Senior Stock Assessment Scientist (application period extended)

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
various options
Job Category
Full time Positions
Recruitment Range $58,294 - $68,584
Last Date to Apply
Description of Work: This Senior Stock Assessment Scientist position is responsible for participating in the Division's (DMF) stock assessment program, conducting the most complex stock assessments, evaluating species Fishery Management Plan (FMP) parameters such as sustainable yield, evaluating specific management actions relative to achieving management goals and mandates, drafting stock status and management options sections of FMPs, and presenting assessments and evaluation results to the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC), its committees, and the public. The position also provides analytical and statistical advice to the DMF staff, the MFC, and other applicable state, regional, and federal agencies. The Senior Stock Assessment Scientist may represent North Carolina on state, regional, and federal councils and commissions and serve on DMF committees related to assessments and biological sampling to collect needed data. The Senior Stock Assessment Scientist must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. Key Responsibilities: * Perform complex stock assessments * Perform advance statistical analyses * Provide highly technical statistical guidance, consultation, and training * Review the literature to keep up to date with current best professional practices * Represent the NCDMF on state, regional, and federal committees * Develop written reports and oral presentations for the general public and scientific audiences
To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL the following: * Experience with database management. * Experience conducting scientific research. * Experience conducting statistical analyses. * Experience presenting statistical results to the public and/or colleagues. * Experience using modeling software to develop and run models. Management Preferences: * Experience conducting complex statistical analyses to evaluate fish population characteristics and management alternatives. * Experience conducting basic scientific research; select, format, standardize, and summarize appropriate fishery and survey data. * Experience developing population models using packaged and customized computer programs and software. * Experience using computers and software for storing and managing data and conducting statistical analyses, including SAS, Excel, and S Plus. * Knowledge and experience in statistics, fisheries biology, population modeling, and sampling techniques and be able to use this knowledge to review and develop monitoring and research programs. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Master's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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