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Engineering Technician
Hiring Range: $35,600 – $42,000
Position No. 00090

WORK DESCRIPTION: Full-time position with full scope of responsibility for surveys of public oyster grounds, new lease applications, leases to be transferred and relocating existing leases as required. Prepares and updates base maps of assigned areas; assist Habitat Management, Law Enforcement, and Fisheries Management in determining lease lines, shellfish condemnation areas, location of artificial reefs, and fixed fishing devices, etc. May research records at Court House for titles and deeds; addresses request from lessees, public, State and other government officials as required.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: Requires thorough knowledge of both conventional and GPS surveying principles, processing, mapping and applicable mathematics. Must be able to interact with a diverse population; have a high school education or the equivalent with college level courses in surveying, mathematics, and trigonometry. Need at least 2 years GPS and 2 years of Marine surveying; experience in boat handling and be able to swim. Selected candidate must have a valid Virginia driver’s license. Position requires lifting at least 50 pounds, stooping, and walking.

Physical requirements: Sitting, standing, walking, minimal lifting. Position requires incumbent to perform weekly field work.

Interested candidate can apply on-line at

Application deadline is October 19, 2015
Contact Information:
Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-2200

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Position Title: Lead Biologist (protected marine species)
Pos. No.: 00157 Division: Fisheries Management
Hiring Range: $40,000 – $50,000

WORK DESCRIPTION: Grant funded monitoring program seeks Lead Biologist to develop and conduct a Virginia managed Atlantic Sturgeon observer program. Will utilize fishery dependent data collected through an observer program to validate harvest, in combination and coordination with the Mandatory Harvest Reporting Program, and improve upon monitoring of protected species in the Virginia waters. Will develop management alternatives and adaptive methods for reducing the incidental take of Atlantic Sturgeon in commercial gear; develop spatial analysis tools to identify ‘hot spots’ of incidental takes, and supervises field technicians

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Requires knowledge of fishing gears, especially gill nets; scientific knowledge of marine species and the marine environment. Requires well developed skills in data management, statistical analysis, and experience in supervising a field operation. Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license, Marine Science or related degree preferred.

Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Attn: Director, Human Resources

DEADLINE: October 13, 2015

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POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief, Fisheries Mgt. POS. NO.: 00161

DIVISION: Fisheries Management
HIRING RANGE: commensurate with experience

WORK DESCRIPTION: Second highest managerial and policy making position for the management and regulation of the commercial and recreational fisheries for the Commonwealth. Position provides administrative, policy, and technical guidance to the fishery staff. Position is instrumental in developing and implementing fishery management plans and actions which balance economic, commercial and recreational industry needs. Has supervisory responsibility over multi faceted fishery programs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Program management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of marine species and fishery management techniques; economics and applied practices of the seafood industry and the regulatory framework. Must be familiar with the legislative process, have ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Proven ability to direct and work with technical and professional staff. Prefer graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in marine science, fisheries or related field.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested persons should submit a state application Form on line no later than close of business, October 9, 2015

Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Attn: Director, Human Resources

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