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    This position is located in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Sustainable Fisheries. The Specialist will work in the Domestic Fisheries Division to implement sustainable management of U.S. federal marine fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and other related statutes and to support efforts to develop, review and implement national regulations and policies pertaining to fishery management.

    Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Nationals, and merit promotion candidates.

    You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:

    • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service.
    • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointment in the excepted service and under an Interchange Agreement.
    • Former Federal status employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous Federal service.
    • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
    • Veterans eligible for the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.
    • Veterans eligible for a non-competitive appointment under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority, who are preference eligible or recently separated from the military. Applies to grades GS-11 and below.
    • Individuals with disabilities under Schedule A hiring authority - Refer to "Other Information" section for eligibility details.
    • Applicants entitled to non-competitive appointment authorities or special hiring authorities, e.g., Peace Corps; Americorps VISTA, Boren Fellows; military spouse preference; and applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this grade with the same promotion potential of ZP-3 or GS-12 (SF-50(s) must show proof of this), etc.

    Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

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    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Providing technical analysis, reviews, and advice on a wide range of fisheries management issues such as ending overfishing and rebuilding fish stocks, by catch, climate change impacts, ecosystem considerations, recreational fishing, and innovative management approaches, and identifying emerging fisheries management issues, activities and trends.
    • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting information to monitor fishery performance and tracking implementation of regulations, guidance, and statutory authorities for sustainably managing fish stocks and strengthening ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.
    • Developing national policy, guidance and rulemaking in support of sustainable fishery management.
    • Interpreting and analyzing fishery policies, issues, and regulations.
    • Synthesizing technical information for use in policy and communications materials for leadership and stakeholders about key fisheries management issues.
    • Collaborating and coordinating with other NMFS program offices to provide insight, advice, and summary reports on fisheries management issues to leadership and to internal and external audiences.
    • Responding to inquiries from fishery constituents regarding programs and providing information and guidance in relation to the management of fisheries.
    • Developing reports, leadership briefings, and other documents in support of sustainable fisheries management.
    • Developing and delivering oral presentations and briefings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel less than 10% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/419084600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.