A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline.
A.I.S is recruiting a full-time Assistant Observer Coordinator (AOC). The AOC shall oversee observer staff by managing their day-to-day operations and tracking their movements while on deployments, assist in observer coverage selection mailings to permit holders, assist in database management mainly via quality control procedures, and work with NMFS senior scientists, enforcement, Coast Guard, the commercial fishing industry and administrative personnel and staff from other NMFS divisions.
Communicate with Federal Task Managers and Federal Coordinators at the facility about debriefings, and observer trainings.
May also be required to oversee research projects related to observer activities and participate in other research programs, as necessary
Oversee and track observer deployments
Communicate with commercial fishermen and vessel owners about departure schedules, safety, and vessel environment
Perform final data review, data entry, and quality control, assist with debriefing
Track observer requested time off
Writing and editing standard operating procedures
Compiling quarterly reports to track sea days and trip coverage
Weekly timesheet quality control and monthly checks on satellite phone overages
Work with observers as primary field contact to address deployment and safety issues
Maintain gear and provide resupplies necessary for observer deployments
Travel to ports to conduct vessel inspections to verify suitability to ensure safe observer deployment
Make recommendations to increase the program efficiency regarding recruiting, training and safety
Deploy as an observer as necessary
Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to provide emergency support to observers in the field
Will be trained and shall execute all aspects of annotation steps involved with fisheries research focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
participate in public outreach efforts
Candidates will be paid a salary to be negotiated and total compensation will vary depending on employee’s experience. This is a full–time position. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.
A minimum of a B.S. Degree in Marine Science or related field of study.
At least two years of fishery observer experience (including staff/office positions).
Exceptional written and oral communication skills to maintain contact with staff, stakeholders, vendors and customers.
Must be motivated, self-sufficient, independent, and a strong team player
Must be able to work efficiently with a strong concern for completeness and accuracy
Possess leadership ability and ensure positive team dynamics.
Proficient in MS Office Suite programs (excel, word, etc.).
Well organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Observer experience, the ability to become certified, or other relevant field sampling experience.
Applicants must be willing to live in the area of Galveston, TX
If you would like to apply for this exciting new opening, please click the following link http://aisobservers.com/careers/ to submit the following information.
At least 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number)
All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered.