Thursday 19 October 2017

The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

Opportunities

Opportunities (25)

The Population and Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Lab is currently working on projects which incorporate a wide array of scientific disciplines such as population dynamics analysis and modeling, microbiology, and marine technology.  Some broad research topics include:

  • Investigating fish diseases after the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) blowout;
  • Comparing the DWH with the Ixtoc I oil spill in1979 to investigate potential long-term impacts of oil spills on the health of fish and various benthos;
  • Fish habitat connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico;
  • Using new visual technology for fish abundance and habitat surveys to aid in management;
  • Assessing the impacts of oil exposure on the physiology of fishes;
  • Evaluation and development of Fisheries Management Tools.

2017 Summer Internship Opportunity 

Project description:  A summer internship is available to assist in conducting proximate analysis on multiple fish species collected within the Gulf of Mexico.  This analysis measures moisture, crude protein, crude lipids, crude fiber and ash content in various tissues and will help to identify spatiotemporal changes in the health of fish collected post-DWH.

Tasks:  The summer intern will be responsible for homogenizing various tissues (muscle and liver) and accurately weighing each tissue for proximate analysis.  The intern will be responsible for combusting, extracting and accurately recording of weights and calculations for each parameter being measured.  In addition, the intern will be responsible for data input and spreadsheet organization.  

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Basic understanding of biology and chemistry
  • Basic lab skills and lab safety skills
  • Computing skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel)
  • Must be detail oriented and have self-initiative
  • Must be able to work individually as well as in a team environment

Contact

Erin Pulster, University of South Florida

727-553-3961 (o)

 

Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program in the Gulf of Mexico

Seeks Science Communicator

 

Position Announcement

 

The four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs have released this announcement for a three-year, limited-term position that supports an oil spill science outreach program. Candidates must be able to serve as a science editor and writer; lead the production and printing of publications; manage and lead the oil spill team’s electronic based communications; promote team activities; provide technical support at seminars and events; and perform other duties as assigned. The annual salary range is $45,000-$60,000, depending on qualifications and experience.    

 

This unique opportunity includes working with a motivated team of oil spill science outreach professionals and travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. The oil spill science outreach program focuses on the two-way transfer of information between (1) the people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico or who are involved in the protection and management of Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources; and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative supported scientists and administrators.

 

The position is hosted at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and will serve all four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs. The position is funded by a three-year grant with the potential for continuation based on performance and the additional allocation of funds by the granting entity.

 

Only complete application packages will be considered.

 

 

For more information, go to: https://www.usm.edu/employment-hr. Then click “employment” and “job opportunities.” Search postings for posting number 0003972.

Assistant Grants Administrator, FFW

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016 16:47

Florida Fish and Wildlife is hiring for an Assistant Grants Administrator position within our Division of Habitat and Species Conservation (HSC). If you or anyone you know may be interested, the link to apply is below.

“The position helps cover all the federal and non-federal grant programs HSC has, including USFWS programs (SWG, WR, Endangered Species Act, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Wetlands, Landowner Incentive Program), NFWF (National Fish  & Wildlife Foundation), NRCS (Ag. Conservation Easement Program, EQ Incentives, Soil and Water Conservation), NRDA (Natural Resource Damage Assessment), National Park Service, US Army COE, federal flow-through grants with FDOT (Dept. of Transportation) and FDEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection), and also our Conserve Wildlife license plate grants.”

The deadline to apply is 5/14/16 (sorry for the short turnaround time!).

 

 

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III

 

Req No:  77000237-51160849-20160504163008

Agency Name:  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Description:

Working Title:  GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III

Broadband/Class Code:  13-1111-04

Position Number:  77000237-51160849

Annual Salary Range:  $1,711.82 BI-WEEKLY + BENEFITS

Announcement Type:  Open Competitive

City:  TALLAHASSEE

Facility:  BRYANT BLDG

Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB010

Closing Date:  5/14/2016

 

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer.  For more information click on our E-Verify website.

OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY: BUSINESS AND FINANCE

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: BUSINESS OPERATIONS

OCCUPATION: MANAGEMENT ANALYSTS

13-1111

DESCRIPTION

Working Title:   GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III

Broadband/Class Level: MANAGEMENT ANALYSTS – Level 4

Broadband/Class Code: 13-1111-04

Salary: $1,711.82 bi-weekly +benefits

Position Number: 77000237

Location: Tallahassee

County: Leon County

DESCRIPTION

Administer Division’s Grant Process and Information

    Serves as the Division’s Assistant Grants Administrator.

    Responsible for implementing agency grants-related policies and procedures and administering grant activities across the division. Responsible for coordination of activities within the division with the Agency Grants Administrators to assure agency-wide consistency in grants administration support.

    Promotes division ability to take advantage of grant opportunities. Coordinates opportunities across the division.

    Administers and facilitates grant information flows within the division.

    Responsible for division compliance with federal and state laws and policies related to grants. Assists with state and federal audits.

    Provides assistance and recommendations to program managers in meeting federal, state and agency planning requirements including grant budget preparation and projections of work-year allocation. Assists program managers in the preparation, planning and development of the budget and program output commitments.

    Preparation and administration of budgets and confidential personnel related information as related to grant administration duties.

    This position will work directly with HSC’s Budget Director and the HSC’s Grant Administrator in the preparation and administration and monitoring of budgets pertaining to grant funding allocation.

    This position will work directly with FBO-revenue and grants section in setting-up and monitoring all aspects of grants from the beginning to end, this will include but not limited to coordinator of the revenue agreement set-up form, cost-sheet and billing approvals, review of expenditures and invoices, coordination of grant  reports being completed and submitted on a timely basis, and  close-out.

    This position will coordinate the HSC FATAA requirements by contacting FBO-revenue and grants section with the appropriate information to ensure all applicable contracts are recorded within the 30-days of execution.

Administer Division’s State and Federal Grant and Contract Information Systems

    Serves  as a HSC Division’s Contact and Assistance for the Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System (FACTS) and the Federal Grants Tracking System      (FGTS).

    Serves as a point of contact for HSC divisional staff for assistance in completing Routing forms, FACTS forms, Contract Templates, and Contract File Folder requirements (including cost analysis when applicable, risk analysis and monitoring plans).

    Serves as a reviewer and router of HSC division’s contracts.  Serves as a Contract Manager for the HSC Division as necessary and will need to obtain the State of Florida Certified Contract Manager Certificate, upon the availability of the course.

    Serves as a HSC Division’s Contact of the federal grant management systems:  Financial Business Management System (FBMS) and Wildlife TRACS. 

    Provides assistance and coordination of information being loaded into TRACS with division grant programs to help streamline the process and provide feedback to USFWS.

    Responsible for division compliance with federal and state laws and policies related  to these systems.  Makes policy and procedure recommendations to assure division compliance and accountability.

