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Environmental Technician I/Recreational Port Agent

NC Division of Marine Fisheries (Temporary Solutions)

Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Carteret County, North Carolina

Job Description:

The Recreational Port Agent conducts surveys of marine recreational anglers to obtain information about their fishing effort, catch and participation in marine recreational saltwater fishing as part of the Marine Recreational Information Program’s Access Point Angler Intercept Survey. The Recreational Port Agent also collects other demographic, social and economic statistics from angler trips. These data are collected and uploaded to a central database using an electronic tablet software application. The Recreational Port Agent will organize, code, and compile data for analysis. The Recreational Port Agent works with minimum supervision and is responsible for following a set schedule according to program procedures. This position is responsible for handling face to face interactions in the field. Confident customer service skills are a plus. Accurate fish identification to the species level is required. At-sea, ride-along biological sampling on head boats is required. Other requirements for this position include: meeting deadlines; weekend work; night work to monitor nighttime recreational fishing; outdoor work in inclement weather; significant in-state travel to assigned fishing sites; and having the ability to swim.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

NOTE: Qualified applicants must meet and CLEARLY reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities, and any experience or competencies specified in the posting and/or supplemental question(s) to be considered. NOTE: "See Resume" is not acceptable to show work history.


Working knowledge of the principles and practices of the environmental field to which assigned.

Working knowledge of the state and/or federal rules and regulations pertaining to the area of assignment.

Working knowledge of the tools, equipment, procedures and methods necessary to carry out assigned functions.

Ability to prepare written reports.

Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral form.

Ability to handle with tact and consistency the diversity of public contacts demanded by work.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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.



Associates degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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Note: Permanent and time-limited NC State Government employees must separate from their permanent or time-limited position in order to work in a temporary position. All temporaries are limited to one NC State Government temporary assignment at a time.


Individuals hired in a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job. OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs. Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures, and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may seek permanent employment with the state.


This temporary position is located in Morehead City - Carteret County.


This temporary position will be assigned to the Department of Environmental Quality. This position is located at 3441 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557.




This is a temporary position and there are no leave or retirement benefits offered with this position. Temporary employees who work an annual average of 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for health insurance coverage under the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). For more information on Health Benefits offered visit

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