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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

Police Officer
Closes on: Jan 31, 2015

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 main stem Columbia River (Oregon and Washington shores) and its environs 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.

Fishery Technician II
Closes on: Jan 16, 2015

This position offered is associated with CRITFC’s Fish Science Department. This 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.

Library Assistant
Closes on: Dec 19, 2014

The Library Assistant supports the provision of library services for both CRITFC and the fishery management community in the Columbia Basin through the StreamNet Project. The position requires experience with computers, and an interest in organizing and maintaining information resources.

The Library staff is team-oriented. Each staff member has assigned duties and is allowed the freedom to complete those duties. As a team, the Library staff members work together to gather and organize information to support the scientific research into the natural resources of the Columbia River basin and Pacific Northwest.

Junior Applications Developer

This position will include: 1) analyze and define data requirements, 2) design, write, test, debug, and maintain software applications, 3) create user interfaces and train users, and 4) write and maintain application software documentation.

The Junior Applications Developer provides support to the fishery programs of CRITFC and its member tribes. This will require interacting with and coordinating diverse types of databases, codebases, computer issues, and people, and may require travel to tribal offices and field locations. This position offered is within the Fishery Science Department and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Database Group (GAD Group). It requires a high degree of analytical ability, skill in problem solving, and skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing in a team setting, as well as an understanding of the interrelationships with other IT specialties.

It is expected that the person hired for this position will develop additional skills on the job that will qualify them for additional responsibilities and an adjustment in pay grade.

Fisheries Science Department Manager

This position will provide support to CRITFC and its member tribe’s projects, programs, and goals involving complex biological issues. The Fishery Science Department develops and uses scientific information in support of tribal fishery management and restoration goals.  The Department consists of approximately 35 scientists and support staff organized into three functional groups: Production and Restoration Research, Watershed Ecology and Adaptive Management.

Fisheries Employment Opportunities at CRITFC Member Tribes

None available at this time.


CRITFC College Internship for Winter 2015 Quarter/ Spring 2015 Semester  Open

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission College Internship Program aims to increase the retention of member tribal students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) degrees by providing research experience, mentoring, and an opportunity to explore career options in natural resources.