Recruitment #040521-MDAZ03-400300


The Fisheries Section works to enhance and protect Delaware’s fish and aquatic resources in support of recreational and commercial fishing. It provides first-class fishing and boating access to Delaware’s many waterways.    

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Summary Statement

This position conducts assessments of fish and shellfish stocks for fishery management purposes.  This position requires knowledge of fish and shellfish biology and strong competencies in statistics, experimental design, modeling, and stock assessment methods. The incumbent will represent the State on various technical committees.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develops methods and procedures for collecting and evaluating biological and economic data for routine and special reports and research studies. Plans and develops required procedures for coding, tabulating and analyzing data.
  • Designs complex biological studies; prepares written research protocols; interprets findings and prepares a final written report.
  • Initiates studies of the validity and reliability of data collected and develops procedures to improve the quality of such data.
  • Performs and supervises complex fisheries or wildlife population dynamics analyses.
  • Consults with technical and/or administrative superiors in order to determine their requirements for statistical information and to inform them about the economic and biological implications of the assessment; interprets the results of statistical studies to managers, administrators and senior policy makers.
  • Prepares and presents reports and recommendations relevant to program performance, costs and projected future needs taking into consideration solutions for conservation, preservation and protection of the resource.
  • Formulates/recommends or influences agency policy.
  • Writes, presents and publishes articles and technical reports for publication within scientific community.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Biometrician
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life or Physical Science or related field.
  2. Scientific Prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal.
  3. Three years experience in population dynamics and statistical research design and implementation.
  4. Six months experience in computer modeling for analysis, simulation, and forecasting.
  5. Six months experience in technical report writing.
  6. Knowledge of biological and economic basis of fish or wildlife stock assessments.
  7. Knowledge of biological characteristics of fish or wildlife populations.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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