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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


Executive Director

Closes: Aug 31, 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 120 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. CRITFC is looking for an inspiring, creative, and resourceful individual to serve as Executive Director of the organization. S/he will be responsible for the leadership, administration, and management of the organization and will lead a team of department managers in accomplishing CRITFC’s goals and priorities as set by leadership from its member tribes. CRITFC offers competitive compensation, 401k for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies, and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities, promote from within, and have a Native hiring preference as part of our commitment to building tribal expertise, workforce development, and education. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires fulfilling achievement in the protection of the natural world and the tribal cultural connection to it.
*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, 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. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.

Dispatcher/Communications Officer

Closes: Jul 30, 2021
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.

Police Officer

Closes: Jul 10, 2021
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.

Temporary / Seasonal Maintenance Worker

Closes: Jun 15, 2021
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.

Other Fisheries Employment Opportunities


None available at this time.

Internships


None available at this time.

Requests for Quotation


Professional Services and Genetics Equipment

Open until filled
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a quotation for a sequencer for our lab located in Hagerman, Idaho. The Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station is a 13,000 square foot facility that houses six analytical laboratories to explore fish genetics and pathology, a wet lab to study fish diet and production, and a tissue archive to store fish samples from around the Pacific Northwest for future DNA testing.

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