University of Washington School of Public Health
Environmental Scientist III - King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks
Closing Date: February 19, 2018
Posted: January 19, 2018
The purpose of this position is temporarily to serve as a Senior Ecologist for the Cedar-Sammamish River Basin Team and is expected to last approximately 24 months. This position includes work on flood risk reduction and habitat improvement projects involving complex and sensitive environmental permitting with local, state and federal agencies as well as Native American Tribes. This position will be part of a team of river engineers, scientists, planners, and other program staff in the River and Floodplain Management Section (RFMS) in the Water and Land Resources Division. In collaboration with other professionals, the position will participate in design, permitting, monitoring, construction management, and technical analyses to support the implementation of projects and programs identified in the Cedar-Sammamish as identified in King County’s Flood Hazard Management Plan and Cedar River Capital Investment Strategy. RFMS is a service provider to the King County Flood Control District. The majority of work duties will be focused geographically, with opportunities to work across the County.Skills/Eligibility:
- Bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, environmental science, or natural resource management; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform all the duties described in this job announcement.
- Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible work that is applicable to the primary job functions of this position.
- Comprehensive knowledge of river, riparian, floodplain and watershed ecology, including fisheries biology, hydrology, water quality/water chemistry, and geomorphology. Understanding of key natural resource and endangered species issues currently affecting Pacific Northwest rivers and floodplains.
- Demonstrated experience inor ability to:
- Collaborate with other professionals to develop design plans, specifications, drawings, and technical maps and documents.
- Develop and obtain permits and approvals related to work within rivers and streams. Develop appropriate permit strategies for complex projects.
- Oversee environmental compliance of construction and erosion control measures.
- Identify and monitor project or program related impacts on aquatic habitat and species and designing targeted studies to meet objectives.
- Communicate scientific and technical project and program information to stakeholders. Facilitate successful collaboration on politically-sensitive environmental issues.
- Develop and analyze technical information using common computer software and statistical packages including GIS, ArcView, Access, Excel or SPSS
- Write reports for a range of technical and non-technical audiences