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Hourly Technician, FGW - NJ Bureau of Marine Fisheries


Location: Nacote Creek Research Lab, Port Republic, Atlantic County

Work Week: 2-3 days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm, including occasional early morning and evening processing and sampling.

Compensation: $14.00 per hour

Closing Date: September 10 at 4:00 p.m.

Duties: As an Hourly Technician, Bureau of Marine Fisheries, responsibilities will conduct the collection and processing of fish and shellfish samples from commercial harvesters and dealers throughout the state. Typical tasks will include following:

  • Communicating with members of New Jersey's commercial fishing industry
  • Travelling throughout the state to collect samples
  • Processing biological samples in a field or lab setting, which may require working in adverse conditions (heat, rain, bugs, etc.)
  • Entering data into an approved database
  • Maintaining buildings, grounds, and sampling equipment
  • Other duties as required

Additional Details: This position is grant funded through the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) for a duration not to exceed one year (September 2021 through August 2022). This is a one-year study without additional funding past the grant period. This hourly position is for part-time temporary employment. Hourly employees are permitted to work a maximum of 900 hours a year. Payment is based on hours worked and health benefits are not included.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver's license, and be willing to travel throughout the state.

Preferred Skill Sets: Individuals should be comfortable approaching and speaking with commercial harvesters, dealers, and members of the public. Proven communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently, organize work, and solve problems following prescribed procedures should be demonstrated. Knowledge of handling, measuring, and weighing of fish and shellfish in a lab or field setting. Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions. Preference given to a college graduate with field sampling and lab experience.

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume (including 3 references) to:

Matthew Heyl
NJ DFW - Bureau of Marine Fisherie
Nacote Creek Research Station
P.O. Box 418
Port Republic, NJ 08241
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