Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division
|Salary||$40,939 - $56,352/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||1/10/2018 11:59:00 PM|
The Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, Marine Fisheries Program is seeking to hire an Environmental Intern, target class, EP Fisheries Biologist 1.
Hours per week: 35
Shift: First shift, but hours may vary according to field sampling or out of office state meeting needs.
Location: Old Lyme
The department is seeking expertise that is vital for sustainable fisheries management, quota monitoring, fish stock assessments, and complying with state statutes and federal mandates. The incumbent will be involved in meeting the agency’s responsibility to effectively and efficiently manage both commercial and recreational fisheries in Connecticut consistent with state policy articulated in the Coastal Management Act (22a-92(c)(1)(I)): “to manage the state's fisheries in order to promote the economic benefits of commercial and recreational fishing, enhance recreational fishing opportunities, optimize the yield of all species, prevent the depletion or extinction of indigenous species, maintain and enhance the productivity of natural estuarine resources and preserve healthy fisheries resources for future generations”. The incumbent will be involved in the collection of fishery-dependent and independent data that are necessary to maintain compliance with mandatory elements of interstate fishery management plans of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) as enforced under the federal Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act.
Position requires Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate or equivalent and may require out of state and overnight travel and work aboard research vessels in sometimes harsh weather.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume with the application submission.
Qualified current State employees being considered for further steps in the hiring process may be required to submit their last two performance appraisals while qualified non-state employees being considered for further steps in the hiring process may be required to submit two letters of reference.
· B.S. or M.S. in Marine Biology, Fishery or Natural Resource Management
· Proficiency in statistical analysis of fisheries biological, catch, effort and landings data
· Proficiency in SAS, R, SQL and use of databases
· Experience in working with the commercial fishing industry
· Experience in fishery biology and species identification
· Experience in fishery-dependent and independent sampling techniques and proficiency in field sampling
· Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate or equivalent and experience in small boat handling
· Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.