The incumbent in this position will be expected to assist in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Ecological Monitoring Surveys (EMS) group, which is responsible for conducting multiple biological field studies utilizing trawl gear on small and large vessels and on board commercial fishing vessels. Under broad supervision, supports biological and technical staff during the collection of data used to manage Georgia’s seafood industry and marine recreational fishery. Responsible for the maintenance and operation of small research vessels in Georgia’s territorial waters
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Associate's degree in Marine Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Completion of equivalent coursework (90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) in Marine Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.
High school diploma or GED
Two years of experience in the Coastal Resources Division at the lower level Marine Technician 1 (NRT050) which included responsibilities in marine operations.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference may be given to applicants with:
Experience in the deployment and retrieval of trawl gear (large and small vessel)
Good overall physical condition. Able to lift gear and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds
Experience in identification of southeastern Atlantic marine organisms (finfish/crustaceans/etc.)
Strong navigational skills and the ability to operate small vessels in coastal waters
Experience in field sampling methodology and equipment
The ability to work at sea, often for long periods and in adverse conditions
SCUBA diving experience
Strong oral communication skills and ability to liaison with members of the fishing industry and general public
Current working experience with DNR
POSITION # 00099614
JOB CODE NRT051
Please direct questions about the position to Carolyn Belcher at Carolyn.Belcher@dnr.ga.gov or (912) 264-7218.
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division c/o Gale Kennedy
One Conservation Way, Suite 312
Brunswick, GA 31520-8687
CRD.CRDDNR@dnr.ga.gov (Please include the position title in the subject) or Fax: (912) 717-6613