Kleinschmidt Group
  • 26-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Sciences
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Fish Biologist to participate in a diverse array of aquatic resource projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, based in either our Redmond or Vancouver, WA office. Our flexibility and core value of relationships allows us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A Fisheries Biologist with a bachelors degree in Fisheries, Ecology or related field with 5 years' experience in the Pacific Northwest working with native fishes including salmon, salmonid habitat, habitat assessments, mitigation planning, water quality assessments, or related field.

Knowledgeable: Working knowledge of Pacific Salmon ecology, life history and species differentiation. Competency in scientific writing and data analysis. Proficient with MS Office Suite include Excel and Access. Knowledge of GIS, coding/R and habitat or population modeling skills are beneficial.

Experienced: Experience working in and around rivers within the Pacific Northwest. Previous experience conducting field work with juvenile and adult salmon. Comfort handling and working from boats, kayaking, and wading in moving water. Experience with other native fish and aquatic species including, bull trout, lamprey, sucker, freshwater mussels, etc.

Dedicated: Willingness to travel for work within the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Ability to work independently without supervision. Ability to work flexible hours in varied weather conditions and environments required.

Additional Requirements

  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

This position provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic applicant looking to further their career by using their experience and technical knowledge to collaborate with our team of scientists, engineers, and regulatory professionals on a range of studies focused on fish behavior, populations and habitats, , water quality, wetlands, and wildlife. The successful candidate will have many opportunities for career development and long-term advancement within this diverse and well-established firm. Specific duties for this position will include:

  • Conducting aquatic habitat surveys including salmon spawning surveys,
  • Conducting fish sampling, including fish handling, electrofishing, trapping and netting techniques, visual estimation techniques (e.g., snorkeling),
  • Supporting flow habitat assessments including physical habitat surveys and discharge and water quality measurements,
  • Supporting fish telemetry, fish tagging, and behavior studies,
  • Assisting with field work logistic, including schedule coordination, purchasing of equipment and supplies,
  • Conducting comprehensive data collection, management, and QAQC
  • Providing routine field data collection summaries,
  • Developing report materials including tables, figures, text.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower, and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering cost, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

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