Cultivate Grant Sources

    Develops and implement strategies for the systematic identification, cultivation, and solicitation of federal grant revenue and other potential funding sources. Brokers the connection between division program experts and grantors.

    Develops an extensive portfolio of grant contracts within potential funding sources, with particular emphasis on federal agencies.

    Works with division programs to build the agency’s reputation as a high quality grantee by assuming excellent, responsive agency performance on grants obtained.

Motivate Division Employees to Seek Grants

    Develops and implements strategies to motivate employees to apply for grants

    Assists and supports division employees throughout the grant process making it easy and rewarding for them to secure and implement grants. Coordinated preparation of manuals and support materials.

    Proactively seeks to integrate agency-wide grants. Coordinates grant application process.

    Reviews all aspects of the grants process. Confers with users to identify problem areas and potential solutions.

    Recommends changes to streamline and improve processes

Performs other related work as required.

Title: Government Operations Consultant III

Class Code: 2238

Location: Farris Bryant Building Tallahassee Florida

Supervisor: Johanna Poston

Job Type: Full Time

Region/County: Leon County

Years of Experience: 3-5 years

Percent of Travel:  1-25%

Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application / selection process, please contact the hiring authority in advance.

The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made.  E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization.

 

The State of Florida supports a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S.

Assistant Marine Engineer

  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:44

FULL LISTING HERE

Position Details

Academic Affairs Unit Department 0-4710-000

Florida Institute of Oceanography

Position Number: 00016895

Organizational Summary:

For nearly half a century, Florida's coastline and marine life has been protected and monitored by the Florida Institute of Oceanography providing a shared resource across the State University System (SUS).  The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is a state-wide Academic Infrastructure Support Organization (AISO) established in 2009 by the Chancellor and Board of Governors (BOG) of the State University System (SUS).  Hosted by the University of South Florida and housed at the College of Marine Science located in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The FIO has two major sea-going vessels, the 71 ft R/V Bellows and 115 ft R/V Weatherbird II, along with the land based Keys Marine Laboratory located in Layton, Florida, provide science and education capabilities.  Combined, these platforms have supported over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students Statewide since 2009, allowing students to connect first-hand with scientific research conducted along Florida's coast. 

FIO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with 30 institutions and agencies engaged in marine research, education and resources management, including all 12 public universities providing collaborating opportunities across academia, government, and private sector for educational, training, research and public outreach opportunities for students and scientists across Florida.

On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act; Subtitle F of Public Law 112-141). The Act established the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund in the U.S. Treasury Department and designated the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) as the Gulf Coast Entity that would administer and oversee the Center(s) of Excellence for Florida. Under the terms of the Act, a percentage of funds will be allocated to FIO, the funds will be used and be available for FLRACEP programs, projects and activities that restore and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region. 

Position Summary:

Serves as Engineer/Deckhand on the R/V Bellows. Position ensure proper operation of all machinery. Performs routine/preventative maintenance and repair of engine room machinery, including but not limited to diesel engines, generators, electrical, hydraulic equipment, plumbing and compressed air system at sea or in port.  Performs machinery overhauls, dismantle machinery and equipment, repairs, replacing components, perform subsequent reassembles, operational testing of controls, safeties, shutdowns, and place equipment in service. Service and repair sanitation system (toilets, sinks, showers, potable water system) gray water system with proper waste management and disposal. Troubleshoot; diagnose and recommend solutions for correcting problems with equipment and machinery as necessary. Carry out other ship maintenance as assigned.  Possess good working knowledge of damage control and shipboard safety.  This position requires excellent communications skills to carry out instructions safely and efficiently, have physical abilities such as trunk strength, manual dexterity, and wrist-finger movement in order to perform the essential functions of the position.  Working conditions include outdoor weather conditions; a non-stable environment (ie.pitching, heaving, and rolling decks); noisy environment; hot and confined spaces; exposure to toxic/caustic substances and fumes; elevated areas (ie over six feet) moving, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.  This position requires working on weekends, holidays and when at sea, required to be available to work non-routine hours.

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires completion of an approved apprenticeship program in marine services technician repair; or a high school diploma and three years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Position requires a valid Driver’s License, Passport, TWIC, STCW.  Pre-employment physical and drug screening is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Cummins/Caterpillar and or/Detroit diesel engines including outboard engines; cutting, welding, experience with scientific deployment of oceanographic equipment or similar; experience operating various trawls/towing, small boat handling, basic bridge watching, requires basic customer service skills-good interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in a University setting working with researchers and undergraduate and graduate students.

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 10100

Posting Date:  04/22/2016

Posting End Date: 05/31/2016

How to Claim Vet Preference

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Florida Statute 295.

Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING APPLICATION; such documentation is required for eligibility determination.  

Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria.   

For information on obtaining a DD 214 visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ or call 1-866-272-6272.

How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. 

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity

USF and FIO is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

Work Location

FIO is located on the USF-St. Petersburg campus.  

For additional information on the Florida Institute of Oceanography visit: www.fio.usf.edu

FULL LISTING HERE

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami (UM), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to participate in a multi-institutional integrated ecosystem assessment project designed to inform ecosystem based management in the Gulf of Mexico. This project will involve the integration of marine ecosystem indicators with human dimensions to examine the impact of management on the production of ecosystem services and the testing of alternative management and climate scenarios. 

Qualifications: 

• Must have a Ph.D. in marine ecology, systems ecology, marine resource economics, marine sociology, marine anthropology, or a related field. 

• The successful candidate should have experience with integrated ecosystem assessments, indicator development, coastal marine ecology, risk assessments, and management strategy evaluations, as well as with the synthesis and analysis of human dimensions and biophysical data. 

• A strong publication record, strong computer skills, the ability to work with large amounts of data, and familiarity with interdisciplinary ecosystem analysis are required. 

This position will be located within the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. 

For further questions please contact e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers. A statement of interest, CV, and the names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

Apply online. Position #: P100012961.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us! 

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Full Posting: http://jobs.intstats.com/JobDetails.jsp?jobListingId=72

 

As part of developing scientific decision support tools for operationalizing ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM), multi-species population models have become increasingly important as a tool to understand the effects of primary species on each other in marine ecosystems. Although a broad range of modeling approaches for EBFM have been suggested, multi-species assessment models that focus on ecologically or economically important stocks have the potential to provide tactical catch advice while accounting for species interactions and the effects of species composition on the productivity of commercially important stocks. Within the field of single-species population modeling, state-space approaches to inference have recently become more prominent and practical to implement. These models have separate components for stochastic processes related to the population changing over time and for the sampling that generates observations at particular points in time.The PR will collaborate with Drs. Tim Miller and Kiersten Curti in the Population Dynamics Branch at NEFSC and Dr. Gavin Fay at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on a research project to develop and evaluate a state-space, age-structured, multi-species assessment model. The PR will develop and apply computer programs to fit these models to survey, catch, and diet data for a set of species in Georges Bank. Models will also be fit to simulated data to evaluate the statistical behavior and effects of model mis-specification on the estimates provided by the model, including the tradeoffs among management objectives associated with projecting models under alternative fishing scenarios. The computer programs developed by the PR will provide a general framework that can be applied to other sets of species and/or large marine ecosystems. The PR will take a leading role in the creation and publication of reports, peer-reviewed papers, and presentations at scientific meetings on the results of this research.

