Resource Scientist (Sportfish Ecologist)

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 research results.

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.
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