Massachusetts

Agency
A.I.S., Inc.
Location
Miami, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Start Date
02/02/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/02/2021
Website
http://aisobservers.com/careers/
Description
Want to make a difference? Commercial fishing dates back hundreds of years. Today commercial fishing continues to be possible due to cooperation between fishermen and fisheries management scientists. In order to facilitate that cooperation, fisheries observers collect data pertaining g to fishing programs, economics, catch data, and fishing efficiency. Collected data is used to document stock information which is then used to protect the environment and preserve future generations of fish/fishermen. Commit to the journey! We are currently recruiting for a January/February training for the Pelagic Observer Program in Miami, FL. Miami, FL. Laboratory: The Pelagic Observer Program (POP) at the Miami Laboratory began in May of 1992. The POP, with a corps of 15-20 observers, monitors a mobile U.S. pelagic longline fleet ranging from the Grand Banks to off Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico. Vessels range in size from 35 feet to 90 feet and trips typically last 2- 45 days. During an average year, the observer corps will spend about 900 days at sea based on 70-75 vessel trips, and observe about 500 longline sets. The distance of a longline set can range from 10 to 40 miles fishing from 200 to 1000 baited hooks about 100 meters apart. The POP also provides observers for experimental fishing effort in which pelagic longline gear is modified in some way; and the POP participates in special projects by training and providing observers involving HMS fishing with gear other than pelagic longline, including but not limited to purse seine, tuna green stick, swordfish and tuna buoy gear, and swordfish rod and reel. Responsibilities: Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFCS) aboard commercial fishing vessels. Observers’ record detailed information on the gear and fishing activity of the vessels. Observers work on deck on vessels collecting data on fish catch and discard and incidental takes such as marine mammals, seabirds and marine turtles. After attending a 2-3 week paid training course in Miami, FL observers are deployed from ports throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic states and Caribbean Sea islands. Applicants must be currently living, or be willing to live, in coastal communities with prolific fishing effort. This is a challenging job and candidates must be physically able to handle heavy lifting, working odd hours and long days in rough seas. Observing provides an excellent start to a career in marine biology, as observers are widely recognized as being excellent field biologists. Compensation: Observers will be paid an hourly rate starting at $16.27 for Fisheries Observer I and total compensation will vary depending on employee’s availability and fishing effort. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits. Health and welfare compensation at an additional $4.18 per hour is available in lieu of medical benefits. Potential additional compensation consists of performance incentives, service awards, fitness center reimbursement, referral bonus, monthly sea day accomplishment bonus. Travel is reimbursed at an hourly rate along with compensation for miles accrued on a personal vehicle as well as per diem at the specified Government rate. Qualifications: Observer candidates must have : 1) a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences and a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent in the biological sciences, 2) at least one undergraduate course in math or statistics; and 3) experience with data entry on computers. All relevant course work must have been performed at a level acceptable for credit at the candidate’s academic institution. Observer candidates must be U.S. citizens, or be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates must be physically able, as determined by a licensed physician’s certification, to perform observers duties, 2) access to reliable transportation throughout their employment. Contact: If you would like to apply for one of these exciting new openings, please click the following link https://aisobservers.com/careers/ to submit the required information: resume, cover letter, at least 5 professional references (name, email address and phone number), and unofficial copies of your college transcripts. All documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered. Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualifications
Observer candidates must have : 1) a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences and a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent in the biological sciences, 2) at least one undergraduate course in math or statistics; and 3) experience with data entry on computers. All relevant course work must have been performed at a level acceptable for credit at the candidate’s academic institution. Observer candidates must be U.S. citizens, or be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates must be physically able, as determined by a licensed physician’s certification, to perform observers duties, 2) access to reliable transportation throughout their employment.
Contact Person
https://aisobservers.com/careers/
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