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    This position is located in the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland.

    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-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NSDIS-STAR-2018-0014, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

    * A one year probationary period may be required.

    * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    * This position is not in the bargaining unit


    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Oceanographer, ZP-1360-4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

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    As an Oceanographer, you will perform the following duties:

    • Serve as the Chief Scientist of the National Ice Center (NIC). Coordinate end-to-end satellite ocean remote sensing sea ice research/development within the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) in direct support to the NIC.
    • Function as the Senior Scientific Advisor to NIC Director and Deputy Director.
    • Plan and document NOAA’s Center for Satellite Technology Applications and Research (STAR) and NIC sea ice science and technology (S&T) roadmaps and research project plans in support of the STAR mission. Transitions projects into operations as appropriate.
    • Work with the Sea Ice and Synthetic Aperture Radar Teams, within the NESDIS Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division, to develop and execute scientific proposals and research, facilitating the transfer of data products from research to operations, ensuring consistency across NOAA line offices. Evaluate, test and publish scientific results.
    • Facilitate collaborations with domestic and international scientific partners on research and products to meet or advance NOAA Arctic Roadmap objectives, and satisfy STAR and NIC Mission Goals.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    * Status Candidates - Current Federal employees with competitive status or Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;

    * CTAP/ICTAP eligibles;

    * Veterans under VEOA or 30% Disabled and certain Military Spouses;

    * Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A);

    * Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles;

    * Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority.

    Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1360 Oceanography

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491768600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.