National Oceanic Resource Management Authority

May 10, 2024

Employment Opportunity - Assistant Director (Fisheries Compliance Division)



Office of Personnel Administration FSM National Government

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

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.


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.


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


  • Responsible for overall operation of the Fisheries Compliance Division;
  • Responsible for delivery of Divisional requirements in the NORMA Strategic and Corporate Plans;
  • Ensure that reports and data analyst presented to NORMA management are well structured, complete and quality assured through collaboration with other Divisions;
  • Ensure that FSM meets it Flag, Coastal and Port State responsibilities as well as other external obligation relating to fisheries compliance;
  • Ensure that Fisheries Compliance Division works to an approved MCS&E Strategy in line with NORMA policies and legal frameworks; ensure that the FCD operates according to approved Standard Operating Procedures, and staff have appropriate qualifications;
  • Provide high level technical advice on fisheries compliance matters to NORMA Management, other national government departments, and regional agencies;
  • Contribute to updating and development of appropriate laws and regulations to ensure they are practical to implement;
  • Ensure all national and regional fisheries compliance related systems and infrastructure are proving the required functionality for NORMA;
  • Ensure that the Administrative Penalty System is managed according to procedure;
  • Ensure that penalties used by MSW or NORMA paid directly to NORMA are held according to process and released or reimbursed as directed in collaboration with the Corporate Services Division;
  • Represent NORMA at national, regional and international forums when required;
  • Utilize effective collaboration with the fishing industry to ensure that rules and regulations are understood and complied with;
  • Ensure that NORMA meets the requirements for FSM Competent Authority with respect to IUU;
  • Ensure that NORMA’s Catch Documentation Scheme meets the specified standards;
  • Ensure that relationships with other government departments and agencies is strong to enable the best possible delivery of fisheries compliance service to the FSM;
  • Organize and convene the annual Fisheries Management and Surveillance Working Group in accordance with Title 24;
  • Implement regional, sub regional and international treaties and arrangement related to fisheries compliance;
  • And perform other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Service or related field plus five (5) years’ work experience in fisheries and/or Pacific Island Administration is desirable, two years must be in a supervisory capacity.


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 
P.O. Box PS-122
Kolonia, Pohpei FM 96941

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
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