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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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NOTE: Items listed below are all currently open regardless of original posting date.


 

arrowSenior Analyst: NEPA Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a senior analyst to support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Aquaculture (OA) in Silver Spring, MD. This position will be responsible to support OA in the planning and development of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluations for aquaculture activities. For more information: Senior Analyst: NEPA Specialist


arrowSenior Analyst: Protected Resources Communications Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a senior analyst to support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in Silver Spring, MD. This position will be responsible to support OPR in developing an effective communications program, to highlight the importance of its work to its key audiences. Specific actions include implementing major communication rollout plans associated with: new activities, release of reports to Congress, publications of final rules, involvement at high-level meetings and other activities. For more information: Senior Analyst: Protected Resources Communications Support


arrowSenior Scientist - Coastal Development
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide senior scientific 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 Senior Scientist will plan, conduct, direct and evaluate projects or tasks related to the Office of Coast Management mission. The Senior Scientist will be required to coordinate efforts of engineers and technical support staff and will be responsible for formulation of opinions, decisions and ultimate performance of scientific tasks. For more information: Senior Scientist - Coastal Development


arrowSenior Administrator - Coastal Development
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide senior administrative 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. The Senior Administrator must have the ability to perform and expedite administrative and support-type tasks for a variety of different personnel supporting diverse activities. This position will perform a variety of administrative support tasks, including travel coordination, procurement tracking and coordination and new contractor and government employee orientation. The Senior Administrator will ensure compliance with Government personnel security requirements and maintain written procedures for all personnel security actions including initial security badge issuance, badge renewal and visitor access requirements. For more information: Senior Administrator - Coastal Development


arrowProgram Manager - Coastal Development
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide professional program management 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 Program Manager will direct the planning and management of single or multiple projects and retain overall responsibility for the performance including the cost, schedule, deliverables, and contract compliance. They will be responsible for overall success of the multiple coastal management projects and ensures goals and standards are successfully implemented. This position will be responsible for maintaining and continually assessing and improving Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plans. Additionally, the Program Manager will serve as liaison between government and outside representatives and coordinate the activities of a variety of support personnel. For more information: Program Manager - Coastal Development


arrowProgram Director - Coastal Development
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide professional program direction 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. The Program Director will be responsible for planning organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling contract employees engaged in technical and administrative work and for developing program cost estimates, key milestones and schedules. The Program Director will serves as Senior Director and principal interface with upper management. For more information: Program Director - Coastal Development


arrowExecutive Consultant - Coastal Development
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. For more information: Executive Consultant - Coastal Development


arrowNatural Resource Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resources Specialist to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) California Central Valley Office, in Sacramento, CA. The person filling this position will provide assistance in conducting consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), especially with regard to actions taken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced team of federal managers and scientists in support of anadromous fish conservation. For more information: Natural Resource Specialist


Scientist 4
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 4 to supply support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Region North-Central Coast Office located in Santa Rosa, California. OAI provides scientific and technical support on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. For more information: Scientist 4


Scientist 3- Fisheries Recovery & Enhancement Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 3 to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Santa Rosa, CA. This position will support the NMFS West Coast Region California Coastal Office in promoting the protection, conservation, and recovery of anadromous fish and their habitat. Specifically, the incumbent will work on implementing the statutes and mandates of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)by carrying out activities associated with the regulatory permitting of fisheries enhancement actions, including rescue and rearing operations, and development of Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong background in anadromous fish ecology to contribute to NOAA’s West Coast fisheries enhancement and recovery planning. For more information: Scientist 3- Fisheries Recovery & Enhancement Specialist


MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst
Ocean Associates Inc. is seeking a MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst who will provide professional support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The position does not require a presence in Hawaii but can be accomplished remotely. For more information: MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst


Scientist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in La Jolla, CA. This position will support the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s (SWFSC) Genetics, Physiology, and Aquaculture program in the Fisheries Resources Division (FRD). The incumbent will assist research scientists with the caretaking of marine fishes and invertebrates and associated aquarium/wet lab infrastructure. Additional support will be provided to other research as needed, including field work, data analyses, and writing. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong aquaculture background to contribute to NOAA’s research to promote sustainable fisheries. For more information: Scientist


Senior IT Subject Matter Expert
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior IT Subject Matter Expert to provide oversight and contract support for a range of NOAA Programs within the Information Technology Services office. The Senior IT Subject Matter Expert will apply their knowledge across mission-critical IT projects using specialized knowledge in IT Security, enterprise IT tools and processes, IT strategy and architecture, IT systems analysis, and IT systems development. For more information: Senior IT Subject Matter Expert


Senior Analyst ESA MMPA 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: Senior Analyst ESA MMPA Support Services


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


 

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This page last updated July 17, 2018