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    The anticipated start date for all selectees is September 16, 2019.

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking bright, innovative, results-driven individuals for the NOAA Honors Program (NHP).  The NHP is a highly competitive one-year training and development program designed to train entry-level personnel for subsequent advancement to the journey-level in professional, scientific, administrative, and technological career fields and requires each qualified candidate to undergo an assessment process.

    The NHP is a premier program for exceptional recent graduates looking for careers at NOAA.  Qualified candidates apply for a limited number of positions and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria.  Those selected for this program will be offered an enhanced developmental experience, including agency rotations; formal Individual Development Plans; mentorships; focused-on-the-job training and leadership training.  Candidates will be required to complete established training through on-the-job assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments, and formal training (e.g. classroom, distance learning, web-based training, conferences and seminars).

    Candidates selected for this program will put their academic achievements and intellect to use while developing for permanent positions within NOAA.  If selected, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through course work in the real world by working side-by-side with agency experts. 

    Candidates are appointed through the Pathways Programs Recent Graduates Hiring Authority that targets individuals who have recently graduated from an accredited educational institution within the past two years.   Candidates enter the program at the Pay Band II level or GS-09 equivalent grade level with promotion potential to the Band IV or GS-13 equivalent grade level.  After completion of the one-year developmental program, candidates are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent position within NOAA.

    The incumbent for this position will serve as a team member participating in work in the biological sciences. Tasks generally have established precedents and guidelines though some initiative and adaptation may be required for the completion, tracking, and assessment of assigned work. Refers unexpected, complex technical or managerial problems to the supervisor who approves suggested procedures. Serves as a team member for larger, more complex projects and develops overall competencies and experience in assigned areas. Performs some of the following:

    • Assists in the preparation and conducting of biological analysis: serves on interdisciplinary teams, writing and reviewing biological inputs to environmental assessments, biological assessments, and resource management plan.
    • Works with complex databases and models to predict specific impacts of assigned area. Inputs data, performs QA checks, and generates reports from established databases.
    • Participates in the preparation of briefings of results to be delivered to interested personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 5% of travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536128900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.