[MARMAM] Job Posting: Environmental Specialist - Protected Resources

Emma Dvorak edvorak at integratedstatistics.com
Tue Dec 8 08:48:28 PST 2020

  Environmental Specialist - Protected Resources

Integrated Statistics is looking for an Environmental Specialist to work 
with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries 
Office (GARFO). The position supports the Protected Resources Division 
(PRD). The position will begin with a period of remote work to 
accommodate pandemic restrictions, but may be on-site in Gloucester MA 
after that.

The GARFO Protected Resources Division’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle 
Conservation Program develops and implements measures to respond to, 
conserve, and protect endangered and protected marine mammals and sea 
turtles. The program implements recovery programs for endangered marine 
mammal and sea turtles through the Endangered Species Act and protects 
marine mammals from commercial fisheries interactions through take 
reduction planning under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The program 
also responds to animals in distress through the Marine Mammal Health 
and Stranding Response Program, the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement 
Network, and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network.

The Environmental Specialist provides technical assistance to all three 
programs by undertaking these tasks:

_Writing and editing_

  * Support the regional right whale recovery coordinator in planning
    and executing implementation team meetings.
  * Support the regional take reduction team coordinator in planning and
    executing take reduction team meetings.
  * Provide policy and analytical support for the development of
    policies to reduce entanglements of marine mammals through the
    amendment of take reduction plans.
  * Collaboration, organization, and meeting facilitation.
  * Prepare a final report summarizing the tasks completed under this

_Data management_

  * Conduct data entry. Perform audits and quality control to ensure
    accuracy. Data includes stranding and disentanglement data for
    protected species, large whale unusual mortality events (UME), sea
    turtle cold stun events, etc.
  * As needed, provide  reports on serious injury/mortality
    determinations, by obtaining large whale data, compiling results and
    delivering reports within the Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  * As needed, provide  data summary reports that summarize data
    generated from stranding or entanglement events such as marine
    mammal UMEs and sea turtle cold stun events.
  * Coordinate and support report development and analysis of gear which
    has been removed from marine mammals and sea turtles.


  * Assist in conducting education and outreach pertaining to the MMPA
    and ESA.


  * Provide backup coverage to sea turtle and marine mammal stranding
    and disentanglement coordinators on regional stranding and
    disentanglement response hotlines.
  * Enter and track incoming review requests for permits and projects,
    to support PRD Grant and Scientific Permit Review Programs.
  * Perform administrative support tasks including copying, mailing,
    filing, ordering supplies and equipment, and budget tracking.
  * Perform communication support tasks including answering phones, note
    taking, arranging meetings, copying documents and preparing incoming
    and outgoing mail.
  * Prepare administrative records for actions including copying,
    organizing, and indexing and numbering all relevant documents in
    support of regional records management specialist.


  * A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource
    Management or a related field.
  * 5 years of experience in writing technical reports and policy
    papers. A writing sample and/or test may be requested.
  * Demonstrated experience working independently with relevant
    environmental regulations (NEPA, ESA, MMPA, MSFCA) and species or
    issues of concern.
  * Demonstrated experience in organizing meetings, including: setup,
    use, and troubleshooting of various webinar and presentation
    platforms; agenda building; negotiated decision making; note taking;
    meeting summation; and debriefing.
  * Experience in working collaboratively on contentious issues.
  * Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  * Attention to detail, excellent organization, and ability to
    prioritize multiple tasks.
  * The position is open to US citizens only.
  * Database, GIS, and R programming skills are a plus.
  * Knowledge and experience in negotiated decision making is a plus.
  * Public communication, stakeholder engagement, and outreach
    experience are pluses.

The position is full-time and the rate of pay is $32/hr. The position is 
eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics 
website. To apply for this position, go to www.integratedstatistics.com, 
click Employment Opportunities, click the job name and click the Apply 
Here link.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not 
discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, 
color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender 
identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification 
protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its 
obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to 
taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified 
women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, 
veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance 
with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, 
please email the Integrated Statistics office.

Integrated Statistics, Inc.
16 Sumner Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Cell: (508) 648-8308
Office: (508) 540-8560
Fax: (508) 721-6841

Integrated Statistics, Inc.
16 Sumner Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Cell: (508) 648-8308
Office: (508) 540-8560
Fax: (508) 721-6841

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