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  • Assists Section Leaders by serving as a subject matter expert about federal fishery management actions, state management of marine fisheries, and Endangered Species Act and state listing proposals affecting fisheries in the Florida Keys.
  • Represents the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at regional events and meetings relating to marine fisheries management.
  • Develops productive working relationships with local fisheries management stakeholders, including recreational and commercial fishermen. Identifies and characterizes local marine fisheries management issues. 
  • Reviews and interprets fisheries dependent and independent data and other available scientific information to characterize the status of regional marine fisheries.
  • Develops technical papers and presentations on management of various fisheries affecting Florida to guide and support the Commission's rulemaking process. Participates in rulemaking process to help the Commission build a record in support of their decisions. Drafts supporting documents in coordination with FWC scientists, law enforcement, and legal staff.
  • Reviews and critiques fisheries stock assessments and regulations of other agencies, including federal regulations, affecting local fisheries. Helps develop advice to Commission on appropriate responses.
  • Coordinates research projects that are relevant to state and federal fisheries management decisions.
  • Develop productive relationships with stakeholders such as other state and federal agencies, universities, private marine-related institutions, and other groups or organizations with an interest in marine fisheries resources.
  • Conducts public workshops, Advisory Board/Workgroup meetings, and other information gathering meetings on issues relating to Florida's marine fisheries.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding marine fisheries issues, including but not limited to life history, license requirements, rules and regulations in a timely manner.
  • Provides support to Section leaders, Deputy Director, and Division Director on special assignments as assigned.
  • Performs other related work as required