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Seasonal Fisheries Assistants (Dublin 24) Ireland, Dublin

DESCRIPTION The role of research fisheries assistant mainly involves assisting the Senior Research Officers and their teams in the collection, ordering and analysis of relevant biological and physical data in the aquatic environment. Research fisheries assistants are also involved in assisting with data entry and preliminary analysis of biological and physical data such as preparing charts, graphs, and figures for further analysis. Main duties will include:

  • Assist with field surveys using electric fishing, netting and other sampling techniques as required in a range of habitat types.

  • Assist with processing fish samples and collate scale, otolith and opercular bone samples to provide information on age profile and growth rates of fish species.

  • Assist with compilation and analyses of biological and physical data, e.g. prepare graphs and summaries, perform computations in numerical summaries, and cross references facts, dates and other data. Maintain raw data and all other records in a clear concise format. Compile and maintain all records in a manner compatible with GIS and use GIS to prepare mapping outputs.

  • Assist the Senior Research Officer in ensuring that other elements of the programme not specifically linked to data collection and analysis, are achieved in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Provide any technical support necessary for timely delivery of the appropriate programme.

  • Liaise with other IFI staff working on related projects as required.

  • Other relevant duties as required

REQUIREMENTS Role Specific Requirements This role will involve an element of travelling across Ireland for parts of the contract and conducting field work in all weather conditions. Field work will be influenced by weather; consequently the position will require flexibility regarding working hours. Transport will be provided for field duties. The positions will be based in IFI’s Head Office in Citywest (Dublin) and travelling on a daily/weekly basis (Monday to Friday) throughout the field season may be a requirement. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential Experience / Qualifications

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent with minimum Grade C on at least two Higher level papers, to include one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Maths

  • Have a full driving licence valid in the state

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Familiarity with working outdoors in all weather conditions

Desirable Experience / Qualifications

  • A Relevant degree or equivalent (NFQ Level 7)

  • Previous relevant experience

  • Familiarity working in water and in small boats

  • Familiarity with electric fishing/netting for fish

  • Experience of using statistical packages

  • Experience using GPS and GIS software

  • Knowledge of fisheries

  • EB driving licence

Essential Skills

  • Ability to form effective working relationships with team members

  • Flexible approach to work and hours

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Commitment and self-motivation

  • Good timekeeping

  • Excellent, oral, written & numeracy skills

  • Demonstrated ability in use of computer software

  • Experienced in report writing

  • Honest & trustworthy

  • Good command of the English language

  • Acts with Dignity & Integrity at all times

  • Customer service skills

SALARY Fisheries Assistant, appointments will be made at the first point of the scale: €26,454, per annum pro rata. Candidates should note that salary will not be subject to negotiation and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. New entrants to the public sector will start on point 1 subject to Haddington Road Agreement and subsequent Government Agreements. TENURE Fixed term contracts available with durations ranging from 5 months to 6 months. Anticipated start date – late May 2022. APPLICATIONS Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 27th April 2022. Late applications will not be accepted Short listing will be based on information provided in the Cover Letter and CV It is planned that interviews with take place early May 2022. Canvasing Will Disqualify Inland Fisheries Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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