Additional Fisheries Observer Trainer Needed

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Integrated Statistics is looking for another Fisheries Observer Trainer to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Fisheries Sampling Branch (FSB) Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP).

The Fisheries Observer Trainer works with the fisheries observers who are sampling onboard commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina, USA. The data that is collected by observers is tracked, edited, audited and uploaded to a master database, so it can be provided to a variety of end-users and stakeholders for use in fisheries management decision making. The terms “NEFOP” and “observers” are used to refer to all sea samplers and programs at the Fisheries Sampling Branch.

To maintain adequate observer coverage, observer training sessions are conducted on a semi-regular basis. The training sessions certify observers/monitors for NEFOP, At-Sea Monitoring Program (ASM), and Industry Funded Scallop Program (IFS), though new programs and certifications may evolve in response to scientific, management, and industry needs.

Trainers are based at the Observer Training Center in Falmouth, MA, though some training sessions may be conducted off-site and so some travel is required.

The trainer’s responsibilities include:


 As part of the selection process, candidates will be asked to give a brief (10-15 minute) presentation.

 The rate of pay is $21-23/hr and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.

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