Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Title: Program Manager for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Midwater Assessment & Conservation Engineering (MACE) Program
Description: We seek an individual with strong leadership and science experience in the area of acoustic assessment of pelagic fish, an ability to mentor other scientists and foster teamwork, and the vision to enable the program to advance survey science and conservation engineering. The Program consists of ca. 15 permanent positions (including a second supervisor) assigned to midwater assessment and 3 permanent employees assigned to conservation engineering. The Program conducts extensive acoustic-trawl surveys in Alaska and is nationally and internationally recognized for accomplishments in the area of acoustic assessment of pelagic fish, creation and application of innovative acoustic, trawl, and optical technologies for applied science, innovation to reduce bycatch in commercial fishing and minimize impacts of mobile fishing gear on the seafloor.
How to apply: The application period will be 11/18 – 12/2 and applications must be submitted through USAJobs. Those who have not worked for the government should apply to announcement NMFS-AKC-2019-0069 and those who currently work for the government or have status from a past government position should apply to NMFS-AKC-2019-0068 (or both). If interested in the position you may contact either Dr. Jeffrey Napp, Director, Resource Assessment & Conservation Engineering Division (206-526-4148; Jeff.Napp@NOAA.gov or Dr. Patrick Ressler, MACE Acting Program Manager (206-526-4785; Patrick.Ressler@NOAA.gov. U.S. Federal Government positions require U.S. citizenship.