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Aquatic non-game diversity biologist, central NC

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#1 gerald

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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:44 AM



Description of Work
NC Wildlife Resources Commission Mission Statement:
To conserve North Carolina's wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.

Visit www.ncwildlife.org for more information about careers. The agency employs approximately 650 employees.
This position requires frequent travel with frequent overnight stays.

To coordinate and conduct surveys for nongame aquatic species (nongame fishes, aquatic snails, crayfish, and mussels) within the Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Lumber, and White Oak river basins; to quantitatively and qualitatively monitor priority aquatic communities within these river basins; to develop and conduct conservation actions for priority species; to represent aquatic nongame issues within the Agency's broader conservation programs; to work with the broader conservation community within the basins to achieve aquatic conservation objectives; to provide technical guidance to local, state, and federal governmental agencies, landowners, educational institutions, and conservation organizations; and to provide public outreach.
  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Understanding of freshwater biology, ecology, taxonomy, habitat requirements of aquatic fauna, and ability to identify the fish, mollusk, crayfish, and aquatic snail species of the State are essential.  Must be able to design and conduct complex field studies. Considerable knowledge of land and water use planning, restoration biology, stream hydrology and morphology, watershed based management, geophysical processes affecting streams, fisheries and wildlife habitats, and management are required.  Must be able to obtain CPR and first aid certification. SCUBA certification is desired. Skills in statistical analysis, computer operation and database management, including MS Office, ArcView, and Arc GIS, are necessary, as well as skills in presenting and preparing technical and non-technical information in writing and orally.  The ability to function independently and work well with others is mandatory. Must have a valid NC driver's license or obtain one shortly after hiring.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, zoology, biology, environmental science, or similar major from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in fisheries management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

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