*Qualifications*

1. A completed (or nearly-completed), earned PhD degree in a relevant discipline, such as Fisheries Science, Statistics, Ecology, or other related field, that demonstrates a strong quantitative background.

2. Experience fitting population dynamics models to data for fisheries stock assessment is preferred.

3. Demonstrated experience of fluency in statistical/modeling programming languages (e.g. R, AD Model Builder, Template Model Builder).

4. Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced preferably through publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and presentations to a variety of audiences.

The position has an annual salary of $55K and is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website (http://integratedstatistics.com). This position is full-time for two years, with the second year of funding conditional on the PR making satisfactory progress during the first year. Start date is flexible, and the successful candidate could begin as soon as possible.  The position will be located at NOAA Fisheries in Woods Hole, MA with some expectation for travel to scientific meetings and to meet with regional partners. Desk space will also be provided at the University of Massachusetts’ School for Marine Science and Technology and the PR encouraged to interact with students and staff at both collaborating institutions. Opportunities exist for teaching, student mentoring, academic training, and participation in regional scientific advisory working groups dependent on PR interests and career goals. Further information on the NEFSC and UMass Datmouth SMAST can be found via the institutions’ websites (www.nefsc.noaa.gov; www.smast.umassd.edu).

Applications will require a cover letter, CV, writing samples (e.g. copies of relevant publications), and contact information for at least two professional references, and may be submitted here: http://jobs.intstats.com/JobDetails.jsp?jobListingId=72

 

Full Posting: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/who-we-are/job-listings/marine-restoration-specialist.html

 

Job Opening: Marine Restoration Specialist

LOCATION: New Orleans, LA (St. Petersburg, FL or Austin, TX also possible)
DEPARTMENT: Conservation Program
REPORTS TO: Director, Gulf Restoration Program
DURATION: Full-time

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM:
Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration program (GRP) is a dynamic initiative focused on the restoration and enhancement of the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Ocean Conservancy has provided strategic leadership in addressing key threats facing the Gulf of Mexico for over two decades. Key accomplishments include successfully promoting the use of fishing gear that reduced incidental taking of endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, transforming regional fishery management systems to focus on science based management plans that end overfishing and restore depleted fish populations, and launching the largest global volunteer event of its kind—the International Coastal Cleanup. We have combined our regional expertise with a seasoned team of Exxon Valdez oil spill experts to ensure the effective restoration and enhancement of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and its dependent communities. The Marine Restoration Specialist will work in concert with our team of professionals to ensure a science-based and community supported restoration and enhancement effort that delivers positive results for the region and its communities. This will be accomplished by securing support for restoration of the Gulf’s marine environment and establishment of a restoration science program. Ocean Conservancy envisions a healthy and productive Gulf of Mexico that supports resilient ocean ecosystems and coastal communities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Marine Restoration Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the initiative to restore and enhance the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil disaster includes the marine environment and a science program that supports successful restoration as integral components. This includes ensuring our partners, business interests, scientific institutions, community leaders and relevant decision-makers understand and adopt recommended marine restoration strategies and a restoration science program as part of the broader restoration effort. The Specialist will work closely with the Directors of the Gulf Restoration Program, Conservation Science, Government Relations, Digital Marketing, Strategic Communications and Constituent Outreach to ensure effective integration of policy, constituency building and science necessary to secure an effective marine restoration and science platform for the Gulf of Mexico. This work largely will be carried out in two interrelated contexts: 1) Implementation of the RESTORE Act, and 2) a federal-state Natural Resource Damage restoration program.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Gulf region partners, fishing interests, regional businesses and scientific and academic communities to build support for marine restoration strategies and development and implementation of a long-term science program that supports successful restoration.
  • Work with state-based organizations and coalitions to enhance their effectiveness and facilitate support for marine and science objectives.
  • Work with state and local government officials to secure support for marine restoration strategies and development and implementation of a long term science program that supports successful restoration.
  • In conjunction with other relevant Directors, develop educational and outreach materials for partners, decision-makers and the media.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with national and regional opinion leaders to advance marine restoration and science support in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree preferred in a relevant science, management, communications, public policy, or another field closely related to coastal/marine affairs or environmental protection.
  • Five years or more of professional conservation, public policy, or other relevant field preferred.
  • In-depth training or experience in at least one of the following areas preferred: marine ecosystem or resource management; marine wildlife or fisheries biology/management, science communications, natural resource/environmental policy, program management, or public policy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as are demonstrated advocacy skills, the ability to mobilize and manage a diverse partner network, and the ability to communicate complex scientific or technical concepts to policy and lay audiences (written samples will be requested).
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and function as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in the Gulf of Mexico region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of resource management issues and decision-making processes in the five Gulf states.

 

OTHER/PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A strategic thinker who can bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help restore and enhance the Gulf of Mexico;
  • A high-level performer who remains attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables while keeping a larger vision in mind;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with past success in deepening and leveraging the power of partnerships to affect change and build political will;
  • Highly collaborative with an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach;
  • Personable, passionate, productive, and focused to support accurate, timely, and powerful policy, products, and positions;

 

APPLY FOR THE POSITION: 
If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy's team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note your name and "Marine Resoration Specialist - # 16-05" in the subject line.

Ocean Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marine Vessel Services Coordinator

  • Friday, 11 March 2016 11:39

Dept Number/Name: 0-4710-000 / Florida Institute Of Oceanography

Job Code/Title: 6554 / Marine Vessel Services Coordinator

Position Number: 00007042

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: For nearly half a century, Florida's coastline and marine life has been protected and monitored by the Florida Institute of Oceanography providing a shared resource across the State University System (SUS). The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is a state-wide Academic Infrastructure Support Organization (AISO) established in 2009 by the Chancellor and Board of Governors (BOG) of the State University System (SUS). Hosted by the University of South Florida and housed in the College of Marine Science located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The FIO has two major sea-going vessels, the R/V Bellows and R/V Weatherbird II, along with the land based Keys Marine Laboratory located in Layton, Florida supports excellence in marine science, technology and education opportuntities. Combined, these platforms have supported over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students Statewide since 2009, allowing students to connect first-hand with scientific research conducted along Florida's coast.

