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Marine Fisheries Biologist/Conservation Biologist 1 (Pasquotank County) - Temporary Solutions

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $7.25 to $19.05/hour
$7.25 - $19.05
Posted: 6/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2490556

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

NOTE: If you are a current NC State Government employee, you will not be considered for a temporary assignment. Temporary Solutions cannot accommodate dual employment.

Individuals hired into a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job. OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary's skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs. Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may ultimately seek permanent employment with the state.

This temporary position is located in Elizabeth City - Pasquotank County.  There are no leave or retirement benefits offered.  Visit for employment information.

Hourly Rate of Pay:  $7.25 - $19.05  (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application)

This temporary position will be assigned to Department of Environmental Quality -  Marine Fisheries - Southern Flounder Satellite Tagging Project.  The temporary Marine Fisheries Biologist will work on a Commercial Fishing License Fund project designed to satisfy three jobs:

1) Satellite tagging of southern flounder to determine offshore spawning locations
2) To increase conventional tagging efforts of southern flounder in the Atlantic Ocean
3) To assist with coastwide collections of mature adult female southern flounder from NC-through FL
The biologist will be responsible for the daily operations of a southern flounder tagging project, including; conducting tagging studies, processing tag-return information, data sheet completion and verification, setting up contracts with commercial fishers, assisting with training, assisting with development of public outreach materials, collect biological data from fish including:  identify, measure, and weigh; tag finfish; process, record, compile, submit, and verify biological data; and perform data quality control. Other duties include: operate and maintain outboard motors, boats, trailers, trucks and other sampling equipment, lifting large fish, computer use, and working independently and with others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

[NOTE:  Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience or competencies specified in the supplemental question(s) to be considered.]

  • Knowledge of fish tagging methodologies
  • Experience conducting/coordinating a tagging program
  • Marine/estuarine species identification and biological sampling techniques
  • Knowledge of fisheries and fishing gears
  • Ability to operate and trailer boats
  • Ability to operate computers
  • Ability to maintain sampling gear
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Applicants under the age of 26 must have passed a NASBLA approved boating education course.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree with a major in an area of concentration in fisheries management, marine biology, biology, environmental education and two years of experience in related environmental work (experience coordinating a tagging program is desirable); or an equivalent combination of educational experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Temporary Solutions
Office of State Human Resources
2321 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC  27604