Marine Fisheries Technician: North Carolina

NC Division of Marine Fisheries
Manteo (Outer Banks) North Carolina
Job Category
Full time Positions
Recruitment Range: $31,200- $40,267
Last Date to Apply
This Environmental Technician I will primarily work on the Pamlico Sound Independent Gill Net Survey. Sampling for this fishery-independent survey occurs in the eastern Pamlico Sound in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This technician collects biological information from recreationally and commercially important species including but not limited to length, weight, sex, reproductive condition, diet samples, age structures, and tagging. They are responsible for processing, recording, compiling, submitting, and verifying biological data related to the gill net project. Field duties include operating and maintaining outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks, and other sampling equipment. The job requires the ability to swim, lift heavy samples of fish (up to 50 pounds), computer use, and working both independently and as part of a team. This position will also assist other biologists with field work using beach seines, juvenile trawls, run around gill nets, water quality monitors, and acoustic receivers, or in local fish houses interviewing fishermen. Normal work hours will vary, but late evenings and early mornings are required. Occasional work on weekends is required. A valid driver’s license is required. Key Responsibilities: - Collect samples using gill nets or other sampling gears to obtain biological data including length, weight, abundance, tagging, diet samples, ageing structures, and the reproductive condition of finfish and crustaceans. - Records, compiles, submits, and verifies biological data to follow data quality control procedures. - Operates and maintains outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks, nets, and other sampling equipment. - Assist with other surveys (fisheries-independent and -dependent) as needed and collect additional biological information from fish and invertebrates
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL the following: - Experience with biological sampling - Experience operating and/or trailering boats. - Experience maintaining sampling gear and/or associated equipment. - Experience with data management Management Preferences : - Ability to navigate in open water using GPS, compass, and other navigation aids during day and night hours. - Basic computer skills including knowledge and experience using Windows base MS programs. 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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Barbara Byrd
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