FIO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with 30 institutions and agencies engaged in marine research, education and resources management, including all 12 public universities providing collaborating opportunities across academia, government, and private sector for educational, training, research and public outreach opportunities for students and scientists across Florida.

On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act; Subtitle F of Public Law 112-141). The Act established the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund in the U.S. Treasury Department and designated the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) as the Gulf Coast Entity that would administer and oversee the Center(s) of Excellence for Florida. Under the terms of the Act, a percentage of funds will be allocated to FIO, the funds will be used and be available for FLRACEP programs, projects and activities that restore and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region.

POSITION SUMMARY: The position is a critical part of a small, but dedicated team located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The primary duties of the Vessel Services Coordinator are planning, performing, and overseeing the shipboard maintenance, repairs and pre cruise preparations of two Oceanographic research vessels, the R/V BELLOWS and the R/V WEATHERBIRD II, to ensure readiness of the vessels for marine research and educational programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with maintenance and repair of ship board operational systems including but not limited to diesel main drive engines, generators, hydraulic systems, marine sanitation systems, electrical, AC&R and potable water plumbing. Schedule preventative and corrective maintenance and repairs of the vessels by coordinating with Marine Operations Manager, outside vendors and ships’ crews to complete projects on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining warehouse facility and institute owned passenger/cargo van, scheduling van usage , procurement of supplies/materials, tracking and stocking inventory (spare parts, consumable products and warehouse and of FIO’s inventory of hand and power tools, oceanographic equipment…etc.); maintain inventory within budgetary allowance as determined by the FIO’s fiscal office, and track expenditures
  • Assist Marine Captains with maintaining and auditing safety plans for both research vessels as well as working with Marine Operations Manager and USF’s facilities manager to ensure facility compliance/security plans are in place for the warehouse.
  • Provide support for scientific operations including planning for loading and unloading vessels, dock operation of cranes & forklifts, assisting in the connection of vessel services and support equipment such as winches and vans.
  • Design, fabricate, maintain, modify, weld, and repair research apparatus for shipboard deployments.
  • Work with Marine Captains and Chief Engineer(s) and Marine Operations Manager to draft specifications for vessel dry-docking, major machinery overhauls, and modifications to the vessels.
  • Make recommendations for equipment upgrades or modifications to improve efficiency of shipboard and shoreside operations.
  • Rotate as mate, relief engineer or deckhand (as qualifications allow) for both research vessels at sea
  • Provide logistical support by arranging for transport of equipment, supplies and personnel to and from ports of call other than the vessels’ home port; and perform other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: MINIMUM: This position requires completion of an approved apprenticeship program in marine services technician; or a high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience including experience as an Master/Mate, Engineer or Deckhand at sea. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Position requires a technical knowledge of ships and related equipment, maintenance operations, overhaul, design, and USCG regulations pertaining to the operation and maintenance of sea-going research vessels.

Current Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW-95) certificate and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).Ability to obtain within 6 months of hire Merchant Mariner Credential as Ordinary Seaman or Wiper

PREFERRED: Hold current 200 ton USCG Oceans license or Designated Duty Engineer

Special Working Conditions: Working conditions include outdoor weather conditions; a non-stable environment (i.e., pitching, heaving, and rolling decks); noisy environment; hot and confined spaces; exposure to toxic/caustic substances and fumes; elevated areas (i.e., over six feet); and moving, lifting, and carrying heavy objects. This position may be required to work on weekends and holidays and, when at sea, is required to be available to work on a 24-hour basis.

Additional Information to Applicants: This job requires physical abilities such as trunk strength, manual dexterity, and wrist-finger movement in order to perform the essential functions of the position. Ability to work in a sea port/dock environment/conditions: operate forklift, lift equipment; may be exposed to high noise levels; perform painting or paint preparation; use protective equipment including safety eyewear, hearing protection and respirator or dust mask; must be able to lift, carry, push and pull equipment and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs. Ability to move about in small and confined shipboard spaces and to conduct light facility tasks including crane and forklift operations when required. Must be able to work effectively on research vessels for extended periods at sea. Must not feel nausea while at underway.

Apply online at http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/index.aspx by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications will be accepted.

USF/FIO is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace Location of Employment is in St. Petersburg, Florida. For additional information about the Florida Institute of Oceanography, please visit www.fio.usf.edu


 

About the Host Institution: The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system of three separately accredited institutions – USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university's main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.

With over 230 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, there's something for everyone at USF. The university offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty – including the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year.

USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference, with 17 men's and women's varsity teams competing at the NCAA-level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university's athletic facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country. For more information about USF please visit: http://www.usf.edu/

Science For Solutions Award

  • Friday, 11 March 2016 11:33

The Science for Solutions Award is given annually to one student or postdoctoral scientist in recognition for “significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems.”

Established in 2012 by the generosity of Peter Schlosser, Past President of AGU’s Ocean Sciences section, the recipient of this award will receive $1,000 towards advancing their studies or projects, and will give a lecture on this topic at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

AWARD INCLUDES:

  • $1,000 monetary prize
  • Engraved crystal award
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Union Science for Solutions Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

For more information, please visit: http://honors.agu.org/medals-awards/science-for-solutions-award/

Assistant Systems Engineer Position

The Integrated Marine Remote Sensing Lab (IMaRS) within the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, is looking for an Assistant Systems Engineer to work with our team on a variety of activities that focus on programming with added oceanographic applications.

This position involves extensive processing responsibilities to generate value-added products, including computer server and disk server setup, maintenance and administration, personal computer support, programming to implement algorithms in computer code, designing and implementing interfaces to distribute products to a wide user community. Is responsible for providing support for the mapped data products. Includes the development, maintenance and management of an automation system to process AVHRR, MODIS, VIIRS, future NASA satellites and satellites that will become available from these or other agencies. Implements and maintain Internet data servers to distribute these data, as well as provide data quality analysis/assurance and provide satellite imagery for publications, production of data from new satellites with oceanographic instruments, and ingest all needed ancillary data. Implements multiprocessor software to generate products from satellites, using programming languages such as IDL, Python, other low-level and/or high level languages, and commercial-off-the-shelf computer hardware. The successful applicant will also be responsible for information security needs within the IMaRS group, including policy formulation, auditing, incident response, and other related duties.

