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Mid-Atlantic Observer Coordinators

Cape May NJ

A.I.S., Inc. has the potential need of a Full-Time Area Coordinator in the following regions:

New Jersey Area Coordinator

Long Island Area Coordinator

Virginia/North Carolina Area Coordinator

Mid-Atlantic Regions Weekend Coordinator


A.I.S., Inc. places Northeast Fisheries Observers, At-Sea Monitors (ASM) and Industry Funded Scallop (IFS) Observers on National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assigned commercial fishing vessels based along the North and Mid- Atlantic coast. AIS is in need of one Full-Time Area Coordinator, the schedule has yet to be determined, but will likely include weekends. The Area Coordinator manages the observer and monitor corp. to complete assigned sea days. This is a salaried position and the successful candidate will be supplied with a vehicle and standard travel reimbursement. The position will work throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, and reports to the Coordinator of Operations. Travel is required up to 50% of the time.


Job duties include (but not limited to):

· Work remotely at various ports as needed (up to 8 hours at a time) in order to set up trips, communicate with Captains and vessel owners, identify vessels that need coverage, and maintain a substantial knowledge about industry activity.

· Acting as the observer/monitor’s primary source of guidance; coordinating trips between vessels and observers/monitors while considering safety, travel, deployment issues, cost control and scheduling needs;

· Arranging transportation from ports ranging from Virginia to Maine including actually driving and transporting observers, gear, etc.;

· Ensuring observers/monitors communicate, document and submit all required data, enforcement issues, industry feedback, etc.;

· Completing sea day trackers, weekly reports, captain interviews, and other reports;

· Approving weekly observer/monitor timesheets.

· Monitor scallop vessel call in telephone and assign IFS trips as they come in

· Monitor observer declare and deploy system (ODDS) calls


Qualifications needed:

· Must be a NMFS Certified Fisheries Observer, At-Sea Monitor or Industry Funded Scallop Observer or qualified to become certified (Bachelors degree in a biological science, 30 semester hours of biology credits(6 credits focused on marine science) and 1 math class), able to lift 50 pounds and drag a 200lb carcass.

· Must have a valid driver’s license

· Must be proficient with MS Excel and Word

· Must have strong organizational and communication skills

· Must be motivated, self-sufficient, independent, and a strong team player.

· Must be able to work efficiently with a strong concern for completeness and accuracy.

· Must have qualities such as excellent judgement, tactfulness and high energy

· Must be able to work long and odd hours

· Must be able to tolerate interrupted sleep to respond to observers/monitors

· Must be able to drive him/herself up to 8 hours a day

· Must be able to sit and do computer work for up to 8 hours a day



Competitive salary based on experience

Use of company vehicle and all associated costs paid for personal use

Comprehensive benefit package


Please submit the required information: resume, cover letter, at least 5 professional references (name, email address and phone number), and unofficial copies of your college transcripts online: All documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.

Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Posted December 28, 2017

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