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    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWC), in Seattle, Washington.

    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.

    The full performance level for this position is ZP-04.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-NWC-2017-0038, 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 in the bargaining unit.

    This vacancy may be used to fill other Research Ecologist, ZP-0408-03 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).

    Incumbent is required to have certification to operate Class A, Class I, and Class II NOAA Vessels, with completion of the NOAA Small Boat Component Course and qualified Small Boat Operator's Certification (e.g., Department of Interior's Motorboat Operator Certification Course or equivalent).

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    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Plan, lead, and conduct research that examines the relationship between salmonids and their associated riverine and estuarine habitats across the Pacific Northwest.
    • Analyze and evaluate research results.
    • Prepare reports and/or manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals, and oral presentations at scientific meetings.
    • Plan and conduct field research using small boats/vessels.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Approximately 25% of Domestic Travel may be required

    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.

  • Job family (Series)

    0408 Ecology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472987800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.