National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. We have five regional offices, six science centers, and more than 20 laboratories around the United States and U.S. territories, and we work with partners across the nation.

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.

National Marine Fisheries Service Silver Spring, MD, USA
May 17, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Office of Protected Resources (OPR), ESA Interagency Cooperative Division with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD. 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-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-PR-2018-0010, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. 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. NOTES: * This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Biologist (Endangered Species), ZP-0401-4 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). Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist (Endangered Species), you will be performing the following duties: Work with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct research and identify innovative practices that develop guidance to improve informal and formal Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultations. Develop programmatic approaches to FHWA projects to create efficiency and increase the conservation benefit of ESA-listed species/designated critical habitat and Magnuson-Stevens Act-Essential Fish Habitat (MSA-EFH) consultations. Ensure regular communication and coordination between FHWA and NMFS in support of ESA section 7 consultations, Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) authorizations, and MSA-EFH implementation. Coordinate and represent NOAA/NMFS’s views with FHWA and other state and Federal partners involved in transportation permitting work. Travel Required Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic travel may be required for this position. Closes  05/23/2018