[Coral-List] Employment opportunity in St. Croix: Please help me get the word out!

Chris Jeffrey - NOAA Affiliate chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 20 13:51:16 EDT 2013

Hi all

Can you please help spread the work about the a job opportunity in the US
Virgin Islands? Details of the position are listed below, and also on the
CSS-Dynamac website via the link provided. Please feel free to distribute

Thank you

Chris J.


*Job Title*: Survey Research Technician (

*Type of position*: Full-time, temporary position

*Period of Employment*: September 2013 to October 2014

*Compensation*: Commensurate with education and applicable work experience
(~20,000-30,000 annually)

* *

*Job Description*:

The Biogeography Branch at NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
(NCCOS) has an opening for a “Survey Research Technician” in the U.S.
Virgin Islands. The position will support a research study on shore-based
recreational fishing on St. Croix. The goal of the study is to collect
information on how shore-based fishers’ fish, what kinds of fish they
catch, how many fish they catch, and how important recreational fishing is
to their household. Information gathered during this study will be used to
document the importance of shore-based fishing to the community. We are
seeking motivated and skilled candidates with a strong vision and expertise
in daily work flow management and execution of multiple data collection

*Basic functions and responsibilities*:

•       Interviewing shore-based recreational fishermen/women

•       Counting, measuring and weighing fish and other species caught
(e.g., lobster) by fishermen/women

•       Counting shore-based recreational fishermen/women and other

•       Daily performance of data collection protocols

•       Daily administrative management and record keeping related to data
collection activities, including data quality assurance and control

•       Data entry

•       Communication with the public, co-workers and project

*Minimum qualifications*:

•       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

•       Fluency in Spanish or other languages/dialects spoken locally

•       Ability to understand and strictly follow oral and written
directions, as well as established research protocols

•       Ability to work independently with limited supervision

•       Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

•       Ability to perform basic math and computation

•       Familiarity with common units of measurement, including metric

•       Ability to use a personal computer and basic software packages
(e.g., Mircosoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.)

•       Ability to accurately identify fish common to the U.S. Virgin

•       Knowledge of local fishing culture, customs and practices

•       Ability and willingness to approach and interact with strangers

•       Ability and willingness to walk or stand for long periods (1 to 3
hours) per day

•       Ability and willingness to lift and/or carry research equipment
over rough terrain, like rocky shorelines, fields, etc.

•       Willingness and ability to handle live or dead fish, lobster, etc..

•       Availability, ability and willingness to work irregular hours,
including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays (i.e.,
Christmas, Easter, Carnival, Fourth of July)

•       Willingness to work outdoors and in inclement weather, such as rain
or heat

•       Comfortable near, in or around water, ability to swim required

•       Must be dependable, punctual and responsive

•       Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable

*Preferred qualifications*:

•       Experience conducting social surveys or creel surveys

•       Coursework in social science research methods.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit:


For more information and questions, please contact:



Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D

Project Manager, Scientific Programs

CSS-Dynamac (www.css-dynamac.com)


Marine Spatial Ecologist

NOAA National Ocean Service NCCOS | CCMA | Biogeography Branch

1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, #9213, N/SCI-1

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281

301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel) 301.713.4384 (Fax)



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