Fisheries Biologist

Description: FISHBIO, a fisheries research and monitoring firm, is seeking an entry-level Fisheries Biologist for our offices in Chico or Oakdale, CA.

Responsibilities: Tasks include, but are not limited to, field data collection, equipment fabrication and installation, data analysis, report writing, and technical support for various projects.

Requirements/Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology, aquatic biology/ecology, environmental engineering, or closely related field; or possess five or more years of experience in a related field. The right candidate will have a general knowledge of anadromous fish, resident salmonids, fish passage, endangered species consultation, habitat assessment, or fish management strategies and water resources. Experience and physical ability to collect field data (e.g., fisheries monitoring, water quality, surveying, hydraulics/hydrology) are required: must be in good health, able to lift 50 lbs., and be a good swimmer. Excellent communication abilities that include technical writing skills, one-on-one discussions, and group presentations are a must. A flexible work schedule is required, as occasional overnight travel and working nights, weekends, and/or holidays is anticipated.

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of NEPA/CEQA, California rivers and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and California native and non-native fish species. Should have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and other statistical software. Ideal candidates should be detail-oriented, creative at problem-solving, resourceful, self-motivated, and comfortable in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment. Experience in construction, metal work, or electrical work is also desired.

To apply: Email a resume and cover letter to




Chico or Oakdale, CA



Date Posted

January 20, 2017

Job Type

Full Time