Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

CMER Wetland Scientist

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Olympia, Washington

This position is associated with the Washington State Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program’s Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (CMER) science team. The CMER Wetland Scientist will participate in a team-oriented research and monitoring program with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of Washington state forest practices rules and regulations applicable to wetlands and riparian areas on forest lands. The successful applicant will be a critical member of teams developing and implementing research study designs to evaluate the effectiveness of Washington state forest practices rules and regulations applicable to wetlands in forested areas managed under the Washington state forest practices rules. As a CMER staff science representative, this scientist will serve as the principal investigator in the implementation of field studies on the effects of forest practices on wetlands, wetland buffers and wetland functions; work with the project manager and other science staff; conduct literature reviews and syntheses; be responsible for technical performance of contractors; analyze research data; and write peer-reviewed technical reports.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in wetland science or closely related natural resource field (e.g., biology, ecology, environmental science, hydrology, geomorphology, forestry) that includes design and implementation of field study/experiment AND three years professional research work experience in wetlands-related research or closely related field. A PhD degree may substitute for the required experience provided the field of major study was in wetland research or closely related research field that emphasized principles applicable to forest wetlands research and monitoring.

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Application: Send resume and cover letter stating interest by Aug. 23, 2021 to: Wendy Bowman, HR, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 6730 Martin Way East Olympia, WA 98516-5540;