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Supervisory Physical Scientist (ZP-1301-05)

Silver Spring, MD 

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Serve as Chief of the Emergency Response Division (ERD) of the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration. Direct the program and staff responsible for the operation, readiness, and program delivery of two distinct emergency response functions: 1) scientific support to the federal lead for oil and chemical spills, and 2) emergency response natural resource trustee authority. Plan spending activities to meet budget priorities/deadlines, identify strategic priorities, and address high-level policy issues.

Provide scientific support, coordination and representation to 13 Regional Response Teams across the system and perform extensive preparedness, research, and development activities to carry out these functions. Incorporate scientific advances into a suite of software applications used for oil and hazardous material spill response and planning.

Apply project management techniques to initiate, plan, manage and complete complex events such as international conferences, continuity of operations exercises, and national meetings of stakeholders. Represent the organization in a range of agency and industry groups and partnerships. Author scientific and technical information in support of the position for the United States delegation in foreign meetings and workgroups.

Supervise a technical staff that provides interdisciplinary scientific expertise. Define employee technical work, requirements, and milestones; evaluate employee accomplishments and defend the organization and employees work to senior management and other offices. Recommend employee promotions and recognition, implement performance modifications and take corrective actions as appropriate. Conduct performance reviews and establish career development plans.

50% or less - Up to 30% of domestic travel may be required for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 or GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Developing response strategies to minimize the physical, chemical or biological effects of oil spills and hazardous waste materials on coastal and marine environments;

Performing readiness planning, formulating operational budgets, and conducting preparedness exercises to ensure an effective response to emergencies;

Evaluating strategies to minimize environmental and socioeconomic impacts from oil or hazardous materials spills and other all-hazards incidents in the coastal and marine environment; and

Planning, evaluating and managing a subordinate staff, such as assigning work, setting priorities, and evaluating performance and providing feedback on work assignments.

Posted May 4, 2021

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