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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.
CRITFC’s mission is to coordinate the efforts of the four Commission member tribes (Warm Springs, Umatilla, Yakama, and Nez Perce) to restore salmon to the Columbia River Basin and to uphold the treaty rights of these sovereign nations. We seek a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of the Commission. Through a staff of approximately 100+ employees, and at the direction of the Commission, the Executive Director initiates strategies and manages all activities of the finance, administrative, research and development, legal, and law enforcement functions; develops and recommends programs designed to meet the Commission goals; implements policies and procedures approved by the Commission; and serves as a highly visible spokesperson for the Commission and its member tribes.
We are seeking to fill multiple openings for a Genetics Laboratory Technician. These positions are 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 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.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) Patrol Officers are directly responsible for carrying out all enforcement and protective patrols by foot, vehicle and boat on the mainstem Columbia River (Oregon and Washington shores) and its environs and also patrol at the In-lieu and Treaty Fishing Access sites (TFAS). Patrols are dictated by CRITFC/CRITFE policy, Tribal policy, contractual obligations of the Law Enforcement Department, and at the direction of patrol supervisors.
Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities
None available at this time.
The Policy Development and Legal Support Department at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is looking for a law student for legal research support for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year.
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Requests for Quotation
The four Columbia River Treaty Tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama) operate several hatchery programs, and currently rely solely on other agencies for fish health sampling and monitoring. Due to the size of the tribal programs and USFWS plans to reduce capacity at fish health centers in the Pacific region, there is a need for development of options for implementing an Intertribal Fish Health Program. An initial step in the implementation of a fish health program requires the development of a feasibility study to outline details for justification, an assessment of fish health needs for tribal hatchery programs, capital needs, and goals for operation and implementation of the program.
The purpose of this RFQ is to obtain a digital pen system to replace the current digital pen system. The primary use of this system is to transmit and translate field data into summarized data stored on SQL servers. Field data is written onto specially watermarked paper that enables a camera in the pen to know where on the form the pen is writing. These data are optically character read after being transmitted to a server in the CRITFC Secure Tribal Repository. The optically character read data is then QC’d via a standard web browser, and approved before being transmitted to management reporting functions. CRITFC Applications currently using this technology involve the processing of salmon and chinook harvest and spawning data, habitat data, lamprey data, and sturgeon data. Automated technology is important to allow us to process field data in a consistent, efficient and timely manner.Examples of models of interest: Capturex/Adapx digital pen, Field Data Integrators - Anoto digital pen.Contractors may submit bids for alternate items, provided those items meet all of the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this solicitation. CRITFC will evaluate 'equal' items on the basis of information furnished by the contractor or identified in the bid and reasonably available to CRITFC.
The objective of this RFQ is to locate an individual or firm to assist the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with professional services necessary to begin Step 2 of our Master Plan effort to build a white sturgeon hatchery for production level stocking in selected Columbia River reservoirs. This production level facility will focus on fishery Zone 6, and to a lesser extent, the lower Snake River reservoirs.
The purpose of this RFQ is to obtain a next generation DNA sequencer. The primary use of this instrument is to sequence data using GTseq, RADseq, RNAseq and Pool-seq Technology. Each year the lab processes and analyzes approximately 100,000 fish for genotypic analysis. Typical use is for conservation genetics of Pacific Salmonids and other native fish species.
We are looking for an automated system that will allow us to process samples in a consistent, efficient and timely manner. The Hagerman lab currently owns and operates an Illumina Hiseq 1500 that will be replaced or augmented with newer technology. We are looking for an instrument that will provide clear improvement while allowing us to easily adapt our existing benchtop protocols for use on a new instrument.
Models of interest are as follows: Illumina NextSeq 500, Ion Torrent S5.
Contractors may submit bids for alternate items, provided those items meet all of the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this solicitation. CRITFC will evaluate 'equal' items on the basis of information furnished by the contractor or identified in the bid and reasonably available to CRITFC.
The purpose of this RFQ is to obtain a DNA sonicator. The primary use of this instrument is preparation of RADseq libraries for Next Gen sequencing. RADseq is a targeted sequencing protocol that allows both discovery and genotyping of SNP markers. To accomplish this, we use a combination of restriction endonuclease digestion and sonication to provide a target fragment size of 200-700bp in length. Additional steps include MinElute purification and AMPure bead size selection.Lab protocols are designed to take 10μg of DNA through sonication. Total volume is dependant on DNA concentration, but can vary between 1.1 and 7.7 Milliliters per library, and multiple libraries are often processed simultaneously. Each year the lab processes and analyzes thousands of samples using RADseq technology. Automated technology is important to allow us to process samples in a consistent, efficient and timely manner.Examples of models of interest: Covaris M220, Diagenode Biorupter standard, Diagenode Biorupter plus, Diagenode Biorupter Pico, Qsonica Q800R2 and Episonic 2000.Contractors may submit bids for alternate items, provided those items meet all of the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this solicitation. CRITFC will evaluate 'equal' items on the basis of information furnished by the contractor or identified in the bid and reasonably available to CRITFC.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for PIT tagging at the Hanford Reach field site on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington. This is part of a tagging project which CRITFC has operated since 1987.