This position assists the Regional Fisheries Biologist in management of freshwater fisheries resources in the Department’s Sebago Fishery Region. This is professional scientific work involving the collection and analysis of biological sport fishery data through a variety of field methods, often under limited or no supervision. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development and evaluation of stocking programs and fishing regulations, habitat assessment, conservation, and enhancement, identification and development of water access, assessment of resource impacts associated with proposed activities, and development and implementation of comprehensive fishery inventory and monitoring programs. This position provides technical support to the Department, other state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the public; represents the Department at public meetings; and routinely analyzes fishery data and prepares technical reports. The position also supports activities of statewide importance including the Department’s fish species planning process.
Preference will be given to those that have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as hands on experience directly related to freshwater fisheries management such as:
• Experience sampling fish populations through a variety of field methods
• Experience with habitat restoration/improvement/protection
• Experience working with members of the public on freshwater fisheries issues
• Experience entering and analyzing fisheries data in SAS/Access/Excel/ArcMap
• Experience writing technical reports and popular articles relating to fisheries
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Fisheries/Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- two (2) years of progressively responsible related laboratory or field research and/or management experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Supplemental Questions: In addition to the standard application form, you must address each of the following items in order to be scored properly [please use separate sheets of paper].
1. Please describe your education in ecology, biology, and fisheries management and how it relates to this position.
2. Please describe your experience in freshwater fishery management as it relates to:
a) Inventorying, surveying, and monitoring inland fishery resources.
b) Designing and conducting angler sport fishery (creel) surveys.
c) Promulgation and evaluation of fishing regulations.
d) Habitat restoration/improvement/protection.
e) Environmental reviews for state/federal agencies.
3. Please describe your experience in data entry and database management.
4. Please describe your experience in writing technical and popular articles/reports relating to fisheries.
5. Please describe your experience in presenting oral reports to other fishery professionals and to the general public.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Candidates interested in this position must submit a Direct Hire Application, Cover Letter, detailed Resume, and answers to the Supplemental Questions to:
Natural Resources Service Center
Kathy Weymouth, HR Manager
155 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
When filling out the application be sure you use the exact Class Code: 9351-FISH.
You may email all of the required documentation to: NRSCdirecthireapplications@maine.gov - OR - you can fax your material to 207-287-2216
All Direct Hire Application materials must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date of this posting: Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml or by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370.