Job: SR Fish Biologist /Aquatic Ecologist

Title SR Fish Biologist /Aquatic Ecologist
Agency, Location North State Resources, Inc.
Categories Permanent
Job # 10710
End Date until filled

North State Resources, Inc. (NSR), a leading provider of natural resources management and environmental compliance services in California, seeks experienced aquatic scientists with specialized knowledge of fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, and the state and federal regulatory frameworks for conserving biological resources to join our multidisciplinary team. These are full-time, senior-level positions based in Redding, Chico, or Sacramento, with technical, management, and related responsibilities throughout the company.

These are career-track positions with opportunity for substantial advancement. Only experienced fisheries and aquatic scientists are encouraged to apply. Initially, the successful candidates will design study methodologies; direct and participate in archival research, desktop analyses, and field investigations; assemble and interpret complex datasets; write and review technical reports, including biological evaluations, biological assessments, and other analytical documents; contribute to environmental compliance documents; and collaborate with multidisciplinary project teams. After an orientation period, the position will grow to include responsibility for task and project management, business development, and client coordination.


Education and Demonstrable Experience: NSR’s senior-level biologists and ecologists contribute to a diverse range of projects in a variety of roles, including as scientific experts, team members, task leaders, and project managers. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a history of working effectively with federal, state, and local agencies, private owners and project developers, and non-government organizations.

A Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree (preferred) in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, or a related discipline and excellent academic and professional credentials are required. A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience is needed. Expertise in biological and ecological data collection; analytical and statistical techniques; and computer-related skills is required. Demonstrable experience with applied aquatic and fishery biology and management is necessary. Also required is demonstrated understanding of environmental laws and regulations. Strong preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to strong technical knowledge and skills, demonstrate experience leading the analyses and preparation of technical sections for Endangered Species Act consultation documents, environmental compliance documents and permitting applications, and have a history of developing practical strategies for regulatory compliance. Experience with geospatial analysis and GIS or an affinity for and interest in acquiring basic GIS skills are preferred. Applicants must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with people is essential.
Opportunities and Benefits: NSR offers excellent opportunities for professional growth and advancement, a modern work environment, continuing training, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance and a 401(k) plan with company match. We value and endeavor to maintain a collaborative work environment that encourages and rewards individual initiative and innovation.


Application Process: Visit our website at Click on the CAREERS tab. Download and save the application package, complete the resume form and employment application, and submit in MS Word format to below email. Include any relevant training, permit authorizations (e.g., CDFW Scientific Collection Permit, ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A)), or professional certifications held.

NSR is an equal-opportunity employer.