Normandeau Associates

Why work for Normandeau Associates?  You should consider who we are (a bunch of scientists and communication wonks) and what our charter is: to provide ecological, environmental, and natural resources management, as well as public involvement services, across several market sectors and over a wide geographic range. Mix that with a friendly, flexible work environment that is firmly rooted in providing high quality, practical solutions for our clients.
Normandeau Associates Lower Columbia River Road, Coulee Dam, WA, USA
Feb 25, 2018
Intermittent - On Call
Normandeau Associates, Inc. is seeking candidates for Substitute Fish Counting Positions. The work includes the identification and enumeration of upstream migrating fish at one of the eight Federal Dams on the Snake and Lower Columbia River. Temporary Adult Fish Counters identify and enumerate adult fish as they pass through the fish ladder counting stations by either direct visual or video observations. Live visual counts occur from April 1 through October 31 annually at all dams. Video counts occur from May or June - September at all dams and in the winter at some dams.  The successful candidate will be part of a project team and may also be available to work at one or more dams. While species identification training will be provided, previous experience with the identification of fishes from the Pacific Northwest is highly desirable. It is essential that the candidate be located in the project area, available to work on short notice, well organized, punctual, and a good communicator to be successful. The candidate must be willing and able to perform in a punctual, dependable, and safe manner.  Initial work will be as on-call substitutes (covering shifts of full time fish counters who are sick or on vacation) or as video fish counters. The duty stations are located at remote hydroelectric dams located on the Columbia River. Fish counters work alone in small office-like settings with little direct supervision. Fish Counters work one of two shifts, a morning shift from 5am to 1pm or an afternoon shift from 1pm to 9pm. You must also have the ability to walk up to 1/2 mile in inclement weather on slippery surfaces and climb steep stairs.  The successful candidate must pass background checks and obtain security clearances at federal power plants. Weekend, and evening work will be required routinely to meet the project schedule.  Please submit a cover letter, resume & three professional references via email to with the subject: 2018 Fish Counter. Equal Opportunity Employer --Minorities/Females/VET/Disabled. Remember to say you found this opportunity at