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Fisheries Biologist 1 (Marine)

Location: Milford, CT
Company: Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DAG), Bureau of Aquaculture
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Salary: $56,263.25 - $81,251.13/year
Closing Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Knowledge of principles and methods of fisheries management; knowledge of environmental and human factors involved in production, management and harvesting of stocks of marine and anadromous fishes and invertebrates; ability to conduct fishery surveys and oceanographic studies and apply statistical procedures necessary for sound conclusions; ability to identify marine flora and fauna; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software. ***** 1. College training in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 2. A Master's degree in fisheries management as defined may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of current principles and practices of fisheries management; science, marine and oceanographic studies or biology; Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in laboratories as well as quality assurance and quality control policies and procedures related to lab practices; Knowledge of media preparation and good laboratory practices that includes effective cleaning and disinfection techniques; Ability to perform bacteriological and biochemical analysis of water, wastewater, sewage effluent and sludge, seawater, seafood, etc.; Ability to perform DNA amplification tests such as Real-Time PCR to detect various bacterial and viral agents; Ability to analyze, interpret and prepare statistical data.


Conducts studies of the life history, habits and rate of growth, recruitment and exploitation of marine and anadromous fishes and marine invertebrates; supervises the gathering and compilation of fishery statistics; analyzes and interprets statistical data for presentation; conducts limnologic and oceanographic studies for fishery conservation; determines the effect of sport and commercial fishing on various species and makes recommendations on the regulation of such fishing; gives testimony in court as an expert witness for the state; evaluates the results of artificial propagation of marine species; acts as custodian of scientific and utilitarian equipment and facilities; may give talks to service clubs and other organizations; performs related duties as required.
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