Website Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

COLUMBIA RIVER INTER-TRIBAL FISH COMMISSION 

IS HIRING THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: 

 ffice of the Executive Director 

Deputy Director 

One (1) Vacancy 

Salary: $125,000 – $142,000 (DOQ) 

CRITFC is looking for an experienced and dependable individual to serve as Deputy Director of the organization. S/he will be responsible for both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from policy analyses to administrative oversight. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to accomplish CRITFC’s goals and priorities as set by the Commission acting in accordance with its constitution and bylaws.

The Deputy Director is a highly visible management position that assists the Executive Director in the development and execution of operational policies for the organization and the development and monitoring of progress towards strategic and department goals. S/he should be a high-level strategic thinker, work well under pressure, and be an experienced manager of  people and processes. The Deputy Director must be very familiar with tribal culture, leadership and governance. S/he should be comfortable working at the executive level, preferably bringing previous experience working with a board. Experience working in fisheries, natural resources, or tribal governance is important; a commitment to restoring salmon and protecting tribal treaty fishing rights is a must. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing date: May 31, 2022  View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/deputy-director/

 

Fishery Science Department 

Fishery Biologist (Habitat Project) 

One (1) Vacancy 

Salary: $53,837 – $57,425 (DOQ) 

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission 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 within with the Fishery Science Department’s Habitat Group. This group assists CRITFC and the four treaty tribes with collection and analysis of data pertaining to stream habitat conditions, habitat restoration, and stream ecology.

This position will focus primarily on monitoring status and trends in habitat conditions for ESA-listed spring Chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River in Northeast Oregon and potentially other fish populations throughout the Columbia River basin in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Stream habitat data will be collected using the Tributary Habitat Assessment Protocol, a rapid ground-based survey supplemented by unmanned aerial systems (drone) imagery and other remote sensing. The primary responsibilities of this position are to 1) Supervise the collection of data intended to assess current status and trends in fish habitat characteristics considered to be key limiting factors  to viability of spring Chinook salmon populations (particularly water temperature, pool habitats, streamflow, and large wood), 2) Perform basic data analyses and interpretation suitable for contract reports, and 3) Perform additional data syntheses and statistical analyses for peer-reviewed publications and presentations under the supervision of project scientists. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing date: May 13, 2022.   View the job announcement by following the link listed here:

 Fishery Science Department 

Fishery Technician III (Hanford Project) 

One – two (1-2) Temporary, Full-time, Not benefit eligible 

Wage Range: $21.16 – $22.57 hourly (DOQ) 

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 Department.  The production research group is engaged in several population biology projects designed to investigate salmon and steelhead limiting factors.  For the last three decades this group has been coded wire tagging Hanford Reach juvenile fall Chinook as part of a larger program to monitor ocean harvest impacts on Pacific Salmon Treaty designated indicator stocks.  Hanford fall chinook are not only a PST indicator stock, but they are also the largest wild spawning population of salmon in the Columbia River Basin. The duration of this position is limited to under 4 weeks since juvenile fall chinook are only available for capture during a short window of time prior to their migration to the ocean.  Due to this limited window, crews will be required to work 10+ hours per day for the duration of the project with no time off including the Holiday and weekends.   Classification: Temporary, Full-time. Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing date: May 13, 2022.

 Fishery Science Department 

Fishery Technician III (Habitat Project) 

Four (4) Temporary, Full-time, Not benefit eligible 

Wage Range: $21.16 – $22.57 hourly (DOQ) 

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 positions offered are 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, and stream ecology. These positions will focus on monitoring status and trends in habitat conditions for ESA-listed spring Chinook Salmon in the upper Grande Ronde River basin in northeastern Oregon. Stream habitat data will be collected using a combination of remote sensing and instream habitat monitoring methods. The primary objectives of these positions are to collect data necessary to: 1) Assess current status, trends, and key limiting factors in fish habitat characteristics (e.g. water temperature, pool habitats, and fine sediment) to the viability of spring Chinook Salmon populations, and 2) Evaluate effectiveness of stream restoration actions aimed at improving key limiting habitat factors. Classification: Temporary, Full-time. Location: La Grande, Oregon. Closing date: May 13, 2022.  View the job announcement by following the link listed here: https://critfc.org/jobs/fishery-technician-iii/

