Aquatic Biologist/Hyrdologist - Portland, OR
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SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.
We are seeking an Aquatic Biologist (Fisheries Biologist)/Hydrologist for our Portland, Oregon office. Projects will be located in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska. This is a full-time, hourly position reporting to the Portland office Aquatic Science Team Lead. Compensation will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).
• Conduct field data collection, analysis and reporting;
• Author biological assessments for ESA-listed fish species;
• Assist with projects, including habitat inventories, habitat restoration, and monitoring;
• Mobilize and maintain field equipment;
• Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and scientific tools and equipment under arduous field conditions to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms;
• Prepare and design field sampling protocols;
• Author, co-author, and edit technical reports and proposals;
• Build client relationships;
• Manage projects;
• Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved processes and procedures for natural resource projects, and
• Work closely with SWCA project managers and program directors to promote SWCA`s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
• B.S. or M.S. in Fisheries Biology, Hydrology, Environmental Science, or related field.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant Pacific Northwest experience.
• Working knowledge of salmonid life histories.
• Experience with relevant local, regional, state and federal regulations including the ESA, CWA, and NEPA.
• Strong technical writing skills.
• Stream habitat assessment experience.
• Familiarity with fish population sampling in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats.
• Aquatic invertebrate sampling and identification.
• Water quality sampling and analysis.
• Sampling design, including database and statistical design.
• Ability to perform outdoor job duties for long hours in inclement weather conditions.
• PC computer skills including a strong working proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office (Excel/Word/Access/PowerPoint).
• Basic GIS skills and knowledge of Trimble GPS operation.
• Ability to conduct library and internet research.
• Knowledge of basic hydrologic principles and modeling
• Experience in stream bank and in-water restoration
• Oregon Boaters Card
• SCUBA certification
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.
How to Apply:
Resumes must be received through our online application system to receive consideration. Please visit our company website at www.swca.com and click on the careers tab. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume.
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Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.