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Hourly Fisheries Technician (Field) - Bureau of Shellfisheries


Date: Upon filling of position (2 available)

Location: Delaware Bay Office, 1672 E. Buckshutem Rd., Millville (Cumberland Co.)

Job Description: Duties within the Marine Fisheries Administration, NJ Bureau of Shellfisheriesinclude but are not limited to the following: assisting with vessel field work in Delaware Bay associated with oyster reef enhancement program, oyster resource monitoring, finfish otter trawling and identification of finfish and macroinvertebrates, field monitoring of industry enhancement programs, hydrographic surveying of shellfish leases, laboratory work and data entry, small boat operation, maintenance of vessels, trailers, and equipment, assisting with deployment and retrieval of hydraulically powered sampling equipment, collecting and recording water quality data, maintenance of buildings and grounds, recording, entering, and proofing data. Office or clerical assistance could be required when necessary (answering phones, typing, etc). This is a field-based position.

Requirements: A background and interest in fisheries management, marine science, aquaculture, wildlife biology, or ecology is preferred. Completion of the NJ boating safety course and small-boat operation experience is strongly preferred. Experience working on engines (marine or otherwise) and power tools is a plus. Applicant must be available to work year-round. Applicants should be in good physical condition (able to lift 40 lbs.) and willing and able to work outdoors and on vessels in all types of weather and buggy conditions.

Candidate should be proficient in MS Office programs. Candidate must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. Experience with ArcGIS is a plus.

Non-NJ residents are subject to the New Jersey First Act. See for details.

Job Duration: Both positions year-round. Hours for one position will be concentrated from April through October (field season) with reduced work hours November through March. Must be available for field days during May.

Second position will have hours limited to 2-3 days per week.

Compensation: $10 per hour

To Apply: Please mail, fax, or e-mail resume to:

Andrew Hassall
Delaware Bay Office
1672 E. Buckshutem Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: 856-785-0730
Fax: 856-785-0853
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