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POSITION TITLE: Marine Fisheries Operations Manager POS. NO.: 00134

DIVISION: Fisheries Management HIRING RANGE: $42,614 - $68,500

WORK DESCRIPTION: Administers and directs select on and off site programs of the Fisheries Management Division of the Marine Resources Commission. Position manages the collection, analysis and interpretations of fisheries data and information, and use of such information in developing fisheries plans, reports, and presentations affecting marine fisheries management. Directs the computer-based permitting and quota monitoring programs; manages Mandatory Reporting, Biological Sampling and statistics staff involved in administering various limited entry programs, quota tracking, permitting requirements and database/statistical functions; provides direction and input into work plans and techniques; provides detailed written and verbal evaluations on issues for the commission, with the objective of completely informing the members and providing quality data and information.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have knowledge of the Virginia recreational and commercial fisheries and applied practices of the seafood industry and its' regulatory framework, to include major harvesting methods, marketing infrastructure, and important finfish and shellfish species. Must have ability to exercise leadership in developing fisheries management plans and regulations; strong management and supervisory skills; be adept at statistical/analysis process and database management. Ideal candidate will have Marine Science education with a management and supervisory background in fisheries, and project management experience. Experience in managing multiple on-site and off-site programs; developing and executing plans; preparing briefings for meetings; assisting in recreational and commercial research and making recommendations for changes and improvements in the recreational and commercial fishing industries, conducting public hearings; be an experienced user of Microsoft Office programs and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Prefer Masters Degree in fisheries sciences, resource management, or related field preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested persons should submit a state application Form 10-012 via no later than June 7, 2016

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