REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Marysville is seeking Statements of Qualifications for use in updating the City’s Critical Areas Management – Qualified Scientific Professionals List. The Qualified Scientific Professionals List is comprised of qualified wetlands, fish habitat areas/streams, wildlife habitat areas and geologic hazard areas consultants who meet the standards outlined in MMC 22E.010.340, Selection of qualified scientific professional and city review of report, and the definitions outlined in MMC 22A.020.180, Q definitions. Each qualified consultant shall meet the following:
MMC 22A.020.180 Qualified scientific professional. “Qualified scientific professional” means a person with experience and training in the pertinent scientific discipline, and who is a qualified scientific expert with expertise appropriate for the relevant critical area subject in accordance with WAC 365-195-905(4). A qualified professional must have obtained a B.S., B.A., or equivalent degree as specified below, and have qualifications as follows: (1) A qualified professional for wetlands must have a degree in biology, environmental studies, natural resource management, ecology, or a related field; have two years of professional experience as a wetland biologist; and be certified as a professional wetland scientist (PWS). (2) A qualified professional for fisheries or fish habitat must have: (a) A degree in fisheries or aquatic ecology, and two years of professional experience as a fisheries biologist; or (b) A degree in biology, environmental studies, natural resource management, ecology, or a related field; certification by the American Fisheries Society; and five years of professional experience as a fisheries biologist. (3) A qualified professional for a geological hazard must be a professional engineer or geologist, licensed by the state of Washington, and have two years of professional experience as an engineer or geologist.
If your firm is interested in continuing to be represented on the Qualified Scientific Professionals List, please contact me and I will provide you with a link to upload your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Qualifications should be received no later than March 31, 2023. The SOQ should include your firm’s specialties, previous experience, resumes of key personnel and references.
Contact: Kathryn Bird