NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has a vacancy announcement open on USA Jobs for the director of our Cooperative Oxford (MD) Laboratory. It is a ZP5 (GS15 equivalent) supervisory position, which may be filled as an environmental scientist (0401) or physical scientist (1301). Please refer to the vacancy announcement for required qualifications. 


NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources in direct support of National Ocean Service (NOS) priorities, offices, and customers to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies. The incumbent will oversee coastal and estuarine research as part of the NCCOS Marine Spatial Ecology (MSE) Division, serve as the COL director, and perform the full range of supervisory and administrative functions for the branch, which includes managing staff in Oxford and Silver Spring, MD. The incumbent will also serve as part of the MSE and NCCOS management teams. 


The position will be hired through NOAA’s direct hiring authority, with applications being accepted through October 29. We appreciate your help in distributing this opportunity to all interested and qualified candidates.