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    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC) with many vacancies in Silver Spring, Maryland; Seattle, WA; Arcata, CA; Long Beach, CA; Galveston, TX; Charleston, SC; St. Petersburg, FL; Baton Rouge, LA; Mobile, AL;  Pascagoula, MS; Miami, FL; Panama City, FL; and Gulf Breeze, FL.  

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) administers NOAA’s program to manage living marine resources for commercial and recreational use. The program provides services and products to support fisheries management operations; international fisheries affairs; fishery development, trade, and industry assistance activities; protected resources and habitat conservation operations; and the scientific and technical aspects of NOAA’s marine fisheries resource programs.

    An opportunity is available to join the NOAA Restoration Center, a division of the Office of Habitat Conservation within NMFS. The Restoration Center restores and promotes responsible stewardship of the nation’s coastal, marine, and migratory fish habitat. The Restoration Center focuses on four priority habitat restoration approaches, where we can have the biggest impact to fishery production, including opening rivers, reconnecting coastal wetlands, restoring shallow corals, and rebuilding shellfish populations.  

    As a Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Provide guidance to develop or implement technically sound, effective habitat restoration by assessing the impact of habitat restoration actions, developing environmental compliance documentation, and ensuring that restoration actions meet applicable environmental compliance laws.
    • Identify restoration actions that meet program priorities and align with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s goals and responsibilities under authorities such as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Oil Pollution Act.
    • Manage financial assistance awards and restoration projects to ensure programmatic and technical goals are being met.
    • Collaborate with project and program partners such as financial assistance (e.g. grant) award recipients, project principal investigators, technical monitors, state and federal natural resource trustee agencies, and other agency personnel to coordinate and advance habitat restoration efforts.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of restoration efforts through monitoring and reporting. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532897300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.