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Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
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.
Job ID
2019-2099
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
CSS is recruiting for full-time Data Auditors 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 Auditor will work closely and cooperatively with NEFSC to write and implement tests to be run on data as well as making corrections to the data as necessary prior to making the data available for end users.   Duties will include: - Contractorshallassistwithmonthlydata audits and tests. - Contractorshallassistwithpre-and post-load data checks, including the development of new checks. - Contractorshallconductresearch on nature of database errors and make recommendations for corrections. - Contractorshallperformdatabase queries designed to identify individual error projects. - Contractorshallperformas project lead as requested with other contracted staff on specific error related projects. - Contractorshallassistdataprocessingstaffas needed with associated tasks, including occasional informal data requests. - Contractorshallupdate original data logs to ensure consistency and accuracy of data. - Contractorshallassistwithdatabasemigration projects and any associated research. - Keeps data processing lead, area leads and data quality lead informed of important and controversial data, data quality and compliance issues. - Contractorshallassistwithmanualchanges by reviewing and commenting on changes as they relate to observer protocols. - Contractorshallassistin the tracking of certification of newly trained observers. - Contractorshallreview boardingreports sent in by observers, following up for additional information as needed and track completion prior to making available to Observer Program staff. - Contractorshallassistin the tracking of priority trips, late trip submissions and training trips and notify appropriate Observer Program staff of pending issues as needed. - Contractorshalltrackobservercertifications and contact information in SQL database tables. - Contractorshalldocumentchanges to observer protocols as they arise. - Contractorshallassistin the training of newly hired Data Debriefers - Contractorshallassistwithotherdata quality projects and data editing, when requested. - Contractorshalldeployas needed on shadow trips, trip trainer trips and probation/priority (Data Quality) trips. - Contractormaybe assigned periodic regional outreach events. - Participateson research cruises aboard NOAA research vessels. - Contractorshallprovide observers with guidance for data quality improvement when necessary by providing feedback.
Job ID
2019-2098
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
CSS is recruiting for a full-time Species Verification Lead to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.   The Species Verification Lead will work closely and cooperatively with the FSB to insure proper identification of samples and photographs of fish, invertebrates, and corals.   Duties will include: - Ensureallfish, invertebrates and coral species submitted as verification photos or specimens are identified according to defined protocols and verify they are properly entered into the SVP database. - Review, audit, and correct species verification records. - Work with Debriefers to address observer ID issues and make appropriate changes to current trips and occasionally a number of trips based upon an observer’s species identification history. - Produce documents outlining the formal process for species verification including “NEFOP SVP Description of Process Documentation” and a variety of other process documents. - Create and regularly update a photo ID guide for observers called the “Photo Guide to Common Species Encountered in the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program.” - Checkand recommend updates to common and scientific names species commonly used in the program. - Conductindividualreviewsof species verification accuracy and SVP compliance with observers during all in-house debriefings. - Review comments on trip file worksheets from Data Debriefers to make sure that Data Debriefers are appropriately communication with observers about species verification issues identified by  the species verification program; send out monthly notices to Data Debriefers about any SVP issues not properly documented. - Answercalls/questionsfromobservers all about species verification and the SVP. - Develop and regularly update a photo library of the best photos for each species commonly encountered in the SVP program so that all the staff and observers will have access to clear examples for communicating about and identifying species. - Provide information to training and other staff to improve species verification including identifying common problems to identifying species and information to improve training. - Provide summary from SVP for each training class to assist the next class (first three (3) trips) after certification to the Data Quality Team (DQT).
