Florida Keys NMS Education Coord

Billy Causey Billy.Causey at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 2 00:20:59 EST 1999


This note is to inform you that the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary is advertising for an Education Coordinator.  The position
description and other information is given below or in the attachment:

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
        Norfolk Service Center
        Federal Building
        200 Granby Street
        Norfolk, VA  23510-1886
        (757) 441-3355

                           VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #AN92329

        POSITION: Education Coordinator, GS-1701-11            SALARY:
$39,960 -

        AGENCY:   Department of Commerce          DUTY LOCATION:
Marathon, FL
                  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

        WHO MAY APPLY: Any U.S. Citizen              VACANCIES: 1

        OPENING DATE: October 6, 1999                CLOSING DATE:
November 12, 1999


        Major Duties of the Position:  This position is located in the
        Sanctuaries Division (MSD) of the Office of Ocean and Coastal
Resource Management
        (OCRM). The MSD is responsible for the designation and
management of a
        nationwide system of marine sanctuaries based on the
identification and designation of
        special marine areas for the long-term benefit of the public.
On-site programs for
        research, education and resource protection are carried out to
further the mission of the
        National Marine Sanctuary Program.  The incumbent of this
position serves as the on-
        site Education Coordinator assigned to one of the program's
sanctuaries, and reports
        to the Sanctuary Superintendent in the implementation of on-site
        particularly in the area of education of the public on matters
related to the Sanctuary.

        Special Requirements: May be required to become a NOAA certified
scuba diver.

        Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position,
applicants must
        possess a bachelor's or graduate degree that included or was
supplemented by major
        study in education or marine science, OR have an equivalent
combination of education
        and directly related experience, where course work would be
considered to be
        equivalent to a major in education or marine science.  The total
background must
        provide the equivalent knowledge that would be gained through
completion of a
        bachelor's degree in the field.  IN ADDITION to the education
requirement, applicants
        must have at least one year of specialized experience that
provided the knowledge,
        skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the
position, including
        knowledge of marine science and/or resource management issues,
and knowledge of
        education program development and evaluation. Experience must
have included
        facilitating and coordinating community education efforts;
developing and evaluating
        sanctuary or coastal education activities; providing
community-based education on
        sanctuary or coastal ecology and resource usage; and, reviewing
and analyzing the
        objectives and progress of education programs, and devising
modifications to correct
        any identified deficiencies.   To be creditable, specialized
experience must have been
        equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal
service, as
        characterized by  the scope and level of difficulty of the
duties performed.
        Basis of Rating: Applicants will be rated based upon an
evaluation of their
        application form or r^=C2sum^=C2 and responses to the Supplemental
        Statement Questionnaire. Narrative work experience descriptions
in the
        application/r^=C2sum^=C2 must support the level of experience claim=
on the questionnaire.
        Failure to provide supporting documentation may result in
receipt of a lower or
        ineligible rating.

        Equal Employment Opportunity: All applicants for Federal
employment receive
        consideration without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, sex,
        political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

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