Policy Analyst

Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date Posted: 06-14-2017
Policy Analyst
Place of Performance: Silver Spring, MD
Salary Based on Experience
Current Period of Performance: 12 months
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and/or Coastal Sciences, Resource Management, Policy or Law, and Related Fields; Master’s preferred
This position requires the candidate to provide timely, accurate and comprehensive insight and analysis of legislation and policy relating to the diverse missions of our client, NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS), including the formulation and dissemination of guidance to NOAA and NOS programs.  Duties include gathering, analyzing and reporting information and performing administrative duties. The scope includes current and proposed legislation, Administration and Agency-specific policies, constituent outreach, and review and analysis of external correspondence on strategic priorities including: Safe and Efficient Navigation and Commerce; Coastal Preparedness and Risk Reduction; and Stewardship, Recreation and Tourism.  Subject matter areas include coastal zone management, estuarine reserves, marine sanctuaries, coral reefs, oil spill response and restoration, marine debris, coastal research, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, coastal erosion, water levels and flooding, coastal mapping, hydrography, nautical charting, coastal, geodesy and positioning. The ideal candidate shall be highly motivated and a self-starter with a strong interest in promoting basic principles of ocean and coastal science, service and stewardship.
In this position a successful candidate will exhibit:
  • An ability to edit, analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources into a single coherent statement
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build coalitions and relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to draft, edit and analyze reports, speeches, and presentations
  • An ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks often on short deadlines
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Computer skills- word processing, spreadsheets and presentations using modern communication, editing and email systems such as Windows, Office, Google Email/Docs and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • An ability to work as part of a team and commitment to supporting a “one for all” approach
Must be willing to submit to background investigation
Please submit your résumé in MS Word format when responding to this posting
EEO and drug-free workplace
All applications will be held for 30 days following closure of posting
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