Seeking qualified candidates with educational emphasis and/or experience in marine species biology/ecology (marine mammals, sea turtles, fish, seabirds, etc.); with skills in research study and design, GIS analysis, written and oral communication, and statistical analysis.
Job Duties: The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Conservation Division in Norfolk, Virginia is currently seeking potential candidates with outstanding research and communication skills for a career position in the Marine Resources Section in the Environmental Business Line. The person selected for this position will directly support Navy training for the U.S. Fleet Forces and the U.S. Pacific Fleet around the world. Duties will include preparation, management, and review of marine resources assessments; essential fish habitat (EFH) assessments, marine species density estimates; marine mammal, sea turtle, and sea bird surveys; technical reports; Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 documentation; Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requests; marine species mitigation and monitoring plans; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation; and environmental studies assessing the environmental impacts of proposed Navy/Marine Corps training operations and home porting/home basing actions. The person selected will participate in consultations with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), coordinate projects with a multi-disciplinary team, and participate in project management for research and compliance documents.
Experience or knowledge of the following is highly desirable: marine mammal, sea turtle, seabird or fisheries biology; scientific study design; principals of underwater acoustic analysis; statistical principles and methods; ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) products; environmental legislation and DoD/Navy policy.
Position level is a GS-401-7/9 (Salary Range: $38,790 to $61,678 depending on education and experience). This position is open to US citizens only.
Applicants are encouraged to send a resume (no more than 2 pages long) to Deanna Rees (email@example.com) by November 12th