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)
$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.
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.
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.