SC Department of Public Safety INTERNAL POSTING - Wildlife Biologist I in Beaufort County, South Carolina
Individual will assist and participate in a variety of field work and administrative activities in support of the Office of Fisheries Management for both recreational and commercial fisheries data collection efforts for important marine species. Duties will include field sampling, biological sample collection, creel surveys, data entry, QA/QC, verification and editing of all data collected according to protocols established to meet program needs, and assist with data analysis and report writing, and provide other relevant assistance where needed. Other duties will include focusing on outreach and education efforts to both the recreational and commercial sectors licensed through the Office of Fisheries Management. Working hours may include unusual hours, possible weekends, and may involve overnight travel.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, wildlife management or related technical area.
Knowledge of marine fisheries, waterways, and public boat landings throughout coastal South Carolina. Experience conducting creel surveys and working in databases. Ability to work with limited supervision, and professionally interact with the public, recreational and commercial fishermen, wholesale dealers and retailers. Ability to identify to species level common South Atlantic fishes, take length measurements, and extract otoliths. Knowledge of SC marine fisheries laws and commercial/recreational fishing trends. Knowledge of SC commercial landings reporting system. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually
Location: Beaufort County, SC
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time
Job Number: 108958
Closing: 1/22/2021 5:00 PM Eastern
Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online.
Class Code: LE50
Position Number: 60016727
Normal Work Schedule: Other
Normal Work Schedule (Other): Variable schedule based on assignments.
Pay Band: Band 4
Hiring Range - Min.: $31,423.00
Hiring Range - Max.: $39,228.00
Opening Date: 01/14/2021
EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer
Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Address: 1000 Assembly Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201