Fisheries Biologist

Lynker Technologies
Thrali, Washington, US
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Lynker Technologies

Description:Lynker Technologies, LLC is seeking to hire a Fisheries Biologist to support an upcoming contract with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Interior Columbia Basin Office. Work will be conducted on-site at the Ellensburg field office in Ellensburg, Washington. The hiring of positions is contingent on receiving the award for the contract.

The Interior Columbia Basin Office (ICBO), Ellensburg Branch Office provides interagency consultation to other federal agencies pursuant to the authorities of Endangered Species Act (ESA), Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA), and Federal Power Act (FPA). Federal action agencies bring their proposed future actions which may affect marine migratory species (principally salmon and steelhead) to NMFS for scientific assistance in predicting likely future effects, minimizing adverse impacts, and maximizing positive effects. The office also implements ESA recovery plans through technical support in evaluating nonfederal proposals to various grant programs.

The Fisheries Biologist duties include:

Writing Biological Opinions to action agencies related to their Biological Assessments for listed salmon and steelhead.
Writing Letters of Concurrence to action agencies related to their Biological Assessments for listed salmon and steelhead.
Reviewing biological assessments from action agencies for listed salmon and steelhead.
Reviewing applications from action agencies to enroll in existing programmatic consultations and drafting letters or emails to enroll applicants into the programmatic consultations.
Reviewing proposed habitat restoration projects to implement Recovery Plans and the FCRPS habitat program.

. Requirements:Minimum required qualifications include:

Bachelor's degree and four (4) years' experience, or Master's degree, from an accredited college or university in aquatic biology or related field of study and two (2) years' experience relating to the specific task order.
Knowledge of salmonid general life cycles and habitat requirements.
Highly proficient English language composition skill.
Skill in most common software applications, to include MS Office and Google Suite.
Valid state driver's license.

Additional preferred qualifications include:

Expert knowledge of Columbia River Basin salmonid specific life histories and geographic distributions.
Experience in aquatic habitat conservation.
Skill in fish habitat restoration methods.

About Lynker

Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.

We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers' scientific and technical priorities - creatively and effectively.

Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.

Lynker is an E-Verify employer.

Lynker Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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