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MODIS Aqua satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico from October 23, 2011, showing areas of elevated chlorophyll a (in red and orange). NOAA analysts monitor these images and other data for areas of high chlorophyll that may be algal blooms.


The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences is recruiting for the Chief of our Stressor Detection and Impacts Division.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, this position will be responsible for overseeing a national research program investigating environmental stressors such as harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, chemical contaminants, and marine/estuarine pathogens, and the impacts of those stressors on living marine resources and the human communities dependent upon those resources.

The Division Chief is being recruited as a ZP-5 (equivalent to a GS-15) Environmental Scientist or Physical Scientist. The position is advertised under two authorities:

MAP announcement NOS-NCCOS-2018-0004, which is open to current or former federal employees.

DE/CR announcement NOS-NCCOS-2018-0005, which is open to all U.S. citizens.

The vacancy announcements close on October 30, 2017. Please share these announcements with those that you believe may be interested.

These positions are in the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), part of NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The selected individuals will serve as the Chief of NCCOS’s Stressor Detection and Impacts Division in Silver Spring, MD. NCCOS’s mission is to deliver ecosystem science solutions for the stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources in direct support of National Ocean Service science priorities, offices, and customers to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.