Associate Biologist

  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Bothell, WA
  • Feb 12, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Tetra Tech, Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated Associate Biologist to support our Bothell, WA Office. 


  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience with NEPA and aquatic restoration projects
  • Strong technical writing skills and knowledge writing permitting documents (e.g., removal/fill, county and city, programmatic biological assessments)
  • Experience conducting aquatic habitat surveys
  • Ability to complete wildlife or botanical surveys and habitat evaluations, including identification of listed and rare species
  • Ability to analyze potential impacts of a variety of projects on biological resources
  • Can coordinate biology tasks (coordinating field logistics, overseeing quality)
  • Can support due diligence and permitting efforts, and prepare field survey reports
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Extremely responsible, equally suited to working independently or in a team environment
  • Able or willing to travel for assignments
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able and willing to travel for field assignments



  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (graduate degree preferred), such as biological science, wildlife ecology, environmental science, or natural resources management
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct experience conducting fieldwork with wildlife and plant species and aquatic restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest
  • Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management, and habitat conservation planning a bonus
  • Experience with GPS equipment (Trimble or Garmin) and use of technology for data collection
  • Experience with GIS mapping software (ArcGIS or similar mapping program) is preferred
  • Experience with tribal nations, state and federal agencies, and local watershed councils and soil and water conservation districts preferred
  • Experience working throughout the Pacific Northwest, especially outside of urban areas and sometimes in remote areas
  • Ability to travel to field sites, and conduct fieldwork in remote locations and sometimes inclement weather and rugged terrain


  • Identifying wildlife and conducting surveys (especially birds and bats)
  • Classifying and inventorying vegetation communities and habitat
  • Researching and monitoring of wildlife species-habitat ecology
  • Synthesizing and interpreting biological information
  • Preparing technical reports  

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