Qualifications: Applicants must have experience with Linux Server administration, Python Programming, and Windows PC. Applicants with previous satellite imagery and/or GIS experience are highly desirable. Appointment: The successful candidate will be part of the IMaRS team of multidisciplinary scientists who conduct research in a variety of geographic areas, and will support their research, pushing the boundaries of satellite data applications. Initial appointment will be for 1-year and extendable, with a 6-month probation period. Continuation of the appointment will be contingent on funds availability and performance of the candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is located at USF’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, FL. Please visit the IMaRS website for further information about the group and the current research being conducted: http://imars.marine.usf.edu/

Application: Please send resumes to Gabriel Quiles Perez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Environmental Scientist Position

  • Friday, 11 March 2016 11:22

The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County has posted an open recruitment for an Environmental Scientist position in the Water Monitoring program in the Water Division. This recruitment will remain open through March 21st. Follow the link below for additional information:

http://www.jobaps.com/Hillsborough/jobs/

Postdoctoral Scientist in Particle Cycling, The Oceanic Flux Program time-series

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist to work with the Oceanic Flux Program (OFP) time series of particle flux in the deep Sargasso Sea. The position requires at a minimum a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry or a related field and expertise in the application of isotopic and chemical techniques to studies of biogeochemical cycling. A strong interest and demonstrated aptitude in seagoing observational research is required.

The successful applicant will have multidisciplinary interests and career goals that are compatible with the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community-oriented research focus of the OFP time-series. The postdoc will conduct independent biogeochemical research on particle flux processes (topic to be determined by the applicant's field of expertise) under the direction of Dr. Maureen H. Conte, head of the OFP time-series, with opportunities for research collaborations with scientists at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and/or others involved in Bermuda-based research. In addition to research, the postdoc will be actively involved in all aspects of OFP time-series operations- from mooring and seagoing activities to imaging and trace level analyses of flux materials- and also participate in developing new research/educational collaborations to leverage OFP resources, thereby gaining diverse operational and project management skills. The postdoc will also participate in mentoring and supervising students.

The position is based at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, a vibrant scientific community with state-of-the-art analytical resources as well as myriad professional development opportunities. This is a one year appointment, with opportunity for renewal for up to three years.

Please apply at https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3211. Application should include a personal statement describing your research experience, interests and particular skills you would bring to the OFP, a curriculum vitae, a one page summary of your PhD and postdoctoral research (if applicable), and a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For further information please contact Dr. Maureen H. Conte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP/STUDENT WORKSHOP APPLICATION

DEADLINE EXTENDED! APPLY TODAY! FREE REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES for students at the State of the Coast Conference 2016 (June 1-3, 2016) are available in two categories: Student Scholarships and Student Workers.

The new deadline to apply is MONDAY, MARCH 14th, 2016.

Student Scholarships will be offered to a limited number of qualified undergraduate or graduate students who have submitted abstracts for oral or poster presentations by the deadline (November 30th, 2015). A Student Scholarship covers registration fee for the conference and includes admission to all oral and poster sessions, exhibits, breaks, luncheons, the Opening Reception, and Poster Session Happy Hour. http://stateofthecoast.org/

Stock Assessment Scientist

  • Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:33

Job Title:Stock Assessment Scientist

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-15-JC-1401942

SALARY RANGE:

$61,963.00 to $96,555.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 4, 2015 to Thursday, June 18, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0408/1529-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

4

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Science, Service, and Stewardship 

 

 

This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens and Nationals, and  merit promotion candidates.

You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria: 

• Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service.

• Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointment in the excepted service and under an Interchange Agreement.

• Former Federal status employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous Federal service.

• Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).

• Veterans eligible for the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.

• Veterans eligible for a non-competitive appointment under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority, who are preference eligible or recently separated from the military.  Applies to grades GS-11 and below.

• Individuals with disabilities under Schedule A hiring authority - Refer to "Other Information" section for eligibility details. 

• Applicants entitled to non-competitive appointment authorities or special hiring authorities, e.g., Peace Corps; Americorps VISTA, Boren Fellows; military spouse preference; and applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this grade with the same promotion potential of ZP-3/ GS-13 or higher (SF-50(s) must show proof of this), etc.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel several times a year to various international venues as well as within the United States and its Caribbean territories.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Payment of relocation expenses WILL be authorized for eligible current status applicants who indicate that they want to be considered under MAP procedures only.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for selective service.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Required to pass background investigation and fingerprint check
  • A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting state-of-the-art stock assessments on Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean fishery resources as part of the Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Performing research relating to fish population and ecosystem dynamics, including new mathematical and statistical algorithms for incorporating environmental and other diverse types of data into stock assessments and ecological models.
  • Evaluating existing methods and data and develop innovative solutions to identified deficiencies.
  • Cultivating collaborative relationships with other nations that may share the same fishery resources (e.g., bilaterally with Mexico or through multinational organizations such as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna or Caribbean Fisheries Mechanism)
  • Representing the SEFSC on various Committees and/or technical workgroups (such as ICCAT scientific and statistical committees or the working groups of various Federal, state, international or professional organizations).
  • Preparing and presenting scientific reports, briefs, and assessments papers as need.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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NOTE: Applicants claiming education to qualify in any way MUST submit supporting academic transcripts. Failure to do so will result in a rating of ineligible.

Basic Requirements

Applicants must meet applicable basic requirements for the occupational series they wish to be considered under.

0408 Ecology Series

Education: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.

1529 Mathematical Statistics Series

Education: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or higher degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.-OR-Combination of education and experience: This includes at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in education above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

-AND-

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must also possess the below specialized experience to qualify for this position.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 level in the Federal service: Conducting full stock assessments; performing research as part of a team in large, multifaceted research programs; analyzing biological data using advanced techniques in mathematical modeling, population dynamics, or statistical theory; and preparing publications relating to population dynamics, ecology and stock assessment.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Translated transcripts are required.

 

 

Only education/experience obtained by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered. 
Current and former career and career-conditional Federal employees must meet the time-in-grade/band requirement of 52 weeks at the next lower grade.  Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements (e.g.,time-in-grade and qualification requirements) by the closing date of the announcement. 
Current career and career-conditional Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (NOTE: Federal employee applicants must submit SF-50s, which demonstrate how they meet all announcement requirements.  Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.)
You may be required to serve a probationary period of up to three years. 

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 

Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated under NOAA's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your score may be lowered and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Gold, Silver, or Bronze.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.  Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager for further review and consideration.  

Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures  will be rated in accordance with the Merit Staffing plan of NOAA. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.  

You will be rated based on the following knowledges, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:

  • Quality Ranking Factor - Publication experience
  • Quality Ranking Factor - Stock Assessments
  • Knowledge of advanced fishery stock assessment techniques, including statistical catch at age model
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods including theory/principles and analytical software packages
  • Skill interacting with natural resource agencies, industry, environmental and scientific groups.
  • Skill in communicating technical information to scientific and lay audiences

In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized or general experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

 


BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml.

 


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

 

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

 Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). 

 

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses 

Other Special Appointment Authorities


HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. 

