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Fishery Biologist I
Note: Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analyses, underwater research, fish habitat restoration or enhancement.
An individual who will complete the educational requirements and obtain the required bachelor’s degree within six months may apply and be considered for a vacancy. Such applicants may be given a conditional job offer but may not be appointed until receipt of the required degree has been documented.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry or natural resource management.
Substitution: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college, which includes or is supplemented by at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in the fields listed above, of which 16 semester hours or 24 quarter hours are course work bearing course numbers of 300 or higher.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries is recruiting for a Fishery Biologist I (FB I) position.
This permanent, seasonal FB I serves as part of the finfish and shellfish research team in the Norton Sound/Kotzebue region. This position will run from February 1, 2012 to September 15, 2012. The incumbent will participate in research projects currently being conducted within the region, including Norton Sound red king crab movement, growth, and size composition; alternative salmon enumeration technologies; winter red king crab pot surveys; and salmon scale aging.
In support of research, the incumbent's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
* Providing logistical support for field camps
* Participating in setting up field camps
* Training and supervising Fish and Wildlife Technicians
* Expediting the procurement of supplies and large equipment
* Ensuring project objectives are met
* Ensuring proper data collection
* Editing and analyzing data
* Preparing reports
* Working closely with local fishermen
The ideal applicant will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (Please note - you are not required to have experience with all of the items listed below, but you must address each one of them in your cover letter. If you don't have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so. You will not be considered for an interview if all of the following items have not been addressed.):
* Knowledge of red king crab biology
* Ability to conduct research on vessels smaller than 50 ft
* Ability to travel in small airplanes
* Ability to work independently in the field
* Ability to operate trucks, skiffs, snow machines, and ATVs
* Experience with tagging crab and finfish
* Experience with aging salmon scales
* Experience with collecting age, sex, and length data and tissue samples from adult salmon
* Knowledge of databases such as Microsoft Access
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Proficiency using Microsoft Office
* Experience living and working in rural environments
Nome is a small town big on amenities. There are three grocery stores, several restaurants, and a movie theater. The people are friendly with a strong community spirit; the sun shines; and there is plenty of fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities! Enjoy pulling up fresh red king crab from the Bering Sea while watching Iditarod mushers rushing by.
If you want an extraordinary experience, then come to Nome! You will have the unique opportunity to acquire research skills for both salmon and red king crab - no need to choose! As part of a developing research program you will be instrumental in helping conduct and direct future research projects!
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