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    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring (FRAM) Division with one vacancy in Newport, OR.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-NWC-2019-0019, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Fish Biologist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Provide a high degree of scientific rigor in the collection and review of data for the West Coast Groundfish Observer Program (WCGOP).
    • Regularly advise and meet with fishery observers on a range of topics, such as: proper sampling protocols, data issues, sampling advice, species identification and data entry.
    • Conduct official observer debriefings and provide performance assessments for multiple observers under program established timelines.
    • Create training materials and lesson plans and conduct training sessions for prospective and current fishery observers. 
    • Participate fully as a team member within the WCGOP debriefing/training team as well as in the larger Fisheries Observation Science Program, as a whole to meet the program’s goals. 
    • Create, organize, store and archive; data forms, manuals, training materials, and other documents supporting the WCGOP debriefing/training team.
    • Assist as needed with observer or Fishery Resource Analysis & Monitoring Division survey duties at sea aboard fishing or research vessels as directed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up tp 10% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544622000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.