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Senior Biologist

The Hire Method LLC
Seattle, Washington, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Wildlife Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
Job title: Senior Biologist

Job location: Washington State or Portland, OR

Work week: Salaried - Monday through Friday; remote capabilities (must live in the Pacific NW)

Travel: Minimal but expected to attend site visits, in person client or agency meetings, and conferences on a period basis.

Salary Range: $102,000 to $140,000 + bonus.

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Fitness Reimbursement,PTO, 401k with match, College Savings Plan, Company Paid Life & AD&D, Short-Long Term Disability, FSA, Commuter Reimbursement

Education / Certifications: Bachelor of Science degree in fish or wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources management, environmental science, or related discipline.

Required Experience: 8+ years' experience within a biology background and some sort of environmental consulting experience. Biological assessment / Endangered Species Act. Not someone strictly coming from the agency side (local/state/federal government exp).

Preferred Experience: Master's Degree, WSDOT Senior Biological Assessment (either an author or can be eligible), wetland experience, upland wildlife

Who Are We?

We are an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 400 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients' first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees' first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company-in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set.

What's the Opportunity?

We are seeking a full-time Senior Biologist for one of our offices in Washington or Oregon. The position may also require some travel to participate in client meetings, public meetings, stakeholder work groups, fieldwork, or site visits. The Senior Biologist will have more than 8 years of experience leading the preparation of biological assessments and fisheries studies with a focus on salmonids, and/or habitat assessments including leading field assessments and collecting and analyzing data. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience conducting regulatory and ecological analyses in support of Endangered Species Act and Essential Fish Habitat consultations; analyzing complex datasets; preparing technical reports; developing and reviewing documents, status reports, and deliverables; and completing quality control review of documents. We are interested in a candidate who is a quick learner, detail-oriented, and a committed team player who possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree and more than 8 years of experience in biology. Skills include:
  • Managing and participating in the collection of biological data in a variety of Pacific Northwest habitats, including freshwater, estuarine, marine, and/or terrestrial
  • Analyzing complex biological data and providing review and oversight for junior staff
  • Managing tasks or projects, including overseeing small project or field teams
  • Preparing written reports and results of technical studies, including preparing documents in support of Endangered Species Act and Essential Fish Habitat consultations
  • Developing and managing scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Interfacing with clients, agencies, other consultants, and the public

What Are We Looking For?

Ideal candidates will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in fish or wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources management, or related discipline
  • Experience in any of the following: riparian and stream habitat evaluations, macroalgae and other marine surveys; fisheries surveys or sampling; special status species surveys (e.g., marbled murrelet, marine mammals, forage fish); fish physiological studies; Habitat Equivalency Analysis; conservation calculator analyses; acoustic impact analyses; hatchery monitoring and evaluation; habitat restoration design; acoustic telemetry; fish passage evaluations, salmon reintroduction
  • Experience in data management and analysis, including basic statistical analysis using standard software (e.g., Excel, R, JMP)
  • Experience in Endangered Species Act and Essential Fish Habitat consultations
  • WSDOT Senior Biological Assessment Author or ability to qualify as a WSDOT Senior Author
  • The desire to learn and apply what you learn to solve challenging problems

What Can You Expect?

A collaborative work environment where we encourage everyone to bring their authentic self. We offer a competitive salary; bonus program; medical, dental and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability programs; flexible schedules; a retirement plan with company match; and paid time off.
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