Mid-Atlantic Observer Coordinator

Department: Fisheries Observing
Location: Marion, MA

Position Title: Mid-Atlantic Observer Coordinator

A.I.S., Inc. has the potential need for a Full-Time Area Coordinator in the following region:
Long Island Area Coordinator

A.I.S., Inc. places Northeast Fisheries Observers, At-Sea Monitors (ASM) and Industry Funded Scallop (IFS) Observers on National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assigned commercial fishing vessels based along the North and Mid- Atlantic coast.  AIS is in need of one Full-Time Area Coordinator, scheduled Monday through Friday.  The Area Coordinator manages the observer and monitor cadre to complete assigned sea days. This is a salaried position and the successful candidate will be supplied with a company vehicle and standard travel reimbursement. The position will work throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region or other regions as required, and reports to the Mid-Atlantic Coordinator of Operations.  Travel is required up to 50% of the time.

Job duties include (but not limited to):
•    Work remotely at various ports as needed 8 hours, or more, at a time in order to set up trips, communicate with Captains and vessel owners, identify vessels that need coverage, and maintain a substantial knowledge about industry activity.
•    Acting as the observer/monitor’s primary source of guidance; coordinating trips between vessels and observers/monitors while considering safety, travel, deployment issues, cost control and scheduling needs;
•    Arranging transportation from ports ranging from North Carolina to Maine including actually driving and transporting observers, gear, etc.;
•    Ensuring observers/monitors communicate, document and submit all required data, enforcement issues, industry feedback, etc.;
•    Completing sea day trackers, weekly reports, captain interviews, and other reports;
•    Approving weekly observer/monitor timesheets.
•    Monitor scallop vessel call in telephone and assign IFS trips as they come in
•    Monitor observer declare and deploy system (ODDS) calls

Qualifications needed:
•    Must be a NMFS Certified Fisheries Observer, At-Sea Monitor or Industry Funded Scallop Observer or qualified to become certified (Bachelors degree in a biological science, 30 semester hours of biology credits [6 credits focused on marine science] and 1 math class)
•    Able to lift 50 pounds and drag a 200 lb. carcass
•    Must have a valid driver’s license
•    Must be proficient with MS Excel, Outlook, and Word
•    Must have strong organizational and communication skills
•    Must be motivated, self-sufficient, independent, and a strong team player
•    Must be able to work efficiently with a strong concern for completeness and accuracy
•    Must have qualities such as excellent judgement, tactfulness and high energy
•    Must be able to work long and odd hours
•    Must be able to tolerate interrupted sleep to respond to observers/monitors
•    Must be able to drive up to 8 or more hours a day
•    Must be able to sit and do computer work for up to 8 hours a day

Compensation:
•    Competitive salary based on experience
•    Use of company vehicle and all associated costs paid for personal use
•    Comprehensive benefit package

Contact: If you would like to apply, please click the link http://aisobservers.com/employment/ to submit the required information.  All documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered:
•    Resume
•    Cover letter
•    At least 5 professional references (name, email address and phone number)
•    Unofficial copies of your college transcripts

Closing: Open until filled

More information:
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional questions regarding the position can be directed to Lucas Curci at 508-990-9054

For more information please visit the AIS, Inc. website http://aisobservers.com/