6 vacancies in the following location:
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.
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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.
76% or greater - Up to 100% of travel may be required for this position.
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