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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.


 

arrowNatural Resource Specialist - ESA Consultations & Recovery Plan Development
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resource Specialist to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Region,Interior Columbia Basin Office (ICBO). The Interior Columbia Basin Office (ICBO), Southern Snake Basin Branch Office provides ESA section 7 consultation to other federal agencies and develops recovery plans for listed Snake River Basin Chinook salmon, steelhead and sockeye Salmon. The ICBO seeks an individual to assist on routine consultations and restoration project coordination, as well as some of the more complex projects in addition to planning and developing beneficial projects to implement Recovery Plans and FCRPS habitat projects. For more information: Natural Resource Specialist - ESA Consultations and Recovery Plan Development


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


arrowESA/MMPA Support Services - Aquaculture
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate to support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in Silver Spring, MD. This position, working with other staff at OPR) NMFS Regions and Science Centers, the NMFS Office of Aquaculture, and the National Ocean Service will conduct activities that promote the development of guidance, strategies, and initiatives to facilitate reviews of aquaculture activities as required under Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. For more information: ESA/MMPA Support Services - Aquaculture


arrowScientist - Conservation Medicine Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Conservation Medicine Scientist to support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in Silver Spring, MD. This position will be responsible for supporting OPR’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP) to implement policies, procedures, protocols and regulations to conserve and protect marine mammals, and investigate marine wildlife health issues. For more information: Scientist - Conservation Medicine Specialist


Executive Administrative Assistant
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide administrative support to a potential U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) client. The administrative assistant will provide administrative, managerial, and organizational type services in support of military medical research, including budgets, operational surveys, studies, and business analyses; recommend administrative actions to solve problems; and enterprise-related items. The mission of this organization is to conduct research, development, tests, and evaluations to enhance the health, safety, and readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the effective performance of peacetime and contingency missions and to perform other functions as directed by higher authority. The administrative assistant will support the USDOD as they conduct basic and applied research in Combat Casualty Care, Infectious Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Biological Defense Research, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Directed Energy, Medical Modeling Simulation and Information Management, Toxicology, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Dental and Maxillofacial, Immune Cell Biology, Environmental Medicine and Human Factors directly related to military requirements and operational needs. For more information: Executive Administrative Assistant


Administrative Receiving Clerk
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking an Information Systems Application Developer / OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide warehouse operations and administrative support to a potential U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) client. The administrative receiving clerk will provide administrative, managerial, and organizational type services in support of military medical research, including budgets, operational surveys, studies, and business analyses; recommend administrative actions to solve problems; and enterprise-related items. The mission of this organization is to conduct research, development, tests, and evaluations to enhance the health, safety, and readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the effective performance of peacetime and contingency missions and to perform other functions as directed by higher authority. The administrative assistant will support the USDOD as they conduct basic and applied research in Combat Casualty Care, Infectious Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Biological Defense Research, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Directed Energy, Medical Modeling Simulation and Information Management, Toxicology, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Dental and Maxillofacial, Immune Cell Biology, Environmental Medicine and Human Factors directly related to military requirements and operational needs. For more information: Administrative Receiving Clerk


Publications Clearance Assistant
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide administrative support to a potential U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) client. The publications clearance assistant will provide administrative, managerial, and organizational type services in support of military medical research, including budgets, operational surveys, studies, and business analyses; recommend administrative actions to solve problems; and enterprise-related items. The mission of this organization is to conduct research, development, tests, and evaluations to enhance the health, safety, and readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the effective performance of peacetime and contingency missions and to perform other functions as directed by higher authority. The administrative assistant will support the USDOD as they conduct basic and applied research in Combat Casualty Care, Infectious Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Biological Defense Research, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Directed Energy, Medical Modeling Simulation and Information Management, Toxicology, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Dental and Maxillofacial, Immune Cell Biology, Environmental Medicine and Human Factors directly related to military requirements and operational needs. For more information: Publications Clearance Assistant


Public Affairs Assistant
OAI is seeking a candidate who will provide public affairs and administrative support to a potential U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) client. The public affairs assistant will provide administrative, managerial, and organizational type services in support of military medical research, including budgets, operational surveys, studies, and business analyses; recommend administrative actions to solve problems; and enterprise-related items. The mission of this organization is to conduct research, development, tests, and evaluations to enhance the health, safety, and readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the effective performance of peacetime and contingency missions and to perform other functions as directed by higher authority. The administrative assistant will support the USDOD as they conduct basic and applied research in Combat Casualty Care, Infectious Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Biological Defense Research, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Directed Energy, Medical Modeling Simulation and Information Management, Toxicology, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Dental and Maxillofacial, Immune Cell Biology, Environmental Medicine and Human Factors directly related to military requirements and operational needs. For more information: Public Affairs Assistant


Information Systems Specialist—Application Developer/Database Administrator
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking an Information Systems Application Developer / Database Administrator to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), in Honolulu, Hawaii. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will develop new web-based applications, improve existing applications, manage Microsoft SQL servers, and perform system analysis/design in response to the programmatic demands of the regional office. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong information systems project management background to contribute to NOAA’s effort to manage and conserve the nation’s marine resources. For more information: Information Systems Specialist—Application Developer/Database Administrator


Information Systems Specialist - Project Manager
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking an Information Systems Project Manager to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Honolulu, Hawaii. NMFS observers in the Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (Program) collect a variety of data including catch, bycatch, fishing effort, and interactions with protected species. This information is used by NMFS to perform stock assessments, construct fishery management plans, regulations, and identify methods for reducing bycatch and protected species interactions. This position will manage the development of a deployable eReporting system that will facilitate the Program’s ability to collect and receive fisheries data in a timely, cost-effective, and sustainable approach. The project manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the eReporting project for both Hawaii and the American Samoa field office. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong information systems project management background to contribute to NOAA’s effort to recover threatened and endangered species. For more information: Information Systems Specialist - Project Manager


Senior 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


Senior 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


Program 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


Program 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


Executive 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


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 September 19, 2018