National Oceanic Resource Management Authority

May 14, 2024

Employment Opportunity - Assistant Director (Fisheries Management Division)

CLOSING DATE:
June 9th, 2024

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Office of Personnel Administration FSM National Government


P.O.Box PS-35
Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941 Tel:(691)320-2618/2642
Email: personnel@personnel.gov.fm

It is the policy of the FSM Government that qualified FSM citizens is given first priority for employment consideration; with other Micronesian and U.S. citizens utilized in positions for which no qualified FSM citizens are available.

POSITION AND SALARY:

Assistant Director

PL-42/1: $1177.58 B/W + $40.00 Cola = $1217.58

This is the minimum rate at step one of the grade. Higher rates maybe authorized in cases of hard-to-fill positions where it is appropriate to the qualification of the appointee.

LOCATION:

National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA)
Fisheries Management Division
FSM National Government
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the management of the Fisheries Management Division within NORMA;
  • Ensures the fisheries that NORMA is responsible for are managed sustainably and to the benefit of FSM;
  • Includes management and consolidation of fisheries that collected and used by NORMA;
  • Responsible for overall operation of the Fisheries Management Division;
  • Responsible for delivery of Divisional requirements in the NORMA Strategic and Corporate Plans;
  • Responsible for consolidation and management of all fisheries data relevant to NORMA;
  • Ensure that reports and data analysis presented to NORMA management are well structured, complete and qualify assured through collaboration with other Divisions;
  • Lead delivery of expert advice to NORMA management on fisheries management related issues based on consultation and input from all other Divisions and relevant sources;
  • Support NORMA management in fisheries access negotiations;
  • Implement access agreements as agreed in negotiations by ensuring all regulations and procedures are followed;
  • Liaise with foreign companies on matters relating to their agreement and permits;
  • Ensure legislation, regulations, policies, plan and procedures for FSM fisheries operations are up to date; provide research, analysis and advice to NORMA management on current/new developments in fisheries management systems and schemes;
  • Liaise with state and other federal agencies and stakeholders in relations to fisheries management and development;
  • Represent FSM/NORMA at regional and international forums when required;
  • Ensure that all regional/international obligations are met by NORMA for FSM;
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders in FSM are consulted and aware of FSM’s national/regional/international obligations; responsible for overall management of the VDS for FSM;
  • Ensure licensing and management systems are continually reviewed and improved to maximize efficiency and effectiveness; mange, account, report and reconcile fisheries revenue earned by NORMA for the FSM;
  • Ensure NORMA is able to facilitate and effectively respond to periodic audits;
  • And perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in fisheries management, economics or equivalent or related field. Specialized training and/or certification in various fisheries management and data systems is desirable plus five (5) years’ work experience in fisheries management and experience in Pacific Island administrations is desirable

CONTACT:

Secure Application Forms From and Return to FSM National Government Personnel Office or send your application to the following contacts:

Officer of Personnel, FSM 
P.O. Box PS-35
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
personnel@personnel.gov.fm 
FSM NORMA
P.O. Box PS-122
Kolonia, Pohpei FM 96941
Email: norma@mail.fm

CONTACT US
National Oceanic Resource Management Authority
PO Box PS 122
Pohnpei, FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
Telephone: (691) 320-2700/5181
Fax: (691) 320-2383
info@norma.fm
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