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Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)

Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network (WPacFIN)

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position in the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and JIMAR, located at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) on Ford Island in Honolulu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.



Actual pay depends upon qualifications


Primarily programs fisheries applications to collect data; creates data summaries and reports; performs data entry and data validation; coordinates with data sources to correct data problems; creates new and maintains existing databases; creates and maintains documentation pertaining to software and data processing. Uses established programming standards to develop and modify new and existing software applications; fully responsible for the technical programming aspects of developing software which runs in a Windows environment. Studies and analyzes data and writes programs to integrate collected data, creates data summaries and reports; performs data checks, data edits, reformats, and transfers data between systems.



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. (Undergraduates with Senior standing in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, with at least two (2) years of experience programming in object-oriented (e.g. C#, C++, VB, VBScript, PHP, Java, Perl, Python) and/or data-oriented languages (e.g. SQL, PLSQL, Visual FoxPro,) and at least one (1) year of experience working with relational databases may substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree). EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in system design and programming in object-oriented languages (e.g. C#, C++, VB, VBScript, PHP, Java, Perl, Python) and/or data-oriented languages (e.g. SQL, PLSQL, Visual FoxPro). One to three (1-3) years of experience working with relational databases (e.g. MySQL, Oracle, Visual FoxPro, Access).


Working knowledge of data processing procedures and methods used in data management and computer programming, (e.g. data handling, storage, processing, documentation). Knowledge of methods and techniques to perform data processing tasks in a variety of situations, especially using complex relational database models; programming experience in Windows and one (1) or more computer programming languages suitable for data management purposes. Understanding of the software development cycle. Strong working knowledge of the use of personal computers and peripheral equipment.

Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien. For other requirements, see RCUH posting (access information below).


Experience programming data-oriented and/or object-oriented programming languages. Working knowledge of statistics, software development life cycle, relational database management, SQL commands, Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, automation technology, and internet technology. 


Go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting.


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