[MARMAM] marine acoustician opening- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management- apply NLT May 24

Lewandowski, Jill jill.lewandowski at boem.gov
Mon May 6 12:49:07 PDT 2013


The Bureau of of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently advertising to
hire a marine  acoustician to serve as the Bureau subject-matter expert in
underwater acoustics. The position is located in BOEM's headquarters office
in Herndon, VA. *The advertisement closes on Friday, May 24 *and can be
accessed at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340375600. This
link provides additional detail on the position and instructions for
applying.

The acoustician will plan, initiate, review and/or conduct underwater sound
propagation modeling and acoustic take estimate modeling and analyze
underwater acoustic propagation issues in support of BOEM’s environmental
impact assessment documents under the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA),
and other relevant laws. Major duties of this position include, but are not
limited to, the following:


   - Plans, initiates, conducts and/or reviews underwater sound
propagation calculations
   and modeling.  Generates maps or diagrams of sound receive levels and
   other related acoustical quantities for environmental impact assessments
   related to offshore oil and gas exploration and production, offshore
   renewable energy facilities construction and operation, and the extraction
   of sand and gravel in U.S. territorial waters.
   - Oversees the coordination, planning, budgeting and initiation of
   scientific investigations in marine acoustics.
   - Formulates national policies, standards and procedures related to
   marine acoustical research required for the development of the energy and
   marine mineral resources of the OCS.
   - Reviews bureau environmental analyses, permits and plans and other
   documents to insure sensible and scientifically supportable acoustical
   information, methods and conclusions.

The incumbent will plan, initiate, review and/or conduct underwater sound
propagation modeling and acoustic take estimate modeling and analyze
underwater acoustic propagation issues in support of BOEM’s environmental
impact assessment documents under the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA),
and other relevant laws.

*The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and
development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately
balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental
protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and
environmental reviews and studies.  www.boem.gov *
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*Jill Lewandowski*

Chief, Environmental Consultation Branch

Office of Environmental Programs

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

381 Elden Street, HM3107

Herndon, VA  20171

Tel (703) 787-1703

Cell (571) 228-9081

Fax (703) 787-1026

www.boem.gov


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