Lindahl Reed is seeking ecologists, environmental specialists, and natural resource specialists to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Washington Fish and Wildlife Office in Lacey, Washington. The candidates will assist the USFWS in carrying out its trust responsibilities for protected species, birds, fish, marine mammals and habitats, and will address complex issues such as: fisheries management; endangered and threatened species; environmental contaminants; habitat protection and restoration; and, marine mammal conservation and recovery. Collectively, the services provided will facilitate implementation of the USFWS’ authorities and responsibilities and assist in achieving the objectives of conservation of trust species and their associated habitats. General areas of assistance include: conducting literature reviews; collecting, compiling and analyzing data; conducting or participating in research and monitoring projects; and, developing field study plans and associated budgets. Support also includes: evaluating the effect of proposed actions on species and habitats; conducting and documenting site visits; entering data and conducting quality control reviews and querying databases to extract data or determine the status of actions; conducting biological analysis of proposed actions; implementing habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement projects; and, evaluating the effectiveness of management decisions on species and habitats.
Primary duties include:
Document preparation and presentation
Technical writing and editing
Information collection, review, compilation, and analysis
Study design and statistical analysis
Field study design, including logistical planning and budget estimation
Other related duties.
Minimum Basic Requirement for Skills, Experience, Education, and Credentials
BA or BS degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science, biology, or related field.
At least 2 years of related work experience.
Experience with applying environmental theories, standards, concepts, resources, and techniques.
Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and policy papers.
Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills.
Ability to work in a team–oriented environment.
Ability to travel to work sites up to 25% of the time.
Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
US Citizenship is required.
Ability to pass a government-administered background investigation in order to be granted access to government IT systems.