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Marine Fisheries Biologist - Washington, NC

Job Class Title:Marine Fisheries Biologist II
Working Title:Fisheries Biologist
Position Number:60032734
Department:Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
Division/Section:Coastal Management - Washington, NC
Salary Range:$38,632.00 - $62,372.00 Annually
Recruitment Range:$38,632 - $41,597
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent:70
Competency Level:Not Applicable
Appointment Type:Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location:Beaufort County, North Carolina
Opening Date:Mon. 07/14/14
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 07/28/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time 


Description of work:

This position will be responsible for the review of permit applications for coastal development projects in coastal counties from the Virginia state line south through mainland Carteret County.  The position will be required to submit written comments on permit applications and other documents that have the potential to impact estuarine or marine fish habitat and resources, and to consider possible alternatives that would minimize these impacts.  The position will work closely with resource agency staff to assess site conditions and may require field investigations under variable weather conditions.  Typical documents to review include applications for Division of Coastal Management (DCM) CAMA major permits, Division of Water Resources (DWR) 401 water quality certifications, US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) public notices, and other types of documents as necessary.  The position involves conducting on-site investigations, reviewing biological data and scientific literature, drafting comment letters, coordinating with other state and federal agencies, and participating in permit-related meetings, including pre-application and project development team meetings.  This position may assist with development and implementation of coastal habitat protection plans as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Considerable knowledge of coastal habitats, principles of fisheries and estuarine ecology, and state and federal environmental regulations. 
  2. Demonstrated experience assessing environmental impacts of potential development activities and proposals. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to conduct scientific literature reviews and accurately summarize information. 
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in technical scientific writing.
  5. Possess effective and professional communication skills.  

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in marine biology, fisheries science or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in marine biology and/or environmental work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please visit the NC Office of Human Resources website.  All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application.  Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.  DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For additional information concerning the Division of Coastal Management, visit:  http://www.nccoastalmanagement.net/.

For additional information concerning this posting, please contact: Theresa Sutton at 252-808-8003.

 

Shoreline Management Specialist - Morehead City, NC

Job Class Title:Environmental Senior Specialist
Working Title:Shoreline Management Specialist
Position Number:60031577
Department:Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
Division/Section:Coastal Management - Morehead City
Salary Range:$43,347.00 - $71,346.00 Annually 
Recruitment Range:$43,347 - $52,821
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent:73
Competency Level:Not Applicable
Appointment Type:Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location:Carteret County, North Carolina
Opening Date:Tue. 06/17/14
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 07/16/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work:

This position provides policy, planning, and analysis support to the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC), Coastal Resources Advisory Council (CRAC), and Division of Coastal Management (DCM) staff on a variety of issues and special projects. The position is responsible for researching state of the art changes in science and management approaches as they relate to coastal and ocean management issues, with an emphasis on estuarine and ocean shoreline analysis. This position has specific responsibility for providing technical expertise as it relates to evaluating rules and policies addressing coastal hazards and geologic/oceanographic processes. The position provides technical analysis to DCM and the CRC on a variety of shoreline management projects that involve the Inlet Hazard and Ocean Hazard Areas of Environmental Concern including rule development and the analysis of potential fiscal impacts of proposed rules. The position has a contributing role in ensuring that the CRC’s proposed and amended rules capture the Commission's intent, are internally consistent, and are prepared in compliance with enabling statutes and the NC Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The position provides technical assistance and analysis related to the review and permitting of beach nourishment projects including pre- and post-project monitoring, compliance with sediment compatibility standards, and adherence to permit conditions. The position will provide technical input and analysis to support implementation of the NC Beach and Inlet Management Plan. This position also provides staff the primary support to the CRC’s Science Panel. Some field work and overnight travel is necessary. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. A thorough understanding of North Carolina coastal processes, as well as a working knowledge of coastal ecology and current issues facing coastal North Carolina.
  2. Considerable knowledge of the methods used in measuring coastal erosion and accretion, determining coastal high hazard areas, determining historic shorelines, and mapping these data. 
  3. Skill in the analysis of aerial photography, beach profiles, bathymetry, historic shoreline data, erosion rates, sediment transport, and storm prediction models.
  4. High proficiency in the use of personal computers, ArcGIS, and statistical analysis software. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of state, local, and federal units of government and the public. 
  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form and to analyze objectives and determine effective courses of action. 
  7. Knowledge of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, NC Coastal Area Management Act, NC coastal management regulations (Title 15A NCAC Subchapter 7), and the NC Dredge and Fill Law.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please visit the NC Office of Human Resources website. All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application.  Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.  DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For additional information, please contact: Theresa Sutton at 252-808-8003.

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