fisheries biologist i resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

To work with an organization where I can continuously learn in the pursuit of achieving functional excellence, thus gaining maximum job satisfaction and optimum career growth.

Professional Highlights
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • MS State certification for handling endangered/threatened species
  • Educated and trained in Hazardous Communication and Materials
  • Trained in IT Security and awareness
  • Proficient in the use of SCS, CUFES, and several otherdatabases
  • SCUBA certified
  • Certified in boating education through the state of MS Department of Wildlife
  • Able to launch and trailer boats up to 17 feet
  • Experienced in water quality testing
  • Proficient with a microscope
  • Comfortable with all types of Chain of Custody forms
  • Trained as a Field Party Chief for sea going cruises
04/2011 to Current Fisheries Biologist I Henkel | Greenville, SC,
  • Field Party Chief on board NOAA contracted fishing vessels during the Gulf of Mexico Extended Annual Stock Assessment long-line project.
  • Prepare cruise reports and instructions as well as float plans.
  • Familiar with environmental sampling using YSI equipment, niskin bottles, CTD's, etc.
  • Collect samples for a variety of scientists and projects, record length and weight data on all specimens captured.
  • Extract otoliths, stomach contents and gonads from target species.
  • Analyze NRDA plankton samples by performing displacement volume measurements, manual sorting, counting, and measuring of specimens.
  • Identify ichthyoplankton (larval and juvenile fishes) using dichotomous keys and guides.
  • Familiar with Chain of Custody paperwork as used for SEAMAP and Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill work.
  • QA/QC of data entry into NRDA processing database.
  • Assist in outreach and educational programs for NOAA.
06/2010 to 04/2011 Laboratory Technician Yavapai College | Prescott, AZ,
  • Received and prepared seafood samples for chemistry and sensory analysis.
  • Homogenized fish and shrimp tissue.
  • Recorded any data in corresponding database.
  • Entered data collected from State and Federal DWH Oil Spill samples into database, performed quality assurance of Case files and datasheets.
  • Analyzed mercury content via DMA (Direct Mercury Analysis).
  • Managed supply inventory for National Seafood Inspection Laboratory.
  • Maintained and cleaned all laboratory equipment used.
  • Assisted in writing and transforming of SOP's.
2010 to 2011 Fisheries Observer Yavapai College | Prescott, AZ,
  • Lived on board assigned commercial fishing vessel throughout allotted fishing time.
  • Interacted daily with fishermen regarding regulations and protected species handling.
  • Provided independent catch estimates, sample species compositions, as well as fish ID's and measurements.
  • Completed any necessary life history forms.
  • Documented fishing activity such as: set times, coordinates, gear performance, etc.
  • Monitored and recorded marine mammal and bird interactions also carried out any other assigned special projects.
  • Recorded and reported all data to NMFS.
11/2009 to 06/2010 Volunteer Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve | City, STATE,
  • Collected various biological samples via trawls, seine nets, minnow traps, etc.
  • Aided with sorting, measuring, and identification of larval and juvenile fish as well as successful tagging and releasing of adult fish.
  • Also assisted with invasive species control and water quality tests.
05/2008 to 06/2010 Volunteer Institute For Marine Mammal Studies | City, STATE,
  • Assisted with office work and answered emergency phone calls.
  • Maintained both salt and freshwater aquariums and tanks for fish, decapods, and reptiles.
  • Guided field trips and visitors around the facility.
  • Trained to assist in dolphin rescues and recoveries.
  • Surveyed beaches, marshes, rivers and bayous for dolphin strandings.
Expected in 2009 Bachelor of Science | Marine Biology University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS GPA:

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

  • Aided in the collection and catalog of specimens for the ichthyology course.
  • Obtained hematocrit samples from Atlantic Sharpnose sharks for elasmobranch course.

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School Attended

  • University of Southern Mississippi

Job Titles Held:

  • Fisheries Biologist I
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Fisheries Observer
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer


  • Bachelor of Science

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