Job ID
2019-2097
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
CSS is recruiting for a full-time Incidental Take Lead to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.   The Incidental Take Lead works with the FSB of the Fishery Monitoring and Research Division of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center to perform biological analysis and assessment of commercial sea sampling data collected during commercial fishing trips. The Incidental Take Lead acts as the point of contact for all incidental take and pelagic species samples, i.e. mammal, turtle, seabird, and highly migratory species biological samples for the NEFSC. The Incidental Take Lead takes responsibility for managing incidental take tissue samples or whole animals, organizing photographs, participating in the evaluation of incidental take data quality, acting as a fisheries data debriefer, and training fisheries observers in incidental take protocols.   Duties will include: - Monitorand evaluate incidental take data, and overall fishery observer performance as it relates to the collection of incidental take data. - Monitorand evaluate incidental take collection methods, sampling gear, data documentation and adherence to protocols. Evaluating protocols and reporting suggestions for improvements in data quality or processing. - Edit observer trip data as needed, and assisting with other data quality projects. - Provide guidance and feedback to observers on all incidental take related protocols. Assisting with manual changes that relate to incidental take logs/protocols. - Compare paper log or electronic data received with incidental takes documented in real-time databases or other databases, to ensure consistency. - Organize updates to incidental take data in the database from past training necropsies. - Work to develop innovative methods to identify trends in incidental take data collection. - Check-in, process, and disseminate biological samples. Assist with the management of sample storage freezer space throughout the region. - AssistFSB staffwith sea turtle serious injury annual determinations. - Process photos collected by observers, including troubleshooting camera issues, working to confirm species identification, entering data into a database, contacting NEFSC staff to confirm identification of photos, and debriefing observers on identification. - Carryan after-hours cell phone to field calls from observers and facilitate delivery of incidental take samples. Cell phone duty is expected every other weekend. - Communicate effectively with data quality lead, area leads and Branch Chief informed of important and controversial data, data quality, data collection performance, and compliance issues. - Work with FSB training staff to develop innovative and effective methods for training observers on incidental take protocols. - Assistin observer training, including: teaching topics and modules such as: marine mammal identification, incidental take, protected species labs/necropsy sessions, sea turtle workshops, and seabird sampling; associated educational duties (developing presentations and training materials; distributing specialized gear; assisting with evaluations of observer performance; preparing observer exercises, homework assignments, workshops, quizzes, exam questions and audiovisuals; reviewing and correcting exercises, quizzes and assignments; preparing training aids, audiovisuals, gear models, etc.); tracking and ordering additional incidental take gear for distribution at training. - Contractormaybe assigned periodic regional outreach events. - Participateson research cruises aboard NOAA research vessels. - Contractorshalldeployas needed on shadow trips, trip trainer trips and probation/priority (Data Quality) trips.  
Job ID
2019-2096
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:08 PM)
CSS is recruiting for a full-time Fisheries Trip Accounting Editor to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.   The Fisheries Trip Accounting Editor coordinates the activities of observers and vessels to ensure accurate reporting, and performs the initial collation of data.   Duties will include: - Checkin paper logs and samples that are received daily from fisheries observers and monitors. - Compare cursory trip information with electronic data uploads sent in by observers and monitors, making corrections if necessary. - Checkvesseldeclaration codes to ensure that preliminary electronic data uploads are submitted properly by observers. - Trackelectronic data uploads and paper logs (NEFOP, ASM and IFS) to confirm that all trips are received as required. Confirm accurate electronic uploads. Alert observer, monitors and FSB staff when trips need to re-uploaded due to upload errors. - Scan vessel safety checklists that are received with each trip. - Distributepaperlogs and age structure samples to data debriefers or appropriate staff. - Distributesuppliesto observers and monitors as needed including trainings and refresher trainings. - Prepare photocopies of trips along with a data release request for review by FSB staff prior to mailing to vessel owner(s). - Assistwith assigning sea days for observed trips based on declaration codes, gear types and fisheries. - Maintaininventoryof FSB paperlogs and submit requisitions for duplicating service to the Government Printing Office (GPO) to replenish certain logs required for upcoming trainings and to support observers in the field and other printing requests (i.e. pamphlets, tags, etc.). - Contractorshalldeployas needed on shadow trips, trip trainer trips and probation/priority (Data Quality) trips. - Contractormaybe assigned periodic regional outreach events. - Participateson research cruises aboard NOAA research vessels.  
