Fishery Analyst / Plan Coordinator, North Pacific Fishery Management Council (PDF here)
DUTIES: Position serves as a fisheries management analyst, working closely with other biologists and economists in the identification and analysis of issues pertaining to fishery management plan development and amendments, with specific focus on potential effects of management measures on fish stocks and other resources. Duties of the position include:
- Preparing issue papers to assist the Council in the formation of fisheries policy.
- Preparing biological, environmental, and regulatory impact analyses for use in the amendment of fishery management plans.
- Presenting results of analyses and issue papers to the Council and its advisory bodies.
- Coordinating plan development or amendment activities with the Council, its advisory bodies, and personnel from other agencies.
- Coordinating with the Council’s stock assessment plan teams to review and prepare annual stock assessment and fishery evaluation documents.
- Acting, upon assignment, as a liaison between the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and other agencies with which it cooperates, including the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Science Centers, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other Council staffs, and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
- Acting, upon request, as spokesman for the staff in discussions with the Council or the Council’s committees on matters relating to the impacts of proposed fishery management regulations.
- Attending Council meetings, public hearings, and other meetings as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s degree or equivalent in fisheries science, marine biology, resource economics, marine policy, or similar branches of science.
- Experience in management or research related to fisheries or other renewable natural resources.
- Ability to write clearly and succinctly, and articulate technical information to non-technical audiences.
- Ability to conceptualize the scope of a problem, analyze potential impacts, and complete assignments on time.
- A knowledge of U.S. fishery management institutions and knowledge of the various laws pertaining to management of fisheries, including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
Persons with qualifications less than the specified minimums may be considered, but placement of such persons may be accordingly lower.
- Advanced training in fisheries science or resource management.
- Experience, training, or coursework in stock assessment methodology.
- Project management experience, including liaison with various government agencies, contractors, and public sectors.
- A working knowledge of North Pacific fisheries and other components of the North Pacific marine ecosystem.
- Other work related experience beyond the minimums described above.
SALARY: This is a non-Federal position, but is based on equivalent federal positions and pay scale, including Alaska cost of living allowance. Salary DOE from GS-11 to GS-13 equivalent ($70,000 to $98,000), plus fringe benefits package that includes health insurance and participation in the State of Alaska Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
LOCATION: Anchorage, Alaska
TO APPLY: A current employment resume which highlights relevant experience, training, education, research skills, and publications is required. A brief statement of interest, which describes the skills you would bring to this position, is also requested. No format is prescribed; however, resumes and statements of interest which do not exceed three pages in length will be appreciated. Send these materials to:
Mr. Chris Oliver, Executive Director, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
605 W 4th Avenue, Suite 306
Anchorage, AK 99501-2252
FAX – 907-271-2817
Applications must be received by July 25, 2014.
Letters of recommendation, education transcripts, and lists of references are not needed at this time.
If you have additional question regarding this position, please contact David Witherell, Deputy Director, at (907) 271-2809.
PDF of the announcement here.