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State of Massachusetts North Shore Shellfish Supervisor in Gloucester, Massachusetts

*This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries serves Massachusetts’ citizens by protecting, restoring, and enhancing fishery resources and their habitats, while providing sustainable fisheries related recreational and commercial opportunities.

A cover letter and resume expressing your interest in this position must be submitted as part of the application process. These documents must be specifically attached to the requisition for which you are applying.

The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) seeks applicants for the position of North Shore Shellfish Program Supervisor (Environmental Analyst IV). The individual in this position reports directly to the head of the shellfish program and plans, directs, and supervises a marine shellfish sanitation and management section that covers a geographic area that includes Boston Harbor and the North Shore region of Massachusetts.

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and provides technical assistance to cities and towns, other governmental agencies, private institutions, the public and the Environmental Analyst VI on matters relating to shellfish in Massachusetts communities from the New Hampshire Border south to Hull. This includes assisting staff and local communities in the formulation of long-range shellfish management plans, designing special projects to improve shellfish harvesting or selected aquaculture techniques, and developing, reviewing and commenting on various proposals including projects, studies and legislation related to shellfish.

  2. Oversees activities of the depuration plant in Newburyport for the receipt and release of moderately contaminated softshell clams, including processing, environmental and bacteriological monitoring in conformance with state, federal and National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) regulations and policies.

  3. Oversees the activities of DMF laboratories in Newburyport and Gloucester.

  4. Develops and maintains report formats and protocols relative to NSSP mandates, resource assessment and other services afforded by the shellfish staff. Directs and assists staff with the development and delivery of public information materials and presentations. Reviews all reports and environmental impact reviews developed by shellfish staff.

  5. Coordinate and provide technical assistance to cities and towns, state and federal agencies, private institutions, the public and Shellfish Program Manager on all matters relating to shellfish in Massachusetts, including: identification and mitigation of growing area contamination; management; biology and disease; harvest methods; stock assessment; public propagation and private aquaculture; coastal alterations, predator control, regulations and legislation.

  6. Represents the Division and the Commonwealth at international, national, regional, and state meetings, committees, conferences, workgroups, public hearings, etc. on all shellfish related matters. This includes acting as liaison between local communities, state and federal agencies involved in various aspects of shellfisheries while providing information to the public and other governmental agencies via live and online presentations, workshops, or publications.

  7. Oversees the field and data components relative to managing the state biotoxin and water quality monitoring programs. This includes supervision of field personnel and development and maintenance of databases resulting in the promotion of improved public health monitoring practices and fisheries management strategies.

  8. Supervises, guides, and evaluates section staff.

  9. Assist the Program Lead and Administration in planning, budget preparation and service delivery.

  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required at Hire

  1. Thorough knowledge of shellfish biology, management, and marine bacteriology.

  2. Thorough knowledge of NSSP requirements for growing area classification, aquaculture, relaying, tagging, laboratory, and depuration.

  3. Complete familiarity with sampling gear commonly used in the field of shellfishing and associated disciplines.

  4. Working knowledge of sampling design and application

  5. Ability to plan, direct, supervise and evaluate subordinates.

  6. Ability to train field personnel relative to shellfish sanitation methodologies, resource assessment and management and effective reporting.

  7. Ability to compile, tabulate and analyze data.

  8. Ability to speak effectively and prepare written technical reports.

Qualifications Acquired on the Job

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Enhanced ability to plan and direct project activities that provide information and services essential to rational shellfish management.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least three years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Science

Organization: *Department of Fish And Game

Title: North Shore Shellfish Supervisor

Location: Massachusetts-Gloucester-30 Emerson Ave

Requisition ID: 2000080D

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