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National Oceanographic Partnership Program

National Oceanographic Partnership Program

Arlington, VA, USA
119,387 – 170,800 USD per year
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023


  • You will assist in the organization and hosting of meetings of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel, and the interagency groups, NOPP, Facilities and Infrastructure, Biodiversity and Renewable Ocean Energy, and others if established.
  • With the assistance of Office of Naval Research (ONR) support staff, you will manage partnership projects including developing and providing technical materials for peer reviews and conducting peer review panels.
  • With the assistance of ONR support staff, you will manage partnership projects including overseeing the development of materials for NOPP?s web-presence, interacting with NOPP project leads, and the collection of annual reports.
  • You will develop a draft NOPP annual report to Congress, on the status of all partnership projects and activities of the office.
  • You may be requested to develop short, state of the knowledge reports for use by the committee membership, e.g., in support of an upcoming BAA.
  • You will perform significant liaison activities between agencies and give talks to other Federal agencies and outside groups interested in learning more about NOPP.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • You must be employed in a career position with your employer or an accredited U.S. Institution for 90 days or more.
  • You must have approval form your employer to serve on an IPA appointment.
  • Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a favorable pre-employment security investigation. A SECRET CLEARANCE is required for this position.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/oceanography-series-1360/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.Must have a Ph.D. in oceanography or closely related discipline, in addition to six or more years of successful research experience, research administration, and/or substantial managerial experience in academe, industry, or government in oceanographic focused areas, after award of the Ph.D. Applicants will have documented participation and interaction at high levels of government (SES, Senior Researchers) and in extramural grant competitions, preferably as a program officer, proposer, reviewer and/or panelist, as well as technical and/or scientific publications. Knowledge in an oceanographic scientific and technical discipline but considerable breadth of scientific interest, and receptivity to new ideas. Familiarity with the NOPP, its history, objectives and participating agencies will be a strong aspect of any application. Evidence of working with teams across a variety of Federal and state government agencies, legislative bodies, and private sector organizations is highly desired. References, recommendations or demonstration from past performance of a commitment to high scientific standards, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity, ethics and decisiveness is expected. Must have, and retain throughout the contract, a permanent faculty position at a U.S. university or college.