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    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for the conservation, management, and utilization of the marine fisheries resources of the United States.  This responsibility includes the authority for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering programs designed to assure and enhance the efficient and judicious use of marine resources. TheRA administers NOAA’s programs in the Southeastern portion of the United States to manage living marine resources.

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    The RA represents the Assistant Administrator (AA) for Fisheries with other Federal, state, and local management agencies; commercial and recreational fishing industries and interests; consumers; conservation and environmental organizations and associations; other constituents; and the general public.  The RA position for the southeast region is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. 

    As the Regional Administrator the incumbent plans, organizes, and implements fishery management activities, and administers diverse programs of vital concern to the general public; environmental, conservationist, and protectionist groups; the fishing industry; recreational fishermen; educational institutions; representatives of state and local governments; and foreign fishing interests. 

    The Regional Administrator is responsible for:

    1. Providing guidance and counsel to the Assistant Administrator (AA) for Fisheries in the development of national fisheries policy and approaches to solving economic, social, and political problems in the national and international arena; identifying critical and sensitive problems; recommending solutions and changes in policy, and implementing national laws and decisions regarding living marine resources. 

    2. Serving as the local spokesperson for the SE region and NMFS in meeting the responsibilities of NOAA by establishing a system of cooperative action, in concert with the states and the Regional Fisheries Management Councils, to develop and implement fishery management plans.

    3. The SE Regional Office consists of 125 Full-Time Employees (FTE's) spanning a region covering 20,000 miles of tidal coastline throughout the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.  The RA also oversees a budget of $45,000,000 by ensuring financial, administrative, and automated data processing activities are integrated with NMFS' procedures and systems, supporting NMFS' and NOAA's strategic planning process by defining the financial resources needed to efficiently and effectively run the SE region.

    4. Serving as the Regional Administrator responsible for negotiating and implementing bilateral and multilateral international agreements and interacting with the domestic constituencies concerning such negotiations; and implementing the fisheries development program, conserving and protecting marine mammals and endangered species, and protecting living resource habitat.

    5. Working as a functioning voting member on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, Caribbean Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the RA provides scientific, administrative, and technical support to the Council within the geographic area of responsibility which demands close coordination within the other regional offices, and Councils outside the geographic area of responsibility, and other Federal organizations in establishing and carrying out the mission and programs of the agency and the Councils. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required in this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587855900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.