If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for being aware of and providing advice and guidance based on the best available science as it pertains to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Typical work assignments include:
- Review and evaluation of all aspects of assessing marine mammal stocks in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and species status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
- Participating in the compilation of background information, draft, and review of Commission letters and/or recommendations, newsletters, annual report, position papers, or Congressional testimony and preparation for annual meetings.
- Update of the scientific content on the Commission's web pages.
- Liaise with corresponding scientific staff of other agencies/organizations involved with marine mammal research, management, and conservation
- Administer the Commission's online survey of federal funding for marine mammal research, carrying out such tasks as preparing requests for data from other federal agencies, managing correspondence related to data entry, conducting data analyses, and developing survey result summaries to be posted to the Commission's website
- Administer the research grants and contracts awarded by the Commission, carrying out such tasks as assisting in the solicitation, processing, and reviewing of research proposals, drafting statements of work for new grant awards, monitoring progress towards completion of work, and processing research grant and contract invoices.