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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
JOB #R2200160

Senior Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries Biologist

Pacific Northwest

We are the Environment & Planning Division. 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.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.      

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking a Senior Fisheries Biologist with a regulatory focus in the Pacific Northwest. Work may be based out of an ICF office, remote or hybrid pending location. Position is based in Seattle or Portland with the option to work remotely full-time.

This person will 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, fisheries and hatcheries, restoration planning, off-shore wind operations, transportation, or others. Work may include research, writing, facilitation, and data-analysis. Strong communication and time-management skills are required.

A strong working knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish species, including salmonids, is required. Knowledge and experience in the marine environment are also desired. A strong background working on multiple types of regulatory documents and issues is required. Regulatory experience could include support of projects focused on the Endangered Species Act, NEPA/ SEPA/ CEQA, Habitat Conservation Plans, Clean Water Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, or others.

What You Must Have

  • 6+ years of post-grad experience in fisheries biology

  • B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental Science, Biology, or a similar field

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • A track-record of successful support for fisheries and aquatics sections of regulatory analyses

  • A history working with private, public sector clients, and regulatory agencies

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment and strong organization skills

  • Familiarity with Washington and Oregon environmental resources and associated regulatory environment.

What We’d Like You to Have

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental Science, Biology, or a similar field

  • Experience as lead chapter-author on multiple fisheries regulatory documents

  • Research experience in the fisheries and aquatics field outside of regulatory support and compliance, including peer-reviewed publications

  • Business development experience and strong networking skills

  • Experience with facilitation

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 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.

Seattle, WA (WA25)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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