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Associate Fisheries Biologist

Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Code: NC-100617-GP-01
# of openings: 1


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is currently seeking an Associate-level Fisheries Biologist to be based out of our Sacramento office. Job duties may include fisheries surveys/field work, data processing and analysis, and report preparation. The position may involve extensive field work, both locally and on overnight assignments. The position also includes conducting fisheries analyses and assessments and preparation of documents consistent with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements.


2-5 years related work experience; bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife conservation or related discipline; experience working with aquatic resources in the Central Valley and Bay-Delta; experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) preferred but not required. Strong technical writing, critical thinking skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team required. Bay-Delta fish identification and boat operation skills are also highly desired. This physically demanding position will involve various working environments/conditions and requires that an individual be physically capable of working on boats, in a variety of aquatic environments and potentially in inclement weather.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

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