National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. We have five regional offices, six science centers, and more than 20 laboratories around the United States and U.S. territories, and we work with partners across the nation.

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.

National Marine Fisheries Service San Diego, CA, USA
Dec 04, 2018
Full time
6 vacancies in the following location: San Diego, CA Summary This seasonal position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Protected Resource Division (PRD) with six vacancies in San Diego, CA. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-SWC-2019-0001, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist, you will perform the following duties: Serve as a protected species observer for the Southwest Fisheries Science Center Protected Resources Division, responsible for conducting research on marine mammals and sea birds to monitor trends and inform scientific decisions for the recovery and management of protected resources. Conduct at-sea cetacean, seabird and ecosystem assessment surveys from a vessel platform to evaluate protected species stocks to determine whether human activities are posing a risk to survival. Assist in the collection and processing of biological data and samples from large research vessels and small boat platforms to improve understanding of species stock structure and conduct health assessments. Record protected species sightings data on a computer utilizing specialized survey software (e.g. Wincruz or SeeBird software), conduct quality control to ensure data accuracy, and prepare datasets for scientific reports on cetaceans. Travel Required 76% or greater - Up to 100% of travel may be required for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Marine Fisheries Service Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 26, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering (RACE) Division with one vacancy in Seattle, WA. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2019-0007, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Research Fish Biologist, you will perform the following duties: Conduct and support the Alaska Bottom Trawl Surveys as a biologist, Deck Lead, or Field Party Chief; and apply knowledge of survey design and sampling principles to conduct research trawls, collect accurate data, and validate data with computer assisted applications. Conduct independent and team research supporting the development of new and improved mathematical and statistical models for estimating abundance of groundfish in Alaska. Evaluate the relationship between the physical, chemical, and biological interactions of marine ecosystems and the living marine resources. Prepare written results detailing the data, methods, and outcomes of the research; contribute to and write specialized reports, peer-reviewed papers and publications; and present oral and poster presentations. Travel Required 25% or less - Incumbent is expected to participate in domestic travel on science surveys, as well as domestic and international travel to perform non-cruise tasks and/or to attend meetings. Up to 25% of domestic and foreign travel may be required for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com