JOB TITLE: Electronic Monitoring Project Manager
SUPERVISOR: Technical Programs Manager — Fisheries Technical Assistance Program
TERM: 18 month position, with possibility of renewal subject to funding
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood business to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.
For the past 4 years we have been dedicated to working on the design, testing and implementation of a fisheries monitoring solution known as electronic monitoring (EM) for the New England Groundfish fleet. Electronic monitoring is an innovative and cost-effective alternative to at-sea monitoring. It replaces the on-board human observer with a suite of video cameras, computers, gear sensors, and GPS to record information about a vessel’s fishing activity. The video footage is reviewed onshore and can be used to collect data comparable to that collected by at-sea monitors. For example, managers can calculate catch and discard rates using species identification and fish length data captured by the video.
We are in search of a project manager to assist in our EM efforts. The position will be responsible for day-to-day operations of select EM efforts as well as management and strategic guidance.
Responsibilities/Tasks for select EM efforts
- Manage the day-to-day operations of an EM project
- Manage the Budget
- Recruit fishermen participation as necessary
- Coordinate data collection, transfer, review and timely delivery with all stakeholders and project partners, including fishermen, NOAA, States, and NGOs
- Act as a liaison between industry partners and all other stakeholders
- Oversee video review staff
Other General Responsibilities
This position will be part of GMRI’s Community team and will therefore assist towards all community initiatives as time allows.
This position requires BS/BA in fisheries or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in fisheries.
Other Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with commercial fisheries of New England
- Experience or knowledge of fisheries monitoring
- Experience with EM technology or similar marine technology is desired
- Creative thinking and ability to create solutions to complex problems
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
Application deadline is April 6, 2018. To apply for this position CLICK HERE to submit cover letter and resume and two professional references. Note that you will be navigating away from the GMRI website. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date. Questions should be referred to [email protected]. However, we will not accept resumes sent to this address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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