprey Biologist will also collaborate on research, regional planning and education/outreach activities associated with the CRITFC Fisheries Management Department project titled “Implement Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan.”
We are seeking to fill an opening for a Genetics Laboratory Technician. This position is part of CRITFC’s Fishery Science Department. To position is with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group is involved in testing conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes. The Genetics Laboratory Technician will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and other technicians, as well as staff of the Fishery Science Department in Portland, OR. Efforts will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, Chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, sturgeon, lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia River Basin.
We are seeking a Fisheries Geneticist with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and mixed stock analyses. This position is part of CRITFC’s Fishery Science Department, but will be located with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group is involved in testing conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes. The employee will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and technicians, as well as staff of the Fishery Science Department in Portland, OR. Efforts will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, Chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, sturgeon, lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia River Basin.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission assists four tribes in the co-management of their treaty rights within the Columbia River Basin. The position offered is associated with the Commission’s Fish Science Department. This research group is engaged in several investigations of stock composition, identification, and structure, as well as, development and evaluation of restoration strategies for Pacific salmon. Specific areas of research covered under this announcement include the investigation of the length, age and stock composition of salmon passing Bonneville dam. The Fishery Technician will be responsible for collecting a variety of biological data and samples from several fish species under field conditions.
Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Hatchery Manager
The Lower Fisheries Hatchery Manager manages and assists in all hatchery and other enhancement-related activities in the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s usual and accustomed treaty area. These include, but are not limited to: (1) proper husbandry of fish; (2) construction and maintenance of hatchery and other fisheries enhancement facilities and equipment; (3) maintenance of enhancement records and preparation of fisheries enhancements reports; (4) supervision and coordination of the activities of the hatchery staff. The Hatchery Manager is under the supervision of the Fisheries Manager and works closely with the habitat biologist, and staff from the Elwha Klallam Tribe, the PNPTC and NWIFC.
No paid internships available at this time. Internships for credit may be available. Please phone or email the HR contact listed to the right for information.