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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

Biogeochemical Oceanographer

Closes: Jul 15, 2020
Responsible for the quality assurance and control (QC/QA) of complex combinations of biogeochemical instrumentation, integrated in a nationally recognized oceanographic observation network for the Columbia River estuary and plume.

Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician

Closes: Jul 15, 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 Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) department. This position contributes to all aspects of the design, construction, calibration, repair, installation and deployment of estuary and ocean observation stations, buoys, gliders and cruises. The Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician will be responsible for the collection of oceanic and marine atmospheric observations. This position will collect reliable, quality data using in-situ ocean observing instrumentation to meet user needs for government, industry, academia, and the public.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.


None available at this time.

Requests for Quotation

Acoustic Releases (n = 12) and Deck Unit

Closes: Jun 18, 2020
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a competitive proposal for twelve (12) each acoustic transponding releases and associated equipment according to the details listed below. The CRITFC, in coordination with the USGS, YN, CTUIR, NPT, PNNL and Mainstem Fish Research, LLC., intend to conduct a study on juvenile lamprey passage below Bonneville dam to evaluate array placement for optimal detectability, test the recently developed juvenile lamprey acoustic tag (JLAT) and understand lamprey migration behavior, travel rate, and survival in the lower river environment. This study will occur December 2020 – March 2021. It will be necessary to test equipment during the month of November 2020; thus timely shipping will be required to ensure delivery in time for deployment.

Professional eDNA Analysis

Closes: Jun 1, 2020
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for professional eDNA analysis of water samples to detect lamprey DNA using qPCR methods using Entosphenus tridentatus and a subset using Lampetra assays. Samples may be collected and submitted for analysis throughout the year for presence/absence surveys pre- and post-outplanting of artificially propagated Pacific lamprey.

RFP: Professional Payroll Services

Closes: May 7, 2020
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a proposal for professional payroll services for our fish tagging project at the Hanford Reach field site on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington. The tagging project has been conducted annually since 1987. Each year a ten-person crew is hired for up to thirteen consecutive days between late-May and mid-June to capture and tag juvenile fall Chinook salmon. The tagging crew members will be provided and supervised by CRITFC. The requirements listed below were selected to meet our general needs for temporary payroll services. Although these requirements are subject to change or modification, please match them as closely as possible with your quotation. All specifics shall be negotiated and finalized by purchase order or contract. Download complete RFP here.

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