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Biologist II - Temporary (Two Years) 

Req Number FIS-13-00001  
Salary $24.05-$33.67/Hourly (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Wanapum Dam, Beverly, WA  



The Biologist II works under the direction of the Fish, Wildlife and Water Quality Department's Fisheries Program Supervisor(s) to implement and monitor programs and studies required by the terms and conditions of Grant PUD's 2008 FERC License Order, including fish, wildlife and water quality provisions within in the 401 Water Quality Certification, NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion, USFWS Biological Opinion, Priest Rapids Salmon and Steelhead Settlement Agreement, Hanford Reach Agreement, and other programs/settlements.

The Biologist II must effectively and efficiently assist with data collection, data entry/analysis, and report preparation associated with Grant PUD's wildlife, water quality, fisheries, and hatchery and habitat programs associated with Grant PUD's FERC license requirements to protect, mitigate and enhance the aquatic and terrestrial resources of the Priest Rapids Project. The Biologist II provides assistance during monitoring and evaluation studies, technical analyses, technical report preparation, and effectively interacts with internal project teams, external agency, and technical representatives.


  • The Biologist II will provide technical and field assistance to the Fisheries Program Supervisors in meeting the requirements included in Grant PUD's FERC License Order and associated agreements, including the data collection, monitoring, data entry and analysis, and report preparation associated with a variety of fisheries, hatchery, water quality, wildlife, and botanical programs.
  • The Biologist II will maintain, calibrate, and troubleshoot Grant PUD's automated water quality system, will support field work for various fish, wildlife, and water quality programs, and provide basic data analysis and drafting of portions of various reports and study plans.
  • The Biologist II will examine Chinook and steelhead smelts for gas bubble trauma (GBT) during the outmigration season.
  • The Biologist II must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner when providing verbal and written technical information.
Position Requirements



A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Fisheries or related Environmental Sciences required. A master's degree may be substituted for the two-year experience requirement below.


The Biologist II must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience and knowledge in the following areas: scientific research methodology, Columbia River fisheries, hatchery, fish culture, wildlife, botanical, water quality, biometrics, and sampling techniques.


The Biologist II is required to be computer literate and have a basic working knowledge in the following areas:

  • Statistics
  • Data manipulation and management
  • Water hydraulics
  • Fish passage
  • Fish protection
  • Terrestrial (wildlife and botanical) population trends
  • Chemical, physical, and biological properties of the aquatic and terrestrial environment
  • Anadromous and resident fish biology
  • Habitat evaluation
  • Restoration activities.

It is essential that the Biologist II be able to work in a team environment and be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with individuals within Natural Resources and with other Grant PUD divisions (including Hydro Engineering, Facilities, Lands, etc.).


The Biologist II will be required to perform work of a mixed nature (office and field) that varies by season. Field activities may require long hours, strenuous activities, and nighttime work. Some regional travel for meetings and field work with regulatory agencies and environmental consultants will be required.

The Biologist II must be imaginative and resourceful in high-pressure situations and under adverse working conditions, and be able to use good judgment, be adaptable and flexible, and maintain a positive, highly motivated attitude.


Open Until Filled

Close Date 2/8/2013  
About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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