Marine Resource Scientist I - 2696

Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States | Marine Science | Full-time

Apply by: March 28, 2023


Nearshore Marine Resources Program

Opening Date:
March 15, 2023
Closing Date:
March 28, 2023
Boothbay Harbor
Position #:
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
Class Code:
23   $47,611.20 - $64,230.40 * (*includes 5.5% salary adjustment)


The Department of Marine Resources is seeking a Marine Resource Scientist I headquartered in West Boothbay Harbor.  This position will be part of the Nearshore Marine Resources Program in the Bureau of Public Health.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Chief responsibilities of this position are to work on shellfish co-management, climate change initiatives and management of other species overseen by the Nearshore Marine Resources Program, specifically management of blue mussels and subtidal resources.


The Nearshore Marine Resources Program is responsible for assessing and managing bivalve shellfish, seaweed, marine worms and other molluscan species. This position will work under the direction of the Marine Resource Scientist IV and assist with sampling activities of the group, conducting research programs to obtain scientific information needed for management decisions and supporting co-management of shellfish resources.


Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of fisheries research, assessment, and management practices; knowledge of statistics and sampling design; demonstrated experience of teamwork in a large organization; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate marine research.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors Degree in a scientific, technical, or engineering discipline, or equivalent in directly related work experience and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of marine resource research and management or related field.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: SCUBA certification, boat handing experience, experienced with GIS and R. 



No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements. 
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office. 
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act 
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. 

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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