Resource Scientist (Sportfish Ecologist)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The principle responsibility of this position is to coordinate and
administer a program of scientific research and assessment that fulfills
information needs for maintaining and improving cold water and cool water
stream communities and impoundments in Missouri.
Provides leadership in evaluating the sportfish population response to
various management techniques in cold water, cool water and warm water
streams and impoundments.
Designs, budgets, and conducts management evaluation projects on a variety
of sportfish projects including trout, smallmouth bass and rock bass in
Ozark streams and assisting managers with fish population evaluations and
other aquatic topics.
Incumbent must be knowledgeable about fish population models for estimating
production and impacts on growth, survival and recruitment for sportfish
under various harvest regimes.
Collaborates with research and management staff from universities, other
state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations on regional
and statewide issues.
Analyzes and interprets data and prepares reports, scientific manuscripts,
management notes, popular articles, and presentations to communicate
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree
in Fisheries Science, Fisheries or Wildlife, Biology, Conservation Biology
or Environmental Science with an emphasis in Fisheries, or closely related
field, and two (2) years of progressively responsible professional
experience in scientific research or natural resource management.
Familiarity with cold water and cool water sportfish management is
desirable. Familiarity with Stream Ecology and Ozark stream/river fish
species is desirable.
For questions, Please contact me at: Dawn.Henderson@mdc.mo.gov