Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Nearshore & Albacore Fishery Specialist): Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Newport, Oregon
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Full time Positions
$3,354 - $5,106/month depending on qualifications
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Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources! Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. If you have a passion for marine fisheries management and an interest in working with the public to collect and analyze data on the beautiful coast of Oregon, then this position may be for you! Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video, or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video and links: What you will do: • Receive and code commercial nearshore fishing vessel logbooks from vessel skippers or other personnel. Contact nearshore and black/blue rockfish permit holders to obtain late logbooks and coach fishers in the correct way to fill out the logbook per regulations. Error check logbooks and data through analysis of the information. Investigate discrepancies by interviewing vessel and processor plant personnel as needed to ensure correct information is recorded in logbooks. Compile compliance reports and disseminate to fishers and Oregon State Police for possible enforcement action. • Analyze data, write reports, provide analysis and conduct evaluations for direct application in commercial fishery management. Produce charts and graphs from data for reports and presentations. Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of marine finfish species data for use in fishery management. Prepare written reports, including but not limited to the Commercial Nearshore Logbook Report presented annually to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. • Train, coordinate and oversee the work of Oregon’s albacore samplers. Sample Oregon’s commercial albacore fishery, collect fishing trip data, and examine and measure samples of vessels’ albacore catch. Enter and error check catch data and sample data for Oregon’s albacore sampling program. Prepare monthly albacore sampling reports and send to other agencies. Act as liaison between ODFW and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for albacore fishery issues including sampling questions, problems, and requests. Answer albacore questions from industry, public, and media. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience: Minimum Qualifications: • A Bachelor's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, Marine Fisheries Management/Science, Oceanography, Natural Resource Management or Policy, or a closely related Bachelor's degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework; OR • Three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish, marine or natural resources program. Requested Skills: • Sampling commercial or recreational fishery catches and collecting data from fishermen • Planning and coordinating field projects • Using relational databases to enter, extract, and quality control complex datasets • Using ArcGIS, R-GIS, or equivalent mapping software • Using R or other statistical software to analyze data and produce tables and graphs
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