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27 Aug 2021

Watershed Scientist – San Francisco Estuary Institute

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Watershed Scientist (Environmental Analyst or Associate Environmental Scientist)

SFEI is seeking a talented entry- to mid-level physical scientist or engineer to work on projects in watersheds around San Francisco Bay and across California. The position offers an opportunity to work with an outstanding multidisciplinary team of scientists on innovative projects that help improve the physical and ecological functioning of California landscapes for people, plants, and wildlife in the face of mounting pressures including climate change. SFEI is looking for someone to start immediately. The application review process begins on 09/13/2021.

Visit the SFEI Job Announcement for more information and the link to apply.

Some Information About the Position:

The successful candidate will work on applied science projects relating to watershed restoration, water and sediment management, and climate-change adaptation planning in the Bay Area and statewide. The candidate will help develop tools and quantitative approaches to inform important regional and state-wide riverine ecosystem management decisions. The candidate will also help manage projects, coordinate project teams, and work with partners to achieve successful project outcomes. Primary position responsibilities will include:

  • investigating historical, contemporary, and future watershed sediment and geomorphic processes;
  • assessing land use and climate change impacts on watershed hydrologic and hydraulic processes;
  • evaluating the impacts of geomorphic and hydrologic/hydraulic changes on habitat and ecological processes and functions; and
  • advancing landscape-scale multi-benefit conservation and adaptation planning that promotes resilient riverine, wetland, coastal, and urban ecosystems using a quantitative approach
  • assisting a variety of modeling projects, including watershed and urban hydrology, urban greening, stormwater management, water quality, habitat restoration, and climate change.

The position will require the use of a variety of analytical tools such as GIS and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling to understand landscape processes (such as sediment dynamics, flood regimes, or groundwater patterns), creativity and collaboration to achieve multidisciplinary project goals, effective communication with project partners, and writing technical reports and giving presentations to convey project findings.

View job description here.