Job Opportunity: Alaskan Observers Inc. – North Pacific Groundfish Observer Positions

Currently recruiting for trainings that will begin in

December 2014, January, and February of 2015

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity where you can leverage your degree in the biological sciences? Do you want to play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources? Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure and practical experience in field biology? If so, then Alaskan Observers Inc. (AOI) has the perfect job for you!

AOI is the premier provider of Observers to the National Marine Fisheries Service North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program. As an at-sea biologist working aboard U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessels, you will gather data essential to the sustainability of fisheries resources in Alaska. Following a paid 3-week training in either Anchorage or Seattle, you will make multiple deployments over the course of 12 months, for an approximate total of 250 deployed days. Observers live and work aboard commercial fishing vessels operating in the Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, identifying fish species, sampling catches to determine their species composition, making estimates of total catch, and collecting age structures and biological data from target species. Observers are guaranteed subsequent deployment opportunities and salary advances.

COMPENSATION: $4017.90-$6,200 per month, depending on experience, plus room, board, and travel to and from job site.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in fisheries biology, marine biology, general biology, zoology, or a related natural science.


By mail or phone: Visit our homepage at:

Rachel Moore, Alaskan Observers, Inc.

130 Nickerson, Suite 206

Seattle, WA 98109

Via e-mail at:

888-317-9343, Fax: 206-283-6519

It is the policy of Alaskan Observers, Inc. to select the best individuals available for each job opening without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by regulations or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.


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