Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission coordinates management policy and provides fisheries technical services for the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes.

CRITFC’s mission is “to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.”

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Portland, Oregon
Jul 28, 2018
Full time
StreamNet Library Project Leader/Librarian Closing Date: September 7, 2018 The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking a Project Leader/Librarian to manage and guide the StreamNet Library, a small specialized collection that provides access to data and literature on Columbia River Basin fish, fisheries, and fisheries research. The incumbent will be inspired and expected to provide leadership and full library support including catalog oversight, reference services, collection development, inter-library loan services, archiving, staff management, and the development of metadata to support the fishery management community in the Columbia Basin through the StreamNet Data Project. As Project Leader, the incumbent will lead, supervise, and delegate duties to the library team (2-3 FTE’s) to plan, organize, and manage the services provided by the StreamNet Library. Incumbent will cooperate with StreamNet Data Project partners via the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) to incorporate relevant published information into the StreamNet Library collection. Incumbent will also assist in preserving the organizational history of CRITFC and provide informational support to the four treaty tribe fishery programs. As the Librarian, the incumbent will be responsible for original and copy cataloging based on current standards and authority control and will provide inventory guidance to the library team. In addition, the incumbent will aid with the upgrades and maintenance of the catalog, develop and maintain metrics on library performance, develop and maintain digital subscriptions, provide research support services to library users, and will spearhead library outreach activities. The ideal candidate will be organized and possess exceptional leadership, problem solving, communication, and user services skills. Position Details Starting Salary: $72,148 (CRITFC equivalent to GS 12 plus benefits) Department: Fishery Science Classification: Full time, regular, Exempt Duration: Appointment thru September 30, 2022 potential for extension dependent on annual availability of project funding. Location: Portland, Oregon Essential Job Functions Project Administration—develop, manage, and oversee annual StreamNet Library statements of work and budgets, purchasing, and submission of all necessary documentation to CRITFC and StreamNet partners. Establish and maintain reliable usage records and prepare metrics for quarterly and annual reports. Serve as a member on the StreamNet Steering Committee; Librarian—perform assignments related to StreamNet Library reference and user services. Collaborate and coordinate with StreamNet partners, tribes, state agencies, federal agencies and stakeholders. Review, implement, and/or modify policies and procedures that guide library service components and collection development. Monitor and maintain the library print and digital subscriptions. Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records. Provide guidance and implementation on any integrated library system (ILS) upgrades; Team Leader—Supervise and lead library staff to ensure library mission and StreamNet partner services are met. Organize structured work plans, document library accomplishments, complete annual performance reviews, and coordinate meetings related to library functions and service; Outreach—Establish and maintain respectful and strong relationships with CRITFC Commissioners and staff, tribal fishery program professionals, StreamNet partners, and other federal, state, and local agencies contributing to the region’s fish and wildlife programs; Other duties as assigned and appropriate to CRITFC and StreamNet goals and purposes. For example, consult with and assist tribal and agency libraries lacking professional library staff or services. Job Requirements/Qualifications A Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. A minimum of three years relevant experience working in a library, archive, or museum setting and familiarity with automated library systems; Management and supervision experience, needs assessment experience, ability to work positively with a team of professionals to provide information and research services; High proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Must have an ability to work with library automation software; Practical knowledge and experience with organizing, maintaining, and managing library collections and services—including reference, acquisitions, cataloging, and digital data management (both storage and retrieval); Knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to libraries, collection development, and inter-library loan; Experience with evaluating, acquiring and disseminating information in digital formats and digital information storage and retrieval systems; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking; Knowledge of social media, networking, Internet resources; Knowledge or experience with concepts of database design, website design, and/or application development. The following qualifications, although not required are desirable: Extensive knowledge of natural resource and anadromous fish issues in the Columbia River Basin; Extensive knowledge of Columbia River Basin tribes and treaty rights; Experience with media conversion for purposes of keeping information current and in accessible formats; Experience with the Koha open source Integrated Library System; Experience with OCLC or other shared bibliographic utility;\ Experience working in a shared management environment. Supervision This position reports directly to the Fishery Science Department Manager. The incumbent will act as primary supervisor for all StreamNet Library staff and occasional volunteers or interns. This position is responsible for coordinating work schedules, assignments, performance reviews, and is the primary contact for StreamNet partners. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, ensuring excellence in library services. Working Conditions Work is performed in an office setting at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon. Environmental conditions are maintained at levels appropriate for preservation of library materials. An office space is provided for privacy and concentration; however, the incumbent is expected to actively interact with the library team to identify, define, and solve problems and to exchange and coordinate information, ideas, and concepts, and be available to users of the StreamNet Library. The work requires a great amount of concentration and attention to detail. The position requires regular use of computers and video display terminals. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary. Periodic shifting and movement of library materials or collections may be required. Occasional travel outside of Portland may be required to attend Commission meetings, perform outreach, or receive work-related training. 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Hagerman, ID, USA
Jul 28, 2018
Full time
Closing Date: August 31, 2018 The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking Fisheries Geneticists with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and mixed stock analyses. Positions are part of the Fishery Science Department, but will be located with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group is involved in testing conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes. The employee will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and technicians, as well as staff of the Fishery Science Department in Portland, OR. Efforts will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia Basin. Position Details Starting Salary : $57,098 – $88,974 (CRITFC equivalent to GS11/12) Department : Fishery Science, Genetics Classification : Full-time, Regular, Exempt Location : Hagerman, Idah Essential Job Functions Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to: Conduct/support laboratory analyses with next-generation sequencing methods. Perform data analysis with heavy emphasis on population genetics. Develop sampling designs and protocols for studies. Execute research in accord with developed proposals. Produce reports and peer reviewed publications of key scientific results. Develop research proposals to attract extramural funding. Participate in inter-agency workgroups, as necessary. Provide technical advice and reviews in the areas of genetics and conservation biology to tribal staff, attorneys and policy. Other duties as assigned and as appropriate to CRITFC goals and purposes. Job Requirements/Qualifications Fisheries Geneticists are required to have a Ph.D. or M.S. (with three years of experience) in the field of molecular biology, genetics, fishery biology, ecology and/or a related discipline. In addition, the scientist must have demonstrated skills in the following areas. Research experience related to population/conservation genetics. In-depth knowledge and experience with current molecular genomics techniques (e.g., GT-seq, Pool-seq, sequence capture, RAD-seq, RNA-seq). Excellent understanding of population genetics theory. Experience in statistical analyses, computer modeling and the relevant software. Proven ability to publish research in peer-reviewed publications. Good writing and oral communication skills. Interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop, guide, and work within inter-disciplinary teams. Strong skills with common computer software for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and statistics use. The following qualifications, although not required, are desirable: Demonstrated technical competence in fishery biology or a closely related discipline. Database experience and computer programming/coding skills. Knowledge regarding fishes of the Columbia River and western United States. Supervision The incumbent must be an effective team member and may assist in supervision of technicians. Fisheries Geneticists must have the ability to work independently, but coordinate and communicate well with Lead Geneticist in Hagerman and staff in the Fishery Science department in Portland, OR. Working Conditions Most of the work is performed in a laboratory or office setting. There will be opportunities to participate in field sampling and attend regional meetings, conferences and workshops. Must be able to travel occasionally, by auto and air. 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com