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Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Regional Coordinator

September 10, 2012


Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Regional Coordinator
Office of Response & Restoration
Mobile, AL


I.M. Systems Group (, a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), seeks a Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Debris Coordinator for the Office of Response and Restoration (ORR).  This individual will be located in Mobile, AL and work with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program (MDP), which is located in NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland offices.   

ORR ( is a program office in the National Ocean Service that responds to threats in order to protect and restore coastal resources.  To do this ORR provides interdisciplinary scientific response to releases of oil, chemicals, and contaminants, protects and restores NOAA trust resources, and promotes the protection and restoration of coral ecosystems.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and/or provide support to marine debris related projects, activities, and actions in the Gulf of Mexico region
  • Represent the MDP at intergovernmental meetings, workshops and conferences related to marine debris efforts
  • Provide expertise and oversight for MDP-funded projects in each region, and provide support to related projects, activities, and actions in the region. Support the planning and implementation of an interagency Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Action Plan
  • Initiate and participate in Congressional briefings and outreach opportunities in the region related to marine debris
  • Develop marine debris hazard response plans for the Gulf region and provide hazard expertise to the national program
  • Coordinate with the Disaster Response Center staff on projects and activities


  • Master’s in biology or related field.  If the candidate does not have a Master’s then an undergraduate degree in biology or related field with significant work experience and understanding of marine debris issues
  • Strong verbal, writing, computer and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams

To Apply:

Qualified candidates may apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS Word format strongly preferred) to the following email address: with the subject heading:  NOA12021 – Marine Debris Coordinator .  The vacancy announcement is open until filled.  The salary for this position will be in the low to mid $50,000 - $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.


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