Job ID
2019-2095
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:07 PM)
CSS is recruiting for a full-time Data Debriefer to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.   The Government has a requirement for collection of data by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Fisheries Sampling Branch's (FSB), NEFOP, ASM, and IFS as required by the Northeast Region's fishery management plans and as mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Sustainable Fisheries Act.   The Data Debriefer will work closely and cooperatively with the FSB to provide timely review of trip data as well as applying codes to data fields as necessary prior to passing paper logs to data entry clerks for keypunching or prior to flagging trip data requiring review by data auditors.   Duties will include: - Contractorshallreview/editelectronic data uploads and raw data logs for completeness and accuracy within established timelines (i.e., 45 days from date land of NEFOP trips, 30 days from date land of IFS trips and seven days from date land of ASM trips). - Contractorshallcontactobserversto verify inconsistencies and solve data recording problems as needed. - Contractorshallmaintainrecords on individual observers to be used in assessing overall data quality and schedules observer debriefings as necessary. - Contractorshallcomplete evaluations of each observer’s work on a per trip Submit weekly reports on editing progress to lead data debriefer. - Contractorshallkeepthe lead data debriefer, data processing lead and data managers informed of important and serious data recording issues. - Contractorshallassistwithroutineauditsand checks on trip data prior to the trip being loaded to the observer database. - Contractorshallassistwithpreparations for Observer Trainings including observer exercises, homework assignments, workshops, quizzes, exams and presentations as needed. - Contractorshallcarrythe after-hours phone during the week and weekend for after-hours observer assistance on a rotating schedule. - Contractorshalldeployas needed on shadow trips, trip trainer trips and probation/priority (Data Quality) trips. - Contractormaybe assigned periodic regional outreach events. - Participateson research cruises aboard NOAA research vessels.
Job ID
2019-2094
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/5/2019 2:07 PM)
CSS is recruiting for a full-time Instructor to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), in Falmouth, MA.   The Fisheries Sampling Branch’s Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP) provides observer coverage of several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic federal and state fisheries. The NEFOP trains and monitors the performance of fisheries observers while sampling onboard commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina, USA.  Deployment of observers is conducted by an observer service provider. The data that is collected by observers is tracked, edited, audited and uploaded to a master database by NEFOP staff. Data are provided to a variety of end-users and stakeholders for use in fisheries management decision making. The fisheries coverage is split between the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.   The Fisheries Observer Instructor works with the fisheries observers who are sampling onboard commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina, USA. The data that is collected by observers is tracked, edited, audited, and uploaded to a master database by NEFOP staff. The data is provided to a variety of end-users and stakeholders for use in fisheries management decision making.   In order to provide adequate observer coverage as required, it is necessary to conduct observer training sessions on a semi-regular basis (in-house and road show sessions) to maintain an active observer workforce. Training sessions are required to teach specific NEFOP Observer Program and At-Sea   Monitor data collection protocols and to certify observers/monitors for deployment. NEFOP, At-Sea Monitoring Program (ASM), and Industry Funded Scallop Program (IFS), though new programs and certifications may evolve in response to scientific, management, and industry needs. Training sessions remain an essential component of the overall Observer and Monitor Programs.   Duties will include: - Contractor shall be responsible as a Lead Instructor for NEFOP Fishery-specific protocol instructions, and as a secondary instructor for other fishery protocols as needed. - Training observers on a number of program protocols, by preparing and delivering presentations and observer materials that effectively teach observers how to use program logs and Instructors may be required to teach various NEFOP components (NEFOP Observer, Industry Funded Scallop Observer, At-Sea-Monitors, end users, etc.). - Contractor shall assist in electronic data collection protocols, training and instruct observers in the use of electronic data collection hardware/software. - Contractor shall perform training trips as lead instructor during trainings and be able to support all at-sea training session gear types offered. - Contractor shall assist with development and updating of