Fisheries Biological Port Sampler

Department: Fisheries Observing
Location: Marion, MA

Position Title: Fisheries Biological Port Sampler

Agency/Location: AIS, Inc. (contractor to NOAA Fisheries).  New Bedford, MA

Duration: Permanent Full-Time Position

Responsibilities:  Candidate will collect data at seafood dealers/wholesalers including recording fish lengths and weights, biological samples, and vessel trip information to be submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).  Samplers will be responsible for entering the recorded information into a federally maintained database.  Samplers will be required to stay well versed in the fishing activities and regulations in their area in order to submit a bi-weekly activity report.  Samplers will collect samples according to sample protocols and schedule provided by NMFS.  Hours will be both night and day depending on fishing activity but samplers will be expected to work when necessary to obtain all available samples.  Maximum of 40 hours per week are available for this position.

Qualifications:  A BS in Marine Biology or other natural science is required including 30 semester hours of biological coursework.  Candidate needs to have strong computer skills, interpersonal skills, and data entry skills.  Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.  Qualified candidates must be a US Citizen.  Previous observer and/or fish research experience strongly preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required for the ability to pass a U.S. Government background check and security requirements.

Compensation:   Rate range from $16.00 - $18.00 per hour dependent on experience with health/dental insurance/vision, vacation, life and disability insurance, sick and holiday benefits.

Closing:  Open until filled

Contact:  If you would like to apply, please click the following link 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.

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Additional questions regarding the position can be directed to Lucas Curci at 508-990-9054

For more information please visit the AIS, Inc. website