Announcement: ROFFS™ is Hiring – Position: Satellite Fisheries Oceanographer in West Melbourne, Florida

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Scientific consulting company (Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. – ROFFS™, West Melbourne, Florida) is looking for a self-motivated, investigative, reliable, positive, and energetic person that will flourish in a challenging deadline and production oriented environment. Candidate should be a self-starter and team player. Position involves processing and analyzing satellite derived oceanographic data (infrared, ocean color, altimeter, etc.), in-situ oceanographic data and model output for several applications including deriving daily oceanographic fishing forecasting analyses (will train).

ROFFS™ provides products for private industry (e.g., recreational and commercial fishing industries, oil & gas industry), government, and non-governmental organizations. ROFFS™ also collaborates with researchers from the private, government academic and NGO sectors and is involved in NASA, NOAA, IOOS, and other research projects. This is primarily an operational – production position, but research, development, and marketing are part of the activities. See for more details.

Experience with PC and Mac operating systems, image enhancement, Adobe Photoshop™, ArcGIS™, IDL/ENVI™, R, and MATLAB™ is advantageous. Having degrees (BS, BA, MS, or Ph.D.) in oceanography, meteorology, engineering, or other scientific field is to your advantage. Knowledge or experience with fishing, ocean navigation, ship routing, geography, scientific writing, graphic design, satellite remote sensing, and boating is beneficial. Non-smoker only. Medical, vacation and retirement benefits included.

Must be a United States citizen or on track for nationalization only (work or student visa, green card, or permanent resident) and will have to re-locate to West Melbourne, Florida. Entry level or advanced person position. Salary $40k – $50k range starting commensurate with experience and skills. Paid overtime, bonuses, and advancement are likely.

Send cover letter with names of three people for recommendations along with resume/vita to address using “Satellite Oceanographer Position” in the subject line. No mailed or hand-delivered documents will be accepted. Application open until filled. Position will start as soon as possible.