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Crime/Trade Analyst Vessel Monitoring System Technician

Location: Gloucester, MA.
Company: Ocean Associates Inc.
Company URL: Not Entered
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017


Required Knowledge and Experience Bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with a field of study emphasizing marine biology, fisheries, oceanography or similar. One (1) – three (3) years of working with complex regulations, interpreting data from multiple sources, and communicating verbally and in writing with the public or a regulated industry. Familiarity, experience and proficiency with software analytical tools, including link analysis and GIS based VMS equipment. Familiarity with Federal and State fisheries and/or vessel regulatory practices. Knowledge in matters related to the harvest, processing and trade in living marine resources (fisheries and protected species). Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Proficiency in data entry and report generation in both computer based forms and compiling formal papers. Attention to detail and technical accuracy. Additional Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with Herring, Long-fin Squid, and Mackerel fisheries with knowledge of multispecies, Scallop, Surf Clam, and Ocean Quahog fisheries. Law enforcement, marine fisheries or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) background preferred.


Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Crime/Trade Analyst - Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Technician to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Law Enforcement, in Gloucester, MA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position involves monitoring the location and movement of commercial fishing vessels operating on the Atlantic Ocean using GIS based systems. Duties Provide Crime/Trade Analyst and VMS support services, including: A. Developing and maintaining, on a global level, expert knowledge in matters related to the harvest, processing and trade in living marine resources (fisheries and protected species). Execute confidentially agreements and maintain privacy, confidentiality, and secrecy of information and documents to which they receive access in the performance of their duties in accordance with U.S. Government, DOC, NOAA, NMFS, and OLE rules, regulations, and policies. B. Monitoring vessel activity to ensure compliance with assigned fisheries plans and all declaration and reporting requirements. C. Responding to and reaching out to industry owners, operators and others to ensure they are knowledgeable of declaration and reporting requirements. D. Collecting, reviewing, interpreting, evaluating, and integrating information from multiple sources, assessing the relevance and significance of information relative to international and domestic fishing rules and regulations. Estimates and recommendations are often made under conditions of urgency and pressure based upon mature judgment, experience and recognized professional standing. E. Reviewing reports prepared by other sources or agencies for technical accuracy and logical interpretation of the information. Preparation of justification for assessments/conclusion and brief OLE staff or others as directed. F. Identifying information requirements, information gaps, specify collection requirements to fill gaps, and evaluate the information collected in response to those requirements. Developing analytical tools and methodologies to analyze data and present conclusions. G. Tracking product or assets including vessels through multiple ownership or “flag state” changes. Analyze complex business transactions, and relationships. H. Utilizing various software analytical tools, including link analysis, and is proficient with GIS to produce computer-generated maps displaying violation activities. I. Creating reports on civil violations and criminal activities, including changing trends and patterns.
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Other Contact Information: If you are interested in being considered for this position, you MUST APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ONLY. Go to OCEANASSOC.COM, click on Now Hiring, find the position you wish to apply for, click the 'For More Information' link for that position, follow instructions on the page to apply. (no emails) When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of the online application. Include your name in the document file name. Sending your resume in readable (not scanned) PDF or Word format is preferred

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