Assistant Fisheries Biologist

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Assistant Fisheries Biologist

Category : Opportunities

It is the policy of the FSM Government that qualified FSM citizens is given first priority for employment consideration; with other Micronesians and U.S. citizens utilized in positions for which no qualified citizens are available.

POSITION AND SALARY:

Assistant Fisheries Biologist (Click to download pdf version)

PL-36/1

$566.26 +$40.00 B/W ($606.26)

This the minimum rate at step one of the grade.  Higher rates may be authorized in cases of hard to fill positions where it is appropriate to the qualification of the appointee.

LOCATION:

NORMA

FSM National Government

Kolonia, Pohnpei FM  96941

 

DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):

Reviews and collect catch information  and effort data from foreign and domestic fishing in the FSM and the region; overseas and supervise the NORMA Fisheries Observer Program; coordinate and participate in fisheries cruises in the waters of FSM and on regional cruises; analyzes and provide scientific reports on the data stored in the catch report database to assess the potential  interactions between different fishing methods  used in FSM waters; works with regional scientist  study the tuna stocks of FSM and the region: liaison  with the regional fisheries scientist  and other stakeholders in the Pacific Community,  the Forum  Fisheries  Agency, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement  and the Western  and  Central  Pacific  Fisheries  Commission;  Supervise  the  NORMA  Port  Sampling  and Monitoring programs; responsible for the accurate and timely submission of Port Sampling and Monitoring data to national and regional reporting obligations; supervise and provide relevant support to the electronic reporting and electronic monitoring programs; work with FSM state counterparts for fisheries crew and training  recruitment;  provide advice and input to national fisheries  legislation; collect, file and input data on biological tuna samples; draft reports as required by Executive Director and Deputy Director; performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or immediate supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Fisheries, Maritime Biology or related field plus four (4) years of experience in the areas of marine biology or closet related field.