Policy Analyst/Policy Support Specialist


Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as a Policy Analyst/ Policy Support Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of marine protected areas encompassing more than 620,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington State to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. Important habitats like breeding and feeding grounds of whales, sea lions, sharks and sea turtles; coral reefs; kelp forests; and historic shipwrecks are represented within the system of sanctuaries. ONMS is responsible for identifying, designating, and managing ocean and Great Lake areas of special national significance as national marine sanctuaries. Management of sanctuaries is composed of a number of components, such as legislation, regulations, management plans, permitting, conservation policy, and strategic planning. The ONMS headquarters are the command center for the ONMS and provides support and advice to all parts of the sanctuary system. 

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