Marine Fisheries Technican

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Beaufort County, NC, USA
  • Jul 20, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

Description of Work

Salary Grade GN06 - Recruitment range $31,200 - $35,000
For current State employees, please note that as of June 1, 2018, promotional priority and salary administration will be made based on the new Statewide NC Classification System.
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The Marine Fisheries Technician will assist the Pamlico District biological staff in extensive field sampling (on and off the water, in a variety of weather conditions), data coding and verification, and compilation of datasets related to the monitoring and assessment of finfish and crustaceans. The Technician will record, compile, submit, and verify biological data taken from fishery-independent and dependent sampling programs. Data is collected using a variety of gears, including, but not limited to seines, trawls, gill nets and dredges. Duties include: measuring, weighing, and identifying specimens; obtaining ageing structures, diet samples, and staging reproductive condition; tagging shrimp, crabs, and fish. Other duties include: operate and maintain outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks and other sampling equipment, construction and repair of sampling equipment, lifting heavy cartons of fish, computer use, and working independently and with others. This position may work late evening and early morning hours and some overnight travel is required, including overnight stay aboard research and/or commercial vessels.
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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.

  1. Knowledge of marine and estuarine fish, crustacean, and mollusk biology and identification, and biological sampling techniques.
  2. Knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries and associated fishing gears.
  3. Experience operating and trailering boats.
  4. Experience constructing and maintaining sampling gear and equipment.
  5. Experience navigating in open water using GPS, compass, and other navigation aids during day and night hours.
  6. Experience using MS Word and Excel.
  7. A valid driver's license is required.

A skills test will be administered to all interviewed applicants.

Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must be in compliance with the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2.  

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.

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$30,280.00 - $45,420.00 Annually. Recruitment range $31,200 - $35,000.