Job Location: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF), Morehead City, NC
Description of Work
The Marine Fisheries Technician II will work on a federally funded project that will enhance the NCDMF Trip Ticket Program by collecting biological data on various commercial species in order to update gutted to whole weight conversion factors. The technician will work closely with the NCDMF Trip Ticket port agent supervisor and port agents and will be required to schedule dates and times to meet commercial fishermen at seafood houses to obtain samples for this project. Duties will also require coding, formatting, and preparing biological data for computer entry and perform data quality control. Work hours are approximately 30-40 hours per week and vary depending on travel and sampling schedules.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The following are required: knowledge of marine species identification; biological sampling techniques (e.g. weighing and measuring fish); ability to use sampling instruments in the field (e.g. scales, measuring board, etc.) and record accurate data; knowledge of commercial fisheries; and ability to work both independently and with others. A valid NC driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 pounds are also required.
Training and Experience
Minimum education requirements include graduation from a community college or technical school with an Associate’s Degree in fisheries management and one year of experience in the fishing industry including experience with vessel operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Salary and Hours: Grade 62, $13.69 per hour, 30-40 hours per week. November 2011 thru June 2012 with the possibility of an extension if funds remain.
Contact: Alan Bianchi, NCDMF, 252-808-8092, Trip Ticket Program Coordinator Active Date: October 27, 2011 Closing Date: November 3, 2011
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