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Aquatic Conservation Technician I-North Carolina
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
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Aquatic Conservation Technician I
The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) Aquatic Wildlife Diversity Program is a federally-funded program responsible for conducting and directing conservation-focused research, population status assessments, and conservation management actions for non-game fishes, mollusks, and crustaceans as well as their habitats. The position will assist the Foothills Region Biologist II and Biologist I with surveying and monitoring Wildlife Action Plan priority aquatic species and other related duties over a large area of NC. Responsibilities will include field sampling (75%), non-game aquaculture (15%) and data entry (10%). The position will begin March 19, 2018 and end October 31, 2018 (starting date may be flexible through April 1, 2018). Work hours are not standard, due to the nature of the projects, but will not exceed 40 hours per week.
The duty station is located at the NCWRC Marion Depot and State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County, NC (45 min east of Asheville, NC; 25 min west of Morganton, NC). The Conservation Technician I is a NC pay grade 63, with a salary of $14.83/hr. Social Security, state, and federal income taxes will be deducted by the Wildlife Resources Commission. Necessary equipment will be provided and the position will be reimbursed for lodging and meals when overnight stays occur. Overnight stays of two or more nights per week should be expected. Housing will not be provided.
Graduation from a college or university with a degree in wildlife or fisheries management, zoology, or biology is required (two-year degree is required; four-year degree is preferred). Prior knowledge of field sampling techniques and identification of freshwater fishes, mussels, and crayfish is strongly preferred but not required.
Interested applicants should email Michael Perkins (email@example.com) and provide a cover letter and CV no later than January 21, 2018.