Where You Will Work:
The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS-pronounced: see-pass), under the UCP, provides an extensive portfolio of placement, management, and organizational services for the broad Earth System Science community. CPAESS develops innovative solutions to complex scientific challenges, advances research capacity, and fosters community collaborations.
CPAESS provides professional development, training, and research opportunities for early career to expert scientists. The CPAESS community includes placements at prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, short- and long-term appointments at US Federal research labs and institutions, research internships, and summer school opportunities for graduates and postdoctoral scientists. These research and training opportunities provide mentoring and career advancement; lifelong collaboration through program alumni networks; and the advancement of science worldwide through university, federal, state, municipal level, and private sector partnerships. CPAESS employees and sponsors collectively work toward advancing scientific research for the benefit of society.
What You Will Do:
The Associate Scientist will support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) as a marine archaeological Subject Matter Expert and, as such, will help provide the Office with scientific and technical support related to marine archaeology. As a marine archaeologist, the Associate Scientist will work closely with the Chief of the OER Science and Technology Division to help coordinate and oversee OER's maritime heritage exploration activities. The incumbent will be familiar with the principles and practices of marine archaeology including professional standards and practices and associated regulations, programs, and policies.
The incumbent will provide guidance concerning maritime heritage-related priorities and themes that OER supports through its Federal Funding Opportunity, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the Small Business Innovation Research Program, the OER Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, and through other program activities. The Associate Scientist will be required to be cognizant of, and assess, evolving archaeology exploration technologies and provide recommendations aimed at improving the pace and scope of OER's maritime heritage efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining awareness of current and evolving protocols and means for access, utilization, and curation of maritime heritage information and data contributed by and for OER's partners, academic institutions, relevant industry, state and federal agencies and programs, and the general public.
The incumbent will serve as OER's principal lead for both required as well as discretionary activities associated with providing information for Native American tribes that may be impacted by, or concerned with, maritime heritage projects planned and/or supported by OER. In doing so, the incumbent will be familiar with the requirements, significant criteria and regulatory processes and regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
This position will be located in OER's headquarters offices in Silver Spring, MD. Due to possible limitations of available OER office space, the incumbent may be required to telework on a part-time basis.
Serve as the marine archaeological Subject Matter Expert for OER's maritime heritage activities:
Support the NOAA OER Science and Technology Division:
DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING - i.e., types of problems that are solved independently
What You Need:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in relevant science and a minimum of 5-8 years of experience, with experience in maritime archaeology and Federal historic preservation.
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