Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist job opportunity at Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions

Position Advertisement: Aquatic / Fisheries Scientist 1-3 – Wenatchee, WA

Four Peaks Environmental Science & Data Solutions, LLC (Four Peaks) is a growing environmental science and engineering consulting firm serving public and private entities in the Pacific Northwest. We help clients solve challenges in the aquatic environment requiring expertise in aquatic research, water resource management, data science, and regulatory compliance. Our work environment is fast-paced with a work-hard/play-hard attitude. Our mission is to provide data-driven, cost-effective solutions and the highest level of customer service to our clients.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist position to assist with fisheries and water resource focused projects in our Wenatchee, Washington, USA office. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to work as team-player in office and field settings. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following: conducting fisheries monitoring and evaluation activities, conducting fish passage and survival studies, evaluating hydropower impacts on fish and other aquatic species, evaluating hatchery performance, performing water quality analyses, or managing complex environmental data-sets.

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. If you are interested in new challenges and want to be part of a dynamic, growing team please considering applying today.

Required Qualifications:

§  High level of motivation and willingness to take on a wide range of tasks

§  A bachelor’s degree (minimum) in a science or engineering discipline is required. A graduate degree focusing on fisheries, aquatic resource science, water resources or related disciplines is preferred

§  Proficiency writing technical reports and other scientific documents

§  Demonstrated ability to convey study results through effective written analyses and summaries

§  Proficiency collecting data, conducting statistical analyses or modeling, and presenting data visually

§  Strong communication and problem-solving skills

§  2 years of professional experience in fisheries, aquatic resource science, water resource engineering or a related discipline

Desired Experience (with one or more of the following):

§  Evaluating hatchery programs and conducting related monitoring and evaluation activities

§  Evaluating hydropower impacts on fish and other aquatic species

§  Performing water quality analyses

§  Conducting fish passage and survival studies focusing on juvenile or adult salmonids

§  Managing complex environmental data-sets

§  Developing code or performing analyses using Python, Java, JavaScript, SAS, R, or MATLAB.

§  Experience tracking fish with acoustic or radio telemetry technology

Summary of Duties:

Aquatic/Fisheries Scientists at Four Peaks perform a wide range of tasks to support environmental studies related to fishery and water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Category of work, related tasks and duties (% of time dedicated)

Report Writing and Data Analysis (50%)

Compose written narratives for reports and other client correspondence.

Prepare and conduct quantitative and statistical analyses for reports.

Generate high quality figures, tables and other graphics to characterize study results.

Data Management (20%)

Perform desktop data entry and data queries.

Perform QA/QC on data entry and operational processes.

Conduct routine data transfers and uploads from sampling equipment to data storage devices or databases.

Support Field Studies (30%)

Assist with project planning, logistics and implementation (for example, site reconnaissance, procurement and installation of field equipment).

Conduct work safely and effectively in a field setting that may involve inclement weather and/or use of a watercraft.

Travel to field locations in the Pacific Northwest is required.

Summary of Employee Benefits:

Salary DOE

Eligibility to enroll in employer sponsored health insurance plan where employer covers 75% of premium costs

Eligibility to enroll in employer sponsored 401k plan after six months of employment

Employer paid term-life insurance with the option to buy-up

Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

8 paid holidays

Vacation leave of 12 days per year, prorated to your start date

Sick leave of 10 days per year, prorated to your start date

$50 per month for cell phone allowance

Contact Information:

Name: Joe Miller


Phone: +1.509.264.4598

Closing Date:  Applications will be evaluated as they are received with the goal of filling the position by the end of December 2019. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Position Title: Aquatic / Fisheries Scientist 1-3

Duty station: We intend to fill the position in our Wenatchee, Washington office or within commuting distance to Wenatchee.