Classification: Regular, Full time, Exempt position
Recruitment dates: 1/26/18 – 3/16/18;
Salary: $85,794-$111,530 (Equivalent to CRITFC Grade 13, steps 1-10)
Location: Portland, OR
Responsibilities; oversees a team of scientists, biologists, and technicians developing tools
and methods to monitor aquatic ecosystem recovery; develops, leads research projects evaluating
threats, factors limiting salmonid populations, such as impairment to habitat quantity/quality,
land use, climate change, other anthropogenic factors.
Required: Ph.D. in fisheries, biology, aquatic ecology, or closely related field. A M.S. degree plus minimum 5 yrs. relevant experience. May substitute for Ph.D. Extensive field experience monitoring ecosystem health and changing habitat conditions; ability to supervise technical teams at all skill levels; communicate effectively with CRITFC/tribal staff, consultants, federal/state staff, landowners; superior written, oral communication skills including demonstrable publication record; proficiency with computer
programs: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, various statistical packages (e.g. SAS, R),
and GIS software; familiarity with tribal restoration plans and objectives; thorough knowledge of
aquatic habitat evaluation, monitoring techniques, including Columbia Habitat Monitoring
Program (CHaMP), Action Effectiveness Monitoring Program (AEM), Aquatic Inventories
Program (AIP); familiarity with techniques to evaluate biotic (snorkeling benthic and drift
sampling) and abiotic habitat factors (flow, temperature, substrate) including remote sensing
applications; competency with statistical modeling including general linear modeling (e.g.,
multiple linear regression, ANOVA, logistic regression), multivariate modeling (e.g. cluster
analysis, principle components analysis, multidimensional scaling), structural equation modeling,
spatial statistical modeling, and familiarity with life cycle modeling; valid driver’s license.
Supervision Received/Given: reports directly to Fishery Science Dept. Manager; incumbent acts
as primary supervisor for up to 4 full-time staff and occasional seasonal technicians, interns,
biologists, or fishery scientists; incumbent is responsible for coordinating team schedules, work
assignments, performance management, time-sheet approval, annual evaluations.
For full job requirements visit: http://www.critfc.org/blog/jobs/senior-fishery- scientist-habitatwatershed-program-leader/
Application procedure: qualified individuals including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. Hiring preference given to qualified enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Natives, especially to enrolled members of CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla and Nez Perce).
CRITFC will consider non-U.S. citizen applicants authorized to work in U.S. If not authorized to
work in U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to candidate to
obtain a U.S. work authorization. With exception of certain employer-required costs, CRITFC
will not pay for costs related to applicant's legal representation, filings for work
authorization/immigration, or fees/costs related to obtaining work authorization/immigration
status from the U.S. Please contact Human Resources if accommodations are needed during
Note: Incomplete applications not considered. Complete application
includes: cover letter, CV/resume, completed job application (available at our website:
www.critfc.org “employment opportunities” on bottom left corner, or call 503-238- 0667), a copy
of relevant certifications and three professional references.
Submit to: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Attn: Human Resources, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97232, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Fax: 503-235- 4228.