Research Fishery Biologist

  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Kodiak, AK, USA
  • Mar 13, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research

Job Description


This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Resource Assessment and Conservation Engingeering Division (RACE) with one vacancy in Kodiak, AK.

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-3.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2018-0021, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for Alaska is 5.30% and is not federally taxed. The COLA is not reflected in the locality salary shown in this vacancy announcement. COLAs are exempt from Federal income taxes; post differentials are not.

* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* Payment of recruitment incentives is authorized.

* This position is in the bargaining unit.


* This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Research Fishery Biologist, ZP-0482-3 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).

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As a Research Fishery Biologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Identify crab biology and ecology research topics, funding requirements, and develop research proposals in support of crab stock assessment research and the management of crab stocks.
  • Collect survey data from annual surveys and engage in research on scientific issues related to the biology, assessment, distribution, and management of Alaska crab stocks; and support ecological research and annual crab stock assessment surveys.
  • Use quantitative statistical methods to assess crab distribution, abundance, biology, and ecology by analyzing statistical and quantitative modeling methods for data collection and analysis.
  • Disseminate research results through local, national, and international presentations, reports, and peer reviewed publications to support stock assessment of federally managed groundfish and crab species in Alaska.

Closes 03/26/2018

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$67,930 to $105,847 per year. Pay scale & grade ZP 3.