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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

Maintenance Worker

Closes: Jan 31, 2017
The position provides the maintenance of the Tribal In-lieu/Treaty Fishing Access Sites along the Columbia River by: performing work that involves a variety of trade practices such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, and custodial work. Maintenance workers will use hand and power tools to accomplish this work.

Fishery Biologist

Closes: Jan 9, 2017
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission 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. The successful candidate will become part of a team conducting research into fish-habitat relationships as they relate to prioritization of habitat restoration in Columbia River tributaries. Habitat is defined broadly to include physical in-stream conditions (water temperature, streamflow, pool availability, fine sediment, etc.) but also riparian conditions, food availability, and overall watershed health. The primary job responsibilities through March 31, 2018, are to supervise the collection of field data and assist with analysis and reporting on fish habitat conditions for ESA-listed spring chinook salmon populations in the Grande Ronde River Basin of Northeast Oregon. Stream habitat data will be collected using the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP) protocol (, a standardized monitoring program currently being implemented across the Columbia River basin and other areas in the Pacific Northwest. Upon extension of the position to permanent status after March 31, 2018 based on available funding, the duties of this position may evolve to include continued supervision of field crews, advanced data analyses and interpretation suitable for peer-reviewed publications and presentations supporting stream habitat restoration prioritization as it benefits fish and other aquatic biota of high importance to the four treaty tribes.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.


None available at this time.

Requests for Quotation

Police Patrol Vehicles

Closes: Dec 23, 2016

RFQ - Police Patrol Vehicles

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for two Marked Patrol Units to be used by our Enforcement Department for general law enforcement patrols along the Columbia River.

CRITFC operates and maintains thirty-one tribal fishing access sites located along the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River (Zone 6). These sites are for the exclusive use of Indian fishers from the four CRITFC member tribes. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) department, located in Hood River, Oregon, consists of patrol officers, dispatchers, and other administrative personnel who provide 24-hour protection of those sites. In addition to protecting tribal treaty fishing access sites, the CRITFE also provides assistance for other public safety concerns as well as archaeological site protection. Currently, the Enforcement department is in need of two new marked patrol units to add to their existing fleet.

The complete RFQ is available here

The Dalles Reservoir White Sturgeon Tagging Project

Closes: Nov 16, 2016

Commercial Fisher Contract Announcement 2016-17

This request is for tribal fishers who wish to participate in white sturgeon tagging in The Dalles Reservoir during the winter of 2016-17. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission will contract with up to three (3) tribal fishers and their crews to catch and tag white sturgeon in The Dalles Reservoir this winter. This winter’s effort in The Dalles reservoir is expected to start in late November 2016 or early December 2016.

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