The incumbent in this position will be expected to assist in the development and management of research and surveys associated with the Ecological Monitoring Surveys (EMS) work unit, which is responsible for conducting multiple biological field sturdies utilizing trawl gear on small and large vessels and on board commercial fishing vessels. Under supervision, supports biological and technical staff during the collection of data used to manage Georgia’s seafood industry and marine recreational fishery. May supervise marine or wildlife technicians, hourly employees and interns.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Preference may be given to applicants with:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in marine biology or related field
Experience in utilizing trawl gear (large and small vessel)
The ability to analyze complex datasets using advanced statistical software (R, SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, AD Model Builder, Systat, etc.)
Requires good overall physical condition. Able to lift gear and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds
Experience in identification of southeastern Atlantic marine organisms (finfish/crustaceans/etc.)
Possess strong navigational skills and the ability to operate small vessels in coastal waters
Experience in field sampling methodology and equipment
Knowledge of database management, including but not limited to SAS, Microsoft Access (using Visual Basics), Oracle, etc.
Ability to work at sea, often for long periods and in adverse conditions
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to liaison with members of the fishing industry and general public
NOTE: Please direct questions about the position to Lindsey Aubart at Lindsey.Aubart@dnr.ga.gov or (912) 264-7218.
If interested in applying for this position, please complete a DNR Application for Employment and mail it to the address listed below or submit it electronically to the e-mail address highlighted below:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
ATTN: Gale Kennedy
One Conservation Way, Suite 312
Brunswick, GA 31520-8687
CRD.CRDDNR@dnr.ga.gov (Please include the position’s title in the subject)
Fax: (912) 717-6613