Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: 72,800 – 104,000

We’re looking for a Mid-level Fisheries Biologist who is inspired by stream restoration and passionate about improving stream ecology and fish passage programs. As a member of our Natural Resources practice, you will work with scientists, engineers, and landscape architects on multidisciplinary teams to restore the ecosystem function of fish-bearing streams in the Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest.

About You

You must be collaborative, thorough, and well organized. Additionally, you must have good time management and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

You have the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology and fisheries issues
  • Capability to deliver clear, concise, well-written and supported guidance and recommendations
  • GIS experience for analysis and map preparation
  • Experience in riparian and stream habitat evaluations, fisheries surveys, or sampling; special status species surveys (e.g., marbled murrelet, marine mammals, forage fish); electrofishing, 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, mitigation banks, and mitigation calculations
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and ability to lead others as the task lead
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, and desire for team success

To thrive in this position, you may also have these qualifications:

  • WSDOT Senior Biological Assessment Author or ability to qualify as a WSDOT Senior Author
  • The ability to meet and work with diverse clients and bring in new work
  • Demonstrated ability to design scientific studies and perform data synthesis and scientific report writing

About the Role

In this position, you’ll work with a highly collaborative team to: 

  • Support ecological restoration and mitigation projects
  • Preparation of stream, fish use, and limiting factor assessments and fisheries studies with a focus on salmonids
  • Review and evaluate technical reports and plans of proposed projects
  • Lead and manage fish removal efforts on in-water work projects
  • Coordinate with clients, regulatory/resource agencies, and local governments to support project compliance and permitting
  • Provide technical support during project construction
  • Support marketing efforts and client development
  • Perform client management, project management and business development.

Location: This position can be based out of our Bellevue, WA or Bellingham, WA offices.   

Travel: Up to 20%

About OCI 

Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) is an employee-owned consulting firm providing civil engineering, landscape architecture, and urban design on public projects across Washington state. The power of these public projects surrounds our daily lives, from the sidewalks we stroll to visit our neighborhood park, to the confidence in knowing our homes are safe from flooding when heavy rain comes. Our team develops strong foundations of trust with cities, counties, and agencies to achieve more resilient and more sustainable communities. 

We have grown strategically over the last 19 years from a firm of one to a team of more than 85 motivated, hard-working, and creative individuals. Working for OCI provides you the chance to learn new skills, follow your passions, and have fun along the way! 


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