Environmental Specialist – Fish Restoration Plan Needed

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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 Gloucester, MA. The Environmental Specialist will assist in preparing a plan that provides a framework, goals, and objectives for the restoration of diadromous species of the Merrimack River, to improve hydroelectric project consultations and to promote non-hydro restoration projects.

This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, not field research.

The Environmental Specialist will work with the Merrimack River Technical Working Group (MRTWG) represented by NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

GARFO's Habitat Conservation Division (HCD) strives to protect, conserve and restore habitats of our living marine resources, reviewing thousands of coastal development projects proposed, funded, or authorized by federal agencies each year. If these projects have the potential to adversely affect marine, estuarine or diadromous species or their habitat, the HCD conducts a technical review of the biological effects of these human activities, the value of coastal habitats, and methods of reducing habitat loss and degradation and develops recommendations on how best to avoid, minimize or compensate for these impacts.

For energy development actions licensed by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the Federal Power Act, HCD ensures that hydropower facilities provide safe, timely, and effective fish passage and implement habitat protection measures at hydroelectric facilities. At hydroelectric projects throughout the Merrimack River, significant licensing and compliance actions are occurring that facilitate the restoration of diadromous species in the Greater Atlantic Region. The restoration plans for diadromous fish in this watershed are either antiquated, in draft form, or do not cover the full suite of diadromous species.

The Environmental Specialist will work on these tasks:
Qualifications and Skills
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The position is expected to last one year. The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

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