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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: Nov 5, 2021
Founded in 1977, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is the technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River basin’s four treaty fishing tribes: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe. With a team of more than 130 employees in four locations in Oregon and Idaho, we work to put fish back in the rivers, protect treaty fishing rights, share salmon culture, and provide direct services to tribal fishers along the Columbia River. Our goal is to ensure healthy Columbia Basin salmon runs that support a sustainable harvest today and for future generations. 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 River Basin.

Police Sergeant

Closes: Oct 22, 2021
The Sergeants serve as a first-line supervisor over the patrol division. Sergeants are responsible for the deployment of enforcement and protective services initiated, associated records and reports, training, disciplinary actions, and keeping the chain of command informed of patrol-related matters as they affect the agency.

Accounting Technician

Open until filled
Founded in 1977, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is the technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River basin’s four treaty fishing tribes: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe. With a team of more than 130 employees in four locations in Oregon and Idaho, we work to put fish back in the rivers, protect treaty fishing rights, share salmon culture, and provide direct services to tribal fishers along the Columbia River. Our goal is to ensure healthy Columbia Basin salmon runs that support a sustainable harvest today and for future generations. This position provides support to accounting and operations functions. The position will have primary duties in fleet management, document management, and general ledger account reconciliations. It also assists in the back-up of other accounting and operations functions such as front desk coordination, asset receiving and tracking, and travel coordination. The position prepares general ledger journal entries; assists in special project management; participates in internal and external audit; and works in other areas managed by the Department.

Maintenance Worker

Open until filled
The position provides the maintenance of the Tribal In-Lieu / Treaty Fishing Access Sites along the Columbia River during the COVID-19 out-break by performing work that involves a variety of trade practices such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, and custodial work, to include sanitizing all facilities. Maintenance workers will use hand and power tools to accomplish this work.

Maintenance Worker

Closes: Sep 30, 2021
The position provides the maintenance of the 31 Tribal In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites located along 150 miles of the Columbia River. The FSMD crews perform work that involves a variety of trade practices to maintain, repair, and improve existing public facilities. Skills include painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, custodial work, and maintaining sanitation standards in all facilities.  Maintenance workers use hand and power tools to accomplish the work.

Police Officer

Open until filled
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD) is based in Hood River, Oregon. It is the law enforcement arm of the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) an agency of tribal government. The team consists of patrol officers, dispatchers, victim advocate, and administrative personnel. The department maintains a 24-hour policing effort focused on the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam and lands adjacent. CRITPD officers inspect catch, gear, identifications, and tribal fishing sites by vehicle or boat. This can range from a simple visit to a full investigation using high-tech surveillance equipment. Officers also provide assistance during times of need, protect archeological sites, and provide police services for the 31 tribal fishing access sites and other tribal lands along Zone 6 of the Columbia River. All officers are Oregon-certified and serve as an extension of tribal law enforcement. They hold commissions from all four CRITFC member tribes (Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce tribes), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the states of Oregon and some Washington counties. CRITFC is wholly owned and exclusively governed by its four member tribes. Click here to learn more about the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department.

Dispatcher/Communications Officer

Open until filled
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD) is based in Hood River, Oregon. It is the law enforcement arm of the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) an agency of tribal government. The team consists of patrol officers, dispatchers, victim advocate, and administrative personnel. The department maintains a 24-hour policing effort focused on the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam and lands adjacent. CRITPD dispatchers are directly responsible for the operation of all office radio/telephone communication equipment, monitoring patrol officer activities and assisting with general office needs of the agency.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities


None available at this time.

Internships


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Requests for Quotation


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