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Quantitative Fisheries Biologist On-Call job

ICF International IncSacramento, CA
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We come from different fields. Different backgrounds. Different countries. But our people have this in common: a passion for making a positive impact on the world.We are in the business of making big things possible when it really matters.Our clients span health, energy, and transportation industries as well as government agencies in the United States and Europe. We give them the data, insights, and deep implementation expertise they need to deliver results that matter to consumers, citizens, and communities.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www. icf. com/careers to find your next career. ICF together for tomorrow.

Quantitative Fisheries Biologist On-Call

Northern California

Job Description

ICF is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Quantitative Fisheries Scientist position. Requirements for this position include a degree (Ph. D. preferred) in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, or closely related discipline with related experience in biometry. A strong quantitative background and experience in multispecies modeling is desired. Applicants should have a demonstrated track record of procuring funds to support research or project activities. Strong statistics and excellent communication skills are required. Candidates should be committed to supervise and mentor junior staff. Possible long periods of computerized data analysis in an office environment.

The Quantitative Fisheries Biologist will work closely with ICF s Fish and Aquatic Science Team to conduct studies, analyze data, develop proposals, and manage budgets and staff for research and technical projects in the Pacific Northwest. The candidate will help explore new research opportunities throughout northern California and the Pacific Northwest with a focus on aquatic ecology and fisheries management. On occasion, the candidate will also assist with regulatory documents where technical assistance is needed. The candidate will represent ICF at scientific conferences and contribute to publishing peer-reviewed papers.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as On-Call employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Fisheries Science Expertise: Knowledge and experience with key issues confronting species recovery and management in California and the Pacific Northwest. Collaborate on applied research that result in peer-reviewed publications. Ability to identify and capitalize on emerging fisheries and aquatic science issues.

Team Leadership Skills: Sets personal high performance and quality standards and enables the team to be successful. Views all members of the team as critical and important and treats team members with respect and professionalism. Able to collaborate and leverage member strengths. Mentors/develops Technician and Biology team members.

Science-Business balance: This individual should demonstrate expertise and be passionate about science, natural resources and resolving complex fishery problems. In addition, the individual should have an understanding of ICF management and business functions.

Personal Attributes

  • Provide guidance and oversee hypothesis testing, data collection, model development, statistical analysis and problem solving for various projects, studies and other assignments for clients
  • Complete research, technical writing and analysis of data related to project tasks as assigned, summarize and display data
  • Develop scope, write proposals, objectives, tasks, and budget for small projects
  • Work closely with Senior Scientists and follow outlines provided by Project Managers to develop project reports including graphs and data summaries
  • Guide Biologists and Technicians successfully in order to help support the project work and data collection needed
  • Maintain client relationships and distribute periodic project updates for lead projects. Attend client meetings as necessary
  • Attend and present at scientific meetings; provide guidance to Biologists and Technicians for presenting at scientific or industry meetings.
  • Conduct literature reviews and increase familiarity with scientific literature relevant to projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to complete and/or delegate work assigned by Senior Scientists
  • Ability to conduct sophisticated statistical analyses of biological data
  • Ability to work independently with strong organization and coordination skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and procedures and communicate accordingly to staff
  • Ability to produce accurate and quality work products in a timely manner and be accountable for meeting objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to express and exchange ideas
  • Strong customer service ethic in delivery of services
  • Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor and a disposition to encourage. Individual should be affable and someone that people generally want to be around

Desired Experience

  • Recognized as an expert in the field, with strong connections to a network of federal, tribal, and industry colleagues.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills, with proven ability to motivate and guide staff towards success
  • Demonstrated knowledge and aptitude for quantitative analysis, including intermediate level statistics, mark-recapture analysis, and stock recruitment relationships
  • Aquatic science experience

Education/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in fisheries, biology or equivalent science related field plus 10 years of successful and sustained performance in Biologist positions
  • Ph. D. in a fisheries related science preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in data management and entry, developing graphs and data analysis including communication of project methods and findings in presentations and reports

TASKS

  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  • Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations.
  • Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs.
  • Check for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws, and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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