Wenatchee Office Is Hiring - Biologist 1

Feb 27, 2023
We are currently seeking an entry-level Biologist, (0 – 3 years’ experience), in our Wenatchee, Washington 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.  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 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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