Field Staff

POSITION SUMMARY RTI International is seeking field staff for the Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey.
This important research study, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducts face-to-face interviews with marine recreational anglers.
Field staff will travel to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and (when possible) weigh, measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught.
Assigned sites can include beaches, banks, piers, docks, jetties, and access points for private, charter, and head boats, including marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine waters.
Field staff are responsible for filling out intercepts with anglers at these sites in addition to completing several other required project related forms.
POSITION TYPE AND DURATION This position is a part time, long term commitment as the study is scheduled to last through to December 31, 2015.
We are looking for individuals who will be able to work a minimum of three (3) 6-hour shifts a week.
Staff must have flexible availability, and be able to work any and all of the following shift times:
2am-8am; 8am-2pm; 11am - 5pm; 2pm-8pm; 8pm-2am.
Thi s position will require regular weekend work and qualified candidates must be willing and able to work at least 12 hours each weekend.
JOB REQUIREMENTS Must live within 30 miles of the coast; Have a unique understanding of fish species with experience in the area of recreational angling; Have a knowledgeable grasp of marine waterways in their local area; Be available to work, on average, a minimum of 16-18 hours/week; Have a valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle; Be willing to travel reasonable distances to reach assigned sites; Have legible handwriting and meticulous attention to detail; Be able to complete, organize, safely store, and ship paperwork in a timely fashion; Be comfortable working outside for extended periods of time in varying temperatures and weather conditions; Be available on weekends and weekdays, with additional availability during some evenings and nights preferred; Be comfortable approaching and speaking with strangers; Be able to multi task in the field in hectic situations with little stress or confusion; Be able to explain the importance of this federally-funded study; Be able to identify key species of fish with extreme accuracy and with little aide of field materials (up to 25 or more different species; guides and training will be provided); Be comfortable handling, measuring, and weighing fish; Be willing to travel and conduct interviews on Head Boats (for-hire fishing vessels) at sea; Candidates with the following backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply:
Marine Biology, Fish Identification, Field Interviewing, Recreational Fishing, Outsides Sales, and Retired Individuals.
TRAINING Field Staff will be expected to attend an in -person paid training.
Training is scheduled for May 12-15.
Attendance at training is mandatory.
Trainees must successfully complete training to continue employment on the project this includes passing a fish species identification test and a project procedural test with no less than 90% accuracy.
Compensation offered varies by region, and is competitive.
Pay Rate:
80 + $3.
71 (H&W) / Hour

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