U.S. nationals: Fish Biologist/Hydrologist

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Mountain Gate, CA, United States
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This position is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Mountain Gate, CA.

This position has responsibility for planning, administering, and providing professional expertise in fisheries and hydrology programs.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Todd Johnson at or 530-242-5550.
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  • Develops plans and provides input related to the protection and management of water resources, including stream and lake surveys, biologic populations, habitat improvements, and water resource restoration.
  • Provide recommendations relating to stream and lake habitat management, including streamside and riparian area management and in- channel work.
  • Develops watershed, stream, and road related restoration priorities for out-year projects.
  • Establishes and maintains an up-to-date inventory of proposed restoration projects by priorities.
  • Makes field investigations following fires to appraise damages to the watershed and recommend treatment for rehabilitation of the area.
  • Inspects and evaluates completed watershed restoration and fish improvement projects to determine their effectiveness.
  • Conducts hydrologic analysis for cooperative watershed projects authorized under public law.
  • Consults with other resource specialists in assessing the impacts of proposed programs and projects on watershed values.
  • Provides input into designs for road drainage and fish passage projects, including stream simulation design for fish passage culverts.
  • Independently conducts or directs surveys of the water resources of the Forest. These surveys include collecting original data, and analyzing and evaluating all assembled data to develop long range prescriptions.
  • Leads hydrologic studies and investigations (collecting and interpreting water quality data and stream flow data).
  • Provides District oversight and coordination with the Supervisor?s Office (SO) for ESA Section 7 consultation activities for fish.
  • Coordinates and responds to SO requests related to consultation and sensitive species.
  • Provides the professional input regarding fisheries and hydrology needed to implement the Forest Plan and other laws and regulations, such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, etc.
  • Participates as required in the development of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
  • Leads writing of aquatics specialist reports for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents regarding stream flows, sedimentation, roads, stream shade, riparian reserves, Clean Water Act, Best Management Practices.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of fish and water resource programs on the District. Leads District aquatic work plan development, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Represents the Forest Service in partnerships and collaboration efforts related to the design, implementation, and monitoring of aquatic restoration projects.