North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs.

A collaborative stewardship among the citizens, government regulators and the business community will maintain and enhance North Carolina's environment and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone living in or visiting our great state.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Beaufort County, NC, USA
Aug 07, 2019
Full time
Description of Work The Marine Fisheries Biologist I is responsible for designing, conducting, and evaluating scientifically sound projects that address fishery management needs for the Pamlico Office of the Division of Marine Fisheries.  The Biologist I is responsible for data analysis, preparation and review of technical reports, preparation and review of grant proposals for funding from state and federal sources, supporting fishery management plan development, and recommending management actions for finfish and shellfish resources.  The Biologist I will participate in state fishery management activities and work with other state and regional agencies.  Specifically, the Biologist I will be involved in SEAMAP and Fisheries Information Management Support (FIMMS) initiatives.  The Biologist I will assist in field sampling, conduct data quality and review measures, improve data collection and corrections processes, and facilitate transfer of data to the SEAMAP database and internet mapping system, including compliant metadata.  This Biologist I will operate trucks, boats with outboard motors, trailer boats, and use various types of sampling equipment. The Biologist I will participate in sampling trips in the open waters of Pamlico Sound and surrounding river systems. Strong oral and written communication skills are required for dealing with the public and colleagues. For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/home . Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.   Thorough knowledge of marine and estuarine ecology, finfish and shellfish biology, and species identification are required.  Thorough knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries, fishing techniques, and associated gears. Demonstrated knowledge of biological sampling techniques and equipment. Demonstrated ability to design and implement statistically sound sampling programs, analyze data, interpret results, and incorporate into technical reports and presentations. Experience creating, editing, and presenting professional reports and presentations. Experience operating small boats and general knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard navigational rules of the road. A valid driver's license is required. A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, marine biology, zoology or biology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in wildlife or fisheries management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com