Title: Data Imagery Reviewer (22-1046)
Location: Portland, OR (97202)
Anticipated Start Date: February 14, 2022
Position Type: Full Year (12 months or more), Hourly/Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes | www.psmfc.org/benefits
Salary Target: $21.00-$22.00/hour, DOE
Job Number: 22-1046
How to Apply: Online at www.psmfc.org/careers
Closing Date: February 7, 2022 at midnight (PT)
Group Definition: Data Management Specialists (Natural Sciences) use a background in the natural sciences as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases. They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans.
This particular position will be involved in the review, interpretation, and data entry of information captured by video cameras installed on commercial fishing vessels including trip and haul start and end times, and catch species identification, quantification, and fate on pot and longline vessels fishing in Alaska. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of at-sea commercial fishery practices, experience as an at-sea fisheries observer in Alaska, skill at visually identifying fish by species, attention to detail, and good organizational skills. The position is computer-intensive and involves long periods of sitting and reviewing fishing videos.
Offers of employment with PSMFC are contingent upon candidates being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (unless eligible for exemption under a reasonable accommodation).
Essential Functions: (The functions listed below are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band. They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work.)
At the lower end of the range, employees:
• Compile natural resources data from pre-existing data sources.
• Assist biologists with simple analysis and interpretation of data.
• Keep records on methods and parameters of data collection.
• Present information in common graphical formats.
At the upper end of the range, employees:
• Compile project data into standardized electronic data formats. This includes accessing filed information and verifying its accuracy and completeness, performing data entry, electronic data transfer, editing, and error checking.
• Extract relevant data and present it in a variety of text and numeric formats, reports, tables, graphics, or figures.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
The employee must have knowledge of:
• Natural sciences
• At-sea fisheries observer experience in Alaska, preferably on fixed gear vessels
• familiarity with visual groundfish species identification, with preference for Alaska species
• Personal computers and software packages and applications for databases, spreadsheets, and word processing
• Computing experience, including good data entry skills sufficient to: input data; structure information retrievals; edit, combine and manipulate data; and/or provide reports for users. This knowledge allows the employee to assess or interpret the significance of the results and relate that to the overall objective of the assignment.
Additional Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
• Video review experience
• Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles
• Strong organizational skills
• Data Management concepts, principles, and methods
The work is generally sedentary, although there may be some nominal walking or standing for short periods of time, or carrying of light loads of papers, books, reports, etc., that require only moderate physical ability and physical stress. Significant amounts of time may be spent on the phone.
The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work involves the common risks or discomforts typical of office, meeting rooms, libraries, and the like.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
We maintain a drug-free workplace.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR four years of successfully completed education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (biology, fishery biology, environmental science, aquatic science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics), or any other field that provides the same knowledge. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.
At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR one year of graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.
**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, Specialized Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.