Northeast Field Coordinator

Department: Fisheries Observing
Location: Marion, MA

Position Title: Northeast Field 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 to commercial fishing vessels based along the North and Mid- Atlantic coast.

AIS is in need of one Full-Time Field Coordinator, working Saturday through Wednesday each week.  The Field Coordinator will perform administrative functions, transport observers and samples, and contact captains to set up trips, etc.

This is a salaried position and the successful candidate will be supplied with a company vehicle and standard government travel reimbursement.  The position will work throughout the Northeast region or other regions when required, and reports to the Northeast Coordinator of Operations.  Extensive travel is required.

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
•    Arrange transportation from ports ranging from North Carolina to Maine including actually driving and transporting observers, gear, etc.
•    Ensure observers/monitors communicate, document and submit all required data, enforcement issues, industry feedback, etc.
•    Complete sea day trackers, weekly reports, captain interviews, and other reports as needed
•    Approve 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
•    Be responsible for maintaining and ensuring an adequate supply of observer gear at the AIS offices, and various storage units located throughout New England and mid-Atlantic to ensure gear is available as needed.  Perform monthly inventory checks at all storage locations.
•    Distribute observer gear upon request.
•    Calibrate scales and calipers every six months to ensure accuracy and replace and refurbish them as needed. 
•    Ensure immersion suits and life rafts are inspected yearly. Support observer candidates before, during, and after training.

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 judgment, 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 hours a day
•    Must be able to sit and do computer work for up to 8 hours a day

•    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 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:
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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