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Interdisciplinary Supervisory Social Scientist/Economist

As an Interdisciplinary Supervisory Social Scientist OR Economist, you will perform the following duties (Official Title will be determined based on the qualifications of the selectee):

Set the direction and goals of economics and social science team, incorporating strategic goals considering stakeholders’ needs, available resources, and gaps in literature.
Design and implement studies to address information needs, analyze data and information, and develop materials (reports, journal articles, presentations, brochures, etc.) to convey findings.
Provide guidance in economics and/or social science methods, products, and information to stakeholders and/or members of marine resource-related scientific and management disciplines (e.g., biologists, fishery managers, natural resource specialists, etc.).
Provide technical and administrative supervision over a subordinate staff.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 03/20/2023
  • Organization: NOAA
  • Qualifications: Key Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen. 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 Qualification and Other Information. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( 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: EDUCATION: To qualify for the 0101 series: Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. To qualify for the 0110 series: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. AND 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-4 or GS-13 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Utilizing social science methodologies and/or economic principles in planning and conducting natural resource management research and disseminating findings; Providing guidance and expertise at the intersection of natural resource management and/or social science in fisheries management or in other marine natural resource management areas; Conducting studies and analyzing data to develop materials (e.g., reports, articles, brochures presentations, etc.) to support outreach activities to stakeholders/scientific community; and Assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work assignments and performance of a subordinate staff or team such as a team lead, project manager, supervisor, etc.
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  • Location: Woods Hole MA, Narragansett, RI
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