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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), Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division, with one vacancy in Newport, OR. 

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    Serve as a Supervisory Fish Biologist for the Fisheries Observation Science Program (FOS) as part of the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division (FRAM) at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC). FOS is a scientific data collection program comprising a diverse technical workforce providing data for stock assessments, fisheries research, and management.

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

    • Manage the sampling and data collection functions of the observer program.
    • Direct and supervise the work of a team of geographically dispersed fishery biologists responsible for data quality, training, and debriefing of fishery observers.
    • Communicate with outside agencies, private businesses, the public, and the fishing industry on a range of topics, some contentious such as the placement of biologists on fishing vessels, biological sampling and interactions and takes of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species.
    • Supervise geographically dispersed staff including conducting performance reviews and assigning ratings; recommending and approving awards; taking performance-based corrective actions; approving leave; planning, assigning, reviewing, accepting, amending or rejecting works done by subordinates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 15% of travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

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