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Sacramento, California, United States of America
JOB #R1903612

Senior Fisheries Biologist

Senior Fisheries Biologist

Northern CA

ICF’s Fish and Aquatic Science Team is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Senior Fisheries Biologist position. The Senior Fisheries Biologist will work closely with other fisheries biologists and project managers to assist water resource clients with navigating through the complex regulatory process, focusing on effects analyses and document writing for NEPA, CEQA, federal and California Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other permitting requirements. Most immediate assignments will pertain to Northern California fish species although there will be opportunities for future work in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and other regions.This position is available in Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; or San Jose, CA.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:

  • Fisheries Science Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with key issues confronting fisheries management in Northern California.
  • Regulatory Permitting Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with state and federal permitting requirements for water resource projects, including NEPA, CEQA, federal and California Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other permitting requirements.
  • Quantitative and Problem-Solving Expertise: Knowledge and aptitude for quantitative analysis to analyze effects of a client’s proposed actions; design and using sophisticated, robust, and creative quantitative analytical techniques; ability to interpret hydrologic, hydraulic, and water temperature modeling outputs; ability to conduct and interpret intermediate-level statistics.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills: Ability to accurately and effectively express results of analyses to technical and non-technical audiences, sometimes in stressful and contentious settings.
  • Project Management Skills: Ability to manage several simultaneous projects, including budget tracking and completion of all required products/reports.
  • Team Leadership Skills: Setting high personal performance and quality standards and enabling the team to be successful; viewing all team members as critical and treating team members with respect and professionalism; ability to collaborate and leverage team member strengths; mentors/develops junior team members.
  • Science-Business Balance: Expertise and passion for science, natural resources, and resolving complex fishery problems while balancing the need for business acumen, marketing, and opportunities for expansion.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Conducting effects analyses and writing regulatory compliance documents for environmental permitting of water resource-related infrastructure and/or restoration projects
  • Regularly meeting with water resource clients and regulatory agency staff to discuss technical aspects of planning, implementation, and monitoring of water resource-related infrastructure and/or restoration projects
  • Describing projects and interpretation of analyses through written and oral communication to a wide audience, sometimes in contentious environments
  • Managing projects, including working with a team of technical staff from multiple disciplines to complete analyses and documentation on time and within budget
  • Developing scope and budget and writing proposals
  • Building and maintaining client relationships

Education/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology or equivalent science related field
  • 10 years of increasingly complex assignments in regulatory aspects of fisheries biology

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Recognized as an expert in the fisheries and water resources fields, with strong connections to a network of agency colleagues.
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a fisheries related science
  • Experience conducting scientific research in a fisheries-related science
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills, with proven ability to motivate and guide staff towards success

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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