Marine Resource Specialist Duties
This is responsible technical and professional work in the area
of marine resources.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
providing technical assistance and training to fishermen and
other marine user groups and for participating in
research/demonstration projects related to fishing technology,
fisheries, biology, and marine resources in general. Work is
performed under the general direction of an administrative
superior and is reviewed through reports and observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides advice and instruction to the fishing industry on
fishing gear and techniques, handling of seafood, and matters
pertaining to the harvesting and marketing of seafood and other
Conducts research/demonstration projects related to marine
Operates fishing boats up to 100 feet.
Operates navigational equipment, echo sounders, radar, and other
modern shipboard electronics.
Performs minor maintenance on fishing boats up to 100 feet.
Constructs and assembles deck and overhead rigging and maintains
this rigging for durability and safety.
Provides instruction in the operation of boats, engine room
maintenance, and safety practices at sea.
Interacts with other Marine Resources Specialists in state and
federal agencies and in marine programs of other universities.
Instructs on skills required in efficient fishing, such as net
construction and repair, wire splicing, construction of fish
traps, operation of radar, sonar, loran, and communication
Provides assistance to senior specialists in carrying out
objectives of the cruise plan.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university in an
appropriate curriculum or five years of experience with a major
fishery; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of tides, currents, coastal features,
marine organisms, and harvesting techniques.
Considerable knowledge of scientific techniques and data
Considerable knowledge of the practices of seamanship, including
navigation, marine safety, fishing, and vessel operations.
Considerable knowledge of navigational equipment, echo sounders,
radar, and other modern electronic and scientific tools
associated with marine operations.
Ability to communicate effectively with target audiences.
Ability to operate fishing boats up to 100 feet.
Ability to react quickly in emergencies.
Ability to maintain accurate records, reports, and other data.