[MARMAM] Please Post: NEFSC Protected Species Branch Chief position

Sofie Van Parijs svanpari at mercury.wh.whoi.edu
Fri Apr 2 07:14:30 PDT 2010

To All:

The NEFSC Protected Species Branch Chief position was posted today on 
USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.gov/), and will close on 30 April 2010. The 
position is listed under both the Supervisory Research Wildlife 
Biologist and the Supervisory Fishery Biologist series. The job is in 
Woods Hole, MA at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Lab there.

The position is open to all US citizens who meet the qualifications.

It's a ZPIV position ($89,449 to $137,410) . This is a full-time 
permanent position. Employees are eligible for benefits such as a varied 
selection of cost-shared health insurance plans, life insurance coverage 
options, comprehensive retirement benefits, a tax-deferred Thrift Saving 
Plan (401K), paid annual leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays, flexible 
work schedules including teleworking, and overtime pay/compensatory time.

Duty Statement:

Serves as Chief, NEFSC Protected Species Branch, a scientific program 
with upwards to 35 government employees and supporting contractors. 
Directs NMFS/NEFSC research programs related to the management of marine 
mammals, sea turtles, and sea birds in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean in 
support of NOAA mandates and responsibilities under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and Magnusson-Stevens Fisheries 
Conservation and Management Act. Research is focused on (1) population 
assessments, (2) ecological roles & habitat; (3) human interactions, 
including bycatch evaluation and mitigation, and (4) socio-economic 
impacts of protected species management actions. Works closely with 
partners within NMFS, NOAA, and other government agencies, as well as 
with constituents within industry and nongovernmental organizations.

Specialized Qualifications:

• Experience as a Team Leader or greater directing and managing a 
research program, consisting of multiple interrelated projects, and five 
or more staff (including PhD level researchers) working as a 
multidisciplinary research/work team
• Experience applying the provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) to marine conservation by 
conducting marine mammal and/or marine turtle population surveys and 
stock assessments, providing scientific advice to Take Reduction Teams 
on bycatch mitigation, and assisting Biological Review Teams with 
reviews of population status and threats.

More details are available on the USAJOBS site, which is where 
individuals can apply.

For additional info contact:
Marie Toussaint
Phone: 301-713-6347
Email: Marie.Toussaint at noaa.gov

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