Fisheries Economic Specialist; Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research

Job Title: 
Fisheries Economic Specialist
Job Location: 
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Duration: 
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Description: 

Job Summary

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:  Works with NMFS/PIFSC/JIMAR economists on select fisheries economic research projects and reports in the Pacific Islands Region in support of fisheries management in the Pacific Islands areas.  Responsibilities include 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.  Assists in developing research strategies and designing survey forms.  Pre-tests survey instruments and contacts key respondents.  Collects economic data such as cost-earnings, motivations, and trade through direct interviews at harbors or other business sites, mail out survey with vessel owners, fishery participants, and seafood wholesalers. Collects secondary data.  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:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in 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 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 Hawai‘i’s or other Pacific Islands areas’ fisheries and fish markets and experience with geospatial analysis.  Possess a valid driver’s license. 

 

INQUIRIES:  Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu). 

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment [at] rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

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