Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist VII to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) in Seattle, WA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The person filling this position will conduct important consultation activities aimed at protecting and preserving living marine resources of the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting opportunity to promote conservation efforts across the region, working with an experienced team of federal managers and scientists.
NMFS is responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). NMFS also engages in ESA-listed species protection through the multi-party Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process. Through programs conducted under each of these statutes, NMFS seeks to protect and preserve our nation's living marine resources through scientific research, fisheries management, enforcement, and habitat conservation. To achieve this mission and advance sound stewardship of these resources, NMFS works closely with tribes, local, state and federal agencies, our stakeholders, and partners to find science-based solutions to complex ecological issues. The Oregon-Washington Coast Area Office advances these ends through a variety of interagency consultations with Federal Agencies and their representatives or applicants on their actions that might affect protected animals, their habitat, or both. NMFS branches within the area office respond to a high volume of requests to consult from these agencies and then must document each consultation in a timely manner.
This is a full time labor-hour/non-personnel service task order. Government personnel will be responsible for the overall scheduling of project activity and will provide the Contractor’s liaison/project manager with scheduling information as appropriate.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK AND SERVICES
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Selected individual(s) must have the following minimum qualifications:
Additional required qualifications include:
Additional preferred qualifications include:
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Ocean Associates, Incorporated provides professional consulting services to government organizations, UN agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. OAI experts have carried out ocean, fisheries, and management consulting projects throughout the world.