[MARMAM] Job Announcement: NMFS MMPA Incidental Take Program, Silver Spring MD

Jolie.Harrison Jolie.Harrison at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 13 23:04:31 PDT 2011

The following job announcement is listed on _www.usajobs.gov_ */for 14 
days/* (through Sept 27th) under the following announcement #s:
NMFS-PIR-2011-0059 (federal status)
NMFS-PIR-2011-0060 (public)

This position is located in the Office of Protected Resources, Permits, 
Conservation and Education Division, at Silver Spring, MD. The incumbent 
will perform review, research, analyses, and writing required to process 
applications for Incidental Take Authorizations (ITAs) under the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and to assess the environmental impacts of 
ITA issuance under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). 
ITAs authorize the incidental take of marine mammals by non-fishing 
activities including, but not limited to, activities related to military 
readiness (e.g., U.S. Navy training) and the national energy mandate 
(oil/gas activities including seismic surveys, exploration and production.)

The individual selected for this position will:
* Process incidental take authorization requests pursuant to Marine 
Mammal Protection Act mandate and NMFS' policies, including: reviewing 
applications; coordinating with applicants; responding to public 
comments; and drafting all necessary documents.
* Evaluate, conduct, and draft National Environmental Policy Act analyses.
* Critically analyze scientific literature, agency documents, and other 
applicable information to assess impacts of activities on marine mammals 
and develop/evaluate mitigation and monitoring to support agency 
findings under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the National 
Environmental Policy Act.
* Support program planning, monitoring, improvement, and policy development.
* Communicate program policies, requirements, and issues to the public 
and other Federal Agencies, as well as to other NOAA programs and 

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