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Fishery Technician III (Bonneville Project)

Closing Date: May 31, 2022

  • Department: Fishery Science Department
  • Classification: Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt
  • Salary Range: $44,013 to $46,946 per year DOQ
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

Position Details

The position offered is associated with the Commission’s Fish 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 salmon. Specific areas of research covered under this announcement include the investigation of the length, age and stock composition of salmon passing Bonneville dam. The Fishery Technician will be responsible for collecting a variety of biological data and samples from several fish species under field conditions.

CRITFC offers competitive compensation, 401(k) 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.

Essential Job Functions

The employee works closely with the research group in a developing capacity with increased responsibilities performing a range of duties and assignments. The duties for the Fishery Technician may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fish capture and identification.
  2. Collect biological data and execute technical procedures.
  3. Operate electronic sampling equipment and computers.
  4. Take detailed sampling notes, conduct data entry, and data management.
  5. Assist with research activities and report writing.
  6. Must have the ability to work in remote field locations and inclement weather.
  7. Work from Portland duty station.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

We seek responsible and dependable individuals with interests in environmental and fisheries sciences who meet the following required qualifications:

  1. Minimum of four years relevant work experience in environmental and fisheries science. A bachelor’s degree in fisheries or a related field will substitute for work experience.
  2. Familiarity with biological research and the ability to execute detailed technical procedures.
  3. Ability to collect and maintain high quality records from field and laboratory work.
  4. Experience with computer applications.
  5. Ability to work effectively, positively, and as a team in field, office, and laboratory settings.


  • Supervision received: This position reports to the Fisheries Scientist.
  • Supervision given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Working Conditions

This position will require occasional moving of heavy items, up to 50 lbs. Additional or extended working hours may be required occasionally to meet job related duties and functions. Must be able work in physical environments requiring the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Must be able to travel for work.

Must possess a current valid sate issued driver’s license and a good driving record.

CRITFC Motor Vehicle Policy

The driver operating a CRITFC vehicle or their own private vehicle for business related purposes shall be in possession of a valid, unrestricted current driver’s license, or other operator’s license, as required by law; and be eligible for coverage under CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle insurance policy. Upon request, CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle policy is available to applicants to review the required criteria.

Application Procedure

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) requires all new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first day of employment.

To apply, submit a completed CRITFC job application form. click here to download

Submit by email to and indicate job title in the subject line. We will confirm receipt of your submission.

Submit by mail:
Attn: Human Resources
700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97232

Hiring preference:
Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled members of the four CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce) and other federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Natives. Veterans will also be given preference.

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.

*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.