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    This position is located in the Department Of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, with two vacancies in San Diego, CA.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-SWC-2019-0020, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Biological Science Aid in the Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, you will perform the following duties:

    • Support research goals associated with the ecosystem based management of fisheries that impact krill, finfishes, krill-dependent predators and other components of the Antarctic ecosystem.
    • Collect and analyze standard data related to reproduction, foraging ecology, growth, abundance, distribution, survival and diet.
    • Support pre-season logistics and logistical operations during port calls, including transporting equipment, supplies and personnel.
    • Operate, maintain and service small boats and Unmanned Aerial Systems in support of oceanographic programs.

    The incumbent is required to deploy to Antarctica for up to three consecutive months annually from approximately December through mid-April. 

    When deployed to Antarctica the incumbent will live in a remote field camp where conditions are primitive and outside communications are limited. The incumbent will support oceanographic, pinniped, and seabird research programs including assisting with collecting, cataloging, and analyzing ecological data. These tasks and others related to  camp maintenance are required for successful performance of duties. In this role, the incumbent works with on-site NOAA scientists and NOAA Corp Officers.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - International travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    2 - This position is not eligible for a promotion potential.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544426000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.