Fisheries Biologist (Ventura or Northern Los Angeles County, CA)

Fisheries Biologist

This position is no longer accepting applications. See a listing of our current openings here.

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly-motivated, mid-level fisheries biologist based in the Ventura or northern Los Angeles County area to serve as a member of an inter-disciplinary team working on fisheries, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, water quality, and water resources management projects throughout California.

The Fisheries Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Representing Stillwater in public forums on technical and resource management issues;
  • Marketing, project and client management, and proposal preparation;
  • Developing study designs for fisheries projects;
  • Monitoring and inventory of fish populations and other aquatic resources;
  • Performing habitat evaluations and fish surveys;
  • Analyzing aquatic resource data;
  • Lead authorship on fisheries-related technical reports;
  • Preparing environmental compliance (e.g., CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC) documents;
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects;
  • Performing literature and database searches.

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • MS in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, or related field; or BS with 3–5+ years experience in the environmental field;
  • Expertise in Central Coast fisheries issues;
  • Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communications;
  • Experience with identifying anadromous and resident fishes common to the western U.S.;
  • Permitting and regulatory compliance experience;
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours in the field or office to meet project needs;
  • Proven ability to work well with groups;
  • Experience with some of the following: fish population sampling techniques, hydrological measurements, stream channel assessment, instream flow studies, river restoration and enhancement, aquatic habitat assessment, water quality measurements, CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulations;
  • Environmental consulting and project management experience preferred.
How to apply

Availability, Compensation, and Application Details:

  • Fully-benefited position that includes a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care. Company ownership available after eligible criteria are met through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).
  • Out-of-town work required (field, meetings, and conferences).
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Please send a cover letter with a resume and writing sample (in MS Word or PDF format) to:
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
  • This position is no longer accepting applications. See a listing of our current openings here.


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