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Northern CA, OR and WA
We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.
The Pacific Northwest Fisheries & Aquatics team is currently seeking to fill a full-time mid-level fisheries biologist position in the northern California or the Pacific Northwest (PNW) with a regulatory focus, who will work closely with the Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation practice. Office location options include Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland with hybrid and full-time remote options available.
The Pacific Northwest Fisheries & Aquatics team assists clients with a range of services including river management, restoration and culvert removal prioritization, hatchery planning, freshwater mussel and offshore aquaculture science, and regulatory compliance; using ecosystem modeling, field, eDNA and research techniques along with regulatory knowledge. This hire will also work closely with the Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation practice, which provides the full range of services necessary for integrated habitat conservation planning, from development to implementation of conservation plans and related projects. This practice has a unique depth and breadth of experience in the United States, including national leadership in training and education.
The Fisheries Biologist will initially have a technical (non-managerial) focus and contribute to a range of projects across PNW ICF teams that require fisheries and regulatory support. With wide-ranging clients, projects may be focused on a variety of sectors including forestry science, river management, culvert evaluation and removal prioritization, fisheries and hatcheries, restoration planning, offshore wind operations, dam operations, transportation, or others. Work may include research, writing, facilitation, and data-analysis. Strong communication and time-management skills are required.
4+ years of post-grad experience in fisheries biology or 2+ with a graduate degree
B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental Science, Biology, or a similar field
Track-record of successful support for fisheries and aquatics sections of regulatory analyses
Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment
Familiarity with Washington and Oregon and/or California environmental resources and associated regulatory environment
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel)
A strong working knowledge of PNW fish species, including salmonids.
A strong background working on multiple types of regulatory documents and issues.
Regulatory experience could include support of projects focused on the Endangered Species Act Section 7 and/or Section 10, National Environmental Policy Act, State Environmental Policy Act(s), California Environmental Quality Act, Clean Water Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, or others.
Knowledge and experience in the marine environment.
M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental Science, Biology, or a similar field
Experience as lead technical writer on fisheries regulatory documents
Research experience in the fisheries and aquatics field outside of regulatory contexts
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.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.
Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is
$51,584.00 - $87,692.00
Portland, OR (OR09)