Environmental Specialist - Take Reduction 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. NMFS’s Protected Resources Division (PRD) is dedicated to managing, conserving, and rebuilding populations of marine mammals and endangered and threatened marine and anadromous species in rivers, bays, estuaries and marine waters of the Northeast. The Environmental Specialist will work closely with the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Program within PRD, which implements conservation programs for endangered and protected marine mammals and sea turtles.
The Environmental Specialist assists in the implementation of conservation programs to reduce interactions between commercial fisheries and the North Atlantic right whale under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Tasks include assisting in the development and implementation of policies and analyses to support the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team. This may also include assisting in the development of analyses related to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, and does not involve field research.
The specific tasks include:
- Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and regulations to reduce entanglements of North Atlantic right whales in commercial fisheries, including developing supporting analyses pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other relevant statutes and policies.
- Conducting analyses and other preparatory work for meetings of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team.
- As needed, assisting in conducting analyses pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
The position is expected to last approximately 18 months. The rate of pay is $29-31/hr, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
- A Bachelor’s or higher degree in marine science, fisheries science, environmental management, natural resource management, marine policy, ecology, public policy or a related field of study.
- A demonstrated understanding of policies and regulations for marine species listed under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act or other appropriate legislation
- At least three years of specialized work experience in marine environmental regulatory or policy analysis.
- Excellent communication skills. A writing sample may be requested.
- Ability to work independently, and to meet appropriate project milestones.
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