Environmental Specialist - Habitat Conservation Needed

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Integrated Statistics is anticipating a need for an Environmental Specialist to work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) Greater Atlantic Regional Field Office (GARFO) in Sandy Hook, NJ.

The Environmental Specialist would support the NMFS GARFO, Habitat Conservation Division (HCD). The HCD strives to protect, conserve and restore habitats of our living marine resources, reviewin thousands of development projects proposed, funded or authorized by federal agencies each year.  These reviews may pertain to activities such as requests for federal permits or licenses to dredge/fill wetlands and waterways, disposing of dredge material in nearshore waters, building coastal structures and infrastructure, flood control and coastal storm protection structures, and energy development (eg. wind farms, oil and gas facilities, hydrokinetic facilities and traditional hydroelectric dams), to name a few.  Additionally, HCD works with the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fisheries Management Councils to ensure that Council/NOAA fishing activities minimize adverse impacts to habitats of living marine resources.  If coastal development projects or fishing activities have the potential to adversely affect marine, estuarine or diadromous species or their habitat, the HCD undertakes a consultation process with the federal agency resulting in the development of conservation recommendations for the agency on how best to avoid, minimize or offset the adverse impacts of the actions.  

This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, rather than with field research.

Duties

The Environmental Specialist provides technical services, assisting with consultation obligations under the MSA, FWCA and NEPA.  Areas of assistance to HCD include:

Qualifications

The Environmental Specialist must possess:
The position is expected to be full-time, with a period of performance of one year. The position would be eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

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