[MARMAM] Job Posting: Protected Species Observer

Lestyk, Keri Keri.Lestyk at hdrinc.com
Tue Jun 5 14:43:14 PDT 2012

Dear Colleagues:

HDR Alaska, Inc. is currently in need of qualified Protected Species Observers (PSO). PSOs will conduct boat-based marine protected species observations to support seismic operations in the Arctic. Training will be conducted in mid-July and the vessel-based survey will be conducted from the end of July through the end of September. This is a temporary position not to exceed 4 months. Key responsibilities include monitoring and recording marine mammal presence and behavior activity during the course of the survey and instituting appropriate mitigation measures, as necessary. Knowledge of marine mammal identification is required. The individual must be able to work with others to ensure any required protocol is followed.

A successful applicant will be an individual who has demonstrated skills in effective communications, data management, and problem solving. The applicant must be flexible, reliable, and comfortable working on small boats.

*Bachelors Degree (BS) in Biology or related field.
* Minimum of 1+ years PSO experience.
*Must be physically capable of lifting heavy objects, as well as climbing in an out of tight spaces and up and down ladders aboard ships
*Be able to work closely with others and get along well with diverse individuals
*Be able to work independently while following technical instructions
*Have a sound knowledge of the scientific importance of precise, accurate data recording and be able to maintain objectivity

Preference will be given to individuals with experience as a PSO on seismic surveys and/or working in the Arctic. All travel to locations arranged and prepaid, travel days paid, meals/lodging reimbursed if not provided.

IN ORDER TO APPLY, please visit the 'Careers' section of our website, www.hdrinc.com<http://www.hdrinc.com>, and reference job # 120994


HDR Alaska, Inc.
Marine Mammal Biologist

2525 C. Street Suite 305 | Anchorage, AK 99503
907.644.2004 | f: 907.644.2022 | c: 907.764.7980
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