Data Entry Clerk

Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
Security Clearance Level
National Agency Check (Client Initiated)


CSS is recruiting for a full-time Data Entry Clerk to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.


The Data Entry Clerk keypunches data from paper logs after they are reviewed by data debriefers, run checks on the data and corrects keypunch errors as necessary.


Duties will include:

  • The Contractor shall accurately & efficiently enter values from paper fisheries observer logs into a proprietary computer system.
  • The Contractor shall meet Observer Program milestones of entering trip data within 60 days of date land of trip.
  • The Contractor shall enter data related to pingers on gillnet trips within 60 days of date land of trip.
  • The Contractor shall assist with the tracking of age structure samples by comparing number of samples with values entered in tracking database table.
  • The contractor shall keep the team leaders informed of progress and any issues encountered.
  • The contractor shall work with team leaders to verify inconsistencies and solve data recording problems as needed.
  • The contractor shall assist with routine audits and checks as needed.


  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience
  • The demonstrated ability to enter numerical data with great and sustained accuracy. Text data entry speed is less critical. Both keypad and text entry skills will be tested.
  • A general knowledge of computer use, and willingness to learn
  • Ability to track progress, to work to deadlines, and to ask for help when necessary
  • Program planning and management in a team environment
  • Developing performance metrics and milestones
  • Working with diverse interagency teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Developing and monitoring resource investment strategies
  • Working with marine fisheries information programs or other science-based programs
  • Proficient in current MS Office software programs

Required skills, certifications, and credentials:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • NSC Defensive Driving Course


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