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Scientist 9 - Scientific Analyses of Harvest Management Strategies for Puget Sound Chinook

Scientist 9 - Scientific Analyses of Harvest Management Strategies for Puget Sound Chinook

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a Scientist 9 position to provide technical analyses, including harvest management strategies for Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and scientific writing support to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Regional Office.

This is a part-time position for 385 regular work hours with a Base performance period ASAP through approximately early July, 2017 and an Option period with 150 regular work hours with a performance period during October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Average estimated hours per week are 10 to 20. The work may be done remotely at a location convenient to the incumbent and approved by the NMFS Project Leader for this Task Order.


Provide technical analyses and scientific writing services to NMFS associated with (1) the revision of the Puget Sound Chinook Rebuilding Exploitation Rates; (2) evaluation and assessment under the Endangered Species Act of a new Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan; (3) evaluation and assessment of a new U.S. V. Oregon Management Agreement; and, (4) evaluation and assessment of a new Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement, all of which are currently under development.

These tasks will require close coordination with NMFS staff in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon regional offices who are familiar with the scope and content of the proposed harvest strategies and management plans, and the risks and benefits for listed salmon and steelhead populations in the region. Aspects of the technical analyses may also require close coordination with Northwest Fisheries Science Center scientists.


Selected individual must have the following minimum qualifications:

- BS degree, or higher from an accredited college or university with a major directly related in a field of study as related to the requirements of specific task order with emphasis in fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology, plus six (6) years of experience in related field or combination of such totaling twelve (12) years combined education/experience. MS degree in related field plus four (4) years experience or Ph.D degree may be substituted for experience.
- Proven, extensive scientific expertise regarding anadromous salmonid life history, habitat requirements, and limiting factors to survival and productivity in the Pacific Northwest.
- Technical writing experience completing analyses, reports, or studies addressing Pacific Northwest anadromous salmon and their habitat.
- Experience with harvest management models and data use to manage Pacific Northwest salmon fisheries.
- Experience conducting technical analyses and assessment for anadromous salmonids, particularly related to life-cycle modelling and assessment of management actions on Pacific Northwest salmonids.
- Knowledge of the fisheries management frameworks in the West Coast region.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with education and experience

TO APPLY: go to, click on Now Hiring, go to and click on the Scientist 9 link, and follow the application instructions

Resumes must include following

- Work history for the past 10 years or since last full education.
- Education
- Previous experience in a similar position with the same or similar requirements.
- Three professional references.

Applicants submit resume that must include following

- Work history for past 5 years or since last full-time education.
- Education.
- Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
- Three professional references.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ONLY. Go to OCEANASSOC.COM, click the Now Hiring image, find the position you wish to apply for, click the For More Information link for that position, follow instructions on the page to apply.

- When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.
- Include your name in the document file name.
- Sending your resume in readable (not scanned) PDF or Word format is preferred.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and successfully complete a federal government background check. Ocean Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

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