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    NOAA is where science gains value for the Nation. The NOAA mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social and environmental needs. NOAA has four Mission Goals and a Mission Support Goal around which all work is planned and organized, they are: (1) to protect, restore, and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to management; (2) to understand climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond; (3) to serve society's needs for weather and water information; (4) to support the Nation's commerce with information for safe, efficient and environmentally sound transportation; and the mission support goal to provide critical support for NOAA's mission.

    The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.

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    The Director is responsible for the direction and administration of all ONMS activities. This includes resolving operational and technical management problems; maintaining surveillance over the organization; and, ensuring the timely and adequate implementation of established National Ocean Service (NOS) and ONMS goals and programs. The Director has responsibility for the following essential functions:

    1. Manages and coordinates ONMS programs to ensure compatibility and effectiveness in addressing serving DOC/NOAA/NOS's strategic/programmatic needs over the short and long term goals.
    2. Oversees and promotes research of the natural resources in the sanctuaries. Designs and manages generic and special environmental assessment and site characterization projects. Establishes national marine sanctuary research priorities and ensures technical adequacy of research. Determines scope and schedule and ensures that research is properly performed, with appropriate assets and resources.
    3. Provides marine education and outreach to elevate public awareness and respect for the marine environment and encourage conservation of the National Marine Sanctuaries. Works with Federal, state, and local communities to implement educational and interpretive programs within the sanctuaries. Builds partnerships with private educational entities such as aquaria, museums, and other educational organizations to further programmatic outreach and communicate directly with the public.
    4. Manages and directs a full range of NOS administrative support functions in the following areas: human resources, acquisition services, grants, facilities, logistics and support services; and information technology.
    5. The Director develops and implements regulations, laws and policies that govern the application of marine zoning and national marine sanctuary management plans.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% travel or greater

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Applications will be accepted from all groups of Qualified Individuals (U.S. Citizens Only)

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    0340 Program Management

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