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:  

1. Your Résumé showing relevant experience; cover letter optional 

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

3. Transcripts (include your name, college name/address, type of degree, major, date degree conferred, courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, G.P.A. etc.), if qualifying based on education 

4. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):         

 

  • CTAP/ICTAP documents
  • Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form, which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.) 
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authority documentation

 

Note:  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.  Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.          

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: 

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1401942

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 18, 2015 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).    

You will be notified of your application status at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You may check your application status by accessing the USAJOBS website and clicking "Application Status".    

The amount of notices that each applicant receives may vary.  The four points of notification are: 

  •  Application Received or Application Incomplete 
  •  Minimum Qualification Requirement Met/Not Met 
  •  Eligible (Application Referred) or Eligible (Application Not referred) 
  •  Selected or Not Selected

 

 

 

Assistant Marine Captain Postition

  • Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:28
 

 

Dept Number/Name: 0-4710-000/Florida Institute Of Oceanography

College/Division: Acad Affairs/Fl Inst Oceanography

Salary Plan: Administration

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $35,000 to $40,000

Position Number: 00003370 Assistant Marine Captain

Organizational Summary:

 

The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is a state-wide Academic Infrastructure Support Organization (AISO) established in 2009 by the Chancellor and Board of Governors (BOG) of the State University System (SUS) and hosted by the University of South Florida.  FIO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with 30 institutions and agencies engaged in marine research, education and resources management, including all 12 public universities.  

 

The FIO owns and operates two state of the art research vessels (Bellows and Weatherbird II) and a marine facility (Keys Marine Lab) supporting research and education across the state of Florida, offer unique opportunities for college level education and researchers studying the marine ecosystems offered along the coasts of Florida.

 

On July 10, 2012, the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) was named the Gulf Coast entity that would coordinate and support the Center(s) of Excellence Research Grants Program under the RESTORE Act.  Under the terms of the Act, a percentage of funds will be allocated to FIO that will be used and be available for programs, projects and activities that restores and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region.

Position Summary: 

 

The position is the Second Officer on the 115 ft R/V Weatherbird II reporting directly to the Captain.  Position is directly involved in all aspects of the daily operation of crew and vessel, both in-port and underway.  Responsible for safety and welfare of vessel and crew in the absence of or incapacitation of the  Marine Captain.

Responsible for safe navigation and piloting of the vessel and safety and welfare of all aboard during assigned watch.  Directs and supervises crew day to day activities in the absence of Marine Captain in port or underway.  Participate and Assign watch duties to crew members and to diverse science party include maneuvering in tight quarters, deploying and recovering over the side scientific equipment, buoy operations, diving operations and anchoring in various weather conditions.  Knowledge of engineering plant and proper procedure for engineering rounds while in port and underway. Support deckhand and scientists  on deck.  Other assigned duties by Captain or Director.

Prepares administrative reports related to vessel, not limited to maintaining charts and vessel logs.  Participates and make recommendations as part of management team for recruitment pertaining to research vessels.  Work with Marine Captain to develop procedural manuals (operations, safety, emergencies, etc) for dissemination. 

Vessel Safety Officer while underway. Responsible for inspection, service and training of all survival equipment. Ensures the crew and science party have and use all personal safety equipment. Conducts training on portable power and equipment.  Conducts and coordinates shipboard safety briefings and orientation for science party on all safety procedures and emergency drill procedures.  Integral part of shipboard emergency response team.  Integral member of vessel training team. Responsible for training crew in areas of deck operations and deck evolutions, cargo handling, seamanship, marlinspike seamanship, small boat operations, all deck machinery, safety procedures and emergency procedures.

When in port oversees shipboard maintenance plan/logs. Supervises topside and interior maintenance to include hull, decks, bulkheads, bulwarks, deck machinery, interior living, science and common spaces and all other associated spaces and equipment and has direct hands on involvement. Duties include oversight of cleanliness, health and sanitation of all areas of the vessel.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Licensed as a Master, Ocean, any grade, or as a Mate, Ocean or Near Coastal, over 200 gross tons, in accordance with Title 46, Part 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Supervisor experience required to manage crew in absence of Marine Captain.  Licensed as a Master, Ocean, any grade, or as a Mate, Ocean or Near Coastal in accordance with Title 46, Part 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations with qualifications appropriate to the assigned vessel(s); two years of at-sea shipboard experience in operating a marine vessel, including pilothouse duties involving navigation of the vessel, one year of which must have been on oceanographic research vessel operating on ocean or near coastal waters. Successful completion of firefighting and radar observer courses approved by the U.S. Coast Guard is required. Possession of current certificate of completion for Standards of Training certification, and Watch keeping, Basic Safety Training (STCW-95, BST), First Aid/CPR, driver's license, Current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and passport required. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors,1-2 years’ experience in marine research vessel operations, supervision of crew to support the mission and function of the area of responsibility.  Experience with shipyard(s) preferred.  

 

Information for Applicants

 

This position is subject to a criminal background check, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and pre-employment physical exam. 

 

 

 

How To Apply

 

Click here to apply for the position.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. 

 

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

 

Click here for additional tutorial information.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

FIO& USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. To learn about FIO, visit www.fio.usf.edu and to learn about the host institution visit www.usf.edu

 

Work Location

 

FIO is located on the USF - St. Petersburg Campus

 

 

 

Job Title:Fishery Biology/Mathematical Statistician (Research)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-15-JL-1289103

SALARY RANGE:

$58,562.00 to $91,255.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 27, 2015 to Monday, April 6, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

ZP-0482/1529-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Beaufort, NC 

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Science, Service, and Stewardship 

 

 

This is an interdisciplinary Fishery Biology/Mathematical Statistician (Research), position located in Beaufort, NC,   in the National Marine Fisheries Service Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

 Who May Apply:

 U.S. Citizens and Nationals, and merit promotion candidates.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel up to 1 week per month may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for selective service.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Required to pass background investigation and fingerprint check
  • A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.

DUTIES:

 

As the Interdisciplinary Scientist you will serve as a stock assessment scientist in the Sustainable Fisheries Branch at Beaufort NC., you will be responsible for:

·     Planning, coordinating, evaluating, and completing stock assessment analysis;

·     Identifying and recommending for the adoption of new and advanced theories and practices related to the development, evaluation, of statistical and population analyses;

·      Performs and apply research as a mathematical statistician concerning Stochastic Models with other specialists in the physical and engineering sciences;

·      Leading task forces and study groups related to resolving problems in a computer modeling environment; and

·     Maintaining liaison with other governmental agencies, regulated industry, researchers, and other key stakeholders to provide guidance on policies; work on a team presenting the most advanced scientific writings.

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet the basic requirement(s) for the series for which you are applying.  All applicants must submit proof of how they meet these requirements (e.g. transcripts). Failure to provide this documentation may lead to your disqualification.

In order to be qualified for this position you must meet the basic requirement for the series for which you are applying.

