NOAA Resource Protection Specialist, ZA-0301-3 (DE/CR)

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NorthEast Great Lakes Region (NEGL), Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) with one vacancy in Alpena, MI.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-ONMS-2021-0012, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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

  • Promote resource protection through a variety of education, outreach, and community engagement efforts. Support the development and implementation of sanctuary education, outreach, and interpretation programs, and assisting with the development of external communications (e.g. sanctuary media, social media, etc.), exhibits, and education/outreach programs and products.
  • Recommend, coordinate, and implement research and resource management strategies and priorities. Participate in Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings and serve as staff-lead for associated working groups. Engage with a variety of partners, stakeholders, law enforcement agencies, and community leaders to facilitate the protection of sanctuary resources.
  • Provide communication, coordination, and administrative support of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) research and on-water operations, including budgeting, scheduling, and coordination with sanctuary partners. Provide operational support as a working diver on the TBNMS dive team. Assist in the coordination of Great Lakes ecological and climate and climate research and reporting. Conduct research, dive, and vessel operations.
  • Assist in coordinating and conducting historical and underwater archaeological field research, documentation, and reporting, including drafting National Registry of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations and other archaeological and field research reports.
  • Assist in the operation (e.g. budgeting, scheduling, and safety) of the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Seek and develop partnerships, grants, and other support to advance the management goals of the sanctuary and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), and assist in the development of Annual Operating Plans, budgets, contracts, and Memorandum of Agreements.  Work with and assist in coordinating volunteers.
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