The Marine Fisheries Technician III will assist the Pamlico District biological staff in extensive field sampling (on and off the water, in a variety of adverse weather conditions), data coding, compilation, and manipulation of datasets related to the monitoring and assessment of finfish and crustaceans. The Technician III is the senior technician for the District and provides training and guidance to other technicians as required. The Technician III will record compile, submit, and verify all biological data taken from fishery-independent and dependant sampling programs. Data is collected using a variety of gears, including, but not limited to seines, trawls, gill nets and dredges. Duties include: measuring, weighing, and identifying specimens; obtaining ageing structures, diet samples, and staging reproductive condition; tag shrimp, crabs, and fish. The Technician III is responsible for the design, construction, and repair of all sampling gear and assisting others with maintenance and repair work when needed. This position may work late evening and early morning hours and some overnight travel is required, including overnight stay aboard research and/or commercial vessels.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
1. Knowledge of marine and estuarine fish, crustacean, and mollusk biology and identification; 2. Knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries and associated sampling gear; 3. Experience constructing and repairing sampling gear such as gillnets, pots, dredges, trawl nets, seine nets; 4. Knowledge of the principles of fisheries biology; 5. Experience in boat handling and trailering boats; 6. Basic mechanical skills for maintenance of boats, trailers, vehicles, and inboard/outboard motors ; 7. Experience with Microsoft Office primarily Excel and Word programs to collect, compile and organize data; 8. A valid driver’s license is required
A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.
Applicants under the age of 26 must be in compliance with General Statute 75A-16.2 – certificate of safe boat operation.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate's degree in fisheries management from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in the fisheries industry including experience with vessel operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - 2 years ago
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