North Pacific Groundfish Observers

Work at sea collecting and recording fish catch/discard and biological samples for the
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels. Observers record detailed
information on the gear and fishing activity of the vessels. Vessels range from 40 ft to 125 ft and trips
are 2 to 10 days. After attending a 1 to 4 week paid training course observers are deployed from ports
throughout the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.

Training is scheduled to start on November 27th or December 4th, 2017.
Additional trainings will be held in early 2018.

A BS in Marine Biology or other natural science is required including 30 semester hours
of biological course work including at least one course that required extensive use of dichotomous keys
and 5 semester hours of mathematics consisting of at least one math course and one statistics course.
You must be US Citizen. Previous observer experience, sea and fish research experience strongly
preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

If you would like to apply, please click the following link to submit the
required information: resume, cover letter, at least 5 professional references (name, email address and
phone number), latest NPGOP evaluation (if applicable), and unofficial copies of your college transcripts.
All documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Additional questions regarding the position can be directed to Jay Litchfield at 508-990- 9054.

More info


AIS, Inc. (contractor to NMFS)


Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea


$15.74 per hour

Date Posted

September 20, 2017

Job Type

Full Time