Ocean Career: Ecologist at AIS

AIS is seeking three Ecologists to support Endangered Species Act (ESA) services in support the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (WFWO).

The WFWO implements a broad range of programs under the ESA and other Service authorities. These include reviewing the status of species to determine if they should be federally protected under the ESA; recovering candidate, threatened, and endangered species; conserving coastal areas; restoring natural resources injured by hazardous substances; conducting environmental reviews of federal projects; fostering conservation; and implementing voluntary habitat conservation and restoration projects.

These ecological staff members would support the WFWO in carrying out its trust responsibilities for protected species, birds, fish, marine mammals and habitats. Collectively, the services provided will facilitate implementation of Service authorities and responsibilities and assist in achieving the objectives of conservation of trust species and their associated habitats.


  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data
  • Draft responses, letters, reports, and reviews.
  • Evaluate the effect of proposed actions on species and habitats.
  • Conduct and document site visits.
  • Prepare draft Service documents, such as Letters of Concurrence, Biological Opinions, Environmental Action Statements, Species Status Assessments, formal correspondence, etc.
  • Enter data and conduct quality control reviews and querying databases to extract data or determine the status of actions.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, site visits.
  • Copy documents, compile records (including responses to Freedom of Information Requests and Administrative Records), organize and maintain filing systems (including electronic filing);
  • Conduct biological analysis of proposed actions.
  • Prepare maps and other geographical displays and analysis.
  • Scan files to a PDF format and filing or uploading to a FTP site and other services as required and necessary;
  • Provide meeting support including organizing meetings, find locations, assist participants, prepare materials and a variety of support services during the meeting itself; take meeting notes and other meeting products and outcomes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of management decisions on species and habitats.
  • Prepare scientific and policy documents and review and edit written documents.
  • Collect information on species distribution and abundance, habitat quantity and quality and other information on natural resources, prepare documents summarizing and synthesizing the information.
  • Identify, evaluate and work to mitigate adverse impacts of proposed actions (e.g., dams, wind turbines, shoreline development, forest resource management, and other structures and development projects) on listed species and associated habitats.

Minimum Qualifications

  • College degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science, or related field
  • At least 2 years of related work experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to maintain contact with staff, stakeholders, vendors and customers.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving to ensuring customer deliverables and employee support.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite programs (excel, word, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with database development and web design would be a plus


Lacey, WA


If you would like to apply for one of these exciting new openings, please click here to submit the following information.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing relative experience.
  • At least 5 professional references (name, email address and phone number)
  • Unofficial copies of your college transcripts with conferred date.
  • All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered.

If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to call William Byrd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 774-762-7019.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Must be able to work in the U.S. • VEVRAA Federal Contractor • Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals • Equal Opportunity Employer

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