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GRANT FUNDED
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

CLASS TITLE: Fisheries Observer, Protected Species HIRING RANGE: $25718 – $32,000

PAY BAND: 3 DIVISION: Fisheries Management POSITION # 00265

WORK DESCRIPTION: Federally funded Fisheries field observer responsible for conducting field observations aboard commercial licensed gill net vessels; will collect necessary data of commercial and incidental capture of Sturgeon and protected Species and will conduct background research. Must record data retrieved during observations accurately and via data entry. Is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all assigned equipment; may assist with written and phone –in information request and interact with commercial gill net licensees during observation trips. When not conducting field observations may report to main office and assist with data and research.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have knowledge of applied seafood harvesting practices and business, scientific knowledge of marine species and the marine environment. Requires well developed skills in speaking and writing; must be able to lift 50 lbs. and large fish, have experience working with commercial fishermen and ability to build a working relationship and have easy recognition of fish species. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, assertiveness and ability to build a rapport with recreational fisherman. Should be organized and detail oriented; will be required to keep accurate and precise records. Technicians will be given necessary training and will be required to pass certification test.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the agency no later than Friday, March 9, 2018

A COMPLETED STATE APPLICATION FORM 10-012 IS REQUIRED AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE STATE WEBSITE; https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/

INTERESTED PERSONS PLEASE APPLY TO:

Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Attn: Director Human Resources
(757) 247-2200

M/F/V EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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