Marine Fisheries Biologist

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Morehead City, NC, USA
  • Aug 09, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

The Marine Biologist I will serve as a member of the License and Statistics Section of the Division of Marine Fisheries and will work within the North Carolina Trip Ticket Program.  This position will be the lead biologist for commercial fishery quota monitoring responsibilities for the License and Statistics Section and will be responsible for maintaining and implementing data quality controls and verification with quota monitoring and trip tickets.  This position will also be the lead liaison for seafood dealers who use the trip ticket software program to submit their trip ticket data. This position will be responsible for training port agents and seafood dealers on how to use the software program, for conducting on-site software installations, customer service calls for the software program, and resolving data import issues.  This position will also be responsible for entering data into the eel pot monitoring database and assisting with the metadata database.  This position will also be required to conduct analysis of trip ticket and quota monitoring data and to complete data requests for commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, and other biologists within the Division of Marine Fisheries.  This position will also be reviewing reports, writing reports and correspondences, and maintaining standard operating procedures. A successful candidate must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written form and verbally to the public and employees and be able to establish effective working relationships with staff, internal customers, and the public.    

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.
 
1).  Demonstrated knowledge of commercial fisheries and fisheries management.
2).  Experience with statistical programming software packages.
3).  Experience programming and interpreting SAS code.
4).  Significant experience using Microsoft Office products primarily Excel and Word.
 
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. Some positions require coursework in forestry.

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.

For additional information about this posting, please contact: Pam Winslow at 252-808-8003 or pamela.winslow@ncdenr.gov.

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$36,677.00 - $58,683.00 Annually