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    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

    This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Protected Species Divison (PSD) with one vacancy located in Honolulu, HI.

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    As a Marine Biologist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Lead and participate in land, small boat, and ship-based field research, compile data, develop data reports, and collect biological samples from protected species populations including cetaceans, Hawaiian monk seals, and marine turtles including research on population assessment, ecology, life history, stranding response activities, foraging, and animal health studies.
    • Consult with PSD leaders and supervisor on field survey techniques for data collection and advise project leaders on the safety and efficacy of field data collection techniques.
    • Act as the Vessel Operations Coordinator by assisting with overseeing and coordinating PSD research vessel operations, maintenance, and inspections of small boats, motors, and trailers.
    • Attend scientific meetings and conferences and promote and facilitate continuing education opportunities for PSD small boat operators and scientists to acquire, develop, and maintain relevant and appropriate job skills.
    • Serve as purchase cardholder by procuring necessary items and ensuring that authorized purchase card transactions are completed for official Government business only, all transactions are reconciled, files are maintained per NOAA policy, and annual expenditures are not exceeded.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590999600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.