Eelgrass Technician

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries serves Massachusetts citizens by protecting, restoring, and enhancing fishery resources and their habitats, while providing sustainable fisheries related recreational and commercial opportunities. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached as relevant to the requisition. Fisheries Habitat Program is seeking applicants for the position of field technician to assist with seasonal field and laboratory work associated with eelgrass (Zostera marina) restoration and monitoring and other fisheries habitat projects. Other duties include assisting project staff with office tasks including logging data into an Access database, filing paperwork, reviewing environmental documents and archiving survey data in a database or geodatabase DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledges, skills, abilities): SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Open water SCUBA certification through a nationally recognized training organization. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a 6 month seasonal position. Qualifications First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in fisheries management work, fish hatchery work or fish culture work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in fisheries or wildlife management, marine science or fisheries, marine or wildlife biology may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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