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    This position is located within the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fish Monitoring and Analysis Division with one vacancy in Seattle, WA and one vacancy in Anchorage, AK.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2020-0041, 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:

    • Apply concepts, principles, practices, and methodologies of biology and ecology to groundfish observer programs. Implement and evaluate fish management plans; and ensure established data collection procedures are properly followed.
    • Communicate with observers to provide observer support and data quality control measures during fishing activities. Debrief returning observers to ensure that the Division’s established data collection procedures were properly followed during observer deployments to commercial fishing vessels and processing facilities. Create a record of each observer’s data collection methodologies.
    • Assure that all observer data meets the Division’s quality expectations prior to finalizing data, making it available to end users.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 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/567226700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.