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    The Office of Science and Technology (OST), advocates and ensures sound scientific bases for NMFS science programs and resource conservation and management decisions. OST has oversight of NMFS scientific research and technology development activities including biology, ecology, economic, social sciences, oceanography, management of scientific information, engineering, and other disciplines used for its conservation and management mission. 

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    The Director for OST is accountable for the management of all financial and human resources activities within OST.  In this capacity, they provide national oversight and coordination for the planning, development and execution of a multi-disciplinary program of research, fisheries landing data, long-term science and technology strategy, as well as coordination of international scientific activities, including bilateral scientific agreements with appropriate international organizations.  The Director monitors national and international trends in science and technology, ensures a sound scientific basis for Agency science programs in resource conservation and management decisions, and provides direction/administration to OST through performance of the following primary responsibilities:

    • Develops national standards, policies and operational guidelines for research programs and scientific activities which contribute to technical information.
    • Reviews and evaluates scientific and technical aspects for the collection of fishery statistics and fisheries research.

    • Coordinates activities to obtain NMFS ship and aircraft operational support. 
    • Provides strategic scientific advice on resource conservation and management issues. 
    • Represents the agency's scientific activity with NOAA Line and Program Offices and other Federal agencies, as appropriate.
    • Coordinates activities for the NMFS Science Board.

    • Monitors, on a continuing basis, the achievement of specified fisheries science goals, objectives, and sub-objectives conducted by NMFS fisheries research centers.
    • Provides effective oral and written communication on a variety of subjects relating to field science activities of NMFS and their relationship to NOAA's other national and international science activities.
    • Provides scientific advice to NMFS offices on issues requiring the efficient administration of NMFS scientific programs.
    • Provides overall evaluation of scientific activities and of agency's performance of its mission from a scientific point of view.
    • Coordinates international scientific activities; maintains archive of global fisheries information.
    • Has oversight over the Agency's Scientific Publications Office.
    • Participates in conferences and hearings of NOAA, DOC, other Federal agencies, Committees of the Congress, and other public and private institutions to explain, negotiate, and defend scientific and technical programs and policies of NMFS.

    • Oversees the publication of fisheries statistics of the U.S.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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