PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection and Agriculture this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in fisheries management, research and conservation.
Works under the general supervision of an Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist or other employee of higher grade.
May exercise functional supervision or lead responsibility over contract, volunteer, temporary or department personnel engaged in fisheries management, research or conservation work.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts studies of the life history, habits and rate of growth, recruitment and exploitation of marine and anadromous fishes and marine invertebrates; supervises the gathering and compilation of fishery statistics; analyzes and interprets statistical data for presentation; conducts limnologic and oceanographic studies for fishery conservation; determines the effect of sport and commercial fishing on various species and makes recommendations on the regulation of such fishing; gives testimony in court as an expert witness for the state; evaluates the results of artificial propagation of marine species; acts as custodian of scientific and utilitarian equipment and facilities; may give talks to service clubs and other organizations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and methods of fisheries management; knowledge of environmental and human factors involved in production, management and harvesting of stocks of marine and anadromous fishes and invertebrates; ability to conduct fishery surveys and oceanographic studies and apply statistical procedures necessary for sound conclusions; ability to identify marine flora and fauna; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in marine and/or anadromous fisheries management.
Fisheries management is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as biology, ichthyology, fisheries science, fish population dynamics, aquatic ecology, limnology, fish taxonomy, fishery statistics, aquatic entomology, aquatic phycology and oceanography.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any area of the State.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to live on a vessel for extended period of time.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. Incumbents in this class must be able to swim.
3. Appropriate examinations will be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
1. The classification of Environmental Protection Fisheries Biologist 1 (Inland)(Marine) is assigned to Salary Group ES 22a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 23.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Biologist 1 (Marine) in Salary Group ES 22 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to expand the usage to the Department of Agriculture)