Sanctuary Research Coordinator

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Key West, FL
  • Nov 21, 2016
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Research Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) in Key West, Florida.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced 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.

The full performance level of this position is ZP-4. The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-NMSP-2017-0003, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

*A one year probationary period may be required.

*Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

*This position is not in the bargaining unit.

*This vacancy may be used to fill other Sanctuary Research Coordinator, ZP-0401-3 FPL 4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

As a Sanctuary Research Coordinator, you will perform the following duties:

Develop, implement, facilitate, conduct, and coordinate characterization, monitoring, and research projects and activities designed to meet the research goals of the sanctuary including submitting and executing annual operating plans.
Plan and execute SCUBA operations to collect marine related field data and coordinate and manage access to data collected or managed by the sanctuary.
Collaborate with federal and state agencies, tribes, non-government organizations, and the private sector to meet the characterization, monitoring and research goals of the sanctuary.
Draft and evaluate grant proposals, research publications, or other research-related documents to provide support of resource management and scientific issues.
Communicate scientific results to a variety of audiences by working with sanctuary staff to ensure the public is informed about research/monitoring efforts and findings.

Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Up to 10% of domestic travel may be required

Closes Monday 12/5/2016
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Job Level

Mid-level, Senior-level


Government- Federal


Salary Range $62,717 to $97,725/yr. Series & Grade ZP-0401-3.