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Stream Restoration Biologist

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Virginia - America North
Town/City Shenandoah Valley, VA
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 16/09/2011
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The principle duties of the Stream Restoration Biologist will be to:

  • Conduct stream surveys (cross sections, longitudinal profiles, pebble counts), and stream geomorphic assessments,
  • Design habitat improvement and bank stabilization projects,
  • Provide budget estimates,
  • Assist with permitting, funding and coordinating implementation of restoration projects,
  • Manage multiple restoration projects simultaneously.


Competitive candidates will have:

  • A.B.S. in a field related to fisheries management, aquatic ecology, watershed management, gemorphology, or biological systems engineering. An M.S. in one of these fields is preferred.
  • Expertise in natural stream design techniques and demonstrated ability to design and oversee the installation of comprehensive habitat improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated the ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase stream restoration projects.
  • Experience with project and grant management, and project permitting required.
  • The ability to work with diverse group of stakeholders including farmers, other landowners, and state and federal agencies.
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management with a particular emphasis on stream habitat requirements of brook trout.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with GIS software and Rivermorph are preferred.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to the following address or email. Please include any supporting documentation of prior experience (e.g. designs, projects, photographs).

Seth Coffman Shenandoah Headwaters Project Coordinator
Trout Unlimited
505 North Main Street, Suite 102
Woodstock, VA 22664

Open until September 16, 2011

Trout Unlimited (TU) is North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. The organization has more than 140,000 members in 400 chapters across North America. TU's vision is that, by the next generation, trout and salmon will be restored throughout their native range. To accomplish this vision, TU works to protect, reconnect, and restore fish habitat and then sustain this work by building a diverse movement of businesses, people, and communities to support saving trout, salmon, and steelhead. TU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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