Fisheries Compliance Analyst; Lynker

Job Title: 
Fisheries Compliance Analyst
Job Location: 
St. Petersburg, Florida
Description: 

Description

Lynker is looking to hire a Compliance Analyst in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's living marine resources and their habitats. NMFS Southeast Regional Office (SERO) located in St. Petersburg, Florida is responsible for the management of federal fisheries in waters adjacent to coastal states from North Carolina through Texas, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the U.S. Caribbean. 

The Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) program will use electronic reporting to collect data on catch and effort from all for-hire vessels (> 3,000) with federal for-hire permits for reef fish, coastal migratory pelagics, dolphin wahoo, and snapper-grouper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic (Maine to Texas). Previously, landings information was obtained from less than 3% of all federally permitted for-hire vessels.

Key tasks include the following:

  • Compliance team Contractors are responsible for compliance tracking in the for-hire sector.
  • Compliance team Contractors are responsible for creating a compliance report that verifies for-hire boat-log book data using hail-out and GPS tracking data; incorporating QA/QC checks into the SEFHIER system, automated notification and messaging capabilities to alert captains of deficiencies; creating and maintaining master vessel directory for charter boats and track operating status; creating and maintaining captain/owner directory to include updated contact information; connecting to SERO Permit Office for permit status and permit holds and to the OLE for compliance checks and dockside intercepts; creating an electronic method to submit landing locations; creating a method to notify enforcement of trips and provide enforcement with an access to view reported data; and creating an auditing mechanism to connect the logbook, hailout, and appropriate GPS tracks.
  • Participates in initial orientation period.
  • Oversees development and testing of functionality for Gulf and Atlantic electronic reporting program.
  • Queries database to process new compliance data and produce associated reports. It is expected that compliance analysts will be reviewing over 7,885 logbook trips weekly. Each trip takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour to review.
  • Tests modifications and connectivity to SERO Permit Office and SERO OLE for compatibility and utility.
  • Implements and monitors compliance tracking system for federally permitted for-hire vessels in the Gulf and Atlantic.
  • Monthly progress report to include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: accomplishments, issues encountered, travel (including purpose, significant outcomes, action items), recommendations, if applicable.

Requirements

Required

  • Advanced proficiency in MS products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) relational database languages; advanced proficiency includes the ability to perform the following:
  • MS Excel: pivot tables, formula functions, formatting, creating charts, linking workbooks, sorting and filtering, Data Analysis ToolPak;
  • MS Excel: pivot tables, formula functions, formatting, creating charts, linking workbooks, sorting and filtering, Data Analysis ToolPak;
  • MS Word: formatting and page set-up, creating tables and figure captions and lists, mail merge, mailing/printing mailing labels, and tracking changes; MS PowerPoint: working with custom slides and templates, animation, and SmartArt and textboxes; 
  • MS Access: sorting and filtering records, creating reports, grouping and summarizing data in queries. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, ability to deal with challenging personalities. 
  • MS Excel: pivot tables, formula functions, formatting, creating charts, linking workbooks, sorting and filtering, Data Analysis ToolPak; 
  • MS Word: formatting and page set-up, creating tables and figure captions and lists, mail merge, mailing/printing mailing labels, and tracking changes; 
  • MS PowerPoint: working with custom slides and templates, animation, and SmartArt and textboxes; 
  • MS Access: sorting and filtering records, creating reports, grouping and summarizing data in queries.
  • One to three years of experience with auditing and querying data sets in relational databases

Desired

  • Experience with SAS and/or R experience is desirable Bachelor of Science degree in a field related to biological science or biological statistics.
  • Understanding of relational database e.g. SQL.
  • Knowledge of fishery management processes (e.g., fishery management councils, fishery management plan amendments, fishing regulations).
  • Experience working directly with the fishing community.
  • Experience creating materials (e.g., frequently asked questions documents, informative one page documents, newsletters) in plain language.
  • One to seven years of experience performing compliance work, which includes providing information to industry on regulatory requirements and government appropriate corrective action, assisting with the operation hardware from afar, troubleshooting problems.
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