Title: IFQ Catch Monitor Program Coordinator (21-1160)
Location: Portland, OR (97202)
Anticipated Start Date: January 3, 2022
Position Type: Full Year (12 months or more), Hourly/Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes | www.psmfc.org/benefits
Salary Target: $32.00/hour
Job Number: 21-1160
How to Apply: Online at www.psmfc.org/careers
Closing Date: December 5, 2021 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.
The purpose of the Catch Monitor (CM) Program is to provide accurate, timely and independent third-party verification of catch landed in the IFQ Trawl fishery. CMs conduct dockside monitoring for first receivers who land IFQ catch. They verify the sorting, weighing and recording of catch as it is offloaded by first receivers.
The IFQ CM Program Coordinator is tasked with ensuring day to day operations function smoothly. This involves resolving data, compliance and policy issues as efficiently as possible while adhering to Federal and state regulations as well as various other tasks that support the program.
• The coordinator position participates in trainings: arranges logistics, gives lectures and presentations, teaches database functionality and corrects assignments and exams.
• Creates, updates and improves upon training and resource materials
• Provides field support to Catch Monitors and also assists in data review and sends feedback to CMs
• Manages and orders field gear and printed materials
First Receiver (FR) Responsibilities:
• Reviews CM Plans submitted by first receivers to ensure Federal requirements have been met
• Conducts site visits at FRs to ensure IFQ participants have the ability to comply with Federal regulation as required by NMFS
• Work with FRs to resolve any regulatory issues that arise and communicate to enforcement when necessary
• Communicate with FRs and vessels to answer questions and resolve data concerns that may arise in the vessel account system
• Provides guidance to the CM trainer/debriefer as necessary.
• Coordinate with contractors on database updates; assists with troubleshooting and testing.
• Writes and manages annual budgets
• Consults with NMFS, OLE and state enforcement agencies on policy and compliance matters. Troubleshoot and problem solve any issues that may arise.
• Assists NMFS and/or PFMC with data queries, data review and/or guidance as requested.
** This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check. **
New hires may be required to show proof of vaccination upon hire or could be subject to routine COVID testing
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, Data Management Specialists (Natural Sciences):
• 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 which may be presented in many different text and numeric formats, reports, tables, graphics, or figures.
• Maintain local versions of datasets in accordance with established regional database exchange formats and standards.
• Maintain a local archive of current and historical reports and documents. Coordinate the regular transfer of reference materials to archives and libraries.
• Perform a variety of tasks related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that may include map preparation, geo-referencing biological and habitat data, maintaining location information tables, editing and updating hydrography GIS coverages, and maintaining metadata for data sets and GIS coverages.
• Train technical and general users in the use of database applications through individual instruction and/or group presentations.
• Create queries, summaries, and/or maps in response to requests for customized data.
• Prepare and manipulate various data and graphic outputs for use in reports, presentations and internet applications using standardized retrieval scripts.
At the upper end of the range, employees:
• Develop and implement databases and libraries. Includes acquiring new data as well as taking previously created or historical databases or spreadsheets and integrating them. Data sources vary in format including database, spreadsheet, and survey data sets. Custom interfaces may be required.
• Produce written research and statistical reports (including graphs, tables, maps, and text), data sets, and data summaries using a variety of analytical techniques and software tools. This involves the master-level use of database retrieval scripts.
• Document data handling and reporting to ensure consistency and validity of data between and within sites. Files may come from sources that use different computer hardware, software systems/protocols, and different communication packages.
• Maintain and update data catalogs, data catalog directories, and metadata.
• Perform system maintenance and backups. This includes routine database checkpoints, checkpoint verification, tuning, data-process merges, and user account management. Restore files when required.
• Perform Help Desk functions, responding to on-line user inquiries about access to the database and data retrievals, the execution of query scripts, and standard report programs.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
The employee must have knowledge of:
• West Coast Groundfish Trawl Fishery
• computers and software packages and applications for databases, spreadsheets, and word processing
• data management concepts, principles, and methods
• quality assurance principles
• technical documentation methods and procedures
• the organization's data sets
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 the results and relate that to the overall objective of the assignment.
Additional Mandatory Knowledge and Skills:
• Experience identifying fish species found off the West Coast
• MS Access
• MS Excel
• MS Word
• oral communication skills
Additional Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
• Adobe Acrobat
• Survey Monkey
• writing technical documentation
The work is generally sedentary, although there may be some nominal walking or standing for short periods of time, as well as periodically carrying moderately heavy loads (transporting totes of field gear, training materials, and large volumes of fish specimens for species identification training and testing purposes).
The primary 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. The position may include time spent in inclement weather on FR docks and in fish processing facilities.
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. Candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** AND four years of successfully completed education above high school in the natural sciences (biology, fishery biology, environmental science, aquatic science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics). 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.