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Ocean Associates Inc. Lacey, Washington or Portland, Oregon
Aug 20, 2019
Full time
Scientist - Columbia River and Puget Sound Hatchery Genetic Management Plans Support      Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office in Lacey, Washington or Portland, Oregon. OAI supplies personnel support on contract to government and industry clients for administrative, managerial, and organizational services.      Travel is anticipated.   Start Date: September 13, 2019   Location: Lacey, Washington or Portland, Oregon    Salary and Benefit: This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.      Duties    Key tasks include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:     Draft sections of ESA documents that evaluate the effects of HGMPs and associated fisheries on ESA-listed species under NMFS jurisdiction.    Draft sections of NEPA documents for both Puget Sound and Columbia River HGMPs.    Respond to comments on the NEPA documents provided during public comment periods.    Address comments received during internal review or by the co-managers on both NEPA and ESA documents.    Work with the NMFS staff to draft and complete NEPA and ESA effects evaluation and determination documents for Puget Sound region HGMPs, bundled by watershed or type of hatchery program. HGMP bundles prioritized for NMFS review and contractor work during the contract period include plans for the Puyallup/Nooksack/Deep South Sound/Skagit/Nisqually/East Kitsap/Lake Washington    Edit draft versions of NEPA sections prepared by others to prepare them for review within the West Coast Region, the hatchery co-managers, and the general public.     Other Duties     Create weekly progress reports to the Project Officer that are comprehensive in outlining progress and status of all tasks and deliverables that are in process.    Contribute to writing EA or EIS documents that are organized logically, flow smoothly, are free of errors, are concise, support a central point, and are delivered within the required timeframes.    Contribute to writing sections of ESA documents that are organized logically, flow smoothly, are free of errors, are concise, support a central point, and are delivered within the required timeframes.    Contribute to revising versions of NEPA and ESA documents that address internal, co-manager, and the general public concern in a timely manner. In addition, a “response to comments” may need to be prepared based on comments received on the draft NEPA document.     Required Minimum Knowledge and Experience     Minimum five (5) years of relevant work experience and a minimum of a MA or MS in the biological sciences, or a minimum ten (10) years of relevant work experience and a minimum of a BA or BS in the biological sciences are required.        Additional required qualifications include:     Experience drafting Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements consistent with NEPA or drafting Biological Opinions consistent with the ESA    Three (3) years of work experience with salmon and steelhead hatchery programs and assessing their effects on natural-origin fish populations     If you are interested in being considered for this position,  please APPLY THROUGH OCEANASSOC.COM ,ADP WEB PORTAL. Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application. Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following: Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed. Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education. Education. Previous experience or training with similar requirements. Three professional references.   Include your name in the document file name. Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).   In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and successfully complete a federal government background check.  Ocean Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. 
Ocean Associates Inc. Telework, Santa Rosa, CA or Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 20, 2019
Full time
Scientist - Salmonid Hatchery Genetic Management Plan Endangered Species Act Fisheries Management Plan Technical Writing Support Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), North-Central Coast Office. OAI supplies personnel support on contract to government and industry clients for administrative, managerial, and organizational services. Travel is anticipated. Start Date: September 13, 2019 Location: Telework, with frequent visits to NOAA offices in Santa Rosa, CA or Santa Cruz, CA Salary and Benefit: This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Duties Attend regular Hatchery Technical Team meetings with co-managers to incorporate recommendations in developing/revising/editing planning documents for Salmonid hatchery programs. Take and submit notes to project officer regarding comments, edits, additions and modifications to be made. Work with NMFS and co-managers in drafting HGMP/FMP chapters utilizing the NMFS template for HGMP’s/FMP’s describing the program objectives, operations, purpose, and effects, performance standards and indicators, broodstock origin, identity, collection and mating protocols, incubation, rearing and release mechanisms and monitoring/research. Under the guidance of Hatchery Coordination Technical Teams (HCT’s) independently write and edit ESA and FMP documents for California Coastal Office (CCO) area hatchery programs and associated fisheries. Review and edit draft ESA and FMP documents to create clarity and logical flow of analysis, and incorporate model write-ups and alternatives into Appendices. Address and incorporate comments from NMFS, HCT’s, States, responsible agencies and the general public to complete final versions of the documents. Under the guidance of Hatchery Coordination Technical Teams (HCT’s) independently write and edit ESA and FMP documents for California Coastal Office (CCO) area hatchery programs and associated fisheries. Review and edit draft ESA and FMP documents to create clarity and logical