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    These positions are located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sancutuaries (ONMS) in Savannah, GA, Key West, FL, Port Angeles, WA, & Honolulu, HI.
    This position will be filled under the DOC 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-03 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.
    This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-NMSP-2016-0004, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
    *A three year probationary/trial period may be required.
    *Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
    *This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    *This vacancy may be used to fill other Sanctuary Research Coordinator, 0401-3 positions throughout NOAA.
    The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

    Ideal Applicants Would:

    • Be able to lift 50 pounds.
    • Be able to operate a government vehicle.
    • Be able to pass the NOAA dive school swim test and dive physical.
    • Become a NOAA working or science diver within six months of their start date.
    ZP-03 Pay Table 2015

    Savannah, GA $58,562-$91,255

    Port Angeles, WA $58,562-$91,255

    Honolulu, HI $59,767-$93,133

    Key West, FL $61,963-$96,555

    Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for Honolulu, HI is 12.25% of the locality salary, and is not federally taxed. The COLA is not reflected in the locality salaries shown in this vacancy announcement.

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    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Develop, implement, facilitate, conduct, and coordinate characterization, monitoring, and research projects and activities designed to meet the research goals of the sanctuary.
    • Collaborate with federal and state agencies, tribes, non-government organizations, and the private sector to meet the characterization, monitoring and research goals of the sanctuary.
    • Draft or evaluate grant proposals, research publications, or other research-related documents.
    • Work with sanctuary education/outreach staff to ensure the public is informed about research/monitoring efforts and findings conducted by professional scientists in the sanctuary.
    • Support sanctuary administrative and operational program elements including submitting and executing annual operating plans and assisting in reporting on management plan implementation.
    • Collect and process marine-related field data; coordinate and manage access to data collected or managed by the sanctuary.
    • Plan and execute SCUBA operations to collect field data.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel up to 5%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424701400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.