ICF International, Inc
Fisheries Biologist - On-Call','1800000564','!*!On-Call Fisheries Biologist
Sacramento or San Francisco, CA
ICF is currently seeking an On-Call (Temporary) Fisheries Biologist/Technician to be based out of our office in San Francisco or Sacramento. This position will include extensive laboratory work as well as long field hours on boats. Lab responsibilities will include the following: sorting and identification of mysid, larval fish, zooplankton, and phytoplankton samples, chlorophyll processing, data entry, analysis, reporting, and quality assurance checks.. Previous lab/taxonomic experience is preferred.
Field collection will include conducting lower trophic level surveys, larval fish surveys, juvenile/adult fish predator surveys, and collecting water samples for nutrient and chlorophyll analysis throughout the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Work on boats will involve lifting and setting nets, weighing and measuring fish, collecting biological samples, and basic data collection. Surveys may be conducted in adverse weather conditions and candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. Work assignments would include working up to 25-40 hours a week. Good communication and ability to work closely with others on long days is essential.
About On-Call Employment with ICF
Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). ','!*!
Working towards a Bachelor degree in Biology, B.S. in Biology, or 3 years of field experience.
Knowledge of the sampling methods for fish, plankton, and whole water samples in estuarine environments.
Ability to follow laboratory and field safety protocols.
Strong oral and written communication skills & ability to prepare field data forms.
Ability to identify California estuarine species required.
Previous field experience preferred
Attention to detail
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V. For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icf.com ','United States-California-San Francisco','Fisheries Biologist - On-Call
ICF International, Inc
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