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Treaty Fisheries Community Outreach Liaison

Closing Date: 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.

Position Details

  • Department: Policy Development and Litigation Support
  • Classification: Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt
  • Salary/Wage Range: $37,540 – $39,520
  • Location: Portland, OR

Essential Job Functions

Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and track received donated and purchased supplies and materials
  • Prepare personal protective equipment, educational information, and other materials for COVID outreach events
  • Frequent travel to and along both sides of Zone 6 of the Columbia River for delivery and distribution of program supplies and materials
  • Help connect community members to social supports
  • Advocate for individual and community health needs

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to project genuineness, empathy, and warmth, and a capacity to respond flexibly to a range of possible situations.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects, tasks and execute deliverables on time, with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of IL-TFAS and tribal communities along the Columbia River.
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and values of diverse Columbia River tribal populations.
  • Demonstrated interest in providing much needed services to the tribal communities along the Columbia River.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.


  • Supervision Received: This position works under the direct supervision of the Community Outreach Lead.
  • Supervision Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions

Duties requires regular travel up and down the Columbia River on both the Oregon and Washington sides. The duty days and hours must be flexible enough to meet deliverables at specific times and locations that may be outside regular work hours.

Must be able to safely lift 40 lbs., walk on rough or uneven terrain and be physically mobile, and the ability to perform activities involving repetitive motions.

COVID-19: 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, and as a condition of that employment.

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

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.


Application Form

Click here to download the CRITFC job application form.


All qualified individuals, including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Natives, especially to members of the four CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla and Nez Perce). If accommodations are needed during the application process, please contact Human Resources (see info below).

Note: no incomplete application will be considered.

Complete application materials include a cover letter, CV/resume, a completed job application a copy of relevant certifications and a list of at least three professional references.

Send application packet to:

ATTN: Human Resources
700 NE Multnomah, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97232

You may submit your application by:

  • Surface mail to the above address
  • Fax to (503) 238-3571
  • email to