Senior Fisheries Biologist On-Call

at ICF in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Senior Fisheries Biologist

Great Lakes Region

ICF is seeking a Senior Fisheries Biologist. The Senior Fisheries Biologist will work closely with other fisheries biologists and project managers to assist water resource clients with navigating through the complex regulatory process, focusing on effects analyses and environmental documentation, federal and state endangered species assessment, and other permitting requirements.

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 (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

What You Will Have

+ Fisheries Science Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with key issues confronting fisheries management in the Great Lakes region. Ability to lead field surveys in a variety of aquatic environments utilizing most applicable field techniques.

+ Regulatory Permitting Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with state and federal permitting requirements for water resource projects, including NEPA, Endangered Species Act, and other permitting requirements.

+ Quantitative and Problem-Solving Expertise: Knowledge and aptitude for quantitative analysis to analyze effects of a client’s proposed actions; design and using sophisticated, robust, and creative quantitative analytical techniques; ability to interpret hydrologic, hydraulic, and water temperature modeling outputs; ability to conduct and interpret intermediate-level statistics.

+ Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills: Ability to accurately and effectively express results of analyses to technical and non-technical audiences, sometimes in stressful and contentious settings.

+ Project Management Skills: Ability to manage several simultaneous projects, including budget tracking and completion of all required products/reports.

+ Team Leadership Skills: Setting high personal performance and quality standards and enabling the team to be successful; viewing all team members as critical and treating team members with respect and professionalism; ability to collaborate and leverage team member strengths; mentors/develops junior team members.

+ Science-Business Balance: Expertise and passion for science, natural resources, and resolving complex fishery problems while balancing the need for business acumen, marketing, and opportunities for expansion.

What You Will do

+ Leading field surveys for fisheries and aquatic ecological assessment projects.

+ Conducting effects analyses and writing regulatory compliance documents for environmental permitting of water resource-related infrastructure and/or restoration projects.

+ Describing projects and interpretation of analyses through written and oral communication to a wide audience, sometimes in contentious environments.

+ Managing projects, including working with a team of technical staff from multiple disciplines to complete analyses and documentation on time and within budget.

Education/Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology or equivalent science related field

+ 10 years of increasingly complex assignments in regulatory aspects of fisheries biology

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF-together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at

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Job Posting: JC192351780

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Updated On: Sep 24, 2021