Grette Associates is Hiring - Biologist 1 for our Wenatchee, WA office

Aug 04, 2023
Grette Associates is a small environmental consulting firm that provides support for development, permitting, and planning of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are currently seeking an entry-level Biologist, (0 – 3 years’ experience), in our Wenatchee office. This is a part-time position with the goal of becoming full-time. The role entails a variety of office and field work, primarily in Eastern WA. Some projects may require travel throughout WA. Grette Associates works with a wide variety of clients, and a successful applicant must be organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously that cover a wide range of disciplines. We are a friendly team that offers an opportunity to grow within a professional collegial environment.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

• Field research, study design, and data analysis
• Technical writing and reviewing
• Preparation of documents for environmental permits
• Ability to work with a range of clients, both public and private, and work within defined budgets.

To be considered for this role, we require:

• Knowledge of fish and wildlife species and ecology of WA State; including Eastern WA.
• Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in a biological science, (Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Zoology, etc.)
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Ability to work outside in adverse conditions
• Ability to perform efficiently and effectively in a team environment
• Attention to detail
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Have a personal vehicle and a valid WA driver’s license

A successful candidate should demonstrate:

• Ability to work independently to complete specific tasks
• Strong analytical, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
• The ability to work through technical issues efficiently, and be willing to ask questions

Preferred but not required:

• Knowledge of the Growth Management Act and local county codes
• Knowledge and experience with critical areas, compensatory mitigation and endangered species, preferably in Washington state
• Masters’ degree in a biological science
• Ability to communicate well with a wide variety of clients to determine the specific project requirements.
• Ability to operate small boats
• SCUBA experience (PADI certified a plus)
• Knowledge of native flora and fauna


• The hourly pay starts at $26 per hour. (Biologist 1 is a non-exempt position)
• The pay range for a Biologist 1 position is $26 to $30.50 per hour.
• This position is part-time (minimum 30-hour week), with the intent to move to full-time in 6 months.
• Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance eligible on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
• 401(k)-retirement program available the first of the month following a 3 months of employment.
• Mileage compensation for company use of a personal vehicle.
• Potential profit sharing and discretionary bonuses.
• Employees will receive 3.08 hours of vacation leave per pay period.
• Vacation is accrued and can be used after 3 months of employment.
• Employees will receive 1.54 hours paid sick leave per pay period.
• Employees will receive 9 paid holidays per year pro-rated based on average number of hours worked.

Grette Associates is an equal-opportunity employer.

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