Job Overview


Do you want to make an impact on marine mammal conservation?


1) All U.S. Citizens - please apply under occupational specialty 001 if you don't meet any of the criteria listed below.

2)   Status Candidates  - please apply under occupational specialty 002.  This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  Please apply under occupational specialty 002 if you meet the criteria mentioned above; and

3) Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities  - please apply under the occupational specialty 003.  This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this position. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit Please apply under occupational specialty  003  if you meet the criteria mentioned above.  

Documentation to verify your eligibility under  Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities  or as a Status Candidate needs to be submitted with your application in order to be considered.

Full Performance Level: GS-11


·    Administers the research grants and contracts awarded by the Commission under the direction of the   Assistant Scientific Program Director.

·    Assists with management of the Commission's research program including: solicitation of research proposals, process  and review of proposals, drafting of statements of work for new grant awards, liaising with principal investigators and financial officers, and maintaining scientific files of all grant related correspondence.

·    Assists with the Commission's annual survey of federally funded marine mammal research and conservation activities

·    Provides scientific and administrative support to the Commission's Science Program and the Commission as a whole.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights a month

Relocation Authorized

  • No