Environmental Specialist - Habitat Conservation Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking 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.
Environmental Specialist supports the NMFS GARFO, Habitat
Conservation Division (HCD). The HCD strives to protect, conserve and
restore habitats of our living marine resources, reviewing 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.
Environmental Specialist provides technical services, assisting with
consultation obligations under the MSA, FWCA and NEPA. Areas of
assistance to HCD include:
- Reviews EFH assessments, NEPA
documents and other environmental documents to determine quality,
completeness, and need for additional analysis or information.
technical analysis of EFH assessments and NEPA documents focusing
impacts to living marine resources and on best management practices that
could avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse impacts to habitat and other
NOAA trust resources.
- Reports to HCD the conclusions of reviews and analyses.
- Conducts literature reviews to obtain background information.
- Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
- Drafts technical reports and reviews.
- Conducts and documents site visits.
- Enters data and conducts quality control reviews.
- Attends meetings, conferences, conference calls and site visits.
- Copies documents, compiles records, organizes and maintains filing systems (including electronic filing).
- Prepares maps and other geographical displays and analysis as necessary.
The Environmental Specialist must possess:
position is be full-time, with a period of performance of
one year. The position is eligible for the benefits described on
the Integrated Statistics website.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Environmental Science, or a closely related field.
understanding of the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act,
National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act,
Endangered Species Act, and other applicable statutes and policies.
- At least one year of paid work experience in the implementation of Federal rule development and environmental impact statements.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and organization skills.
- Ability to work independently, and to meet appropriate project milestones.
Integrated Statistics is an
equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender,
national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation,
veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or
local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated
Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and
advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals,
special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other
eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications,
posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics