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OAI provides professional consulting services to government organizations, the private sector, academia, and UN agencies. OAI experts have carried out ocean and fisheries projects throughout the world. Our experts couple diverse work experiences as scientists and senior managers with exceptional educational backgrounds and contacts throughout the United States and world-wide.

Teams of OAI Associates and affiliates can be fielded quickly, anywhere, to do analyses, plans, evaluations, and technical reports on -
      • Commercial and Recreational fisheries
      • Fisheries and wildlife conservation
      • Aquaculture - freshwater and marine
      • Issues in aquatic ecosystems
      • Ocean issues, remote sensing, and oceanography
      • Marine fisheries research and management
      • Fisheries in developing nations - research, development, and management
      • Climate change impacts on freshwater and marine systems and fisheries
      • Planning and evaluation of Environmental Projects
      • Research vessels and facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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arrowRUSH: Environmental Technician - Lobsters & Crabs
Ocean Associates, Inc is competing for a contract to supply a person to do the following work. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. There is one task associated with the contract, with multiple sub-tasks: Task: Atlantic Coastal Act Fishery Management Support. Assist with development and implementation of actions to support the Interstate Fishery Management Plans for American Lobster and Jonah Crab. Also support the fishery management activities of the Interstate Commission. Responses are due no later than Monday July 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM. For more information: Environmental Technician - Lobsters & Crabs


arrowScientist 6 - Hydrologist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 6 - Hydrologist to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office (WCR), in Santa Rosa, CA. The person filling this position will provide hydrology expertise to support the mission of the NMFS in the Santa Rosa field office of the WCR. The geographic focus of hydrology services will be the coastal California watersheds served by the Santa Rosa field office, i.e. – southern Mendocino County to San Luis Obispo County. The contractor will act as a subject matter expert, engaging in activities to inform, educate and assist others in areas related to watershed hydrology and its influence on ecosystem functions and habitat conditions for anadromous fish. The contractor will be expected to stay abreast of developments within the field of hydrology as it relates to fisheries ecology and fisheries management. For more information: Scientist 6 - Hydrologist


Senior Analyst: MMPA/ESA Support Services
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior Analyst to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in Silver Spring MD. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The employee will support the OPR in the processing of incidental take authorization (ITA) and scientific research and enhancement permit (SREP) requests under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). For more information: Natural Resource Specialist 3 - ESA Support


Natural Resource Specialist 3 - ESA Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resources Specialist III – ESA Support to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office, at their Snake Basin Office in Boise, ID. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This is a position to provide support to existing experienced consultation biologists by completing some of the more routine consultations, thus allowing senior staff to work on more complex problems that are not adequately staffed currently. The more complex projects include addressing irrigation diversion consultations in the Upper Salmon and grazing allotment consultations on the Wallowa Whitman Forest which are both subject to impending litigation. The Contractor may also provide support for large collaborative forestry projects on the Wallowa Whitman and Nez Perce/Clearwater Forest. For more information: Natural Resource Specialist 3 - ESA Support


Scientist 6
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 6 to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office, in either Seattle or Lacey, WA. This is an almost two-year position to evaluate Puget Sound salmon and steelhead harvest strategies. Over the next two years, state, tribal and federal managers will renegotiate harvest plans for Puget Sound steelhead and Puget Sound Chinook. These agreements are expected to span at least five years and include fisheries along the full migration corridor for salmon stocks returning to Puget Sound. The work to be conducted in this position requires assessment of the adequacy of these agreements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The work will likely require some technical analysis including trend analysis and risk assessment. In addition, existing consultations on harvest actions affecting listed Puget Sound Chinook have reporting requirements that must be tracked. This is a good opportunity for a person with good analytical and writing skills to contribute to an important project in the field of Pacific salmon conservation. For more information: Scientist 6


Deckhand 1
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a Deckhand 1 position to provide support on contract to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Pt. Adams Research Station in Hammond, Oregon. OAI provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The deckhand will assist in boat operations associated with a pair-trawl sampling program conducted in the Columbia River estuary to evaluate the survival of tagged fish passing into the estuary. For more information: Deckhand 1


Scientist 9 - Scientific Analyses of Harvest Management Strategies for Puget Sound Chinook
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a Scientist 9 position to provide technical analyses, including harvest management strategies for Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and scientific writing support to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Regional Office. For more information: Scientist 9 - Scientific Analyses of Harvest Management Strategies for Puget Sound Chinook


Scientist 5
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 5 to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region, in Long Beach, CA. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. For more information: Scientist 5


Scientist 5: Statistician/Fisheries Analyst
Ocean Associates, Inc. is seeking a qualified person to fill a Scientist 5 position, with education and experience in Fisheries Statistical Analysis, to support the NOAA Fisheries Resources Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California. The Statistician/Fisheries Analyst will conduct analyses and research on Highly Migratory Fish (HMS) and their fisheries. The research will feed into stock assessments, research papers and required data reports. For more information: Scientist 5: Statistician/Fisheries Analyst


International Policy & Analysis – NMFS/International Affairs
We are seeking applicants who are experts in international policy with an emphasis in fisheries management. Qualified applicants will be kept on file and referenced first when anticipated openings arise. Please include your present commuting area, and whether you are willing to relocate if responding to this position. For more information:International Policy & Analysis


Communication Specialist - all areas
Seeking a Communication Specialist. Locations, salary and length of employment will vary due to the contract being filled. For more information: Communication Specialist


Earth Science Professionals: All levels $14-$59/hour with Excellent Benefits
Ocean Associates, Inc. provides administrative, scientific, and technical personnel to support federal and international agencies working on ocean, coastal, and freshwater natural resources, whether biological or non--biological. This advertisement is for non-biological employees at all levels. We frequently must fill positions quickly when an existing staff member departs or when we win a competitive contract to provide services.

Resumes of respondents will be evaluated and filed for review by our project managers. We will contact you when an opportunity matching your background arises.

Most worksites are at federal facilities on coasts such as regional scientific centers or offices that develop and promulgate regulations and monitor their performance.

Our employees may acquire, analyze, and manage data and publish the results; organize and conduct workshops and other meetings; facilitate decision making in a complex environment with diverse stakeholders; propose and monitor regulations; advise industry and environmental groups; and otherwise support federal natural resource agencies.

Topics may include sediment transport, habitats for living organisms, climate change impacts, pollution, satellite and buoy data systems, research planning and evaluation, water chemistry, groundwater supply and condition, and other areas of physical science and technology.

Applicants for non-clerical positions must have education or experience in physical earth sciences such as oceanography, geology, geography, and environmental chemistry. Knowledge of GIS, laboratory and office analytical software and techniques and equipment, experience and ability to go to sea, and strong writing and presentation skills are important.

Clerical positions include receptionist, bookkeeping, arranging and accounting for travel of staff, office timekeeping, and similar duties. Experience is required and education or training is a plus.

Work may be part-time or full-time, short-term of a few months or long-term, such as five years. A benefit package is immediately available for full-time employees on a three month or longer assignment. Our benefits are in the top tier, comparable to those of federal employees.

If you wish to be considered for positions such as this please submit your resume in response. Be sure it contains:

Please include your salary requirements, your present commuting area, and whether you are willing to relocate. We suggest you add this information, or anything else you wish us to know, to the top of your resume or a preceding page so that everything is in one document. Apply at - Earth Science Professionals

 

 

 

 

This page last updated July 20, 2017