Job: NR Specialist Sr.

Title NR Specialist Sr.
Agency, Location MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Categories Permanent
Job # 10091
Salary $ 20.42-$ 29.97 hourly
End Date 6/28

NR Specialist Sr. – Minnesota River Specialist Posting #: 13DNR000545
This position exists to implement a long-term monitoring program that measures the health of the entire Minnesota River main channel biota through annual fish population and fish habitat assessments. Inferences regarding the health of the main channel MN River may entail tributary or off-channel/oxbow sampling to identify critical habitat contributing to the biota of the entire MN River.


*Degree: BS/BA in biology, fisheries, or closely associated area required.
*Professional level experience in fisheries management or research applying the principles and techniques of fisheries management:
2.0 years experience at NR Specialist Intermediate level or equivalent (journey level professional) OR
3.0 years experience at NR Specialist level or equivalent (entry level professional)

In addition to the degree, you must also meet the following coursework requirements**:
A. Fisheries and aquatic sciences courses. A minimum of 4 courses, for a total of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours. Of the 4 courses, at least 2 must be directly related to fisheries science, and at least 1 must cover principles of fisheries science and management.
B. Other biological sciences courses that, when added to the preceding courses, total 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.
C. Physical sciences courses. Fifteen semester or 23 quarter hours.
D. Mathematics and statistics courses. Six semester or 9 quarter hours, including 1 college algebra and 1 statistics course or 2 statistics courses.
E. Communications courses. Nine semester or 13 quarter hours (3 semester or 5 quarter hours may be taken in communications intensive courses if officially designated as such by the university or college).


Brian Schultz, 507-359-6026.