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    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), Uncrewed Systems (UxS) Operations Center, with one vacancy in Gulfport, MS or Newport, OR. 

    This position is also announced under vacancy number OMAO-2021-0018, 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 Program Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Provide a structured, project management approach to funded Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) projects. Provide program support, coordination, and analysis. Establish program objectives and units of measure for determining when objectives have been met. Develop plans, tasks, milestones and schedules to ensure tracking of processes and costs. Review and analyze proposed costs, program development, and performance.
    • Perform program evaluation and reporting. Review program/project to determine mission operations and the directions and schedules are accomplished in a timely manner. Report on the status and progress of work accomplished and monitor work in progress. Make recommendations for actions when adjustments or different course of action is necessary. Draft guidance regarding program management and reporting.
    • Provide support to UMS operations and stakeholder engagement. Provide support to transition UMS to operations and applications. Provide stakeholders support with meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and federal policies for UMS.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Up to 25% of domestic or foreign travel may be required for this position. Travel may include up to three weeks at a time for maritime systems development and operations, both shore-based and at sea on ships.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612151700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.