State Of North Carolina Washington , NC 27889
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 Washington/Beaufort County. There are no leave or retirement benefits offered. Visit www.nctemporarysolutions.com for employment information.
Hourly Rate of Pay: $7.25 - $13.86 (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application)
This temporary position will be assigned to DEQ - Marine Fisheries. The marine fisheries temporary technician supports the northern district biologists on finfish projects, working from mid-January through mid-December (11 months). The marine fisheries technician will primarily work on a state funded gill net project. The technician will: collect fish using gill nets in the Pamlico, Pungo, and Neuse river systems; collect biological data from various habitats; identify, measure, weigh, remove ageing structures, and examine the reproductive condition of finfish; 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, tucks and other sampling equipment, lifting heavy cartons of fish, computer use, and working independently and with others. Normal work hours will be late evening and early morning.
A valid North Carolina driver's license is required. Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must be in compliance with the requirements for boating safety education (General Statute 75A-16.2).
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.]
Experience with vessel operating is required.
A valid driver's license is required.
Experience with marine and estuarine fish, crustacean, and mollusk biology and identification.
Experience with recreational and commercial fishing techniques and associated sampling gear.
Knowledge of principles of fisheries biology.
Experience in boar handling and trailering boats.
Basic mechanical skills for maintenance of gear, boats, trailers, vehicles, and inboard/outboard motors.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs to collect, compile and organize data.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's degree in fisheries management from an appropriately accredited institution; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience in the fisheries industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Office of State Human Resources
2321 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27604