NOAA Fisheries Is Hiring: Positions Available to Support the Inflation Reduction Act
The historic Inflation Reduction Act has allowed NOAA Fisheries and other agencies to increase the resiliency of our nation's marine resources against climate impacts. Learn more about the positions available and join our mission.
NOAA Fisheries is hiring! The historic Inflation Reduction Act has allowed NOAA Fisheries and other agencies to increase the resiliency of our nation's marine resources against climate change impacts, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join us. This page will be updated weekly to make sure potential candidates can find job postings and application resources. You can also stay up to date through our careers directory.
About the Inflation Reduction Act
NOAA Fisheries received an unprecedented investment to strengthen the agency’s core mission to provide science-based management and conservation of the nation’s marine resources as we confront climate change. Climate change impacts every aspect of our mission—from managing fisheries and aquaculture, to conserving protected resources and vital habitats.
These funds allow us to prioritize several critical areas focused on tackling the impacts of climate change, including:
- Data acquisition and management
- Climate, Ecosystems, and Fisheries Initiative
- Conservation efforts around Pacific salmon, red snapper, and North Atlantic right whales
- Habitat restoration
- Support for salmon hatcheries and other tribal initiatives
- Arctic research
- Facilities modernization
- Improved permitting efficiency
Please note that all job postings are only open for seven days or until the applicant limit has been reached. All positions are only eligible to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals. When multiple positions are available, applicants are encouraged to list their desired position(s) in their cover letter.
Open Period: 2/16/2024–2/22/2024 (This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date)
Location: San Diego, CA; Santa Cruz, CA
Salary: $82,633 –$140,713 (The salary range indicated will be adjusted to include locality payment for the selectee's duty station)
- Conduct independent scientific research of considerable scope and complexity on the effects of climate and other factors on fisheries and fishing communities. Develop scientific studies, models, and analyses to investigate and test hypotheses concerning the effects of agency policies on various sectors of the economy. Develop novel research techniques or methodologies to carry out research work and make recommendations for future work required in the area.
- Develop models, methods, and analyses appropriate for application to economic analysis. Design and administer data collections for fisheries economic analyses. Provide advice on scientific approaches and methods to other scientists. Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external partners regarding scientific needs and deadlines in accomplishing mission goals.
- Review scientific manuscripts, documents and proposals and maintain information of scientific literature and research methods in natural resource economics. Publish research as peer-reviewed scientific articles and research reports.
- Present research at professional meetings and workshops and seminars and provide advice on scientific approaches and methods to other scientists. Serve on scientific advisory panels, student advisory committees, and technical workgroups as appropriate. Produce analyses, reviews, and comments for the purpose of providing scientific advice to the Region, Councils, and others. Engage in outreach activities and public media interviews as appropriate.
Research Physical Scientist
Open Period: 2/21/2024–2/27/2024 (This announcement will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date)
Location: Seattle, WA; Newport, OR; Woods Hole, MA; Narragansett, RI; Atlantic Highlands (Sandy Hook), NJ
Salary: $72,553–$186,629 (The salary range indicated will be adjusted to include locality payment for the selectee's duty station.)
- Conduct and synthesize research to advance NOAA's Climate, Ecosystems, and Fisheries Initiative through deeper understanding and modeling of regional ocean physical and biogeochemical processes. Apply knowledge of global earth system and climate models, regional ocean models, empirical models, and/or observation-based process understanding. Validate and deliver coastal and ocean model predictions for use in stock assessment, ecological, and other models as part of ecosystem-based fisheries management processes, to increase the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities.
- Develop techniques that identify sources of coastal and marine predictability, and apply those techniques to improve sub-seasonal to annual forecasts and long-term projections of key ocean variables and to improve regional ocean model skill in key ocean variables to support living marine resource management along the North American coastline.
- Serve as a technical expert conducting research that requires unconventional or novel approaches, including sophisticated research techniques and tools used to support assessment and management of protected and harvested species and more generally to support the development of NOAA's Climate, Ecosystems, and Fisheries Initiative and ecosystem-based fisheries management.
- Develop original research ideas and use a variety of approaches, methods, and procedures to plan and execute assignments, contribute findings, either acting as lead author or by mentoring junior scientists, in scientific reports and/or papers for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals to enhance real-time forecasts of physical coastal variables to interested stakeholders.
Positions supporting the Inflation Reduction Act that will post soon:
- Biological and Physical Science Technicians
- Communications Specialist
- Contracting Officer
- Data Scientist
- Electronic and Software Engineers
- Fishery Management Specialist
- Grants Specialist
- Natural Resource Specialist
- Ocean and Spatial Modelers
- Operations Research Analyst
- Research Biologist
- Social Science Specialist
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