Inshore Ecology Biologist wanted

Will White will at
Mon Jan 13 07:03:10 EST 2003

Dear List

This is a re-advertisement, please note the new application deadline.
Please feel free to email me any queries regarding the position.

Kind regards

Will White

Will White
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR)
P.O. Box 3730
Pago Pago
American Samoa
Tel: (684) 633-4456
Fax: (684) 633-5944

Vacancy: Inshore Ecology Biologist, American Samoa

Application Deadline: February 7th, 2003

General Description

The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) is recruiting an
Inshore Ecology Biologist. Whilst the successful applicant will focus on
his own research (Biology of key reef fishes), he/she will also give
oversight on all aspects of DMWRs' Inshore Research and Management

Main Responsibilities:

.       Research into the Biology of Key Reef Species.
.       Supervise the Inshore Creel-Survey.
.       Coordinate inshore research by DMWR and other agencies,
invertebrate, coral and phycological studies.
.       Support DMWR's Community Based Monitoring Program
.       Liaise closely with the department's GIS staff to ensure that
all data
is GIS compatible.
.       Supervise technicians and other staff biologists.
.       Write proposals, progress reports and a final report analyzing
formulating recommendations for further management.
.       Represent DMWR at regional, national and international technical
meetings where appropriate.
.       Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Biologist.

Minimum Qualifications

.       MSc. from accredited institution(s) with a major in Fisheries
and/or Management, Marine Biology, Marine Resource Science/Management.
.       Experience of 2 or more years working on reef fish surveys and
.       Knowledge of fisheries management and conservation issues,
.       Demonstrated competency at statistical analyses techniques.
.       Computer and data base management.
.       Good communication and writing skills are essential.
.       Physically fit and able to work independently in remote
under challenging and often harsh conditions.
.       Current SCUBA certification.
.       Driving license
.       Small boat-handling skills an advantage


Starting at $28,000 p.a. Two-year contract, renewable by mutual consent.
Travel expenses and shipment of effects.  Annual and sick leave
accumulate at 8 hours and 4 hours respectively every 2-week pay period.
Subsidized housing (80% subsidy) on rental of a government house.
Subsidized medical care. Point of hiring must be from the USA or Pacific


Mail, fax or email c.v., publication list and contact details for 3
references and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and
responsibilities indicated above to:

Ray Tulafono, Director
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
P.O. Box 3730
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Fax: (684) 633-5944

Email applications may be routed via Will White at: will at

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