Environmental Specialist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Environmental Specialist to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which administers NOAA's programs in the Northeastern United States to manage living marine resources for optimum use. The Habitat Conservation Division (HCD) reviews development projects proposed, funded or authorized by federal agencies, assessing whether these coastal development projects may adversely affect marine, estuarine, or diadromous species or their habitat, conducting technical reviews of the biological effects of these human activities, and recommending actions to avoid, minimize or compensate for these impacts.
The Environmental Specialist provides assistance in the technical review of BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) actions under the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act of 1953 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including lease sales and site development for oil and gas and wind energy. The resulting technical review will then form the basis for NMFS recommendations to BOEM on how best to avoid, minimize or compensate for impacts to fish resources and their habitats. The technical review includes literature reviews, data analysis, attendance at project meetings, and report generation.
The Environmental Specialist identifies, evaluates, and works to mitigate adverse impacts of energy development projects on fishery habitats, and avoidance of use conflicts with the fishing industry. The Environmental Specialist takes responsibility for reviewing study designs, Environmental Impact Statements, Site Assessment Plans, Construction and Operations Plans, and monitoring plans and providing recommendations on how to avoid, minimize or compensate for adverse impacts to habitats and fisheries resources. The Environmental Specialist analyzes complex data, identifies trends, and provides conclusions to HCD. The Environmental Specialist makes recommendations to HCD for guidance and criteria for assessing OCS energy development projects. The Environmental Specialist writes reports and makes oral presentations before audiences of professional and varied interests.
The specific tasks include:
- Reviewing BOEM public notices when published in the Federal Register. Providing technical review of all leasing and project development information related to conservation of living marine resources.
- Conducting literature reviews to obtain background information.
- Collecting, compiling, and analyzing data.
- Drafting responses, reports and reviews.
- Conducting and documenting site visits.
- Entering data and conducting quality control reviews.
- Attending meetings, conferences, conference calls and site visits.
- Copying documents, compiling records, organizing and maintaining filing systems (both electronic and hard copy).
- Preparing maps and other geographical displays and analysis.
- Providing recommendations to HCD on issues associated with conservation of living marine resources.
The successful candidate will possess:
The position is full-time with a rate of pay of $30-33, depending on experience and qualifications. The position has a period of performance of one year, and is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
- A Bachelor’s degree in marine science, fisheries science, natural resource management, marine policy, ecology, or a related field of study is required. A Master’s degree in such a field is preferred.
- A demonstrated understanding of policies and regulations for marine habitat protection under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other appropriate legislation is required.
- At least three years of specialized work experience in marine environmental impact assessment, such as within a habitat conservation program, or other fish and wildlife management program.
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