This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aquaculture program, with one position each in the Alaska Region (Juneau or Anchorage, Alaska), the Greater Atlantic Region (Gloucester, Massachusetts), and the West Coast Region (Seattle or Lacey, Washington).
This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-2019-0023, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
As a Marine Resources Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
- Coordinate and provide management/scientific advice in the regional office review of aquaculture permit requests.
- Identify and implement projects that achieve near-term production, job, and/or conservation objectives.
- Promote the development of aquaculture through improved partnerships, strategic planning, regulatory streamlining, technology transfer, best practices, and identification of funding opportunities.
- Attend and/or facilitate meetings with private, federal, state, local, and tribal entities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of aquaculture permitting processes and public understanding of aquaculture issues.