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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


Dispatcher/Communications Officer

Closes: May 4, 2020
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.

Genomics Researcher

Closes: Apr 30, 2020
We are seeking to fill the position of Genomics Researcher. This position is 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 Genomics Researcher will work under the Lead Geneticist and Lab Managers, 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. Beyond typical lab duties, additional roles include bioinformatics support on genomics projects, processing sequencing data with existing pipelines, and generation of genomic data from sequencing instruments.

Genetics Laboratory Technician

Closes: Apr 1, 2020
We are seeking to fill the position of Genetics Laboratory Technician. This position is 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 and Lab Managers, 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 Basin.

Fishery Technician III (Lamprey Project)

Closes: Mar 31, 2020
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 Management Department, within the ‘Implement Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan’ project. The lamprey project is engaged in several activities including but not limited to regional coordination on matters related to lamprey restoration and conservation, efforts to improve lamprey passage at Columbia River mainstem dams, parentage based tagging, genetics analysis, collections of adult lamprey for translocation, and conducting research, monitoring and evaluation projects with the CRITFC member tribes. This position will work primarily within the lamprey project conducting trapping of Pacific lamprey at mainstem dams in support of the member tribes’ translocation programs. The Fishery Technician will be responsible for accurately collecting and recording data in the field and transferring data to electronic format in the office. This position requires daily travel from the Portland duty station to the mainstem dam field sites, including early mornings and weekends. Additional travel may be required outside of the Portland area in support of research, monitoring, and evaluation projects.

Computational Hydrologist/Climate Scientist

Closes: Mar 31, 2020
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Watershed Department is seeking a full-time Computational Hydrologist/Climate Scientist to support CRITFC and its member tribes in development, coordination and analyses of climate change data, hydrological data, biological analyses and decision frameworks. The candidate must have expertise in database development, computer programming, hydrological modeling and in-depth knowledge of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) operating procedures and protocols. This position will help guide CRITFC and its member tribes toward regional and specific water management planning under various climate change scenarios. This includes promotion of ecosystem function, utilizing a developed data base platform of regulated, modified flows adjusted by updated climate change scenarios.

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Closes: Mar 31, 2020
The Executive Assistant (EA) plays a vital role to support the leadership and management duties of the Executive Director (ED). The EA is often a primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies which requires diplomacy in maintaining positive relations. The EA fulfills a variety of administrative, communication and logistical tasks such as managing calendars; coordinating materials requiring the ED’s attention; composing or reviewing correspondences; completing authorization and expense reports; arranging travel, itineraries and agendas. The EA supervises other members of Office of the ED’s (OED) administrative team and assures coordination and collaboration with the administrative staff in other departments. The position requires confidentiality when encountering sensitive issues involving negotiations, employee or legal matters.

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Closes: Mar 13, 2020
Provide organizational guidance to develop and implement strategies involving federal policy and regional relations. Advise, analyze, monitor and engage key partners on matters regarding Congressional appropriations, legislation and initiatives within the Administration. Coordinate the review and preparation of appropriation requests, testimonies, and responses to Congressional and agency inquiries. Maintain collaborative relations and serve as point of contact for Congressional and agency staff. Cultivate and maintain a network among partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors to enhance communication and develop cooperative strategies that advance the Commission’s interests. Support and represent CRITFC on a variety of regional and national organizations and forums to pursue common objectives.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities


None available at this time.

Internships


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Requests for Quotation


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