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CRITFC Employment Opportunities

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.

Paid Positions


Fishery Technician II

Closes: Jan 27, 2018
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. The production research group is engaged in several research projects designed to investigate salmon and steelhead limiting factors which include predation. For the last decade sea lion presence and consumption of salmon near Bonneville dam has been increasing and our research program is designed to assist managers in reducing sea lion occurrence near the dam along with investigating sea lion abundance and predation rates. The duration of this position is limited to three and a half months.

Senior Accountant

Closes: Jan 19, 2018
This Senior Accountant position performs contract administration for all contracts, including 638 and non-638 funding sources. It is responsible for tracking program revenues and expenses; reviewing expenditures for accuracy and budgetary purposes; ensuring financial and other reporting is submitted in accordance with deadlines; providing invoices to grantors for reimbursement in a timely manner, or drawing down funds; and closing out contracts. This position also reviews and approves purchase order requisitions for further processing and purchasing; performs internal audit functions by reviewing financial transactions and preparing journal entries to correctly classify expenditures; reconciles the Commission’s bank accounts on a monthly basis; assists in the yearly audit of the organization’s expenditures by preparing schedules and other information for the audit process; assists in the preparation of the monthly financial statements through the monthly close out processes, reviewing of expenditures and posting of statements internally; assists in the development of the organization’s annual budget by reviewing information and helping to determining budget amounts; assists in the approval of indirect rates by reviewing and preparing information to submit to the cognizant agency; and assists in the administration of the Commissions retirement plan through the  processing of paperwork. Performs other work as assigned to improve promote the integrity and accuracy of the financial accounting system.

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Closes: Dec 22, 2017
This position is the primary Receptionist and first point of contact for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). The Receptionist is the first impression for the organization and needs to be comfortable working on the front lines of public perception and reputation. To be successful as the Receptionist, you must maintain a high level of professionalism, both in appearance and etiquette, as this is also a customer service role. The primary responsibilities of the Receptionist will be to open the office each business day, answer and route incoming telephone calls to appropriate CRITFC staff, receive and distribute facsimiles/mail, and greet commissioners, guests, and staff members. The Receptionist reports to the Executive Assistant and provides general clerical support to members of the Office of the Executive Director department. The position provides clerical assistance to the CRITFC Administrative Assistants and the Administrative Assistants provide backup reception duties as needed. This support includes, but is not limited to, filing, typing, and project assistance.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities


None available at this time.

Internships


None available at this time.

Requests for Quotation


RFQ: Professional Land Surveying Services

Closes: Dec 31, 2017
For over 30 years, the four Columbia River treaty tribes have desired to build a memorial to honor lost fishers. Under tribal leadership, a group of Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce artists have designed a culturally significant monument (See Attachment 2) to memorialize lost fishers, provide a place for families to express their grief, and to encourage safety for all who use the river. The Columbia River Fishers Memorial will be constructed on the Columbia Hills State Park located 6 miles east of Dallesport on SR 14 in Klickitat County at 85 Route 14, Lyle, WA 98635. See Attachment 1.

RFQ: Cultural Resources Survey

Closes: Dec 31, 2017
For over 30 years, the four Columbia River treaty tribes have desired to build a memorial to honor lost fishers. Under tribal leadership, a group of Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce artists have designed a culturally significant monument to memorialize lost fishers, provide a place for families to express their grief, and to encourage safety for all who use the river. The Columbia River Fishers Memorial will be constructed on the Columbia Hills State Park located 6 miles east of Dallesport on SR 14 in Klickitat County at 85 Route 14, Lyle, WA 98635. See Attachment 1.

Memorial Components

  • Stone Pillar: The pillar represents reverence, permanence, and rising up to the sky from the rippling waters. It will be made from a combination of large rounded river rocks and basalt stones. Built of seven stones, varying from five or six foot in size at the base to smaller at the top, the pillar will reach approximately 25 feet in height.
  • Concentric Circles & Plaza: The circles or “ripples” represent the far-reaching effects of something falling into water, the circular nature of life, and the round tepee homes. Like ripples from a stone dropped into water, four stone-built circles will radiate out from the stone pillar and form a base or plaza around it. The circles will be constructed from 12” rocks set into the grade. A gravel or concrete walkway will be placed and shaped between the stone rings.
  • Four Directions: The four direction stones represent not only north, south, east, and west, but also the four winds, the four seasons, and the four colors of the people of earth. The four five-foot tall basalt columns will be placed at the four cardinal directions. Several shorter sections of basalt stones will be set around the perimeter for seating.
  • Walkway: The walkway is an outline of the Columbia River between Bonneville and McNary dams. This is a reminder of the river’s great length and the many different tribes who live along and depend on it. It connects the parking lot to the Memorial and varies from four to six feet in width. Several materials are being considered, including gravel, colored concrete, or a material made from recycled glass that is colorful and reflective.
  • Stone Markers: Seven stone markers are to be set along the path between the parking lot and the main sculpture. These markers symbolize the numerous villages along the river that were drowned behind the dams.
Please see Attachment 2 for a visual aid of the proposed memorial.

RFQ: Sequencing and genome assembly for octoploid white sturgeon

Closes: Oct 20, 2017
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a proposal for developing a de novo genome assembly for octoploid white sturgeon. This would involve preparation of DNA sequencing libraries, generating sequence data, and assembly of long genomic scaffolds for this polyploid species.  This RFP is for scientific laboratory services for providing assistance to our research team. White sturgeon are an imperiled fish species that have high cultural importance to the four Columbia River Treaty tribes.  As such, this species has been closely monitored for several years and artificial propagation has been initiated to boost abundance in various areas.  However, genomic resources are limited for white sturgeon that would provide the ability to identify sex markers and the genetic basis for traits important to conservation.  Thus, development of a genome assembly would provide a highly valuable resource for further study of this species. The objective of this RFP is to identify a vendor to assist the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with professional laboratory services necessary for a de novo genome assembly for white sturgeon.  Since this species has an octoploid genome, this will require specific expertise in genome assembly for complex polyploid species. Specifically, tissues from an adult female white sturgeon will be provided for high molecular weight DNA extraction (estimated genome size of 2.4 Gb).  The vendor must be capable of creating high coverage genomic DNA sequencing data, creating long-read sequencing data, using bioinformatic pipelines that have been proven to be effective for de novo assembly of polyploid genomes. Download full RFQ here

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