Mid-level Fisheries Biologist (Arcata)

Mid-level Fisheries Biologist

Arcata, Ca

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly-motivated, mid-level fisheries biologist based in the Arcata 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 Northern California are encouraged to apply.

The Fisheries Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Developing study designs for fisheries projects
  • Monitoring and inventory of fish populations and other aquatic resources
  • Performing fish habitat evaluations in support of 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

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MS or PhD in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, or related field; or BS with 3–5+ years of experience in the environmental field
  • Expertise in research, monitoring, and management of northern 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 geomorphic principles, hydrological measurements, stream channel and substrate assessment, instream flow studies, river restoration, water quality metrics and measurements, and CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulations
  • Environmental consulting and project management experience preferred
How to apply

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 describing experience (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.
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