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Marine Biologist, NOAA

As a Marine Biologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a Marine Life Program Coordinator within the Integrated Ocean Observing System’s (IOOS) Marine Life Program, directing the Animal Telemetry Network components of the program.
  • Work with the Marine Life Program Manager, IOOS leadership and appropriate Regional Associations (RA) and interagency experts, to develop high-level vision and implementation plans for the program.
  • Inform strategic planning and program direction by actively soliciting and managing Stakeholder requirements.
  • Incorporate Animal Telemetry Network strategic planning into the Marine Life program, ensuring a robust strategy for observing living marine resources to monitor ecosystem function and change.
  • Maintain expertise of the animal tagging observing technology and data management standards and strong understanding of community activities and interests.
  • Maintain expertise of the animal tagging observing technology and data management standards and strong understanding of community activities and interests. Provide guidance around grants and program development.
  • Spearhead ongoing advocacy and communications strategies to improve coordination and collaboration across the network.
  • Pursue resources for the program via alignment with interagency and cross-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partners as well as RAs, industry, and Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) where appropriate.
  • Document successes and value added by the program to use for strategic advocacy.
  • Respond to data calls from leadership/Congress to communicate the utility and value of the program.
  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 12/13/2023
  • Organization: NOAA Department of Commerce
  • Qualifications: Requirements Conditions of Employment This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel Systems (CAPS). This system replace the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. NOTE: * A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. * Recruitment Incentivesmay be authorized. * This position is not in the bargaining unit. 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 ( Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? 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 requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements: To qualify for the 0401 series: EDUCATION: 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-4 or GS-13 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also 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 animal telemetry and tagging technologies data to perform observation and surveying research; Analyzing tagging data for use in product development (e.g. research papers, websites, policy decisions, etc.); and Collaborating with internal and external groups and organizations to aide in the sharing of information to meet common objectives.
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  • Location: Remote Location
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