Environmental Protection Fisheries Biologist 1 (Marine)

State of CT, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division, Marine Fisheries Program
Old Lyme, CT
Job Category
Full time Positions
$63,324*- $91,446/year (*New state employees start at the minimum)
Last Date to Apply
This position will be responsible for providing expertise vital for sustainable fisheries management, quota monitoring, fish stock assessments, and complying with state statutes and federal mandates. The incumbent will be involved in meeting the agency’s responsibility to effectively and efficiently manage both commercial and recreational fisheries in Connecticut consistent with state policy articulated in the Coastal Management Act (22a-92(c)(1)(I)): “to manage the state's fisheries in order to promote the economic benefits of commercial and recreational fishing, enhance recreational fishing opportunities, optimize the yield of all species, prevent the depletion or extinction of indigenous species, maintain and enhance the productivity of natural estuarine resources and preserve healthy fisheries resources for future generations”. Additionally, the incumbent will be involved in the collection of fishery-dependent and independent data that are necessary to maintain compliance with mandatory elements of interstate fishery management plans of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) as enforced under the federal Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-GENERAL EXPERIENCE Six (6) years of experience in marine and/or anadromous fisheries management. Fisheries management is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as biology, ichthyology, fisheries science, fish population dynamics, aquatic ecology, limnology, fish taxonomy, fishery statistics, aquatic entomology, aquatic phycology and oceanography. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED 1. College training in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 2. A Master's degree in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Marine Biology, Fishery Management, or Natural Resource Management. Experience using Statistical Analysis Software ©, R ©, or structured query language to analyze biological, catch, effort or landings data. Experience using Access, Excel or PowerPoint to summarize and present biological, catch, effort, or landings data. Experience with field sampling, including fishery-dependent sampling techniques. Experience in customer service and working independently and in a team setting. Experience in database management, including with the Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System. Experience with North Atlantic commercial fishing gear, marine species identification, and state and federal laws governing Atlantic coast marine fisheries.
Contact Person
Questions about your application and JobAps should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov. Questions specific to the position should be directed to Colleen Bouffard, Supervising Fisheries Biologist, via email at colleen.bouffard@ct.gov or by phone at 860-876-6881.
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