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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


Genetics Laboratory Technician

Closes: May 7, 2019
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

Closes: Apr 30, 2019
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 and Management Departments. These departments are engaged in several investigations of salmon abundance and stock composition, salmon predation, salmon and sturgeon production, sturgeon abundance and distribution, and invasive species management and research within the Columbia River Basin. Specific projects include, but are not limited to, sea lion hazing, Hanford fall Chinook tagging, invasive species monitoring, parental based tagging, and sturgeon monitoring and research. The Fishery Technician will be responsible for collecting a variety of biological data and samples for these projects under field and lab conditions and will be required to work with other agencies. Work locations vary throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Genomics Researcher

Closes: Apr 30, 2019
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.

Lamprey Collection Technician

Closes: Apr 19, 2019
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, maintain 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 activities.

Fishery Technician (II)

Closes: Apr 12, 2019
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 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/Watershed Group. This group assists CRITFC and the four treaty tribes with collection and analysis of data pertaining to stream habitat conditions, habitat restoration, fish abundance, and stream ecology. This position will focus on monitoring fish abundance and growth in the upper Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek basins in Northeast Oregon. The duration of this position is limited to 3.5 months and lodging will be provided in La Grande, Oregon.

Fisheries Geneticist

Closes: Mar 31, 2019
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking a Fisheries Geneticist with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and analyses of mixed stock fisheries. Positions are part of the 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 employee will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and 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, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia River Basin.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities


None available at this time.

Internships


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Requests for Quotation


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