Ocean Career: PSMFC Alaska Electronic Monitoring Data Imagery Reviewer

Data Management Specialists (Natural Sciences) at the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) use a background in the natural sciences as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases. They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans.

Position/Project Specifics:

This position involves the review, interpretation, and data entry of information from video footage recorded on commercial fishing vessels in Alaska. This includes documenting trip and haul information, as well as catch species identification, quantification, and fate from Alaska fixed gear and pollock trawl fishing trips. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of at-sea commercial fishery practices, recent experience as an at-sea fisheries observer in Alaska, proficiency in visually identifying fish by species, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. This role is computer-intensive and requires prolonged periods of reviewing and analyzing video footage.

Essential Functions: (The functions listed below are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band. They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work.)

At the lower end of the range, employees:

  • Compile natural resources data from pre-existing data sources
  • Assist biologists with simple analysis and interpretation of data
  • Keep records on methods and parameters of data collection
  • Present information in common graphical formats

At the upper end of the range, employees:

  • Compile project data into standardized electronic data formats. This includes accessing filed information and verifying its accuracy and completeness, performing data entry, electronic data transfer, editing, and error checking.
  • Extract relevant data and present it in a variety of text and numeric formats, reports, tables, graphics, or figures.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR four years of successfully completed education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (biology, fishery biology, environmental science, aquatic science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics), or any other field that provides the same knowledge. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR one year of graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, Specialized Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

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