Basic requirement for a Fishery Biologist (Research)

Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree with major study in biology, zoology, or biological oceanography that included at least 30 semester hours in biological and aquatic science and 15 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences. This course work must have included: At least 15 semester hours of preparatory training in zoology beyond introductory biology or zoology in such courses as invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology, advanced vertebrate zoology, genetics, entomology, and parasitology; and a minimum of 6 semester hours of training applicable to fishery biology in such subjects as fishery biology, ichthyology, limnology, oceanography, algology, planktonology, marine or fresh water ecology, invertebrate ecology, principles of fishery population dynamics, or related course work in the field of fishery biology; and at least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, or statistics.

Basic requirement for a Mathematical Statistician Research

A.    a Bachelor's or higher degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. OR

B.     a combination of education and experience. This includes at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the Basic Requirement you must have one of the following Minimum Qualifications for ZP-3

 

A Possess at least one year of experience, equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 level in the Federal service, with experience in the following: 1.) Advising senior officials on technical issues central to initiating new statistical programs or major revisions to current statistical programs; 2.)    Conducting statistical analysis with fish or ecological data;  3.) Designing and development of mathematical methods and techniques to statistical processes; and 4.) Preparing oral and written reports of stock assessments and related analyses.   OR

 

B. Possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in biology, zoology, or biological oceanography, or another closely related field which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. OR

 

C. Have a combination of experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equals at least 100% of the total requirement

In addition to the Basic Requirement you must have the following Minimum Qualifications for ZP-4

 

 Possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 level in the Federal service; 1.) Performing basic or applied research and collaborates as lead mathematical statistician with physical scientists and engineers in planning experiments or data collection schedules and analyzing data; 2.)  Planning with senior officials on technical issues central to initiating new statistical programs or major revisions to current statistical programs; 3.) Conducting statistical analysis with fish or ecological data; and 4.) Conducting and leading fisheries research projects in estuary and ocean ecosystems, including developing and writing proposals.

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement.  

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Translated transcripts are required.  Only education/ experience obtained by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.  

 

 

Only education/experience obtained by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Current and former career and career-conditional Federal employees must meet the time-in-grade/band requirement of 52 weeks at the next lower grade.  Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements (e.g.,time-in-grade and qualification requirements) by the closing date of the announcement.

Current career and career-conditional Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (NOTE: Federal employee applicants must submit SF-50s, which demonstrate how they meet all announcement requirements.  Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.)

You may be required to serve a probationary period of up to three years.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 

Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated under NOAA's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your score may be lowered and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Gold, Silver, or Bronze.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.  Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager for further review and consideration.  

Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures  will be rated in accordance with the Merit Staffing plan of NOAA. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.  

 

You will be rated based on the following knowledges, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:

·         Knowledge of quantitative methods, research, theory and principles

·         Knowledge of aquatic resources and stock assessment of fishes.

·         Ability to communicate effectively.

In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized or general experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

 


BENEFITS:

NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

 

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

 Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). 

 

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses 

Other Special Appointment Authorities


HOW TO APPLY:

You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 06, 2015.  

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. 

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:  

1. Your Résumé showing relevant experience; cover letter optional 

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

3. Transcripts (include your name, college name/address, type of degree, major, date degree conferred, courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, G.P.A. etc.), if qualifying based on education 

4. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):         

 

  • CTAP/ICTAP documents
  • Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form, which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.) 
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authority documentation

 

Note:  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.  Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.          

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: 

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is1289103

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 06, 2015 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).    

You will be notified of your application status at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You may check your application status by accessing the USAJOBS website and clicking "Application Status".    

The amount of notices that each applicant receives may vary.  The four points of notification are: 

  •  Application Received or Application Incomplete 
  •  Minimum Qualification Requirement Met/Not Met 
  •  Eligible (Application Referred) or Eligible (Application Not referred) 
  •  Selected or Not Selected

 


Control Number: 389997700

ORR - Emergency Response Division

  • Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:33

 

The position is open from Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  The job is located in Silver Spring, MD (relocation expenses are authorized), and is being advertised as both a Supervisory Environmental Scientist (ZP-0401-V) and a Supervisory Physical Scientist (ZP-1301-V), to maximize the pool of qualified candidates. 

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

·         Leading the development and implementation of Emergency Response Division’s mission and core functions, including response to over 100 oil spills and releases of hazardous materials annually;

·         Supervising ERD managers and staff;

·         Establishing and building partnerships on emergency response-related issues across NOAA offices, other Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector;

·         Representing OR&R/ERD to internal and external stakeholders, and representing the Department of Commerce on the National Response Team and Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research;

·         Serving on the OR&R Management Team, which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of OR&R; and

·         Overseeing development and execution of the ERD annual budget.

USAJobs Announcements:  

PH-JL-1348120 DE/MP (Supv. Physical Scientist ZP-1301-V)

PH-15-JL-1348290 DE/MP (Supv. Environmental Scientist ZP-0401-V)


All interested applicants are encouraged to apply at www.usajobs.gov.  Interested current Federal status employees may apply to both the Merit Promotion (MP or “status” candidates) and Delegated Examining (DE or “nonstatus” candidates) vacancies, but should at minimum apply to the MP (“status”) vacancy.  Important noteMP applicants must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, in addition to your resume, completed assessment questionnaire, transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims (as indicated by the vacancy announcement), and optional cover letter.

Ocean 180 Video Challenge

  • Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:14

Submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge are Now Being Accepted!

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) and funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Ocean 180 Video Challenge is designed to encourage scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with the public. Ocean scientists of all career stages are invited to create a 3-minute video abstract that effectively communicates the findings and significance of a recently published study to general audiences.

Videos must summarize the results of a paper that the submitting scientist has coauthored and published within the past five years. A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries. Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2014 (11:59pm PST) using our online form: http://ocean180.org/for-scientists/video-abstract-submission.html

Entries are initially screened and evaluated by a team of science and communication experts to determine the top ten finalists, but the winners are ultimately selected by student judges from 6th-8th grade classrooms around the world.

Over 22,000 students in 16 countries have already registered to participate in evaluating the finalists this year, selecting the videos they feel best communicate the results and implications of the research. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice your communication skills and broaden the impact of your research efforts.

Webinar for Scientists: October 28 The Ocean 180 Team will also be hosting a webinar on October 28 from 1 p.m.-2p.m. ET. Topics include contest goals and guidelines, video submission procedures, and judging timetable and criteria. To participate, please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5611559164769837826 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Information and full contest guidelines can be found at http://ocean180.org.

All questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Ocean Science Bowl

  • Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:44

Call for 2014-2015 NOSB Volunteer Question Writers

Are you looking for a way to use your knowledge of ocean science and support the next generation of ocean scientists and stewards? The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) national office is in need of volunteer question writers willing to submit 25 buzzer questions (multiple choice toss-ups and short answer bonuses) or 1-2 Team Challenge Questions (TCQs) each.

