SEASONAL SHELLFISH ASSISTANT: Massachusetts

Agency
Town of Barnstable
Location
Barnstable, MA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/humanresources/
Salary
$15.50 Hourly
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2017
Description
SEASONAL SHELLFISH ASSISTANT
Marine & Environmental Affairs Division
Natural Resources Program

Assists the Shellfish Biologist and Shellfish Technician with general and technical work in matters relating to shellfishery in the town; all other related work as required. Generally responsible for the maintenance of various shellfish propagation activities within the town by culturing and maintaining shellfish seed in shellfish nursery systems, moving stock, and seeding appropriate habitats. Designs and constructs structures and equipment to be used in the management of the shellfishery. Cleans, repairs and maintains shellfish gear and equipment throughout the season. Communicates with shellfishers, federal, state and local authorities regarding the current state of the shellfish industry and current shellfish propagation techniques. Performs law enforcement duties of Deputy Shellfish Constable. Assists Shellfish Technician with volunteer groups and educational classes. Moderate, with occasional strenuous physical effort required of duties performed in the field with frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions. Regularly lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Frequently has to walk in water with hip boots or chest waders. Other physical activities include raking, kneeling and climbing in and out of boats and standing for long periods of time. Must be comfortable on boats and in the water. High School degree required. Experience in environmental science, marine biology, shellfish aquaculture or equivalent desired. Class D drivers license required. Certification as a First responder and in CPR desired. Knowledge of operation and trailering small boats preferred. Knowledge and experience in the field of shellfish propagation and management desirable.
Qualifications
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
High School degree required. Experience in environmental science, marine biology, shellfish aquaculture or equivalent desired.

Other requirements:
Class D drivers license required. Certification as a First responder and in CPR desired.

Knowledge, Ability and Skills:
Knowledge and experience in the field of shellfish propagation and management desirable. Knowledge of operation and trailering small boats preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate, with occasional strenuous physical effort required of duties performed in the field with frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions. Regularly lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Participates in shellfish relays with bags and bushels weighing up to 80 pounds. Frequently has to walk in water with hip boots or chest waders. Other physical activities include raking, kneeling and climbing in and out of boats and standing for long periods of time. Must be comfortable on boats and in the water.

Potential Start Date: April 15, 2017 (6 month position)

To apply visit:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/barnstablema/default.cfm
Contact Person
Chris Nappi
Contact eMail
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