The Fisheries Specialist leads projects and programs that engage diverse constituents and partners to deliver applied research, technical assistance, informational materials and training related to fisheries and seafood. The Fisheries Specialist does not supervise staff but may direct or oversee the work of student employees, interns or volunteers.
Specific Duties Include
• Develop and facilitate workshops, safety and technical skills trainings, focus groups and public meetings that support Washington’s fishing and seafood sectors.
• Build and maintain collaborative relationships with the fishing fleets, and seafood-related businesses; tribal, federal and state fisheries management agencies; and commercial associations and NGOs engaged in relevant issues.
• Develop, lead and collaborate with partners on outreach and technical assistance programs to address priority challenges and achieve WSG objectives.
• Contribute ideas and content information for outreach materials that convey important facts about fisheries and seafood to consumers and key intermediary audiences.
• Conduct community-based needs assessments to determine priority challenges to the social, economic and environmental sustainability faced by the commercial fishing fleets and the seafood industry, and apply the information to develop WSG objectives and strategies that meet those challenges.
• Serve on in-state and regional advisory bodies in capacities that support WSG’s mission and goals where needed
• Participate as a team member in WSG interdisciplinary projects that address coastal community needs related to fisheries and seafood.
• Conduct program evaluations and use the information to improve future program strategies and activities. i) Participate in WSG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion community of practice.
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