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Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, ZP-0401-3 (DHA)

Company: Department Of Commerce
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

* Duties




This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center, with one vacancy in Ann Arbor, MI.

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) administers NOAA's program to manage living marine resources for commercial and recreational use. The program provides services and products to support fisheries management operations; international fisheries affairs; fishery development, trade, and industry assistance activities; protected resources and habitat conservation operations; and the scientific and technical aspects of NOAA's marine fisheries resource programs.

An opportunity is available to join the NOAA Restoration Center, a division of the Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC) within NMFS. The Restoration Center restores and promotes responsible stewardship of the nation's coastal, marine, and migratory fish habitat. The Restoration Center focuses on four priority habitat restoration approaches, where we can have the biggest impact to fishery production, including opening rivers, reconnecting coastal wetlands, restoring shallow corals, and rebuilding shellfish populations.

As Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

* Coordinate with co-trustee agencies for natural resource damage cases in the Great Lakes to plan, develop, and oversee implementation of habitat restoration projects that are consistent with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Oil Pollution Act. * Assess the impacts of habitat restoration actions, develop environmental compliance documentation, and ensure that all projects meet applicable environmental laws and regulations. * Provide oversight of contracts and Federal grants including developing project scopes of work, project budgets, schedules, and deliverables. * Participate on multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate feasibility studies, modeling reports and engineering plans and to conduct field investigations to support project development, evaluation and oversight of project construction.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

* Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

* Requirements



Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply. * Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. * Must be suitable for Federal employment. * Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( * Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement. * If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

The full performance level of the position is ZP-4 or GS-13/14

Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.

* A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. * This position is not in the bargaining unit. * This position requires a Public Trust Security Clearance.


* This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, ZP-0401-3 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g. within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements:

Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band ZP-2 or GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

* Contributing to the planning, design, or implementation of habitat restoration projects; * Assisting with evaluating habitat restoration actions and ensuring that projects meet applicable environmental laws and regulations; and * Assisting with developing and/or reviewing project schedules, budgets, and/or deliverables.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. Note: Only graduate education in excess of 2 full years is qualifying for combination of education and experience.


College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Keywords: Department Of Commerce, Ann Arbor , Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, ZP-0401-3 (DHA), Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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