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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 Scientist - Biometrician

Closes: Mar 31, 2016
The Fishery Scientist (Biometrician) works on projects involving the modeling of the population dynamics of Pacific salmon. The incumbent will serve on the Pacific Salmon Commission-Chinook Technical Committee, an interagency technical committee that models chinook salmon stocks and fisheries along the Pacific coast.

Fisheries Geneticist

Closes: Mar 15, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking Fisheries Geneticists with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and mixed stock analysis. Positions are part of the 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.

Fishery Technician III

Closes: Mar 4, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) assists four tribes in the co-management of their treaty fishing rights within the Columbia River Basin. A key to ensuring our member tribes have a sustainable fishery is the ability to collect and assess information on the status of anadromous and resident fish populations and their habitats within the Columbia River Basin. The position offered is associated with the Fishery Science Department’s Habitat Group. This group assists CRITFC and the four treaty tribes with collection and analysis of data pertaining to stream habitat conditions, habitat restoration, and stream ecology. This position will focus on monitoring status and trends in habitat conditions for ESA-listed spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River Basin. Stream habitat data will be collected at 25 sites in the Upper Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek basins using the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP) protocol (, a broad standardized monitoring program currently being implemented in 18 different watersheds across the Columbia River Basin and other areas in the Pacific Northwest. The primary objectives of these positions are to collect data necessary to 1) Assess current status, trends, and key limiting factors in fish habitat characteristics (e.g. water temperature, pool habitats, streamflow, and fine sediment) to the viability of spring chinook salmon populations, and 2) Evaluate effectiveness of stream restoration actions aimed at improving key limiting habitat factors.

Human Resources Assistant (Administrative)

Closes: Feb 5, 2016
Working under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Assistant (Administrative) will provide day-to-day assistance to the HR Manager and to employees regarding recruitment and placement, classification, benefits coordination, and new employee actions.

Fishery Technician II

Closes: Jan 29, 2016
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.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.


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Requests for Quotation

Temporary Professional Payroll Services

Closes: Mar 4, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for professional payroll services for our fish tagging project at the Hanford Reach field site on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington. The tagging project has been conducted annually since 1987. Each year a ten-person crew is hired for thirteen consecutive days between late-May and mid-June to capture and tag juvenile fall Chinook salmon. The tagging crew members will be provided and supervised by CRITFC. The requirements listed below were selected to meet our general needs for temporary payroll services. Although these requirements are subject to change or modification, please match them as closely as possible with your quotation. All specifics shall be negotiated and finalized by purchase order or contract.

Fishers Memorial Grant Writer

Closes: Feb 29, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) would like to increase its resource development and related capabilities to construct and operate the Columbia River Fishers Memorial. 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 site for the memorial is a short walk from Tsagaglalal, the sacred “She Who Watches” petroglyph. Together, these two stone creations will overlook the Columbia. One reminds us that the river is the source of our identity and strength. The other will remind us of those who returned to the Creator in its watery depths. Total construction cost of the memorial is estimated to be $750,000. Of this, CRITFC is seeking $500,000 from Federal and State funding foundations, and private donations. The remaining $250,000 of the construction cost is estimated to be provided through in-kind contributions. Additional funds will be needed to permanently provide for the operation costs of maintaining the memorial. CRITFC is seeking the services of a grant writer to support this fundraising campaign. Grant writing may seek funds from two categories of grants: first, Federal/State, large foundation and corporate grants and second, local and small grants. Vendors are invited to submit quotes for both categories.

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Processing, Identification, and Basic Analysis

Closes: Feb 28, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for processing, identification, and basic analysis of benthic macroinvertebrate samples that will be taken in the summer of 2016 and likely to continue in subsequent years as part of an ongoing salmon habitat monitoring program. We are accepting quotes from macroinvertebrate labs for the purpose of providing professional services to our research team.

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