This position is responsible for managing and supervising the Southcentral Alaska research program which assesses the characteristics of the halibut and groundfish sport harvest, and groundfish populations and trends in local sport fisheries. Data from this project is essential in developing management tools for the Southcentral Alaska halibut and groundfish sport fisheries. This is a challenging, yet rewarding position that we hope to fill with someone with experience in halibut and groundfish fishery research or management in Alaska. This position receives frequent public contact with anglers, charter operators, and a variety of sport fishing groups. The incumbent also works closely at times with local Alaska Wildlife Troopers and NOAA enforcement officers.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following desired strengths (All of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, please simply say so):
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. The required professional biologist 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.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
• at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
• at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.
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 year of professional level biologist experience.
"Upper division courses" means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline's theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.
Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analysis, underwater research, or fish habitat restoration or enhancement.
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