The incumbent in this position will be expected to assist in all aspects of the Marine Fisheries Section, including habitat restoration and enhancements, public boating and fishing access planning and implementation, and multiple biological field studies utilizing various fishing gears and techniques. Under supervision, this position will work closely with biological and technical staff to support the section’s mission to protect, manage, and enhance natural resources for all Georgia stakeholders. 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 with marine habitat restoration, enhancement, construction, and development
Experience with the construction and maintenance of marine facilities and access sites
Experiences with project planning and permitting (USACOE, NEPA, NOAA Protected Resources, etc.)
Possess strong navigational skills, ability to operate and trailer small vessels (< 28 ft.) in coastal waters and on highways
SCUBA certified (especially those beyond basic open water level)
Experience in field sampling methodology and equipment (trawls, seines, gill and trammel nets)
Requires good overall physical condition. Able to lift gear and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds
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
Experience in identification of southeastern Atlantic marine organisms (finfish/crustaceans/etc.)
Experience addressing climate changes issues related to marine fisheries
Knowledge of database management, including but not limited to SAS, Microsoft Access (using Visual Basic), Oracle, etc.
Experience with Global Information Systems (GIS). In particular ArcGIS
NOTE: Please direct questions about the position to Pat Geer at Pat.Geer@dnr.ga.gov.
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