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Seasonal Field Technician Marine Fisheries

Closing Date: February 3, 2014
Background: Marine Fisheries Biology
Location: Nacote Creek Research Station, Port Republic, Atlantic County

Job Description: Surveying river herring (alewife and blueback) populations in the Maurice River and Rancocas Creek during the spring and fall. Assisting with other NJ Bureau of Marine Fisheries projects may be periodically required as needed.

Duties will include:

1) Setting and retrieval of various sampling apparatus such as gill nets, beach seines and trap nets.
2) Assisting with the use of backpack electrofishing equipment.
3) Recording physical and chemical water chemistry parameters with various meters.
4) Recording biological data.
5) Employee will also be responsible for maintenance of buildings, grounds, vehicles, boats, trailers and equipment.

Requirements: A degree in fisheries biology, wildlife biology or ecology is preferred. Candidate should have the ability to identify various marine and freshwater fishes. Preferred computer skills include experience with MS Office programs. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

Job Duration: February 18-October 31, 2014

Compensation: $10.00 per hour

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume including 3 references to:

Hugh Carberry
PO Box 418
Port Republic, NJ 08241
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