Reef Fish and Shrimp Fishery Observer – Pensacola, FL job vacancy in A.I.S., Inc. – Jobs in United States

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Job Details
Company Name :
A.I.S., Inc.
Company Location :
United States
Job Position :
Reef Fish and Shrimp Fishery Observer – Pensacola, FL
Job Category :
Jobs in United States

Job Description :
Interested in Fishery Sustainability, Management and Hands on Marine Biology Work? Become a Fisheries Observer!!
A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS is recruiting Reef Fish and Shrimp Fisheries Observers to work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFCS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.
The primary goals of the governments shrimp and reef fish observer programs are to provide quantitative biological, vessel, and gear-selectivity information for the southeastern shrimp fishery and Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery. Observers deploy on commercial shrimp and reef fish vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. If you ever wanted to make a difference, this is how.
Commercial fishing dates back hundreds of years. Today commercial fishing continues to be possible due to cooperation between the fishing industry and fisheries scientists like yourself. In order to facilitate cooperation, fisheries observers collect data pertaining to fishing programs, economics, catch data, and fishing efficiency. Collected data is used to document stock information which is then used to protect the environment and preserve future generations of fish/fishermen. Commit to the journey!
Observers’ record detailed information on the gear and fishing activity of the vessels. Observers work on deck on vessels ranging from 30’ to 90’ on trips roughly ranging from 1 to 45 days collecting data on fish catch and bycatch, and incidental takes such as marine mammals, seabirds and marine turtles. The three-week paid training class will be in person instruction in Galveston, TX. Following training observers are deployed from ports throughout the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic states. Gear types include but are not limited to: shrimp trawl, bottom longline, modified buoy gear, bandit reel, and handline.
Training includes instructions on sampling protocols, gear, fisheries, fish identification, marine mammal/sea turtle identification, and safety.
This is a challenging job and candidates must be mentally prepared to be away from home without access to internet or cellular telephone signal for multiple days and often weeks at a time. Candidates must be physically able to handle heavy lifting, working odd hours, and spending long days in rough seas. Many crew speak limited English compounding the effects of loneliness and isolation on long trips. Observing provides an excellent career in marine biology, as observers are widely recognized as being excellent field biologists. A broad range of advancement opportunities are available to those who demonstrate appropriate capabilities. Those opportunities include, but are not limited to, project management, field supervisors, and fieldwork in other programs.
Compensation: Observers will be paid an hourly rate to be negotiated and total compensation will vary depending on employee’s availability and fishing effort AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.
Potential additional compensation consists of performance incentives, service awards, fitness center reimbursement, and referral bonus.
Travel is reimbursed in accordance with federal travel guidelines at an hourly rate along with compensation for miles accrued on a personal vehicle as well as per diem at the specified Government rate.
Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences and a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent in the biological sciences
At least one undergraduate course in math or statistics.
All relevant course work must have been performed at a level acceptable for credit at the candidate’s academic institution.
Experience with data entry on computers.
Observer candidates must be U.S. citizens, or be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Candidates must be physically able, as determined by a licensed physician’s certification to perform observer duties.
Your own transportation is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
At-sea experience
The ability to work independently and live in close quarters with little to no communication for purposes other than safety status check-ins for up to 8 weeks. (Phone, internet, email, and other amenities are unavailable at-sea)
Coursework with dichotomous keys
Applicants must be currently living, or be willing to live within 50 miles of Pensacola, FL
If you would like to apply for one of these exciting new openings, please click the following link to submit the following information.
Cover Letter detailing sea and fish experience.
3 to 5 professional/and or academic references (name, email address and phone number)
Unofficial copies of your college transcripts with conferred date.
All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered.
If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to call William Byrd at 774-762-7019.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
Must be able to work in the U.S. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00 per hour
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Supplemental Pay:
Bonus pay
Application Question(s):
Is your degree in a Natural or Life Science?
Bachelor’s (Required)
Driver’s License (Required)
Willingness to travel:
75% (Required)
Work Location: On the road

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