Fisheries Biologist/Malacologist

  • Stantec
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Energy Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or watershed level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the water infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

The Ecosystems Team at Stantec is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and pro-actively. Our aquatics team contributes to threatened and endangered species surveys, fisheries assessments, fish habitat evaluation, fish passage design, water quality assessments and monitoring, effluent release monitoring, sediment and biota sampling, risk and mitigation assessment, technical assessments, ecological restoration, protection planning and environmental mitigation, environmental monitoring, and environmental assessments. We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team and advance their career.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Water group in Cincinnati is seeking applications for a Fisheries Biologist/Malacologist.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Section 7 endangered species consultations

  • Assist preparation of 404/401 permit applications

  • Assist FERC hydro licensing studies

  • Assist natural resource field investigations

  • Write reports, proposals and analyze data

  • Assist field teams

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to be included on a federal threatened and endangered species permit a plus

  • Experience identifying fish and mussel species and/or using fisheries sampling techniques (itchyoplankton ichthyoplankton tows, electrofishing, gill- netting, seining, etc.)

  • Experience assessing contaminant uptake in aquatic organisms

  • Open water diver certification a plus

  • Strong technical writing abilities and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to assist/learn other field work skillsets, including GPSing, wetland/vernal pool surveys, and post-construction bird/bat monitoring surveys

  • Detailed in sampling plans

  • Willingness to travel extensively

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams

  • Valid driver’s license in the United States

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Fisheries, Environmental Science, or Natural Resources.

Minimum of 0-3 years work experience fisheries/aquatic ecology/malacology

Co-op / Internship experience preferred. Registered or eligible for professional designation (Biology or R.P.Biology)

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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