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Southeast Atlantic Fisheries

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Observer Duties

 • Provide independent catch estimates.
 • Sample catches for species composition and size.
 • Collect biological samples.
 • Monitor marine mammal and bird interactions with fishing gear.


Minimum Qualifications

• 30 semester hours in applicable biological sciences.
• 5 college-level credits in math and statistics.
• College course using dichotomous (taxonomic) keys.
• U.S. citizenship.
• Drug Test (pre-screen & random tests).


Preferred Qualifications

 • Previous experience as an observer.
 • Experience in scientific data collection and data entry beyond college.
 • Previous experience on boats.
 • Valid and current passport.


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Southeastern Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Observer

Saltwater Inc. is currently bidding on the SEFSC Observer Program.  If SWI is awarded the contract, training for vessel observer and PROP observer positions will begin by the end of 2018. Applications are being taken and interviews are beginning now, in anticipation of this contract.  Applicants must be currently living, or be willing to live, in the areas of Galveston, TX, Panama City, FL, or Miami FL, depending on where your home port is assigned. Saltwater will not pay relocation costs.

Saltwater Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Saltwater Inc.  •  733 N Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501  •  Phone (907) 276-3241  •  Toll-Free (800) 770-3241