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Town of Barnstable Natural Resource Officer/Aquaculture in Hyannis, Massachusetts

The Natural Resource Officer (NRO) - Aquaculture Specialist fulfills an essential role as a regulatory figure in the Town of Barnstable?s ever growing aquaculture industry. The fulltime NRO- Aquaculture Specialist will act as a liaison for aquaculturists in order to successfully maintain required documents and provide the proper oversight needed to insure compliance with all state, local and federal regulations. Additional duties may include: patrolling conservation lands, beaches, and waterways; inspecting the activities of individuals using natural resources to ensure compliance with laws and regulations; and providing for the overall maintenance of the Town?s natural resources. All other related work as required. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science or related field. Two (2) years of experience in Resource Management, enforcement, or similar activities or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Qualifications: Certification in First Responder and CPR. Massachusetts Driver's License. Obtain Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Reserve Officer Certificate within one year of employment. Working knowledge of aquaculture grants to ensure local, state and federal compliance. Knowledge of fish and game common to the state, their habitat and principles of fish, game, coastal and forest conservation. Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation laws, regulations and policies, enforcement techniques and judicial procedures. Knowledge of state and local wetlands protection laws and regulations and the techniques of environmental management. Knowledge of first aid and skill in its application. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, local, state and federal officials and the general public. Ability to complete and prepare factual reports and documentation and testify effectively before the court. Ability to deal firmly, impartially and courteously with the public. Ability to operate four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, motorboats, mobile radios, hunting, fishing and trapping equipment. Ability to walk long distances in adverse weather over rugged terrain. Ability to lift, carry for considerable distances and load heavy and awkward objects, including equipment and large animals. Ability to communicate for the purpose of obtaining, imparting or exchanging information, both written and oral, and carry out instructions. Knowledge of public safety laws, coastal zone management, wildlife population dynamics and principles of scientific research and natural sciences.