If you have expertise in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Marine Policy, Technology, Social Science or Geography, please help us ensure the competition questions are of the highest quality possible. Please visit the NOSB's question writing page for the guidelines and templates. Please be sure to read through the guidelines – any questions that do not follow the guidelines and templates may not be accepted.

Please email your questions, the 2015 NOSB Confidentiality & Quality Agreement (available online with the guidelines), your name and email address to Amanda Holloway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, August 29, 2014. Please also contact Amanda with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Questions from current high school students and coaches will not be accepted.

Thank you for helping and ensuring our NOSB students enjoy fun and challenging competitions!

Aylesworth Scholarship

  • Wednesday, 06 August 2014 04:28

Florida SeaGrant is now taking applications for the Aylesworth Scholarship for 2015.  The Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science gives 1 to 3 student scholarships a year. Awards are made to Florida university students doing work in any area of marine science. They key is that the research is applied and is aimed at helping to support more effective decision making for sustaining coastal or ocean systems.

Awards are given to undergraduates, masters and PhD / JD students. Financial need is an important criterion in addition to scholarship. The scholarship can last from 2 to 3 years, and there are many examples of supporting students through their MS and PhD degrees if they are having great progress. The Aylesworth Foundation has supported 97 students since it began this program, with over $500,000 awarded to Florida university students. Please urge your students to look at this great opportunity and submit an application. The link below provides application instructions.

The deadline for applications is October 10, 2014.

https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/aylesworth/

Florida Sea Grant

  • Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:30

From Karl Havens, Florida Sea Grant College Program Director:

I wanted to let you all know about something new that we have started this year. As you know, we have a long history of sending FL university students to DC as Knauss Marine Policy Fellows, where they spend a year immersed in ocean and coastal policy work. I’ve always wanted to have a fellowship like this in Florida and it finally has happened. As a result of a couple of years of work, we just selected and hired the first ‘Florida Sea Grant / Florida Coastal Office Fellow.’ Her name is Kayleigh Michaelides and she is a 2013 graduate of the University of Miami. Kayleigh will work during the next year at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, under an Agreement for Interchange of Personnel that we have established with the FDEP. Her main job will be serving as a liaison between the Governor’s Alliances of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic regions. We won’t likely see much of her, because like Knauss Fellows, we get the funds and they go off and work for an agency. However, I wanted to let you know about this new program, which we anticipate to be long-term.

Also for your interest, we have started the process of giving out co-funded research grants (to date, one to Andy Kane at UF EPI co-funded by the FWC, and one to Mahmood Shivji at NOVA, co-funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation). When out next call for research proposals comes out in January, expect to see at least two projects that are paid 50/50 from our NOAA grant and by external monies – so far, one by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and one by The Nature Conservancy. The aim is to co-fund grants in order to stretch our research budget farther. As you know, we have an extra $400K per year to put into research, and my aim is to have close to $1.5M a year going into research projects via this extra money and co-funded projects (compared to about $880K a year in recent years). We also have a new extension project dealing with training people in habitat restoration – a three year project with an expected total cost of $440K, with half of the funds coming from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The program then will be self-supporting, in a very similar way that the modules of the Master Naturalist program work. Marty is the lead for this great idea.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Applications for the 2015 fellowship session are available.

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 17th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies' committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

Visit the National Academies Formal Announcement for information on how to apply.

COSSEE

  • Sunday, 15 June 2014 02:41

Good afternoon! COSEE Florida is looking for a Communication and Digital Media Coordinator to join our team. Please see the description copied below. This is a full-time, grant-funded position. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 30, 2014. For more information, please contact Halley Rohm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks!

 

Laura

Laura Diederick

Smithsonian Marine Station Education Specialist
COSEE Florida Informal Education Manager

772.462.6216  •  www.sms.si.edu

POSITION TITLE:  Communication and Digital Media Coordinator

 

LOCATION:  1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

CLASSIFICATION:  This is a full-time, grant funded position

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

COSEE Florida is currently seeking an enthusiastic, innovative communication and digital media coordinator to oversee the Center’s web and social media presence and digital media production efforts.  This position will involve oversight of the development and production of short videos highlighting ocean scientists’ research, as well as the day-to-day operations of the COSEE Florida website and social media, including the development of new content and promotional and marketing materials for the Center’s programs and events.  The successful candidate will also participate in the development of a video storytelling workshop for scientists.   Other duties as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

 The qualifications and skill requirements for this position include:

 

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
  • Video recording, editing, and production skills (examples of products required);
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written (examples of products required);
  • Experience with developing content for a variety of audiences across multiple digital platforms, including websites, blogs, and social media;
  • Experience with website development and maintenance using a content management system (e.g. – Weebly, Joomla, etc);
  • Ability of work independently and as a member of a collaborative team;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Documented experience using web-based and social media platforms to market and promote programs and events;
  • A good sense of humor.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Primary oversight of the Center’s program to assist scientist with designing and producing short videos highlighting their research;
  • Management of day- to-day operations of the COSEE Florida website and social media sites (i.e., Facebook and Twitter);
  • Development of press releases, articles, web content, and promotional materials highlighting the Center’s programs and activities;
  • Coordination of changes to the website design and layout with website host (IRSC); 
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the video storytelling workshop;
  • Preparation of periodic status reports for COSEE Florida Leadership Team.

 

Position requires a valid driver’s license.

Copies of transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent to ORCA prior to interview.

Qualified applicants should contact Halley Rohm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Space for Teachers?

  • Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:18

C-IMAGE Researchers......  If you have plans to be out in the field during the summer of 2014, please consider hosting a Teacher At Sea.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get teachers engaged in the scientific process and provides them with fun experiences and lesson plans they can use in the classroom for their students.  The experience does not have to be multi-day, but can also include day trips to neighboring estuaries and beaches.  For more information, please contact our Education coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Summer School at TUHH

  • Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:18

The Hamburg University of Technology invites GoMRI students for the 1st International Summer School focusing on Modeling Multiphase Flows.  Multiphase flows denote liquids or gases in which bubbles, drops and/or solid particles move in complex interaction.   For the production of food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals as well as for combustion processes and conversion of renewable energies, multiphase flows impact numerous processes in our lives.  Today's requirements for conserving resources and achieving sustainable processes, the modeling of multiphase flows by taking into account multiphysics on all scales of magnitude is essential but challenging due to the complicated nature of momentum, heat and mass transfer.  The goals of this summer school are to establish the knowledge for modeling liquid/gas and gas/solid two phase flows with lectures by international professors, discussions with PhD students and special workshops.

Deadline for registration is June 16, 2014.