Mid-level Fisheries Biologist

Mid-level Fisheries Biologist

Berkeley, CA

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly-motivated, mid-level fisheries biologist to be based out of the Berkeley area to serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working on fisheries, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, and water resources projects throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Individuals with significant experience or interest in fisheries management and river restoration in California are encouraged to apply.

The Fisheries Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing fish population and aquatic habitat assessments
  • Providing fisheries support for stream restoration planning and design
  • Analyzing and synthesizing aquatic resource data
  • Representing Stillwater in public forums on technical and resource management issues
  • Proposal preparation, marketing, and project and client management
  • Lead authorship on fisheries-related technical reports
  • Preparing environmental compliance documents (e.g., CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC)
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Overseeing field crew of various sizes (2 to 5 staff)

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MS in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, or related field with 3–5+ years of experience; or BS with 5–7+ years of experience in the environmental field
  • Expertise in research, monitoring, and management of California fish populations and habitats
  • Experience with sampling techniques for and identification of anadromous and resident fishes common to the western U.S.
  • Experience conducting fish habitat assessments
  • Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communications
  • Permitting and regulatory compliance experience
  • Willingness to periodically travel and work long hours in the field or office to meet project needs
  • Proven ability to work well with collaborative project teams and diverse stakeholders
  • Some experience with the following: geomorphic principles, hydrological measurements, stream channel and substrate assessment, instream flow studies, river restoration, water quality metrics and measurements, and/or CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulations
  • Environmental consulting and project management experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s license in good standing
How to apply

Availability, Compensation, and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with competitive compensation package including Paid Time Off, 401(k) plan, full health and dental care after 3 months and an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) after entry criteria are met.
  • Out-of-town work required (field, meetings, and conferences).
  • Please send a cover letter (including your requested salary range), with a resume and writing sample in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com
  • Include “Fisheries Biologist” in the subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.

About Stillwater Sciences

Stillwater Sciences is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 80 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees in nine offices throughout the Western U.S.

We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research, and pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.  Learn more about us.

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