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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


Closes: Jun 3, 2016
This position is the primary Receptionist and first point of contact for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. 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. This 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, faxing, answering phones, typing, scheduling of meeting conference rooms, and maintaining the company database. This position will also open, date stamp, scan and log mail for CRITFC, copying, occasional faxing requests and other clerical support activities as requested.

On-call Receptionist

Closes: Jun 3, 2016

The On-call Receptionist will provide services to CRITFC on scheduled short-term assignments or when Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission needs receptionist coverage due to employee’s absences; unscheduled, and scheduled time away from the office. This position will work on an as needed or on-call basis and will be paid hourly. CRITFC will ideally give a 24-hour notice when requesting Receptionist coverage. This may not always be the case. The working hour requests will generally be within Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The On-call Receptionist provides general administrative and clerical support to the Office of the Executive Director and back-up support to the Receptionist/ Administrative Services department. These include, but are not limited to, filing, faxing, answering phones, typing, scheduling of meetings and appointments, copying and other administrative/clerical support activities. The on-call receptionist opens the office, answers and routes incoming telephone calls. The receptionist receives and distributes facsimiles and is also responsible for greeting commissioners, guests, and staff members.

Library Assistant

Closes: May 31, 2016

CRITFC is seeking a Library Assistant to support library services for StreamNet Library. StreamNet Library serves the organization’s scientific and technical staff, Commissioners and staff from the four member tribes, and the fishery management community throughout the Columbia River Basin and the Pacific Northwest. The Library Assistant position requires experience with computers and will be responsible for gathering, organizing, and maintaining information resource.

Lamprey Collection Technician

Closes: May 4, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s (CRITFC) Fish Management Department, through the objectives laid out in CRITFC’s Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan for the Columbia River Basin, is assisting its member tribes in the collection of adult Pacific lamprey at mainstem Columbia River Dams for use in ongoing Pacific lamprey adult supplementation (translocation) efforts. The individual hired for this temporary position will be the primary, on-the-ground contact for CRITFC member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama) that have initiated supplementation (translocation) projects within tributaries of their ceded areas. The primary responsibility for this position will be to set, collect, log, and transfer adult Pacific lamprey from the previously determined dam locations to a central holding site in close coordination with CRITFC member tribe lamprey collection staffs. The successful applicant will be responsible for the health of lamprey during the trapping, transferring, and holding making this an on-call position.

Dispatcher/Communications Officer

Closes: Apr 22, 2016

The dispatcher is directly responsible for the operation of all office radio/telephone communication equipment, maintaining a close watch on patrol activities in the field, and for the general office needs of the agency.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.


TRAIL Research Project (Summer)

Closes: May 13, 2016
Are you a tribal member pursuing a degree in a STEM field? Deepen your understanding through a TRAIL summer internship. The TRAIL—Teaching Rising American Indian Leaders—Internship Project offers practical experience and mentoring for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) degrees by providing research experience, mentoring, and an opportunity to explore career options in natural resources.

Requests for Quotation

Salmon Camp Cook

Closes: Jun 10, 2016
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission invites you to submit a quotation for temporary camp cook and services for our summer youth program: CRITFC Tribal Salmon Camp. The event will be held from July 18th through July 22nd at the HeHe Longhouse, located on the Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon.

Salmon Camp Counselor

Closes: Jun 10, 2016
Salmon Camp is a component of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s Tribal Workforce Development program. The annual camp focuses on providing culturally relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences to foster an interest in natural resources careers for Native American youth. The Warm Springs Tribe will host Salmon Camp on July 18-22, 2016 on the Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon. Youth will participate in hands-on activities exploring the salmon life cycle, watershed health, and food webs. They will have opportunities to speak with tribal elders, community leaders, and professionals about tribal histories, educational opportunities, and career paths.

DNA Sonicator

Closes: May 15, 2016
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.

PIT tagging at the Hanford Reach (RFQ)

Closes: Apr 20, 2016
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.

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