HMS Trade Monitoring Program Support

Ocean Associates Inc.
Pascagoula, MS
Job Category
Full time Positions
$20 to $22 /hr DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Ocean Associates Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a full-time position to support the NOAA/NMFS Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce (OIATC), Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Trade Monitoring Program as a Process Control Officer. OAI is a Virginia corporation established in 2003 that provides consulting and technical services to the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and the private sector. We specialize in scientific program and project management, strategic planning, professional and technical services and stakeholder engagement, supporting government contracts. Description The NOAA/NMFS conducts the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Trade Monitoring Program for Atlantic and Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Southern Bluefin tuna, and Swordfish. These species are regulated both internationally as well as domestically under various international agreements and domestic legislation. The United States and NMFS are specifically obligated to participate in, develop, implement, and enforce these management measures. In 2016, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the regional fisheries management organization which manages bluefin tuna, implemented an electronic Bluefin tuna Catch Documentation System (eBCD) that contains information on the global trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna and whose members are mandated to use the system. All U.S. traders of Atlantic bluefin including importers, exporters, and re-exporters are required to use this one central system. The Import Monitoring Program processes tens of thousands of statistical and catch documents per annum. These documents are provided to IATC as electronic files, hard copy faxes and copies that require the data to be read, edited, and manually entered into electronic databases by Data Entry contractor(s). The Import Monitoring Program also manages the use of the electronic Bluefin tuna catch document system by U.S. traders. As part of that management, new U.S. traders will need to be given user accounts. Traders will need assistance with this program to retrieve the catch documents associated with their inbound shipments. Exporters will need assistance in creating export documents for domestically caught Atlantic Bluefin tuna, and U.S. traders will need assistance with validation of U.S. re-exports.
Duties and Requirements: Applicants will need to have experience: 1) viewing and entering data into web-based platforms including data entry screens, 2) using excel, 3) entering complex data from hardcopy documents accurately into electronic databases, 4) have the ability to engage with the public in a professional manner, 5) have good communication skills, 6) database management experience, and 5) be a self-starter who does not need a high degree of oversight. The Process Control Officer requirements include: 1) organize, edit, enter, and manage data from electronic files and hardcopy statistical and re-export documents received by the Trade Monitoring Program, 2) perform QA/QC review, 3) edit entered data based on input from QA/QC data reviews performed by data entry staff, 4) identify and communicate problems and efficiency issues related to the data entry process, data entry systems, and digital biweekly system to TMP Staff for corrections and modifications, 5) navigate, locate, and provide feedback on programmatic documentation in NMFS’ ITDS interface, 6) intermittently assist with document preparations. Candidates for the Process Control Officer shall have at least one year of experience performing data management, data manipulation, and data entry duties on similar high throughput and time sensitive data entry contracts. The eBCD support line is open during regular business hours on weekdays and on Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm (ET). Candidates would need to be able to cover Saturday hours and adjust their hours during the regular workweek as appropriate so hours do not exceed 40 hours a week. Candidates may be required to perform work other than during normal working hours in order to ensure adequate coverage during peak operational hours. Start Date: April 1, 2023 Location: NOAA/NMFS/National Seafood Inspection Laboratory, 3209 Frederic Street,Pascagoula, MS 39567. Partial Telework may be authorized. Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position; overtime is not anticipated. Salary is commensurate with experience ($20 to $22/hr.). Comprehensive benefits package. Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application. Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following: Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed. Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education. Education. Previous experience or training with similar requirements. Three professional references. Include your name in the document file name. Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).
Contact Person
Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.