The Maine Department of Marine Resources, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is seeking qualified candidates for a Marine Resource Scientist II position focused on Sea-Run Fisheries restoration and citizen science.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is professional services work implementing scientific and restoration projects focused on native diadromous or “Sea-Run” species in Maine. Primary responsibilities of this position will be to: 1) Oversee and implement a new adult salmon stocking program and monitor its efficacy in an adaptive framework, 2) Assist others in monitoring diadromous fish populations statewide by recruiting, training, and supporting citizen scientists to monitor selected species in their local rivers and streams, and 3) assist in developing new restoration opportunities for Sea-Run species statewide. These efforts will involve substantial coordination, engagement, and outreach with federal, state, tribal, NGO, academic, industry, and local partners. This work includes the maintenance and management of monitoring records and data and overall data stewardship for the use of the broader restoration and management community. Additional responsibilities may include assisting the Department with ongoing restoration, monitoring, and enhancement work for salmon, river herring, rainbow smelt, and other diadromous species.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific, technical, or engineering field or equivalent in directly related work experience and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of marine resource research and/or management or related field. Preference will be given to previous experience in a supervisory capacity. Equivalent experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications for this position include a minimum of two years direct experience or extensive knowledge of diadromous species resource issues. Additional experience we are looking for: strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience in volunteer coordination/management, demonstrated analytical and technical writing skills, program management skills, demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, ability to successfully convey scientific information to nonscientific audiences, experience conducting meetings and building consensus, experience dealing with contentious issues, ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, computer skills, and willingness to travel.
Contact InformationMaine Department of Marine Resources
Post Date: 5/15/2019 1:51:18 PM
Closing Date: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM