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    This position is located in the Fisheries Division of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

    This is a career-ladder position. If selected at the ZA-03 Band, you will be promoted to the ZA-04 Band without further competition. To be promoted to the higher band you must have satisfactory performance and supervisor's recommendation. Typically the period at the lower band is one year. 

    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 GS-14 or higher (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:

    • Work in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture as part of a team implementing NOAA's mission to foster sustainable marine aquaculture development in the United States
    • Coordinate, develop and execute communication plans
    • Develop strategic messages and talking points
    • Proactively identify and prepare newsworthy opportunities relevant to living marine resources
    • Write, edit and clear science and management stories for internal and external use
    • Coordinate media interviews and events
    • Manage and maintain the Office of Aquaculture's web site and social media presence
    • Serve as communications counsel for the Office of Aquaculture
    • Develop pro-active relationships with reporters, aquariums and museums, government and non-governmental organizations, and other partners to achieve the Office's communications objectives.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Approximately 10%

    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/427083900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.