[Coral-List] 3 Oceanographer Positions Open

James Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Jun 4 12:39:17 EDT 2015

Greetings Coral-Listers,

    I would like to draw your attention to three open positions for
Oceanographer at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological
Laboratory in Miami.  The salary range is $61,963 to $135,670 / year
(ZP-3, ZP-4, depending upon experience).  Below is the link, with a
short part of that job description below it.  The Job Announcement
Number is PH-15-JM-1373656.  The Agency Contact Info is also at that
site.  Note that this position opening will only be advertised until
*June 15*, so if you're interested, read the requirements and get
started immediately for acquiring and sending the application
materials.  (Please note these positions are not within my Division at
AOML--you must contact the Agency Contact shown on the advertisement.)


    This Oceanographer, ZP-1360-3/4, position is with the NOAA Atlantic
    Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Physical
    Oceanography Division.  The position conducts or provides support
    for basic and applied research in the coupled ocean and atmospheric
    system in order to better understand the factors affecting both
    climate and the environment.  This position is supervised by the
    Director of the Physical Oceanography Division.

    AOML, a federal research laboratory, is part of NOAA's Office of
    Oceanic and Atmospheric Research , located in Miami, Florida. AOML's
    research spans hurricanes, coastal ecosystems, oceans and human
    health, climate studies, global carbon systems, and ocean observations.

    *Who May Apply*:  U.S. Citizens and Nationals, Merit Promotion
    candidates, and those eligible for noncompetitive appointments or
    special hiring authorities.

    You are eligible under Merit Promotion procedures and/or
    noncompetitive appointment/ special hiring authorities, if you meet
    one of the following criteria:
    • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments
    in the competitive service.
    • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointment in
    the excepted service and under an Interchange Agreement.
    • Former Federal status employees with reinstatement eligibility
    based on previous Federal service.
    • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection
    consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and
    the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
    • Veterans eligible for the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act
    (VEOA), who are preference eligible or who have been separated under
    honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.
    • Veterans eligible for a non-competitive appointment under the
    Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority, who are preference
    eligible or recently separated from the military.  Applies to grades
    GS-11 (or equiv.) and below.
    • Individuals with disabilities under Schedule A hiring authority -
    Refer to "Other Information" section for eligibility details.
    • Applicants entitled to non-competitive appointment authorities or
    special hiring authorities, e.g., Peace Corps; Americorps VISTA,
    Boren Fellows; military spouse preference; and applicants who
    previously held, or currently hold, this grade with the same
    promotion potential of ZP-04/ GS-14 (SF-50(s) must show proof of
    this), etc.

    Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
        •    Developing and implementing studies and research to
    determine the effect of the ocean on the climate;
        •    Designing, collecting, compiling, processing, analyzing and
    interpreting oceanographic data;
        •    Preparing data reports and scientific articles; and,
        •    Using knowledge of oceanographic sampling systems, applying
    this knowledge in problem solving and presenting results.
    Additional duties at the ZP-4 band include:
        •    Using a proficiency in statistical analysis of global scale
    data sets to interpret results in comparison with model data; and,
        •    Using extensive knowledge of large-scale ocean-atmosphere
    interaction, interannual-decadal climate variability, and a mastery
    of geophysical fluid dynamics to prepare scientific papers for


    Cheers, and Good Luck!

    James C. Hendee, Ph.D.
    Director, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division
    Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, Florida  33149-1026
    Voice: 305 361-4396
    Fax: 305 361-4392
    Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov

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