Marine Fisheries Technician: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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This Marine Fisheries Technician will primarily work on the North Carolina Independent Gill Net Survey (IGNS, Program 135) for the Northern District, though may be required to work on other state and federally funded projects as well. Primary species of interest may include but are not limited to Striped Bass, Southern Flounder, American Shad, Alewife, Blueback Herring, and Blue Crabs. Fish collected from this program will be identified to species, and may be tagged with traditional or electronic tags, or may be processed for biological data. Other duties include fisheries independent (trawl, seine) and fisheries dependent (fish house interviews) sampling, computer use and working independently and with others. Normal work hours will vary seasonally but late evening and early morning hours will be required. The technician must be able to swim, as well as be able to lift at least 50 pounds. A valid driver's license is required. Key Responsibilities: Collect fish using gill nets in estuarine waters in and around the Albemarle Sound Obtain biological data including length, weight, diet samples, ageing structures, and the reproductive condition of crustaceans and finfish Process, record, compile, and verify biological data, as well as perform data quality control Operate and maintain outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks, net reels, and other sampling equipment, lifting heavy cartons of fish and gear Use other sampling gears (trawls, pots, trammel nets, seines, electro-fisher, etc.) or collect additional biological data from fish and invertebrates Collection of fisheries dependent data through sampling of commercial catches at local fish houses
Apply online at: To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL the following: Experience with biological sampling Experience maintaining sampling gear and/or equipment Experience operating and/or trailering boats Experience with data management. Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988, must follow the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Associate's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Nathaniel Hancock
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