Job Overview


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You will serve as a Physical Scientist and as the Service’s liaison to the Department’s Office of Policy Analysis, Ocean and Coastal Activities (OPA-OCA) function, supporting the Service’s interest in administration and implementation of the National Ocean Policy and coordination of ocean and coastal activities within the Department of the Interior for the protection and preservation of ocean, coastal, coral reef, or Great Lakes ecosystems.


Provides DOI Executive Secretariat services to the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, including planning bi-annual meetings of the Task Force and coordinating work of the Task Force's Steering Committee.

Supports other Departmental activities related to ocean and coastal issues, including staffing for significant meetings such as the ocean resource management and interagency policy committee, staff support for the Department's Senior Ocean Policy Team, acting as the DOI liaison to the Ecosystem based management subcommittee.

In all of these duties works closely with senior staff and policy personnel of other agencies, particularly the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel will be determined based on the jurisdictions that are associated with the coral reef task force.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens. This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. The appointment may be extended at the management’s discretion and will not exceed 4 years.

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