Lobster Research Technician

Description: June 1 - November 30,2024 40 hours weekly/ Boothbay Harbor$19.17 hourly.

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Bureau of Marine Science Lobster Program carries out fisheries monitoring surveys and conducts life history research on the American Lobster. Job Description: Tri-State Staffing is seeking to fill two field and technical positions based out of Boothbay Harbor. These positions will be responsible for field work coast-wide in the lobster program as well as data entry, data management, and maintenance of field and lab equipment. While not conducting field work, the employee is expected to work in the Boothbay office, with the option for remote work three days a week. Field work may require working on weekends. Travel in-state is expected and costs including time, per-diem and lodging will be covered directly or reimbursed. These are 40 hour/week positions. Specific duties include:•Data collection on commercial fishing boats for the lobster At-Sea Sampling Program and Ventless Trap Survey with associated data entry and data checking from those trips.•Conducting 6-8 at-sea sampling trips per month during the peak lobster field season (May-Nov) with the possibility to work part time during the winter months (Dec-April).•Interacting with commercial fishermen and the public. Minimum Qualifications: Five (5) years experience and/or education in the compilation and summarization of scientific field and laboratory data to include a minimum of one (1) year of experience in natural resource science, management, technology, laboratory, or field work.

Requirements Desired skills:

•At-sea work experience and the ability to work independently under physically challenging conditions.

•Prior experience or ability developing relationships with fishing industry members.

•Familiarity with MS Access, ArcGIS and R or other statistical programs.

•Comfort with computer hardware and relational databases is desirable.

•The ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

•Willingness to travel.

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Comments Application Procedure: Please submit your resume, contact information for two potential references, and a brief cover letter outlining your interest and starting availability by July 1 (open until filled) via:1.Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line of DMR – Lobster Research2.Mail: Tri-State Staffing, Inc. Attn: DMR – Lobster Research, PO Box 2182, Augusta, ME 04338-2182



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