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Scientist 4 - ESA Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 4 to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region, in Arcata, CA. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This is full-time work, starting immediately. Salary: Commensurate with Experience. Excellent employee benefits are provided. Duties: Provide support services to promote the protection, conservation, and recovery of anadromous fish and their habitat. The primary objective is implementing the statutes and mandates of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For more information: Scientist 4 - ESA Support.
Scientist 3 - Regulatory Permitting of Research Activities
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 3 to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region, in Santa Rosa, CA. The NMFS West Coast Region is responsible for guiding the recovery of ESA-listed salmon and steelhead in California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. For more information: Scientist 3 - Regulatory Permitting of Research Activities
OAI is looking for a candidate with expertise in wildlife toxicology and familiarity with mixing zones for municipal and industrial point source wastewater outfalls.
Candidates should have familiarity with the body of literature on effects of anthropogenic pollutants on wildlife, particularly marine mammals. Candidates should be able to critically review a biological assessment for mixing zones in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and be able to advise staff on whether a submitted biological assessment is sufficient. If not, candidate should be able to identify what additional information is needed to make an effects determination for Cook Inlet beluga whales and their designated critical habitat. For more information: Wildlife Toxicologist
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
Senior Budget Analyst
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior Budget Analyst to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection. The incumbent will support the Office’s mission through budget and financial management support to all parts of the organization as a contract member of the Operations, Management and Information Services Division. For more information: Senior Budget 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:
- Work history for the past 10 years or since last full-time education.
- Previous experience in a similar position with the same or similar requirements.
- Professional references.
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 January 3, 2017