flow of analysis, and incorporate model write-ups and alternatives into Appendices. Address and incorporate comments from NMFS, HCT’s, States, responsible agencies and the general public to complete final versions of the documents. Incorporate recommendations from the HCT in making revisions to draft versions of the documents and submit for co-manager review and approval, prior to the finalization of draft documents. Develop and draft alternatives and recommendations to resolve specific fishery/hatchery management issues and problems in accordance with NMFS and WCR policies, procedures, and priorities. Other Duties Prepare draft Hatchery Genetic Management Plans (HGMP’s), and Fishery Management Plans (FMP’s) using NMFS Template documents each quarter based on co-manager and technical team input Prepare up to three draft HGMP’s/FMP’s for co-manager review and approval, in preparation for co-manager final document submittal to NMFS.  Monthly progress report. Required Minimum Knowledge and Experience Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. fisheries, oceanography), plus four (4) years of relevant experience. Master’s degree in related field or Ph. D. may be substituted for experience. Experience in policy and analysis related to fisheries or other renewable natural resources. Ability to articulate both in the written word and orally biological and policy information to technical audiences. Ability to work independently, and be solution-oriented and a self-starter. Knowledge of salmon and steelhead hatchery and harvest fishery programs, their objectives, and their effects on natural-origin fish populations. Experience working with the National Environmental Policy Act. . If you are interested in being considered for this position,  please APPLY THROUGH OCEANASSOC.COM ,ADP WEB PORTAL. Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application. Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following: Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed. Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education. Education. Previous experience or training with similar requirements. Three professional references.   Include your name in the document file name. Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).  
Ocean Associates Inc. Santa Rosa, California, USA
Aug 20, 2019
Full time
Scientist - Endangered Species Act Consultation Support   Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), California Coastal Office (CCO). OAI supplies personnel support on contract to government and industry clients for administrative, managerial, and organizational services.   Background   The California Coastal Office (CCO) seeks contractor support to satisfy the overall operational objectives of promoting the protection, conservation, and recovery of anadromous fish, marine fish, invertebrates and their habitat in the San Francisco Bay Region. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service authorities include the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA), and these authorities provide for regulatory review of projects. The primary objective is to implement the statutes and mandates of the ESA with particular emphasis on section 7 consultations and the mandates of the MSA with particular emphasis on Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) consultations. The Contractor will focus on the geographic area of the North-Central Coast Office’s (NCCO) San Francisco Bay Branch.   Travel is anticipated.   Start Date: ASAP   Location: Santa Rosa, Ca 95404   Salary and Benefit: This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.   Duties   Principal tasks include, but not limited to, the following:   Conduct ESA and EFH consultations regarding listed anadromous fish and federally- managed fish species.   Draft and deliver appropriate signature quality written responses (e.g., concurrence letters, EFH conservation recommendations, and letters requesting additional information). Compile, organize and provide all relevant records that comprise the official project record. Write and file progress reports summarizing the previous month’s accomplishments, including the current status of all tasks, and an action plan for the coming month.   Required Knowledge and Experience   Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with a major directly related in a field of study to the requirements of the specific task order with emphasis in fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology, plus two (2) years of experience in related field or combination of such totaling six (6) years combined education/experience.   Additional required qualifications include:   Knowledge of fishery biology, with emphasis on Pacific salmonids, and ecology. Knowledge of evaluation, planning, and analytical methodology and techniques to make in-depth evaluations and analyses of potential effects to aquatic habitats associated with a range of situations and issues. Efficiency in using word-processing, spreadsheets, and database programs. Skill in written and oral communication. Ability to work independently. Manage and track projects. Problem solving and critical thinking.   Additional preferred qualifications include:   Knowledge and experience with Section 7 of the ESA. Knowledge and experience with EFH consultation procedures of MSA. Experience working successfully with interagency and/or interdisciplinary teams.   If you are interested in being considered for this position,  please APPLY THROUGH OCEANASSOC.COM , ADP WEB PORTAL. Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application. Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following: Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed. Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education. Education. Previous experience or training with similar requirements. Three professional references.   Include your name in the document file name. Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).  
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