[MARMAM] Job Posting: NAVFAC Atlantic Marine Resources Specialist (US Citizens) - Norfolk, VA

Shoemaker, Mandy L CIV NAVFAC LANT, EV mandy.shoemaker at navy.mil
Fri Aug 15 14:30:07 PDT 2014

Job Posting: NAVFAC Atlantic Marine Resources Specialist (US Citizens) - Norfolk, VA 

Seeking qualified candidates with educational emphasis and experience in marine species biology/ecology (marine mammals, sea turtles, fish, seabirds, etc.); with skills in research study and design, GIS analysis, acoustic impact analysis, statistical analysis, written and oral communication, and public outreach.  

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 Branch in the Environmental Business Line. The person selected for this position will directly support Navy training, testing, and construction activities around the world.  Duties will include preparation, management, and review of marine resources assessments; essential fish habitat (EFH) assessments; marine species density estimates; marine species surveys; technical reports; Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 documentation; Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) documentation; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation;  marine species mitigation and monitoring plans; and environmental studies assessing the environmental impacts of proposed Navy activities.  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. In addition, the person selected will participate in research and monitoring with regards to the potential impacts on marine species from Navy activities. Experience in 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-401-12 (Salary Range: $69,497 to $90,344 depending on education and experience).  This position is open to  US citizens only. The USA jobs solicitation open period is 18-27 August and interested candidates can apply online at: 


Mandy Shoemaker
Marine Resources Branch Head
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic

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