Employment

Administrative Assistant (FLSA Exempt Position)

Duties: Performs administrative services for the overall operations of the Council as necessary. Assists in the preparation and proofreading of materials for meetings. Ensures that all necessary equipment, supplies, documents, are available at and/or transported to meetings. Requires regular travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico region, for up to one week at a time. Attends various meetings of the Council and ensures that all meeting materials, equipment, supplies, are available and operational. General administrative office duties.

Salary Range: Although the position is a non-federal position, salary is equivalent to GS-7-9 ($40,033 to $48,968). The starting salary commensurate with applicant’s qualifications. Benefits: Health, life/disability, and dental insurance benefits. 401K retirement plan and Health Savings Account. Paid holidays and performance/merit pay is available based on job performance.

Qualifications and Evaluation Factors: Five years of professional experience in an administrative position. Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and an emphasis on Word and Excel. Ability to type 60-wpm is required. Experience using Dreamweaver, In-Design and web editing is desirable. Position requires excellent organization skills and the use of technical and specialized terminology, reference sources, and proofreading. Applicant should have experience in typing manuscripts and sizeable documents including the use of tables, figures, document settings, table of contents, headers and footers, creating indexes, and checking references. College or business training is preferred. Experience operating audio visual equipment to facilitate meetings or web casting is a plus. An ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required for equipment loading and unloading.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm EST, May 6, 2016

How to Apply: By the indicated closing date, send an application letter, a complete resume, and a list of references (minimum of three):

By regular mail send to:
Office Manager
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, FL 33607

By email send to:
Applicant@GulfCouncil.org

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and will interview the best-qualified applicants.

A copy of the full job description is available upon request. Relocation allowance not available.

Reasonable Accommodations: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of business. If you need assistance to perform your job duties because of a physical or mental limitation, please inform your supervisor. Requests for disability-related accommodations will be processed in accordance with Department Administrative Order (DAO) 215-10.

EEO Policy: The Gulf Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, reprisal, sex, sexual orientation, status as parent, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (50 CFR 600.120). Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. Council staff positions are filled solely on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications. Any employee with questions or concerns about equal employment opportunities in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of the Executive Director. Retaliation against those who initiate discrimination complaints, serve as witnesses, or otherwise oppose discrimination and harassment is strictly prohibited.

Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

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Socioeconomic Analyst

Responsibilities: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks to hire a Socioeconomic Analyst who will be under the supervision of the Executive and Deputy Directors. The incumbent is charged with the analyses of economic and socio-cultural fishery data for the development of fishery management plans and amendments to those plans. The Council manages fishery resources in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. More information about the Council is available at www.gulfcouncil.org.

The incumbent will be responsible for writing, reviewing, preparing, and managing the preparation of regulatory analyses relative to fishery management plans and amendments in collaboration with Council and National Marine Fisheries Service staffs. The incumbent will contribute to the design of alternative approaches to management of the fisheries to enhance effective utilization of the resource(s) and provide feedback on the effectiveness of current regulatory actions. The incumbent will compile, analyze, and synthesize information suitable for presentation and display in a usable and understandable format to local, state, federal, and university scientists, Council members, and the public. The incumbent will be responsible for both organizing and participating in meetings and conferences involving federal and state agencies, university science advisors, and industry representatives. The incumbent will work with Scientific and Statistical Committee(s) to review socioeconomic data and summarize meeting recommendations and feedback to Council members and public. The incumbent will conduct scoping workshops, public hearings and other meetings to present draft amendments, scientific data, and other regulatory information to the public across the five Gulf states. This is a non-federal, full-time position with benefits.

Qualifications: The incumbent must have a Master's degree (MA or MS) or higher from an accredited university with major study in economics, sociology, anthropology, marine policy, environmental policy, or other relevant social sciences. The individual must have strong organizational, technical writing, and communication skills in order to best interact with the staff, general public, and Council members.

Salary Range: Starting salary is commensurate with the prevailing federal pay scale for General Schedule employees as appearing in current salary tables for equivalent GS-11 ($59,246) or GS-12 ($71,012) based on education and experience. A relocation allowance is available for this position.

Closing Date: March 18, 2016 (or until filled).

Contact: Send a cover letter, a complete resume/CV, contact information for three references, and a recent technical writing sample to Mr. Doug Gregory, Executive Director at: Applicant@gulfcouncil.org

What to Expect Next: After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and interview the best qualified applicants. A copy of the full job description is available upon request.

About the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

EEO Policy: The Gulf Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, reprisal, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, political affiliation, marital status, genetic information, membership in an employee organization, military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws Council staff positions are filled solely on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications.