To protect and enhance aquatic wildlife diversity and the quality of recreational fisheries in a multi-county region and/or statewide by initiating, designing and implementing aquatic resource studies. Additionally, to analyze data, prepare research and management reports, develop and implement resource management plans/programs, perform environmental evaluations and assessments, and communicate information and results to affected stakeholders. Minimum
A considerable knowledge of the theory and practice of fisheries management, the life history of freshwater fishes, aquatic ecology, ecological concepts, fish population dynamics, water quality as it pertains to aquatic resources, and data analysis/statistical techniques. Demonstrated ability to initiate, design, implement, and lead fisheries management programs; to supervise the work of others; to work successfully with cooperators and the public; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to operate job-related equipment (e.g., vehicles, boats, electrofishing gear, SCUBA equipment, personal computers, etc.); and to perform various manual tasks in and around water in all weather conditions. High school diploma or equivalent along with considerable experience in fish management required. Possession of, or eligibility for, a valid VA driver's license required.
M.S. degree in Fisheries Science or closely related field, or B.S. in Fisheries Science or closely related field with appropriate level and amount of experience equivalent to an M.S. degree. Fisheries Scientist Certification from the American Fisheries Society and SCUBA Certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, National Association of Underwater Instructors or equivalent certification program.
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