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Quantitative Fisheries Scientist

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The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission assists its four governing tribes (Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce) with management of their treaty fishing rights. A key to ensuring our member tribes have a sustainable fishery is the ability to collect and assess information on the status of anadromous and resident fish populations and their habitats within diverse watersheds of the Columbia Basin. The position offered is a Quantitative Fishery Scientist in the Fishery Science Department’s Watershed Ecology group.

The Watershed Ecology group evaluates the combined impacts to fish populations from land management and restoration efforts in context of natural variability and climate change. The group develops landscape-scale analyses linking watershed conditions to riverine habitat conditions; relates habitat conditions to life stage-specific abundance, capacity, and survival of salmonids; and uses these as inputs to life cycle models. The group additionally applies remotely-sensed technology, evaluates the role of food webs, and assesses river ecosystems using various other approaches.

The Quantitative Fishery Scientist will apply quantitative approaches to evaluating factors limiting salmonid populations in a range of habitats, from headwater tributaries to the mainstem Columbia River. The incumbent must demonstrate strong quantitative skills and experience in advanced data analysis including population modeling, maintain a proven publication record, and possess exceptional problem solving and communication skills.

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 enrolled members of the four CRITFC member tribes.

For details about the position duties and application instructions, visit or contact:

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Attn: Human Resources

700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200

Portland, OR 97232