training curriculum and presentations - Contractor shall assist with the organization and coordination of training materials, supplies, grades, agendas, schedules, logistics, travel, training workshops (local and exportable), safety training and invited participants. - Contractor shall perform data debriefer duties (edit data) and become familiar with protocols for all observed fisheries. - Contractor shall develop methods to improve training,e. develop new training aids, analyze observer performance and develop training methods including assisting in the development of programs and processes that would enhance data quality and the efficiency of the training program such as; e-learning program; modular training, training trip role, safety training, etc. - Contractor shall assist with monitoring observer performance once new trained observers begin training trips, working with NEFOP debriefers to track performance - Contractor shall provide student evaluations and continuous feedback to the Training Lead on each training session to include training trip and safety training. - Contractor shall work with NEFOP staff in the development of new protocols. - Contractor shall communicate with newly trained observers to obtain feedback to be used to improve future training sessions. - If not already certified as an observer, and dependent upon the contractor’s certification types, the contractor shall complete observer certification and may need to perform observer duties at sea (up to 5 trips per year) in order to become familiar with protocols, data collection, observer responsibilities and issues observers encounter while working as a government representative in a field setting. - Contractor shall assist other instructors with fish collection, fish identification lab sessions during observer trainings and with the Species Verification Program (SVP) as a fish identification specialist including the tracking and entering of data related to the SVP. - Contractor shall assist in the organization of marine mammal necropsy labs and sea bird and turtle identification lab sessions during observer trainings. - Contractor shall work with other NEFOP staff and outside experts to develop new training tools and lesson plans to include training trip role and safety training. - Contractor shall review and/or edit raw data logs for completeness and accuracy; contact observers to verify inconsistencies and solve data recording problems as needed. - Contactor shall deploy as needed for shadow trips, trip trainer trips and probation/priority (Data Quality) trips. - Contractor may be assisting with all facets of observer safety training, which may include: Coordinates with safety training coordinator, assists with safety training agenda development, co- teaches safety training as requested, schedules pool time, participates in pool exercises, schedules vessels used for safety training with training lead, evaluates observers performances, prepares observer exercises, homework assignments, workshops, quizzes, exam questions, and audiovisuals, reviews and corrects exercises, quizzes and assignments, contacts and schedules industry and in-house participants, prepares training aids, audiovisuals, and gear models. - Contractor must be available for periodic overtime and weekend assignments. - Contractor may be assigned periodic regional outreach events. - Contractor shall be responsible for program development and training of programs consisting of the following: conflict resolution, incident reporting, seaday schedule, vessel selection, fisherman’s panel, port tour orientations, etc. - Contractor shall be responsible for program development and training of new and developing programs such as Industry Funded Monitoring (IFM). - Contractor shall be responsible for program development and training of Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) training. - Annually the contractor personnel will provide a brief (10-15 minute) presentation - skill in presenting/speaking, type of materials used, and how well the message was conveyed shall be evaluated.
Job ID
2019-2093
Work Location : Location
US-MA-Falmouth
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 7 months ago(11/25/2019 1:25 PM)
Accepting applications from current staff performing in various capacities as incumbents on Task Orders announced for competition through Protech.   If interested, please complete the application, and if desired, include your resume for consideration.
Job ID
2019-2089
Work Location : Location
US-VA-Fairfax
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 8 months ago(10/23/2019 2:43 PM)
If you currently provide contractor services to NOAA OHC, CSS welcomes you to submit your resume and contact information so we may reach out to you to discuss the future of your work.
Job ID
2019-2082
Work Location : Location
US-VA-Fairfax
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 8 months ago(10/23/2019 1:44 PM)
If you currently provide contractor services to NOAA OAR, CSS welcomes you to submit your resume and contact information so we may reach out to you to discuss the future of your work.
Job ID
2019-2081
Work Location : Location
US-
Type
Full-Time 40