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Marine Resource Scientist IV

State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources
Boothbay Harbor, Maine, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research, Government
Conservation science
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Marine Resource Scientist IV - 2695

Boothbay Harbor , Maine , United States | Marine Science | Full-time

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Nearshore Marine Resources Program Supervisor

Opening Date:

July 25, 2022

Closing Date:

August 19, 2022


West Boothbay Harbor

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Position Type:

Permanent Full Time

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31 $69,430.40 - $94,536.00* (*includes 5.5% salary adjustment)

The Department of Marine Resources is seeking a Marine Scientist IV for a managerial position headquartered in West Boothbay Harbor that is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the Nearshore Marine Resources Program in the Bureau of Public Health.

JOB DESCRIPTION:Chief responsibilities of this position are to oversee the Nearshore Marine Resources Program which includes assessment and management of bivalve shellfish, seaweed, marine worms and other molluscan species.

As director of the program this position coordinates the sampling activities of the group and directs research programs to obtain scientific information needed for management decisions. The position is the lead on co-management of bivalve shellfish with participating municipalities, oversees the environmental permit review process for the Department and leads research and monitoring of climate change impacts. The position advises the Bureau Director and Commissioner on the development of regulations and legislation. The position designs and submits research proposals to state and federal agencies to obtain funding, conducts research and analyses, and writes and reviews reports.

This is a supervisory position responsible for coaching and evaluating the performance of subordinates. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of fisheries research, assessment, and management practices; knowledge of statistics and sampling design; demonstrated experience of teamwork in a large organization; excellent written and oral communication skills; supervisory experience; experience in grant writing; collaborative research experience; and the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate marine research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A Bachelors Degree in a scientific, technical, or engineering discipline, or equivalent in directly related work experience and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of marine resource research and management or related field which includes supervision and coordination of research and support functions.

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto"Dirigo" or "I lead"as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
  • Work-Life Balance Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leaveVacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage The State of Maine pays 85%-100%of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a childincluding fathers and adoptive parentsreceive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefitsfor State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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