The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking a Fishery Analyst to work in the identification and analysis of environmental, social, and economic issues pertaining to fisheries management off Alaska. This person will participate as part of a team of social, economic, and biological analysts from Council staff and from the staffs of other agencies.
The Council is one of eight regional Councils established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council has authority over the management of fisheries in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska, and Arctic in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska. The states of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska are represented on the Council.
Primary responsibilities will be to analyze potential economic, social, and/or biological impacts of proposed regulatory changes in support of Council initiatives to develop and modify management programs for the Federal groundfish and crab fisheries off Alaska. Environmental and regulatory impact analyses are prepared to help the Council develop the best management approaches for these fisheries.
• Master’s degree or higher in fisheries science, resource economics, oceanography or other earth sciences, or resource management, or other related discipline.
• Progressively responsible experience in research and analysis related to fisheries or other renewable natural resources.
• Ability to clearly communicate complex issues to non-technical audiences.
• Ability to write clearly and succinctly.
• Ability to work professionally with people from diverse scientific and technical backgrounds.
• Knowledge of the various laws pertaining to management of the fishing industry, including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
• Ability to conceptualize the scope of a problem, analyze potential impacts, and complete writing assignments on time.
• Familiarity with North Pacific fisheries and current management issues.
• Demonstrated experience with inter-agency and multi-disciplinary projects.
• Demonstrated experience in the compilation and/or review of environmental impact statements (EIS) or related environmental or economic analyses supporting regulatory actions.
Persons with qualifications less than the specified minimums may be considered, but placement of such persons may be accordingly lower.