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 15, 2019
Full time
Summary This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice. This position is located in the  National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Office of Protected Resources (OPR), Endangered Species Division with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist, (Endangered Species), you will perform the following duties: Manage and administer the ESA Cooperation with States program utilizing knowledge of the Endangered Species Act. Lead the Species Recovery Grant program, including developing cooperative agreements with States, and undertaking and overseeing activities and programs with the States to facilitate recovery of threatened and endangered species. Negotiate agreements with the states to collaboratively design recovery programs and activities with States for threatened and endangered species. Oversee the federal grant program by evaluating States grant proposals to ensure all requirements for eligibility are met and the highest priority recovery actions are funded. Conduct scientific assessments of species status and their habitats; assess threats to those species and determine risk of extinction; and write regulations to provide those species the regulatory protections of the ESA. Travel Required Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic travel may be required for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at