North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Beaufort County, NC, USA
Dec 11, 2018
Full time
Description of Work Salary Grade GN06 - Recruitment Range $31,200 – $31,443     The marine fisheries technician supports the Pamlico district biologists on finfish projects. The marine fisheries technician will work on a federally funded gill net project and other state and federally funded projects as necessary. The technician will: collect fish using gill nets in the western Pamlico Sound; use sampling gear (trawls, pots, gillnets, seines, etc.) to collect biological data from various habitats; identify, measure, weigh, collect diet samples, remove ageing structures, and examine the reproductive condition of crustaceans and finfish; tag finfish; process, record, compile, submit, and verify biological data; perform data quality control. Other duties include: operate and maintain outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks and other sampling equipment, construction and repair of gill nets, lifting heavy cartons of fish, computer use, and working independently and with others. Normal work hours will be late evening and early morning. A valid North Carolina driver's license is required. 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. Knowledge of marine/estuarine species identification and biological sampling techniques. Knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries and associated fishing gears. Experience operating and trailering boats. Experience maintaining sampling gear and equipment. Experience navigating in open water using GPS, compass, and other navigation aids during day and night hours. Basic computer skills including knowledge and experience using MS Word and Excel. A valid Driver's license is required. Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must comply with the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2.   A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.  Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Associate's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supplemental and Contact Information To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience   must   be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will   not   be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application. Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com