Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager

  • Otak
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • Oct 27, 2016
Full time Fish Farm Fish Hatchery

Job Description

Otak is looking to hire a Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager to join our Water and Natural Resources team.  This position can be located in either our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office.  The Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager will lead various aquatic restoration projects such as: stream restoration, estuary restoration, floodplain management, habitat enhancement, and watershed studies.   This position will be responsible to:
  • Plan and manage project team efforts to develop and monitor technical scopes of work, project schedules, technical analyses and reports, and project budgets. 
  • Lead, support and/or participate in business development efforts such as proposal preparation and interviews, maintaining client relations and other activities associated with business development.
  • Provide expertise with aquatic biology, field work and assessments.  This may include stream habitat monitoring, population dynamics, and other related analysis.
  • Provide environmental permitting and regulatory compliance support on projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage, and deliver multiple projects with simultaneous deadlines.
  • Thrive in a multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment, be able to meet tight deadlines, and work independently.
  • Ability to travel on occasion between different Otak offices and to various site locations for project work.
  Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have approximately six (6) or more years of professional experience and working knowledge of salmonid ecology in freshwater and estuarine environments.
  • Professional experience with aquatic restoration projects, assisting with the design, implementation, or monitoring.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of federal and state (Oregon and Washington) regulatory compliance process.
  • Strong desire and aptitude for participating in business development pursuit efforts.  Previous experience in successful business development pursuits is highly desired.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions and traverse slopes and rough terrain, along rivers, streams, and shorelines.  Be able to work around, in or on water.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 35 pounds.
  Otak is the premier water resources firm in the Pacific Northwest. Our scientists and water resource engineers have a reputation for sound knowledge, creative solutions and responsive customer service. Our team of scientists and engineers are highly educated and experienced in the fields of ecology, wetland science, water quality, wildlife biology, fluvial geomorphology, botany, aquatic biology, fisheries and stormwater management.   If this sounds like you, we encourage you to come and be a part of the Otak team.  Otak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.