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Recreational Port Agent

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Manteo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Work

Pay Plan/Grade GN06 - Recruitment Range:$31,200 - $32,780

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work site for this position may be remote/virtual on a temporary basis until it is determined that this position will report to a permanent office location when conditions allow. This position, if remote, may require attendance at designated workplace meetings or in the performance of business at various on-site locations.

The Marine Fisheries Technician II serves as a recreational port agent and technical assistant to the program biologist in the Northern District Manteo office. The Marine Fisheries Technician II conducts creel census interviews as part of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) to determine fishing location, fishing time, catch, species identification, size and other biological parameters. Interviews are conducted using an Android tablet. The technician will verify, code and submit data for analysis. Strong oral communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision is required. This position will be responsible for for-hire data collection including interviewing captains of for-hire fishing vessels to collect fishing effort information, as well as at-sea biological sampling on headboats. Monitoring nighttime recreational fishing activities will be required. Weekend work is required. Must have the ability to swim and travel on-board large fishing vessels for extended periods. Significant in-state travel is required. The technician must be able to travel to assigned sites throughout eastern North Carolina.

For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.

  • Knowledge and identification of marine and estuarine fish, crustaceans, and mollusks;
  • Knowledge of recreational fisheries and associated fishing gears;
  • Knowledge oflocal water bodies;
  • Experience interacting with the public in face to face situations;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs to collect, compile and organize data;
  • A valid driver's license is required.

A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.

Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must be in compliance with the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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

Supplemental and Contact Information

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above. All relevant experience mustbe 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.

DEQ 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 about this posting, please contact: Traci Scarborough at 252-808-8003

For additional information about the Department of Environmental Quality, visit:

For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit:

The Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call Kathe Storholt at 252-808-8001

Keywords: State of North Carolina, Chesapeake , Recreational Port Agent, Other , Manteo, Virginia

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