Environmental Specialist - Wind Energy Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Environmental Specialist to work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Regional Field Office (GARFO) in Gloucester, MA.
The Environmental Specialist will support the NMFS GARFO, Protected Resources Division (PRD), which is responsible for implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) covering the geographic range from Maine to Virginia.
This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, rather than with field research.
The Environmental Specialist will take responsibility for these tasks:
- Providing assistance to the Protected Resources Divisions’ energy team on section 7 consultations related to the effects of energy projects on ESA listed species such as North Atlantic right whales and Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon.
- Developing letters of concurrence, sections of biological opinions, and literature reviews.
- Responding to requests for information from action agencies such as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and assisting in providing technical assistance.
- Reviewing and preparing comments on Environmental Impact Statements and other documents prepared in association with environmental reviews of energy projects.
The Environmental Specialist should possess:
The position is expected to last approximately one year, with the possibility of extension. The rate of pay depends on experience and qualifications, with an approximate range of $24-$37/hr. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. The position may be filled remotely, as a hybrid position, or in person.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Environmental Science, or a closely related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and other applicable statutes and policies.
- Work experience in the review and development of environmental impact statements, biological opinions, or similar reviews of the impact of actions on the marine environment.
- Experience assessing the impacts of Federal, state, or private actions on marine species, including whales, sea turtles, fish, and their habitats and preparing written reports on those impacts.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and organization skills.
- Ability to work independently, and to meet appropriate project milestones.
- US citizenship and presence, and ability to comply with EO 14042.
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