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Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking to fill a Scientist III position to provide support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) office in Santa Rosa, CA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The incumbent will provide support to NMFS in carrying out activities to ensure that regulatory permitting of fisheries enhancement actions, including rescue and rearing operations, and development of Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans, are compliant with the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. For more information: Scientist III
MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst
Ocean Associates Inc. is seeking a candidate who will provide professional support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The position does not require a presence in Hawaii and can be accomplished remotely. Duties include development of MMPA rule-makings through drafting of Federal Register Notices (including but not limited to proposed and final rules), reviewing/summarizing/analyzing public comments, providing logistical support for public hearings, and related activities as needed. For more information: MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst
Administrative Assistant - Honolulu, HI
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate who will provide professional administrative support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries, protected species, and habitats. For more information: Administrative Assistant - Honolulu, HI
Senior Analyst: Endangered Species Act Consultation Biologist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking Senior Analysts to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in the conduct of Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultations on proposed issuances of scientific research permits for sea turtles, corals, and other species under NOAA Fisheries jurisdiction. For more information: Senior Analyst: Endangered Species Act Consultation Biologists
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.
This page last updated October 2, 2015