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Fishery Technician II/III (Lamprey Project)

Closing Date: Open until filled.

  • Duration: 3-4 months (late May through mid-September)
  • Location: Portland or The Dalles/Hood River, Oregon
  • Salary Range: $18.80 To 24.84 Hourly

The Fishery Technicians will work for the CRITFC Lamprey Program. The primary duties of the position are trapping, transporting, and hatchery holding of adult Pacific lamprey in support of the tribes’ Pacific lamprey translocation programs. Pacific lamprey are collected using a variety of trapping methods at Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day dams on the Columbia River. Traps are checked daily and collected fish are transported to a hatchery facility and held in tanks until being transferred to CRITFC member tribes approximately weekly.

Work weeks consist of five consecutive 8-hour days that include Saturday and Sunday with two consecutive weekdays off. Therefore, work schedule options will include Wednesday-Sunday, Thursday-Monday, Friday-Tuesday, or Saturday-Wednesday with the other two days off each week. Workdays may occasionally exceed 8 hours per day during the peak of the lamprey run, with overtime accrued for hours over 40 per week.


  • Collecting biological data, tissue samples, and executing technical procedures.
  • Safely handling and accurately enumerating up to several hundred lamprey per day.
  • Setting and checking Pacific lamprey traps at Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day dams on the Columbia River to collect adult lamprey for CRITFC member tribes.
  • Transporting and holding collected lamprey in vehicle tanks and hatchery tanks.
  • Monitoring fish health and water quality during trapping, transportation, and holding.
  • Operating and maintaining dissolved oxygen and temperature probes and other sampling equipment.
  • Taking detailed sampling notes, conducting data entry, and data management.
  • Driving daily from the Portland duty station to the dams and back in CRITFC vehicles.
  • Conducting outreach and education.
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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*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, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.