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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

CRITFC Positions


Public Information Specialist

Closes: February 22, 2022

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 aspirations 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.

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Human Resources Generalist

Open until filled

The Human Resources 2-person team works closely together and communicates about the planning and action details for any given procedures, policies, and concerns. A complimentary balance of skills and interests provides service to eight departments and 125 permanent employees.

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Maintenance Worker

Open until filled

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.

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Treaty Fisheries Community Outreach Liaison

Open until filled

This position will be support outreach and wrap-around support services for tribal communities along the Columbia River Gorge. The primary geographic area of focus will be the Columbia River In-lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites and tribal members in communities along the Columbia River. The position involves distribution of personal protective equipment, coordinating access to food and water resources, and helping connect community members with social supports.

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SCHISM Modeler/ Oceanographer

Open until filled

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s (CRITFC) Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) program is seeking a full-time experienced SCHISM modeler to continue development of SCHISM models for the Columbia River Basin (river, estuary and coastal ocean) and for the Pacific Ocean Basin. 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.

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Law Enforcement Positions


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.

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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.

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Internships


None available at this time.

RFQs


Hanford Reach PIT Tagging

Closes: February 14, 2022

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) invites you to submit a proposal for PIT tagging at the Hanford Reach field site on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington. This is part of a tagging project which CRITFC has operated since 1987.

CRITFC is a subdivision of the tribal governments of the Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CRITFC has been active in managing fisheries and putting fish back in the rivers since 1977. For more information on CRITFC please visit our website at www.critfc.org

CRITFC is entitled to purchase from the GSA schedule but is not required to do so. You may submit either GSA or open market pricing.

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COVID Vaccination

CRITFC requires all new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first day of employment, and as a condition of that employment.



CRITFC Employment Application

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Human Resources Contacts

Lorliee Morsette
HR Manager
(503) 238-0667
fax (503) 238-3571
hr@critfc.org





ISDEAA Rules

Under the authority of Section 7 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, CRITFC shall give preference in employment matters to qualified enrolled members of the four CRITFC member tribes, then to qualified enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes. If CRITFC is unable to fill openings with such qualified Indians, other qualified applicants will be considered.