Environmental Specialist - Sturgeon 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.
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. Specifically, this person will support the Atlantic and shortnose
sturgeon recovery program by researching and documenting priority
threats and potential recovery actions, and by communicating with sturgeon
researchers, academics, stakeholders, and federal and state partners.
This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, rather than with field research.
The Environmental Specialist will take responsibility for these tasks:
- Performing research to identify priority threats to sturgeon species in the Northeast region and to discover potential recovery actions.
- Developing white papers or other documentation to support the development of a recovery plan for the sturgeon species. These white papers may also include best management practices or other recommendations for minimizing or mitigating threats.
- Researching the identification of potential recovery units, as well as recovery criteria.
- Preparing white papers or similar technical documents presenting the research and recommendations.
- Assisting with drafting sections of an Atlantic and/or shortnose sturgeon recovery plan for review and editing by Endangered Fish Recovery Branch staff. This work may involve coordination and meetings with sturgeon researchers, academics, stakeholders, and federal and state partners.
- Providing support to NMFS staff in attendance at public and/or scientific meetings or conferences. Participation and/or presentations may be a possibility.
- Assisting with the implementation of programs carried out under section 10 of the ESA, including preparing documents to support the development and issuance of Incidental Take Permits for ESA listed sturgeon.
- Ensuring that materials developed to support the Students Collaborating to Undertake Tracking Efforts for Sturgeon (SCUTES) educational program are based on the best available scientific information and incorporate current technologies.
- Cooperating and interacting with researchers and/or educators, and participate in appropriate conferences, trainings, or meetings, to advance the SCUTES program.
The Environmental Specialist should possess:
position is expected to last approximately one year. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the
Integrated Statistics website. The position may begin with a period of remote work, to accommodate pandemic restrictions, but the Environmental Specialist will work on-site after that.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Environmental Science, or a closely related field.
knowledge of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act,
Endangered Species Act, and other applicable statutes and policies.
experience in the review and development of environmental impact
statements or similar reviews of the impact of actions on the marine
- 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. Knowledge or experience in working with sturgeon species is highly desirable.
- Excellent oral and written 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