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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

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.

Fishery Technician III (Fisheries)

Closes: Mar 20, 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 Fishery 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 salmonids. Specific areas of research covered under this announcement include the investigation of the length, age and stock composition of salmon and steelhead passing Bonneville dam. The Fishery Technician III will be responsible for collecting a variety of biological data and samples from several fish species under field conditions.

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.

CRITFC Enforcement Sergeant

Closes: Feb 14, 2020
Serves 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.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.


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Requests for Quotation

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