Fisheries Biologist - PTNS Operations Lead Needed

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Integrated Statistics is looking for a Fisheries Biologist to work as the Pre-Trip Notification System Operations Lead. This person will work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Fisheries Sampling Branch (FSB) Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP), At-Sea Monitoring Program (ASM), and Industry Funded Scallop Program (IFS).

FSB provides observer coverage, through NEFOP, ASM, and IFS, for several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic federal and state fisheries. The FSB trains and monitors the performance of fisheries observers while 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 by FSB staff. Data are provided to a variety of end-users and stakeholders for use in fisheries management decision making.  The fisheries coverage is split between the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

To select trips across multiple fisheries and sampling frames, FSB utilizes a web-based tool, the Pre-Trip Notification System (PTNS). The PTNS is a dynamic, flexible and evolving system used by many user groups such as NOAA staff, industry, vessel owners/operators and observer service provider companies.  PTNS interacts with several other database systems, requires constant maintenance and monitoring, and must be publically available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Duties
The PTNS Operational Lead works closely and cooperatively with the FSB, PTNS Technical Team, and other staff to provide oversight, management, and monitoring of the PTNS system. Specific duties include:
Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
The position is full-time with a rate of pay of $25/hour. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

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