Employment

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: July 20, 2015

Title: Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Specialist

Location: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33607

Responsibilities: This position will support the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councilís (Gulf Council) 5-year review of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). The incumbent will integrate habitat and fisheries science to improve understanding of the role of EFH in fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico. The incumbent will compile, analyze, and synthesize information suitable for presentation and display in a usable and understandable format to local, state, federal, and university scientists, the Gulf Council, and the public. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting comprehensive literature searches and synthesizing relevant literature for federally managed fish and invertebrate species that will be used for updating and improving habitat association tables. The incumbent will also be responsible for reviewing current spatial depictions of EFH and revising as necessary in collaboration with Council and National Marine Fisheries Service staff. This is a non-federal, full-time, temporary position with benefits and that will end December 31, 2016.

Qualifications: The individual will have a Bachelorís (BA or BS) degree with 2 years of technical writing experience or a Master's degree (MA or MS) from an accredited university with a course of study and emphasis on Fishery Science, Fishery Management, Fisheries Ecology, or Marine Ecology. The individual must have strong organizational, technical writing, and communication skills in order to best interact with the staff, general public, and Council members.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with the prevailing federal pay scale for General Schedule employees as appearing in current salary tables for equivalent GS Grade 10/1 ($53,302).

Closing Date: August 3, 2015 (or until filled).

Contact: Send a cover letter, a complete resume/CV, contact information for three references, and a recent technical writing sample to: EFH.Applicant@gulfcouncil.org

Mr. Doug Gregory
Executive Director
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33607

What to Expect Next: After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and interview the best-qualified applicants. A copy of the full job description is available upon request. A relocation allowance is not available for this position.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

EEO Policy: The Gulf Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, reprisal, sex, sexual orientation, status as parent, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (50 CFR 600.120). Council staff positions are filled solely on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications. Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.