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Fisheries Biologist Northern CA On-Call
On-Call Fisheries and Aquatic Biologist
San Francisco & Sacramento, CA
ICF is currently seeking On-Call (Temporary) Fisheries and Aquatic Biologists/Technicians to be based out of our offices in San Francisco or Sacramento. Work assignments would include working up to 25-40 hours a week depending on availability, including night shifts. Responsibilities will include assisting ICF Biologists with field collections of water quality, phytoplankton, zooplankton, macrocrustaceans, and fish in the upper San Francisco Estuary.
The first position will involve fisheries entrainment and water quality monitoring of hydraulic dredging operations in the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River. Work will be labor intensive at times, requiring long periods of standing, observing dredged material for fish and invertebrates. Willingness to work nightshifts is highly desired.
The second position involves laboratory work, requiring extensive hours in the lab sorting and identifying zooplankton and macroinvertebrates.
The third position will involve construction monitoring and include looking for marine mammals in the work area and possible nesting birds including burrowing owls. Also, sampling for turbidity with a YSI unit.
About On-Call Employment with ICF
Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF hires environmental professionals through “On-Call” contracts. Those who excel on our projects are sometimes offered full time employment on the Fish and Aquatic Science Team. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee can accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with work they do for ICF.
Basic Qualifications for Field and Lab Positions
B.S. in Biology, or 1 year of field experience
Experience conducting fieldwork, and ability to work outdoors for weeks at a time with long hours on the field site.
Strong oral and written communication skills & ability to prepare field data forms.
Field identification of the common delta fish species of upper San Francisco Estuary.
Experience with sampling and water quality monitoring equipment highly desired
Ability to swim 50 yards without assistance.
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.
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San Francisco, CA (CA78)