Opportunity: NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator Needed in New Orleans

Application Deadline: TBD

The NOAA Office of Response and Restoration's Emergency Response Division has advised ECO Magazine that they will soon announce a Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) position open through USAJobs. A specific date for announcement has not been provided.

The position is located in New Orleans, LA (relocation expenses are not authorized) and is being advertised as an Environmental Scientist (GS-0401-12/13).

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) for Louisiana. Able to respond to and travel as necessary for spill response (is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) within the region and to other parts of the country or U.S. Territories.
  • Serve as a principal advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) during oil spills or hazardous materials responses in the ocean, coastal zone, and/or inland lakes and rivers for scientific and technical information.
  • Communicate, both in writing and orally, technical positions and/or results for analyses of ecological effects of oil or hazardous material spills and various response techniques
  • Serve as liaison and maintain relationships with the regional scientific and response communities to determine the availability and capability to respond to USCG requests
  • Conduct training
  • Participate on teams to develop new plans, technology and/or techniques for hazardous material spill preparedness and response.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at www.usajobs.gov. Current Federal status employees may apply to both the Merit Promotion (MP or “status” candidates) and Delegated Examining (DE or “nonstatus” candidates) vacancies, but should at minimum apply to the MP (“status”) vacancy. Important note: MP applicants must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, in addition to your resume, completed assessment questionnaire, transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims (as indicated by the vacancy announcement), and optional cover letter.

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