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    This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering (RACE) Division with one vacancy in Seattle, WA.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2020-0033, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Fish Biologist, you will be performing the following duties:

    • Conduct and support the Alaska Bottom Trawl Surveys; conduct research trawls and to sample and process research catches.
    • Collect and analyze data resulting from bottom trawl surveys or other studies of Alaskan groundfish.
    • Utilize standard computer, database and statistical programs to characterize and evaluate research results.
    • Write technical reports describing results and findings.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The incumbent serves as science crew member on government-owned or chartered fishing vessels for up to 60 days per year at sea (dates and periods of times as sea may vary). Deployments will be at various times of the year for individual trips spanning up to 25 days each.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Sea duty will necessarily involve operations in remote areas of the North Pacific Ocean with daily duties that are conducted in a demanding physical maritime environment that involve fisheries or oceanographic sampling operations exposed to weather, over long, odd hours, lifting and moving heavy equipment or biological samples (up to 70 pounds) several times a day, on an unsteady deck, depending on sea state. Incumbent is expected to participate in domestic travel on science cruises, as well as to perform non-cruise tasks and/or to attend meetings.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Up to 25% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    3 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

  • 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/563489100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.