Aquatic Resource Biologist: East Wenatchee, WA

Agency
Douglas County Public Utility District
Location
East Wenatchee, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
80k - 104k (annualized) DOE
Start Date
04/29/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/10/2021
Website
https://douglaspud.org/Pages/Aquatic-Resource-Biologist.aspx
Description
The Aquatic Resource Biologist will work at the direction of the Natural Resources Supervisor to implement fish and water quality measures associated with the operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This position will be primarily responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the terms and conditions of the FERC license and permit conditions with an emphasis on water quality and resident Columbia River fishes, including developing and conducting studies necessary to demonstrate that compliance. Specific license requirements are found within the District's Aquatic Settlement Agreement and Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality permit.
Qualifications
The Aquatic Resource Biologist will work at the direction of the Natural Resources Supervisor to implement fish and water quality measures associated with the operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This position will be primarily responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the terms and conditions of the FERC license and permit conditions with an emphasis on water quality and resident Columbia River fishes, including developing and conducting studies necessary to demonstrate that compliance. Specific license requirements are found within the District's Aquatic Settlement Agreement and Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality permit. The candidate will have a Master of Science degree in fisheries biology or other related science degree (e.g., limnology, environmental science, etc.), professional fisheries experience, and leadership related to the listed skills and abilities. Additional years of experience may substitute for a graduate level degree provided other skills listed above are demonstrated and the candidate has completed a Bachelor of Science degree. Desired work experience would include one or more of the following areas: Working with at least one of the following: Lamprey, water quality (e.g., limnology and hydrology) Columbia River hydro system or fisheries, and/or ESA-listed species (salmonids). Experience working on or around large hydroelectric projects and with anadromous fish species is desirable. Demonstrated examples of participating in multi-party collaborative processes. Experience collaborating, drafting, and implementing ESA, JARPA, SEPA, and HPA permits, Fishway Prescriptions, Biological Opinions, TMDL, and NPDES permits/documents.
Contact Person
Shauna Cenotto
Contact Phone
5098812226
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