Marine Fisheries Technician II
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Beaufort County, NC

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The Marine Fisheries Technician II serves as a recreational port agent and technical assistant to the program biologist in the central district Washington office. The Marine Fisheries Technician II conducts creel census interviews as part of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) to determine fishing location, fishing time, catch, species identification, size, and other biological parameters. The technician will organize, code, and compile data for computer storage and analysis. Strong oral communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and to work with minimum supervision is required. This position will be responsible for for-hire data collection including interviewing captains of for-hire fishing vessels to collect fishing effort information as well as at-sea biological sampling on headboats. Monitoring nighttime recreational fishing activities will be required. Weekend work is required. Must have the ability to swim and travel on-board large fishing vessels for extended periods. Significant in-state travel is required. The technician must be able to travel to assigned sites throughout eastern North Carolina.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge and identification of marine and estuarine fish, crustaceans, and mollusks; Knowledge of recreational fisheries and associated fishing gears; Knowledge of local water bodies; Experience interacting with the public in face to face situations;
Experience with Microsoft Office programs to collect, compile and organize data;
A valid driver’s license is required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate's degree in fisheries management from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in the fisheries industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with vessel operation may be required.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application. Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information, please contact: Theresa Sutton at 252 808 8003