 Fish Management Department 

Fishery Technician III (Lamprey Project) 

Three (3) Temporary, Full-time, Not benefit eligible 

Wage Range: $21.16 – $22.57 hourly (DOQ) 

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) assists the four tribes in the co-management of their treaty rights within the Columbia River Basin. The Fishery Technician position offered is within the Fish Management Department’s Lamprey Program. The Lamprey Program implements objectives and actions outlined in the Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan. These objectives include improving mainstem and tributary passage and habitat; lamprey supplementation/augmentation (translocation and reintroductions); evaluating contaminants and water quality; regional coordination, education and outreach; and research, monitoring and evaluation. The primary responsibilities of the Fishery Technician will be trapping adult Pacific lamprey at Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day dams in support of the tribes Pacific lamprey translocation program. The Fishery Technician will also be responsible for monitoring fish health during transportation and holding, and collecting biological and water quality data. Other duties may include assisting CRITFC and tribes with seasonal field work (e.g. , electrofishing surveys, eDNA sample collections, screw trap monitoring, parentage based tagging, etc) as needs arise. Field work occurs 7 days per week, June through September.  Classification:  Temporary, Full-time. Closing date:  May 13, 2022.  View the job announcement by following the link listed here: https://critfc.org/jobs/fishery-technician-iii-lamprey-project/

Office of Executive Director 

Public Information Specialist 

One (1) Regular, Full-time 

Salary Range: $65,137 – $71,651 (DOQ) 

This position works to forward the culture, goals and aspirations of the Commission and its member tribes to the broader public through media and outreach activities. The position will write press releases, news stories, website and social media posts, and other creative writing to share the work, priorities, and views of CRITFC and its member tribes. The potential of performing some job duties via telework, particularly from or near the CRITFC member tribes’ reservations and ceded lands, could be considered. The position also executes CRITFC’s media strategy, occasionally serves as a CRITFC spokesperson, and is a liaison between CRITFC and national, regional, local, and tribal press. The position works closely with Commissioners, CRITFC staff and tribal staff to ensure that the programs’ outreach needs are met and the Commission’s goals are accomplished. The position will require regular interaction with the public, representation of CRITFC to groups and audiences, and being called upon to speak extemporaneously on a variety of topics relating to CRITFC and its member tribes’ work. Tribal preference will be followed, with the ideal candidate possessing a broad knowledge of fisheries or natural resource, Columbia Plateau tribal culture, and Native American issues in general. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing date: Open Until Filled. View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/public-information-specialist/

Policy Development and Litigation Support Department 

Treaty Fisheries Community Outreach Liaison 

One (1) Temporary, Full-time, Not benefit eligible 

Wage Range: $37,540 – $39,520 (DOQ) 

This position will be support outreach, contract tracing and wrap around support services for tribal communities along the Columbia River gorge. Native Americans disproportionately experience many of the health conditions that put them at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The onset of the COVID crisis has drawn into stark contract the long-standing health disparities that exist here in the Columbia River Gorge. The In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites (IL-TFAS) represent highly vulnerable locations. Tribal members living along the Columbia River may have very limited access to electricity, communications, technology or to basic health care services. These individuals may also experience higher incidence of chronic health conditions that place them at increased risk for COVID-19. The primary geographic area of focus will be the Columbia River tribal IL-TFAS and tribal communities living along the Columbia River. Members of these communities can be at risk due to the frequent travel between the sites and other outlying tribal communities across the Pacific Northwest. The COVID pandemic has increased these challenges. Since June 2020, CRITFC has been working with multiple community service organizations to provide personal protective equipment, access to food and water resources, and supporting community member connect with social supports. Classification: Temporary, Full-time. Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing date: Open Until Filled.   View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/treaty-fisheries-community-outreach-liaison/

