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The Watershed Company, a regional leader in science-based planning and design for environmental restoration, is seeking entry level candidates within the fields of wetland and stream ecology. Successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished scientists, planners, engineers, arborists, and landscape architects in a growing 38-year-old employee-owned company based in Kirkland, WA.

Duties and Expectations:

·         Conduct field visits in wetland and stream Critical Areas, and Shorelines of the State 

·         Prepare and manage projects including wetland assessments and delineation studies in Washington State, critical areas reports, function assessments, compliance monitoring and reports, and mitigation plans

·         Familiarity with permitting documentation (USACE 404, HPA, shoreline, 401 WQ Cert, and local area permits)

·         Prepare proposals for environmental services work and interact with marketing staff for business/client development activities

·         Interact with clients to achieve project objectives

·         Ability to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment

Required Experience:

·         1 year of experience performing above duties; completion of the UW certificate program in Wetland Science and Management may substitute for experience.

·         Bachelor or Master of Science degree in biology, environmental science, or related field 

·         Knowledge and experience with Pacific Northwest vegetation and wildlife (ISA arborist certification a plus)

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills (testing may be required)

·         Valid driver’s license and good driving record

·         Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (GIS mapping experience a plus)

Desired Experience

·         Additional expertise and associated accreditation (Wetland Science Certification, Fisheries Biology, Stream Ecology, ISA Certified Arborist, Marbled Murrelet Marine Monitor, GIS)

·         WSDOT Biological Assessment Author accreditation or other experience preparing biological assessments (BA) and biological evaluations (BE)

·         Familiarity with Eastern and Western Washington wetland rating forms and figures

·         Familiarity with local, state and federal regulatory requirements concerning critical areas and shorelines

Salary and Benefits:

Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, continuing education, performance bonuses, retirement program with future matched payments and opportunities for ownership.

The Watershed Company is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and respected. Individuals of all cultures, communities, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


Send cover letter and resume to  Please include the words “Entry Level Ecologist” in the subject line.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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