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    ***This vacancy announcement has been extended from the closing date of Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Monday, January 29, 2018.***

    ** There is a total of one (1) vacancy, which may be filled in either Juneau, AK or Seattle, WA location. The duty location will be determined at the time of selection**

    This position is located in the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service. The Director is responsible for resource research programs located in four laboratories and facilities that are geographically dispersed in Washington and Alaska. The executive directs the research organization through planning, programming, managing, administering, and evaluating comprehensive research and development studies conducted in the field of economics, fishery and wildlife biology, zoology, zoogeography, oceanography, chemistry, physical science, engineering, food science, fishery methods, and socio-cultural studies.

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    The Director leads programs in research areas that may be applied to fishery and protected species conservation and management habitat conservation and restorations, gear technology, aquaculture, environmental and ecosystem analysis, marine quality and safety, fishery development, and other complex marine resource issues identified by industry, public concern, or other regional, national, or international agencies. In addition the Director leads research in landside facilities, and oversees research carried out onboard vessels at sea. The Director is responsible for the following:

    1. Biological and oceanographic surveys and studies to monitor, assess, and predict the abundance and availability of living marine resources, including research to improve detection and monitoring.

    2. Studies to determine the quality and abundance of living marine resources and their natural ecosystems, and relationships between the quality and abundance of living marine resources and their natural ecosystems.

    3. Studies of the chemical, physical, and ecological interactions between living marine resources and environmental contaminants, particularly those that may produce long-term damage.

    4. Studies of community resilience and the socio-economic dimensions of marine resource management.

    5. Research into anthropogenic impacts on marine resources, and methods to mitigate these impacts (e.g., bycatch reduction)

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position involves occassional travel to meetings, visiting laboratories, etc.

    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)

    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/484090300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.