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Fishery Management Specialist, NOAA

This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office (AKRO), Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) with three vacancies located in Juneau, AK.

As a Fishery Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Draft and organize documents required to publish proposed or final regulations to implement fishery management plan amendments and regulatory amendments that comply with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other applicable federal laws.
  • Prepare written analyses of the environmental or economic impacts of proposed fishery management measures to inform agency reviewers, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), and the public and to comply with the analytical requirements of applicable Federal laws, executive orders (E.O.s), and agency policies.
  • Manage the internal agency review, approval, and implementation of proposed fishery management plan amendments and regulatory amendments.
  • Present results of analyses or discussion papers in oral presentations to other National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) staff, the Council, Council committees, or other public meetings.
  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 04/11/2023
  • Organization: NOAA
  • Qualifications: Requirements - Conditions of Employment: This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel Systems (CAPS). This system replaces the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12. Key Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( NOTES: This position is not in the bargaining unit. Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. Payment of recruitment/relocation incentives may be authorized. A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. Qualifications Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements: To qualify for the 0401 series: A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Applying administrative procedures governing federal fishery regulations such as NEPA and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and Preparing documentation required to issue proposed regulations for single issue fishery management plan or regulatory amendments. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination.
  • How to apply: Apply on website -
  • Location: Juneau, AK
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