Biological Data Collection Specialist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for a Biological Data Collection Specialist to work
with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) of the National
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) administers NOAA's programs in the
Northeastern United States to manage living marine resources for optimum
use. The specialist would work with a program that
acquires information that is used to characterize the landings of
commercially harvested species by collecting biological data in ports
from Maine to Virginia.
The Biological Data Collection Specialist's duties include, but are not limited to:
- Collecting, organizing, compiling and archiving sampling records
that are contained in port offices throughout the region, with the goal
of creating one comprehensive collection.
- Utilizing the archive of sampling records to perform QA/QC analysis on sample collections.
- Participating in auditing of biological sampling data that is reported into a Biological Sampling Monitoring Database (BSMDBS).
- Designing and implementing a pilot study to collect individual
length/weight data from selected finfish species, utilizing electronic
- Attending meetings and conferences related to the biological
sampling program, and developing content for presentation at those
The successful candidate should possess:
Although most activities take place in an office environment, some
fieldwork is required while collecting data on species, water quality
and other environmental data, or conducting site visits.
The fieldwork may involve hazardous working conditions, such as
inclement weather, and work in small vessels may be required. Travel to
meetings and other NOAA offices within the region may be required.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Management, Marine Science, or a related field.
- A basic understanding of NOAA's mission, the Endangered Species
Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Management Act.
- Work experience in at-sea monitoring, commercial fisheries, or fishery management.
- 2-4 years of experience with the collection, recording, analysis, and reporting of scientific data.
- Expertise in data analysis and statistical software.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Experience in building a library or managing a reference collection, and/or in turning hard copies into a digital archive, is helpful.
This position is full-time and is expected to start in late July. The rate of pay is $22-28/hr depending on experience and qualifications. The position is eligible for the benefits
listed on the Integrated Statistics website.
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