[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Response Network Coordinator open position

Jobs.Ocean.Associates Jobs at oceanassoc.com
Fri Oct 24 17:07:39 PDT 2014

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate to support the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional 
Office (PIRO) with assisting in coordinating and supporting the Marine 
Mammal Response Network (MMRN).  The MMRN is a cooperative effort 
between the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Hawaii 
Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is composed of government 
and non-government staff and volunteers who assist with marine mammal 
conservation and response activities, especially those involving the 
endangered Hawaiian monk seal.  Work will be conducted under the 
technical oversight of the NMFS Regional MMRN Coordinator and other 
authorized NMFS staff.  OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and 
provides personnel support services to government and industry clients 
for marine fisheries, protected species, and habitats.


*  Coordinate responses to marine mammal stranding incidents, e.g., live 
and dead cetacean  strandings, and Hawaiian monk seal haul-outs, 
hooking, entanglements, and other injuries.
*  Coordinate or assist in collection, temporary holding, and transport 
of Hawaiian monk seals from one main Hawaiian Island to another via air 
and land transport provided by NMFS.
*  Conduct on-site coordination of Hawaiian monk seal captive care for 
short-term rehabilitation purposes at NMFS-authorized facilities.
*  Develop and maintain schedules for volunteer trainings, public and 
volunteer meetings, and volunteer shifts during monk seal pup monitoring 
events and other marine mammal response events.
*  Complete marine mammal health and response forms and monk seal 
sighting data forms.
*  Oversee tracking and distribution of NMFS response equipment and 
*  Conduct and coordinate public education and outreach activities.
*  Travel to other main Hawaiian Islands, as needed, to coordinate and 
support marine mammal stranding responses. Travel will not exceed 7 
overnight neighbor island trips, totaling 14 travel days.

Minimum qualifications

*  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or 
university in a natural resources related field.
*  At least one year of experience conducting marine mammal response 
activities, preferably in Hawaii or a Pacific Island area.
*  Knowledge of the marine protected resources of the Hawaiian Islands.
*  Knowledge of marine mammal species in Hawaii.
*  Ability to communicate with diverse audiences of varying ages, 
educational levels, and cultural backgrounds.
*  Ability to work well within a team to accomplish stated objectives.
*  Demonstrated team-building skills and ability to facilitate 
cooperation amongst groups with diverse viewpoints.
*  Experience conducting education and outreach activities related to 
marine wildlife management.
*  Experience supporting management of a volunteer program.
*  Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, 
PowerPoint, and Word.
*  Must be able to perform moderate physical activity such as basic 
animal restraint, lifting of response equipment and supplies, and 
walking long distances on beaches.
*  Skill in written communication, oral presentation, and computer 
graphics and design programs.

Federal location/workplace requires that all contract and government 
employees be able to access military installations.  In compliance with 
federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and 
eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required 
employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  Ocean 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully 
discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by 
applicable federal or state law.

Location, Schedule, and Compensation

Work location:  Ford Island, Hawaii
Work schedule: full-time (average 40 hours per week)
Compensation: $31.08/hr + benefits

Excellent employee benefits are provided including health insurance, 
401(k) plan, and holiday, vacation and sick leave.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please 
email your resume detailing qualifications and experience to

Jobs at OceanAssoc.com

- Use “5067 MMRN” as the subject line.
- Include your name in the document file name.
- Sending your resume in PDF format is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled.

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