Fisheries Economic Project Manager position with JIMAR PIFSC
JIMAR PIFSC FISHERIES ECONOMIC PROJECT MANAGER – ID# 19663. Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
DUTIES: Serves as project manager for economic research projects working with the Ocean Synthesis and Human Dimensions (OSHD) Program at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in support of fisheries management in the Pacific Islands areas. Conducts fisheries economic analysis and develops economic modeling on commercial fisheries and seafood markets in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR), including economic assessments of management alternatives. Works with fisheries confidential data and collects secondary data. Works on select economic research projects and reports, including developing research designs, conducting interviews, designing database, entering data, analyzing data, visualizing data, producing outreach materials, supporting annual economic report compilation, making presentations to professional and lay groups, and writing reports and manuscripts for publication. Works with PIFSC and JIMAR economists to conduct field economic research on commercial and recreational fishing vessels and seafood markets in the Pacific Islands Region. Tracks projects, ensures deadlines are met, writes proposals for funding, and tracks manuscripts through the review process. Some travel may be required to conduct interviews on other Hawaiian Islands or US-affiliated island territories in the Western Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics or Agricultural/Resource Economics. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in economic analysis and modeling, conducting economic surveys, summarizing and analyzing data, and presenting results for technical and lay audiences. Experience in database design and management. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of economic research methods and statistical analysis techniques. Familiar with statistical computing and graphics using R and other software packages. Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien. Evidence of strong verbal communication and writing skills. Statistical analysis and data visualization using R, SPSS, or similar program. Ability to manage and coordinate research projects. Ability to work with fisheries confidential data and collect secondary data. Ability and skill in conducting interviews based on a general set of interview topics and guidelines. Ability to travel to interview locations. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet US Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge or experience working with fisheries and fish markets in Hawai‘i or other Pacific Islands. Experience with geospatial analysis. Possess a valid driver’s license.
INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to rcuh_employment. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.
CLOSING DATE: February 04, 2020.
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