Watershed Department

Ocean Modeling Programmer 

One (1) Vacancy 

Salary: $75,799 – $80,854 (DOQ) 

This position will work collaboratively with fish scientists and managers to integrate numerical hydrodynamic modeling into conservation and management programs for critical fish species and stocks in the Columbia River, focusing on Upper Columbia summer and fall chinook and Snake River fall chinook, but including other salmonid species, lamprey, and sturgeon. Work may include incorporating high resolution wetland modeling, water control structures, and aquatic vegetation modeling into the existing CMOP SCHISM model and continuing development of individual based modeling of juvenile salmon. This position may also participate in or lead production of peer reviewed articles, technical reports, and grant proposals.  Classification: Regular, Full-time.  Location: Portland, Oregon. Closing Date: Open Until Filled.    View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/ocean-modeling-programmer/

 

Fishing Site Maintenance Department In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites

Fishing Site Maintenance Worker  

Two (2) Vacancies 

Wage Range: $16.58 – $17.69 hourly (DOQ) 

These positions will provide 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. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: The Dalles, Oregon. Closing date: Open Until Filled. View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/maintenance-worker/

Enforcement Department Hood River Office 

CRITPD-Police Officer  

Multiple Vacancies 

Salary: $51,516 – $56,261 (DOQ) 

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD) is based in Hood River Oregon. The CRITFC Police Department provides 24-hour policing focused on the 150 mile stretch of the Columbia River from Bonneville to McNary Dams and adjacent lands by vehicle and boat. CRITPD has commissions from all four CRITFC member tribes (Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, some Washington counties, and are Oregon-certified officers. The department enforces treaty fishing regulations and criminal laws, responds to search and rescue emergencies, and provides archeological resource protection. CRITPD also provides full police services on tribal lands along the Columbia River. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: Hood River or Boardman, Oregon. Closing date: Open Until Filled.  View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/police-officer/

Enforcement Department Hood River Office 

CRITPD-Dispatcher/Communications Officer  

Multiple Vacancies 

Salary: $39,937 – $43,661 (DOQ) 

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police dispatchers are based in Hood River, Oregon and are the communication link for all incoming communications to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD). Dispatchers are directly responsible for the operation of all office radio communications and telephone equipment, they monitor patrol officer activities, and answer incoming emergency calls for service, business, and assistance calls. The position works rotating shifts to support the round the clock police service provided by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department. Classification: Regular, Full-time. Location: Hood River, Oregon. Closing date: Open Until Filled. View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/dispatcher-communications-officer/

Watershed Department 

Oceanographer 

One (1) Vacancy 

Salary: $75,993 – $88,485 (DOQ) 

This position will work collaboratively with the CMOP team to analyze and integrate ocean observatory data for regional relevance and scientific value. CMOP data will be integrated into conservation and management programs for critical fish species and stocks in the Columbia River, focusing on Upper Columbia summer and fall chinook and Snake River fall chinook. This position may also participate in or lead production of peer reviewed articles, technical reports, and grant proposals.  Classification:  Regular, Full-time.  Location:  Portland, Oregon.  Closing date:  Open Until Filled.  View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/oceanographer/

Watershed Department 

Tribal Workforce Development & Outreach Coordinator 

One (1) Vacancy 

Salary: $61,262 – $71,651 (DOQ) 

This position will be responsible for 1) building a robust and sustainable workforce program through education and training pathways for CRITFC tribal members to pursue and achieve STEM degrees in post- secondary educational programs at junior college, college, and graduate levels, 2) responsible for organizing, recruiting tribal youth and facilitating a week-long Salmon Camp each summer within the Columbia Basin, and 3) developing qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure the effectiveness of actions implemented.  Classification:  Regular, Full-time.  Location:  Portland, Oregon.  Closing date:  Open Until Filled.  View the job announcement by following the link listed here:  https://critfc.org/jobs/tribal-workforce-development-outreach-coordinator/

 

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