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Fisheries Management Plan Coordinators

State of North Carolina
NC, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a difference?

DEQ has an open opportunity for two Fisheries Management Plan Coordinators.

DMF 60032574 NC18

DMF 60034519 NC18

Position 60034519 will be located in Carteret County, NC, Morehead City.

Position 60032574 will be located at any of the following North Carolina field offices: Elizabeth City in Pasquotank Count, Manteo in Dare County, Morehead City in Carteret County, Washington in Beaufort County, or Wilmington in New Hanover County.

These FMP Coordinators are responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of FMPs, amendments, and supplements in accordance with Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) policies and statutory mandates. These positions will work closely with the Fisheries Management section staff, director's office, and various other staff members across all sections. These positions will be responsible for assisting with development, updating, training as it relates to standard operating procedures (SOP) for DMF and MFC FMP guidelines as well as stock assessment guidelines and other documents deemed necessary to facilitate FMP development. These positions will be responsible for assisting with coordination of the annual FMP review report. This report is a compilation of annual updates for each State, Federal and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission managed species where North Carolina is directly involved in the FMP. These positions will report directly to the State Policy and Management Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:

* Coordinate stock assessment development for applicable species in accordance with stock assessment guidelines working directly with Fisheries Management Section Chief.
* Coordinate and conduct public meetings (scoping) to get public input on FMP development, including drafting and presentation of materials.
* Develop and present FMP information to the MFC AC meetings to get input on FMP development.
* Develop and present FMP information to the MFC at all stages of development with support and assistance from colleagues.
* Compile all applicable FMP information for DEQ Secretary and legislative review in accordance with policy and statute.
* Coordinate all necessary rulemaking as it related to FMPs with Rulemaking Coordinator and assist with tracking and messaging FMP management implementation and related items.

The Division of Marine Fisheries

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is responsible for the stewardship of the state's marine and estuarine resources. The DMF's jurisdiction encompasses all coastal waters and extends to 3 miles offshore. Agency policies are established by the nine-member Marine Fisheries Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. North Carolina is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the National Shellfish Sanitation Program. Click here to learn more about the Division of Marine Fisheries.

The NC Department of Environmental Quality:

The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and works to advance in all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Please visit our website at the Department of Environmental Quality for more information.

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Recruitment Range: $59,752 - $68,584

These positions are located in the following areas:

60034519: Carteret County, NC, Morehead City

60032574: Any of the field offices located in Elizabeth City, Manteo, Morehead City, Washington, or WilmingtonThe Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. Resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL the following:

* Experience with marine fisheries management principles, programs, or North Carolina's marine and estuarine resources and fisheries.
* Experience developing, negotiating, or implementing regulations, policies and/or management programs.
* Experience communicating technical or non-technical information with staff and/or the public through oral or written communication.

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an "equivalent combination of education and experience." If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for details.

Master's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.

DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

* Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to their applications.
* If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an official transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.
* If applicants earned a foreign degree, foreign degrees require an official evaluation for U.S. equivalency, and must be submitted to Human Resources for verification. There are several organizations that perform this specialized service, feel free to use any service of your choosing. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) has several options on their website that can provide credential verification:

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Barbara Byrd at 252-515-5463 or

For technical issues with your application, please call the Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627.

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