Will support core functions of the NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC) Directorate by providing office coordination, assisting in strategic planning activities, and coordinating programmatic initiatives related to the integration of habitat conservation across the agency. Duties include:
* Supporting the Directorate in managing requests from NOAA and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), coordinating responses, and developing regular communications materials including the weekly highlights and priorities.
* Supporting meeting logistics and coordination of the office including staffing for the Senior Management Team meetings, NOAA Fisheries National Habitat Leadership Team meetings, and other office meetings including those requiring Director travel.
* Supporting the development, tracking, and reporting of the office's priorities and strategic plan elements, including office milestones and performance metrics.
* Assisting the Directorate and OHC divisions to coordinate program efforts with other NMFS and NOAA offices.
* Analyzing programmatic information and policies in support of office-wide strategic initiatives and national-level partnership efforts associated with coastal and marine habitat conservation.
* Supporting office-wide internal and external communication and national-level partnership efforts including developing communication best practices and templates, developing web content and other communications materials, and managing/organizing communications materials.
4+ years of specialized experience directly related to the position including experience providing support to senior and executive-level groups or teams and with coordinating communication among and between diverse parties, including, for example, interoffice and interagency bodies.
Must have excellent writing skills including proficiency in office correspondence and writing for policy and communications products; excellent research skills and the ability to synthesize diverse information into concise issue papers and talking points; and excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication among diverse audiences and across all organizational levels.
Requires demonstrated ability to meet deadlines under shifting priorities and quick turn-around timelines and to prioritize and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Must have strong problem-solving abilities and organizational skills and be proficient in office productivity software (Word, Excel, Google Suite, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.). Flexibility to travel, this may include 8-10 trips per year of up to a week in duration for each event in addition to local travel, required.
Desirable skills include experience working in the federal environment and knowledge of marine and coastal policy, laws, and regulations.
Equivalent experience in one of the marine or aquatic sciences, fishery biology, ecology, natural resource management, marine and coastal management policy, or habitat conservation may substitute for every year of degree deficiency.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.
BS in marine or aquatic sciences, ecology, biology, fisheries science, related discipline, or equivalent.