[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
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.
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.
• 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:
Email: Marie.Toussaint at noaa.gov
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