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Fishery Biologist II
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry or natural resource management.
One year of professional level biologist experience, specific to fishery resource management or research activities. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist I, Wildlife Biologist I, or Habitat Biologist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
Substitutions: 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. There is no substitution for the required experience.
A master's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry or natural resource management, will substitute for the required work experience.
This position serves as the Assistant Area Shellfish and Groundfish Management Biologist for the Kodiak, Chignik, and South Alaska Peninsula areas.
The incumbent works as a team member collecting and analyzing data used to regulate state-managed commercial shellfish and groundfish fisheries over a large geographic area in the Gulf of Alaska.
The primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist management of commercial shellfish and groundfish fisheries by establishing catch limits, monitoring fishery performance, and recommending inseason management actions
Regularly interact with fishery stakeholders, state and federal fishery managers enforcement agencies, and the public
Author or co-author fishery news releases, harvest strategies, annual management reports and Alaska Board of Fisheries staff proposals and comments
Oversee collection and archival of shellfish and groundfish fish ticket information for the Kodiak, Chignik, and South Alaska Peninsula areas
Supervise two Fish and Wildlife Technician IIIs
Act as cruise leader on multi-species trawl surveys, spending up to 5 weeks at sea per year
We are looking to hire for the following Desired Strengths:
Knowledge of marine biology and fishery management principles
Experience reviewing and interpreting fishery catch and performance data
Experience authoring and editing formal (published) and informal (technical) reports
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to diverse groups ranging from scientific audiences to local fishermen
Proficient computing skills (MS office suite, ArcGIS, basic database programming
Experience managing program budgets with multiple projects and funding sources
Experience collecting biological data at-sea