Marine Resource Specialist I

  • Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Boothbay Harbor, ME, United States
  • Mar 10, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology GIS Natural Resources Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains

Job Description

The Department of Marine Resources, Division of Public Health, is seeking to fill a vacant Marine Resource Specialist I position in Boothbay Harbor.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a technical services position requiring microbiological laboratory and field skills relevant to public health and the environment in support of the Maine Shellfish Sanitation Program. Laboratory work includes membrane filtration, multiple tube fermentation, and other analyses using aseptic technique as well as operating and calibrating laboratory equipment such as autoclaves and incubators. Field work involves collecting, recording and data entry of accurate environmental data including collection of seawater, stream and shellfish samples from the New Hampshire border to western Penobscot Bay by boat or truck. This work will also include working in teams to complete shoreline surveys which involve door to door interviewing of homeowners to identify actual and potential pollution sources. The amount of time spent in the field is variable depending on the needs of the program. Flexibility in scheduling is mandatory as weekend, holiday and after hours work will be necessary depending on the season and activity. Work is performed under general supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Four (4) years of experience and/or education in the compilation and summarization of scientific field and laboratory data.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a microbiological laboratory. Computer skills such as Oracle, Access, and GIS are preferred.

Close: March 17, 2017

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