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Supervisory Research Biologist/Physical Scientist/Economist, NOAA

As a Supervisory Research Physical Scientist or Supervisory Research Biologist or Supervisory Research Economist (Official Title will be determined based on the qualification of the selectee), you will perform the following duties:

  • Oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the Conservation Biology Division programs and provide leadership in planning/executing a multi-million-dollar annual budget and seeking additional funding to support special projects.
  • Oversee the collection, processing, analysis, and management of biological, genetic, ecosystem, and economic and social science data in support of endangered species recovery plans as well as novel applications of genetics and genomics for data collection relevant to fisheries stock assessments. Prepare and review manuscripts and reports and make presentations on research findings.
  • Participate with, and collaborate in, the planning and coordination of long- range program planning with other Northwest Fisheries Science Center and National Marine Fisheries Service managers and administrators to ensure that adequate plans are in place for the future operations of the Center’s programs for endangered species, fisheries monitoring and data management, ecosystem-based fisheries management, and stock assessments.
  • Perform the full range of supervisory duties, including evaluating work performance, recommending selections for subordinate positions, developing, managing and monitoring Division budgets, assuring accountability, and keeping spending on target.
  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 08/30/2023
  • Qualifications: 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 one of the following basic education requirements for this interdisciplinary position: To qualify for the Natural Resources Management & Biological Sciences series 401: 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. To qualify for the Economist series 110: A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. -OR- B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. To qualify for the General Physical Science series 1301: A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. -OR- B. Combination of education and experience: education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, 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-5 (GS-15) grade level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-4 (GS-14) in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Assisting with planning and coordinating research incorporating genetics, genomics, biology, ecology, life history modeling, physiology, reproductive biology, or species and habitat distribution studies; Assisting in experimental design, analysis and reporting, and developing and managing division budgets; and Collaborating with internal and external researchers and stakeholders to solve complex problems.
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  • Location: Seattle, WA
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