Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Research Evaluation and Assessment Division (READ), in Woods Hole, MA.

This position will be filled under the Department of Commerce 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-5 is equivalent to the GS-15 grade level.  For more information on CAPS Click Here This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-NEFSC-2014-0003 (open to Status Candidates). You must apply to both announcements to be considered for both.
*This is a non-bargaining position.

*A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.

*Selected applicant will be required to submit an OGE-450, Financial Disclosure form.

This vacancy may be used to fill other Supervisory Research Fish Biologist ZP-0482-5, OR Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist ZP-0486-5 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographical location, same grade/band, requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).


The individual selected for this Division Chief position will:      
*Oversee projects that represent a major segment of NOAA's operating programs.

*Initiate and execute major studies, specialized projects, new analytical developments.

*Modify processes to resolve novel, obscure, or highly controversial problems that affect NOAA.

*Provide significant and innovative recommendations for advancing programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No