[MARMAM] Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of the Marine Mammal Laboratory

Peter Boveng - NOAA Federal peter.boveng at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 16 20:21:06 PDT 2020



The Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML) of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center
(NOAA Fisheries) has posted a vacancy announcement for a permanent federal
position as MML Deputy Director. This job is a full-time, Band IV,
supervisory position in the federal ZP-401 series.

The vacancy announcement is currently available for review. This position
is open to all U.S. citizens and applications will be accepted during a
7-day open period from 24 – 30 September 2020. Information can be found at
USAJOBS under the following link:

Announcement number NMFS-AKC-2020-0057


The Marine Mammal Laboratory (
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/marine-mammal-laboratory) is
responsible for conducting research on a broad range of marine mammals and
ecosystems in Alaskan waters (from the North Pacific Ocean to the Bering,
Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas) as well as in Washington, Oregon, and
California (the Pacific Ocean’s California Current and associated
waterways). Recent studies have focused on pinnipeds such as Steller and
California sea lions; northern and Guadalupe fur seals; harbor, bearded,
ringed, ribbon, and spotted seals; and cetaceans such as North Pacific
right, bowhead, gray, humpback, beluga, and killer whales; as well as
Dall’s and harbor porpoise. Species-specific information is gathered on
abundance, trends, stock structure, habitat use, seasonal movements, and
feeding ecology through the use of visual and photographic observations,
acoustic studies, satellite telemetry and other remote sensors, genetic
studies, and aerial-, vessel- and shore-based platforms. MML currently has
a total of about 75 staff, including permanent employees and affiliate
scientific collaborators.

The MML Deputy Director is responsible for engaging in discussions about
MML science priorities, overseeing the preparation and execution of the
annual budget, and tracking external and internal scientific and
administrative requirements. The incumbent also provides oversight for the
annual development of the Alaska marine mammal stock assessment reports,
including routine communication with Alaska Region and NOAA Fisheries
Headquarters staff. Candidates are sought who have demonstrated leadership
skills, supervisory experience, and a broad scientific vision. A Ph.D. in
biology (or a related field) and a strong scientific publication record are
considered highly desirable.

This is a special opportunity to join and lead a talented and dynamic group
of marine mammal researchers. We welcome applications from all qualified
and interested members of the marine mammal research community. If that is
you, please go to USAJOBS and submit an application. And please pass this
notification along to others who may be interested as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or give me a call
(contact info below).

All the best,

John L. Bengtson, Director

Marine Mammal Laboratory

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA

Seattle, Washington USA

email: john.bengtson at noaa.gov

tel: +1 (206) 930-6271
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