[MARMAM] Cetacean Photo-ID & Logistics Coordinator, Honolulu, HI

Daniel Grosse dgrosse at terraqua.org
Thu Aug 20 09:29:30 PDT 2015

Cetacean Photo-ID & Logistics Coordinator

(Apologies for the short turn-around time: The deadline for responses is Friday, Aug 21 @ 9 AM EDT)

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Cetacean Photo-ID & Logistics Coordinator to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI. The coordinator will assist NMFS with:

Logistic Coordination:
1. Assist Project Leader with field project planning and preparation, including, but not limited to: identification of appropriate field staff, drafting research permit applications or reports, drafting Project Instructions and Reports, preparing survey gear for field missions.
2. Maintain equipment inventory and alert Project Leader when supplies are required for upcoming field projects
3. Assist with preparation of field manuals
4. Participate as necessary in meetings or training activities concerning projects assigned.

5. Evaluate distinctiveness and quality of each photograph and provide standardized ratings for use in data quality control for future studies employing the catalogs
6. Match all photographs within and between encounters and build species-specific catalogs of unique individuals based on fin markings
7. Maintain photo metadata as appropriate
8. Participate in reporting and authoring manuscripts or presenting results in public forums as requested
9. Participate in monthly Program meetings
10. Participate in field work as photographer for collection of identification photographs, as needed

Selected individual must have the following qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree and three (3) years’ experience or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology or field of study relating and two (2) years’ experience relating to specific task order.

Additional minimum qualifications and requirements:

1. Demonstrated experience working with a team on a complex project, including a coordinated approach to outline and accomplish required tasks, meet project deadlines, and successfully conclude the project.
2. Demonstrated experience managing photographic or similar datasets to allow for coordinated work between staff.
3. Working knowledge of photo management software standard photo processing protocols, modification of photo metadata, and photographic quality grading.
4. One year of experience participating in field projects on marine mammals, including collection of occurrence, group size, and behavior data, and identification photographs.

Additional preferred qualifications:
1. Exceptional organizational capabilities and comfort with managing paperwork, projects, and team members

Salary DOE

Please contact me at DanGrosse at oceanassoc.com

Daniel Grosse, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Ocean Associates, Incorporated
4007 N. Abingdon Street
Arlington, Virginia USA 22207
DanGrosse at oceanassoc.com

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