NOAA has posted a Natural Resource Specialist position in Annapolis, MD (ZP-3, equivalent to GS-11/12) on USA JOBS for 7 days, from 3/26/2019 to 4/01/2019. This is a full and open competition available to all interested candidates; it is not limited to existing federal employees. Please post on appropriate listserves and share with anyone who may be interested.

Here’s more information about the position:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) is a division of the National Marine Fisheries’ (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation, which works to protect and restore coastal and marine habitats.  NCBO applies NOAA assets and resources to advance priorities in four goal areas of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement: Sustainable Fisheries, Vital Habitats, Environmental Literacy, and Climate Resiliency. NOAA also supports monitoring and research.

As a Natural Resource Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership Climate Change Liaison. Provide leadership and coordination of the major scientific work, research, and natural resource management actions of the Partnership’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup. This includes strategic planning, meeting coordination, and project development and implementation.
  • Develop and foster a strong working relationship with scientific researchers, natural resource managers and policy makers, academia and officials of other federal, state, regional and local agencies to advance and promote the Partnerships’ climate change resiliency goal and outcomes.
  • Represent the Partnership’s position on policies and programs to public interest groups through various task forces, panels, committees, and initiatives related to climate change.
  • Lead and coordinate efforts to develop policy and programmatic mechanisms necessary for proactively building consideration of climate change into the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s collaborative decision making processes.
  • Organize efforts to analyze and monitor climate trends and impacts, assess vulnerability and to identify, prioritize, and implement adaptation response strategies, including assessing the accuracy and reliability of results.