Marine Resource Management Coordinator - 2733

Maine Department of Economic and Communuity Development

Maine Department of Economic and Communuity Development

Augusta, ME, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023



Opening Date:
September 08, 2023
Closing Date:
October 06, 2023
Position #:
Position Type:
Full Time (Limited Period)
Class Code:
Grade 30 - $59,196.80 - $80,059.20/Annually

The Department of Marine Resources, Bureau of Policy and Management, is seeking to fill a limited period full time vacancy for a Marine Resource Management Coordinator focusing on interstate fisheries management in Augusta.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will provide policy support to the Director of External Affairs, with a focus on actions taken at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the regional Fishery Management Councils. The position will work at various levels of fisheries management governance and engage at the nexus of science and policy. Responsibilities will include conducting state rulemaking, representing the state at public hearings, providing technical expertise in fisheries management, and assisting in the development of pertinent laws and regulations. The position will also serve on plan develop teams at interstate management bodies and oversee existing DMR programs related to interstate species, including the Groundfish Permit Bank. The position is forward facing and will include frequent communication with the fishing industry. This role represents a unique opportunity to directly contribute to the effective management of Maine’s valuable fisheries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, training, and/or experience demonstrating technical expertise in marine resource and aquaculture program management or development and implementation of complex marine resource focused conservation projects.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
• A master’s degree in a relevant field and/or a minimum of two years direct experience working in a policy or regulatory role related to commercial and/or recreational fisheries.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
• Ability to successfully convey scientific information to non-scientific audiences.
• Experience conducting public hearings or meetings.
• Experience dealing with contentious issues.
• Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
• Willingness to travel.

Remote telework may bailable upon management approval.


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 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave. 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 ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 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 13.00% 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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