Field Biologist, Coastal Watershed Institute (Port Angeles, WA) deadline 1/14/19


December 2018

Our work linking scientific research with community to achieve place based nearshore ecosystems conservation and restoration is evolving once again. CWI is broadening our current staff positions to reflect these expanding needs.

Field Biologist

The field biologist is an entry level technical position responsible for all field aspects of monitoring, and workshop coordination for a number of CWI scientific projects led by the CWI executive director/lead scientist.   Specifically the position is responsible for all field components of monitoring and scientific data collection, including sampling coordination and gear maintenance. The position also coordinates data entry, qa/qc, and technical annual reports summarizing methods of field work, and technical summaries for yearly permitting and presentations.  The position is responsible for maintaining a number of agency scientific collecting permits for sampling.  The position will coordinate up to three part time college interns for field sampling. The position is approximately 30% time for non-summer months, and up to 60% to full time during July-September. More hours may be offered  during non-summer months  as project needs and or additional grant funding is secured.

Minimum requirement and necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities: A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field, preferably in fisheries related field is required.   This is a rigorous field position that often involves working evenings and weekends along challenging, remote (and beautiful!)  field locations. The position requires the ability to regularly lift 50 pounds, and to walk for miles across remote, unstable beaches carrying up to 30 pounds of equipment/samples. The successful candidate must also have a positive demeanor and leadership skills, including the ability to work both independently and in a team setting. This person must be honest, earnest, think critically and proactively to achieve successful, high quality field sampling for nearshore project and team.  The successful candidate must be comfortable with speaking to groups of scientists and citizens, and have a sincere interest in nearshore ecosystem conservation and science.

Salary (gross) for this entry level position is $20/hour. Due to funding the position offers no benefits.  The position is based in Port Angeles Washington.

The posting closes no later than 14 January 2019 and sooner if the perfect candidate appears so those interested are encouraged to apply promptly.  Send resume, two references, and brief writing sampling to