Position open in Watershed Department: SCHISM Modeler/ Oceanographer

Classification: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary/Wage Range: $75,799- $80,854
Location: Portland, Oregon
Closing Date:  January 15, 2022

Founded in 1977, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is the technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River basin’s four treaty fishing tribes: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe. With a team of more than 130 employees in four locations in Oregon and Idaho, we work to put fish back in the rivers, protect treaty fishing rights, share salmon culture, and provide direct services to tribal fishers along the Columbia River. Our goal is to ensure healthy Columbia Basin salmon runs that support a sustainable harvest today and for future generations.

Job Summary / Primary Responsibility:   
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s (CRITFC) Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) program is seeking a full-time experienced SCHISM modeler to continue development of SCHISM models for the Columbia River Basin (river, estuary and coastal ocean) and for the Pacific Ocean Basin. This position will work collaboratively with fish scientists and managers to integrate numerical hydrodynamic modeling into conservation and management programs for critical fish species and stocks in the Columbia River, focusing on Upper Columbia summer and fall chinook and Snake River fall chinook, but including other salmonid species, lamprey, and sturgeon. Work may include incorporating high resolution wetland modeling, water control structures, and aquatic vegetation modeling into the existing CMOP SCHISM model and continuing development of individual based modeling of juvenile salmon. This position may also participate in or lead production of peer reviewed articles, technical reports, and grant proposals.

Application procedure:
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). Veteran’s preference may also apply.

All qualified individuals, including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If accommodations are needed during the application process, please call 503-238-0667 and ask for Human Resources.

Note: No incomplete application will be considered. Complete application materials include a cover letter, CV/resume, a completed job application (available on our website at www.critfc.org “employment opportunities” on bottom right corner, or by calling 503-238-0667), a copy of relevant certifications and a list of at least three professional references. Submit to:

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Attn: Human Resources
700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97232
Email: hr@critfc.org
Fax: 503-235-4228

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