The IPHC currently employs 68 staff, consisting of 31 permanent staff, 36 temporary field staff (port samplers and sea samplers), and 1 intern.
The IPHC is considered a public international organization and is entitled to the privileges, exemptions, and immunities conferred by the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. Sec. 288), except those pursuant to Sections 4(b), 4(e), and 5 (a) of that Act by virtue of U.S. Presidential Executive Order 11059. As an international organization, the IPHC is not restricted by the nationality of candidates.
IPHC Position Vacancies
IPHC Consultant offers
No current offers
IPHC Fishery-independent Setline Survey
Sea Sampler Position
The IPHC typically employs 25-30 seasonal field biologists, also known as sea samplers, to work the fishery-independent setline survey running annually from late May through early September. Generally, two to three sea samplers are deployed on each vessel. They work as a team collecting a suite of biological and oceanographic data used to manage and monitor the Pacific halibut fishery. The job announcement is normally posted in early March. To learn more, visit Working as a Sea Sampler.
Vessels Charters for Survey and Research
The IPHC is always seeking commercial Pacific halibut fishing vessels to conduct our annual FISS. Vessels need not be licensed for Pacific halibut fishing in Canada or the U.S.A. to be eligible. The IPHC is not restricted as to nationality of the vessels it charters for operation in any region as long as customs and immigration regulations are followed. The IPHC will consider only those vessels with captains and crews that have recent (within 5 years) Pacific halibut fishing experience. Most areas require vessels that have adequate deck space and suitable accommodations for two to three IPHC employees. For more information on submitting bids for the IPHC’s FISS work, visit Survey Vessel Recruiting.
Bids must be received at the IPHC office in Seattle by 12:00 noon (Pacific Time) on Monday, 12 March 2018.
Fishery-Independent Setline Survey Bid Spec Package:
Licensed Pacific Halibut Buyers
Pacific halibut sampled on FISS trips are sold at the end of each trip and proceeds are used to offset the cost of conducting the FISS. To be alerted to upcoming fish-buying opportunities, please complete the Interested Buyer’s Form.
No current internship openings
IPHC Merit Scholarships
No current scholarship offers. Next offer will open in March-June 2018.
The IPHC funds several Merit Scholarships to support university, technical college, and other post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S.A. students connected to the Pacific halibut fishery. Generally, a single new scholarship valued at $4,000 (USD) per year is awarded every two years. The scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. A Scholarship Committee composed of industry and Commission representatives reviews applications and determines recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals, and relationship to the halibut industry.
Past and Current Recipients:
|Recipient||Home Town||Initial Year|
|Ms. Ysabel Echeverio||Stevensville, MT||2016|
|Ms. Shalie Dahl||Petersburg, AK||2015|
|Ms. Katie Koolman||Sooke, B.C.||2014|
|Mr. Spencer Lunda||Juneau, AK||2013|
|Mr. Jamie Nightingale||Delta, B.C.||2012|
|Mr. John Scott||Girdwood, AK||2011|
|Ms. Candace Schaack||Cold Bay, AK||2010|
|Mr. Ryder Whitmire||Homer, AK||2009|
|Mr. Parker MacClelland||Port Townsend, WA||2009|
|Mr. Joel Thomas||Port Townsend, WA||2008|
|Mr. Myron Melovidov Jr.||St. Paul, AK||2007|
|Mr. Dylan Hardie||Courtenay, B.C.||2006|
|Mr. Tyler Jones||Mount Vernon, WA||2005|
|Mr. Casey Knight||Petersburg, AK||2004|
|Mr. Lawren Best||Sooke, B.C.||2003|
|Ms. Elise Pletnikoff||Kodiak, AK||2002|