State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MARINE TECHNOLOGIST 2
Directs technicians, or performs as a senior technician, in collecting and processing of marine and hydrographic data; prepares specimens; analyzes data; operates and maintains associated scientific equipment.
Positions in this class are distinguished by assignment as a senior marine technician involved in marine research and laboratory activities on land or at sea; may lead assigned marine biology technicians.
Directs or works with assigned personnel in conduct of activities in support of various research projects; performs all duties as performed by the Marine Biology Technician I;
Participates and supervises data gathering at sea, utilizing instruments and equipment such as spectrophotometers, microscopes, radiation counters, centrifuges, culture apparatus, photographic equipment, and balances;
Analyzes data for oxygen content, phosphate, nitrate, and other chemical content; reads and records water temperatures by appropriate means; reads and records underwater light measurements; records depth soundings; obtains bottom samples from water bodies; operates small boats in absence of regular operators; operates weather recording equipment;
Prepares and keeps accurate records of data obtained in the field and in the laboratory;
Conducts inventory and orders necessary materials and equipment;
Plans and executes field work as required;
Plans and executes laboratory work;
Operates and maintains scientific data sensing, recording, and analytic equipment;
Designs, manufactures, calibrates, and tests equipment used in biological, oceanography sampling;
Evaluates instrument performance;
Performs related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Marine Biology, Oceanography, or other equivalent science, or experience equivalent to course work required for the degree; ability to operate a small boat; and one year of experience as a Marine Biologist or equivalent experience/additional training.
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-3-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Marine Technologist II), class code (formerly 4811), adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises desirable qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.