Executive Consultant - Coastal Development

  • Ocean Associates Inc.
  • Jul 19, 2018
Full time Research Science

Job Description

OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide executive consultation support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) related to coastal management issues. Communities and the nation are constantly grappling with the best ways to address storm preparedness, erosion, development, habitat loss, sea level rise, public access, and threats to water quality, to name a few. As a scientific organization, NOAA provides access to the science and environmental intelligence communities need for these tasks. This Executive Consultant will be tasked to establish and implement agency and department goals and objectives and to effect and manage change while performing in a complex cross – functional business environment. Ocean Associates Inc. conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries, protected species, and habitats. 


Expected Start Date: Late Fall 2018

Location: Chanhassen, MN

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position with excellent employee benefits, including medical insurance, holiday, vacation, and sick leave. Salary commensurate with experience.


Required Knowledge and Experience  

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with an, environmental or natural resources management, environmental sciencemajor, or related field plus 8 years of related experience in project management and stakeholder engagement; 
  • Global perspective of business and technology;
  • Motivational and visionary leadership skills with significant ability to influence and make recommendations to senior management;
  • Ability to pass a Federal Government background check.


Preferred Knowledge and Experience

  • Preference will be given to applicants with prior Federal Government experience and those holding Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

The Federal government contract covering this position states that in order for a person to work on the premises and access the IT networks, the person must have US citizenship or alternatively, official legal status that does not expire during the contract period, combined with two years of US residency before the start of employment and advance approval from the Department of Commerce Office of Security headquarters.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you MUST APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ONLY. Go to OCEANASSOC.COM, click on Now Hiring, find the position you wish to apply for, click the 'For More Information' link for that position, follow instructions on the page to apply. (no emails)

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 below.
  • 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.