APAIS Field Technician Job Opening For Little Creek Delaware Area

Ever seen those folks at fishing areas around Delaware interviewing anglers about their catches? There is a job opening for one of these positions. It is a seasonal job but pays well ($31,000) and is outdoors. I have a few friends that do this job and they love it. “We get to work outside all day and talk to anglers. We are also helping the fishery by collecting this data”
The job description on the Job Application process is below. You have 9 days (extended) to apply until January 29th. The data collected by these folks is important for fishery regulations, as are the interviews. If you are out fishing and see one of these folks take the quick interview.

Job and Application Process Announcement

The field portion of the Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey. This important research study, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducts face-toface interviews with marine recreational anglers. Field staff will travel to assigned sites to interview
anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and (when possible) weigh,
measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught. Assigned sites can include
beaches, banks, piers, docks, jetties, and access points for private, charter, and head boats, including
marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine waters. Field staff are responsible for entering
field intercept questions with anglers at these sites via an electronic tablet. The responsibilities of the
incumbent will include, but not be limited to, the following:


Successfully complete training, including survey procedures and fish identification tests;
• Follow documented APAIS survey procedures;
• Travel to assigned fishing access sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences;
• Occasionally work on head boats (for-hire vessels) for at-sea data collection;
• Identify key species of fish with extreme accuracy and with little aide of field materials (up to 25
or more different species; guides and training will be provided);
• Complete survey electronically and upload data within 24 hours;
• Conduct For-Hire Telephone Survey and submit pre-validations of for-hire vessels

• Serve as a primary point of contact for Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife and the recreational
fishermen;
• Answer questions and explain the importance of this federally-funded study;
• Other duties as assigned

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noaa, dnrec, MRIP data,
MRIP data is collected by states through a NOAA program. You have probably seen these set ups in many popular fishing locations.

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