This supervisory position engages in professional scientific work to conserve, enhance, and restore freshwater fishery resources in Maine’s Rangeley Lakes region, working as the Regional Fisheries Biologist from the Strong Regional Headquarters. The successful candidate will administer, supervise, and coordinate various regional fishery management program responsibilities including development and evaluation of fish stocking programs and fishing regulations, review and assessment of proposed natural resource alterations, identification and development of water access projects, development and implementation of comprehensive fishery inventory, survey, monitoring, and other biological data collection 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.
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 Bachelors Degree in Biology, Fisheries Management, or related field -AND- three (3) years experience in laboratory or field research of fish and wildlife including experience in a supervisory capacity. Directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: As part of the application process you must address each question below in order to be scored properly [please use separate sheets of paper].
Please describe your education in ecology, biology, and fisheries management and how it relates to this position.
Please describe your experience in fishery management as it relates to:
a. Inventorying, surveying, and monitoring inland fishery resources.
b. Designing and conducting angler sport fish surveys.
c. Promulgation and evaluation of fishing regulations.
d. Habitat restoration/improvement/protection.
e. Environmental reviews for state/federal agencies.
Please describe your experience in developing, administering, and coordinating a comprehensive fishery management program.
Please describe your experience in preparing technical and popular articles/reports relating to fisheries.
Please describe your experiences interacting with the public on controversial fisheries issues and how you included the public’s input.
Please describe your supervisory and leadership experience and style.
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 Class Code: 9352.
You may email all of the required documentation to: NRSCdirecthireapplications@maine.gov - OR - you can fax your material to 207-287-2216