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“I work as a laboratory assistant for the marine resources monitoring, assessment, and prediction program (MARMAP). ”
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I have been working at South Carolina Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than a year)
The hours are flexible. Working in this program gives you experience at sea on large vessels for research cruises. One can also acquire safety certifications and the chance to work with other programs within the SCDNR.
The amount the state pays is not sufficient! Also working while at sea can be strenuous as well as being away from land for extended periods of time. Many tasks can become monotonous. There is not much room to move up the financial ladder with this job unless someone resigns or retires from a higher position.
Advice to Management
If anything I would say for management to push harder for better pay for employees. There needs to be more connectedness of tasks at hand. For example, there should be goals for the employees to work toward. This would help keep employees motivated as well as diligent in their work.
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No matter what party controls the state, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources makes sure it has plenty of wild life. The Department's purview includes the regulation and licensing of boating, fishing, and hunting, and the management and conservation of land, water, fish, and wildlife. Its conservation division specifically watches out for the manatee, marine turtle, and oystercatcher. The department is also tasked with natural resources education, boasting projects that include workshops for teachers and a program that encourages minorities to enter ...