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    This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) with one vacancy located in Pascagoula, MS; Beaufort, NC; Miami, FL; or Galveston, TX.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-SEFSC-2021-0014, 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 an Interdisciplinary Supervisory Research Ecologist OR Supervisory Research Fish Biologist, you will perform the following duties (Official Title will be determined based on the qualifications of the selectee):

    • Serve as a senior subject matter expert on fisheries statistics and stock assessments processes, execute research projects and analyses for living marine organisms in the U.S. Caribbean, and lead, design, and advise on ecological studies of stock assessments, fish population dynamics, and fish biology applying ecological theories and models.
    • Plan, implement, and manage new data acquisition activities in stock assessment and fisheries management objectives, and conduct independent research investigations and activities on the impact of environmental and human factors on specific fish populations, fisheries and ecosystems.
    • Analyze large data sets and determine trends and relationships of the data’s validity utilizing specialized statistical software (e.g. SAS, R) and ensuring compliance to all pertinent national protocols.
    • Supervise all management and administrative responsibilities and functions, provide oversight to federal employees, contractors, associates, students, and volunteers, and execute current workforce management annual performance review and appraisal process.
    • Develop specialized reports, peer-reviewed papers, and publications based on research products, represent the SEFSC on various committees and groups, and communicate and collaborate specialized findings as a research priority by Congress, the Agency, the Science to pertinent fishery management councils, commissions Center, Regional Office, and constituents.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 20% of domestic and foreign 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/596567400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.