Wildlife Biologist

United States

Port Blakely US Forestry –Tumwater, WA has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist. 

The Wildlife Biologist works in a collaborative environment to develop and maintain company conservation goals. Work is performed in both independent and team-settings, contributing to forest management prescriptions that maintains or increases habitat diversity in managed forests. The Wildlife Biologist is responsible for providing scientific and technical support by conducting and preparing environmental reviews in support of forest management activities and conservation goals. They conduct or facilitate activities involved in identifying and mapping wildlife and fisheries habitats and distributions across all company forestlands located in Washington and Oregon. The position is Exempt / Full-Time.


Environmental Review, Data Collection Management & Reporting, Technical Support

  • Conduct or oversee terrestrial and aquatic environmental reviews of all forest stands in support of forest management activities including fish distribution surveys, wetland declinations, and identification and mapping of unique or ecologically-sensitive habitats;
  • Ensure quality control of all data collected;
  • Manage integrity of associated databases for ease of communicating, monitoring and reporting;
  • Coordinate with foresters regarding layout and permitting for the above-mentioned fish and wildlife distributions and habitats.

Conservation Planning

  • Conduct or oversee wildlife and aquatic investigations to support conservation planning including inventory and monitoring;
  • Conduct, or coordinate contractors, to survey fish and wildlife species of concern.

Compliance & Effectiveness Monitoring

  • Assist with compliance and effectiveness monitoring associated with the company’s Conservation Agreements;
  • Assist with data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting.

GIS Records

  • Utilize data collected during field investigations to develop or maintain the company’s Geographic Information System in regards to habitat features and stream classification;
  • Participate in the development of GIS databases in support of wildlife program needs.

Other Technical Assistance

  • Provide technical support to other Port Blakely departments related to environmental issues, education, certification or public outreach;
  • Collaborate with foresters on silviculture and harvest methodologies that enhance wildlife habitat and biological diversity in plantation forests.

Development Plan Program

  • Attend seminars and/or training related to wildlife and fish in managed forests, leadership or other professional development areas.

Fire Response (as needed)

  • Maintain fire readiness and high level of alert during fire season.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife/fisheries sciences, or related field or five to seven years directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to effectively and professional communicate with internal and external parties in a manner that is aligned with the company’s purpose and values


Applicants should send resume and cover letter to HR@PORTBLAKELY.COM. A full job description can also be made available upon request. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal back check and pre-employment and on-going employment random drug screening.

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