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Aquatic Biologist/Modeler in Sacramento, CA at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Science
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/28/2018

Job Description

Cardno is seeking an Aquatic Biologist/Modeler with river or estuary salmonid background, excellent technical writing, and strong quantitative and modeling skills to work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished environmental engineers, biologists, ecologists, and planners on a variety of projects in California and the western United States.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Modeling (aquatic habitat and water temperature)
> Technical data analyses for aquatic reports, including hydrology analyses
> Technical report writing
> Lead field studies to support various aquatic studies including: fish surveys (also other aquatic species including amphibians), instream flow/hydrology, water temperature, general water quality
> Presentations with clients and stakeholders

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

> Bachelors with relevant experience and a Masters or PhD degree in fish biology, aquatic ecology, or environmental science/engineering or related science
> 5 - 10 years of relevant experience
> Excellent oral and written communication skills
> Strong proficiency in 1D modeling (e.g., HEC-RAS, WSP, PHABSIM), 2D hydraulic and habitat modeling, reservoir water quality modeling (such as CE-QUAL-W2), and/or reservoir operations modeling (including CalSim; HEC-ResSim)
> Experience/ability to lead aquatic field programs (e.g., fisheries, water quality, hydraulics/hydrology)
> Ability to travel

Desired Qualifications:

> General knowledge of Northern California watersheds and the California Bay-Delta
> General knowledge of anadromous species/ water resources/ water quality
> Experience with instream flow modeling
> Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team
> Self-motivated with strong initiative
> Creative, resourceful, and detailed


• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.


Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.


We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D





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