Marine Resource Specialist Duties
This is highly responsible technical, supervisory, and
professional level work in the area of marine resources.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
providing technical assistance and training to marine resource
users and for supervising research, education, and training
projects related to fishing technology, fisheries, biology, and
other marine resources. Emphasis in this class of work is placed
on presenting research/demonstration results in the form of
publications, talks, and lectures. Work is performed with
extensive independence under the general direction of an
administrative superior and is reviewed through reports and
observation of results obtained.
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
Operates and supervises maintenance programs on fishing boats up
to 100 feet.
Provides instruction in the operation of boats, engine room
maintenance, and safety practices at sea and in port.
Identifies and defines problems, formulates programs for solving
problems, and participates actively in the overall development
of the University System's marine resource program.
Supervises the conduction of research/demonstration projects
related to marine resources.
Presents research results in the form of publications, talks,
Provides training in fishing skills, such as net construction
and repair, operation of radar, sonar, loran, and communication
Plans and conducts meetings and workshops relative to marine
resources and associated problems.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university in an
appropriate curriculum or seven years of experience with a major
fishery; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Supervisory experience and leadership capabilities.
Considerable knowledge of the practices of seamanship, including
navigation, marine safety, fishing, and vessel operations.
Extensive knowledge of navigational equipment, echo sounders,
radar, and other modern electronic and scientific tools
associated with marine operations.
Considerable knowledge of tides, currents, coastal features,
marine organisms, and harvesting techniques.
Ability to translate scientific information into understandable
terms for fishermen and other marine resource users.
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used in
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written
Ability to participate in the evaluation and analysis of
existing techniques and procedures and to assist in devising new
techniques and procedures.
Ability to design research projects and to write well.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others.