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.
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. This research group is engaged in several investigations of stock composition, identification, and structure, as well as, development and evaluation of restoration strategies for Pacific salmon. Specific areas of research covered under this announcement include the investigation of the length, age and stock composition of salmon passing Bonneville dam. The Data Technician (Fishery) will be responsible for uploading sampling data from field collections into databases, upload/download data from regional data storage sites, and assist in data analysis and report writing. This position will also require some field work as needed.
This temporary/seasonal 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.
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 Fish 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 primarily 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 (www.champmonitoring.org), 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 and trends in fish habitat characteristics considered to be key limiting factors (particularly water temperature, pool habitats, streamflow, and fine sediment) to viability of spring Chinook salmon populations, and 2) Evaluate effectiveness of stream restoration actions aimed at improving key limiting habitat factors.
Fisheries Employment Opportunities at CRITFC Member Tribes
None available at this time.
TRAIL Project: A Fisheries & Natural Resources Research Internship Program for Teaching Rising American Indian Leaders
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s TRAIL (Teaching Rising American Indian Leaders) Project aims to foster the educational pursuits of our tribal students by providing research experience, mentoring, and an opportunity to explore career options in fisheries and natural resources at all levels.