[MARMAM] Large Whale Policy Environmental Specialist - Part-Time

Emma Dvorak edvorak at integratedstatistics.com
Wed Mar 29 07:08:12 PDT 2023


Integrated Statistics is looking for an Environmental Specialist to work 
with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which administers NOAA's programs in 
the Northeastern United States to manage living marine resources for 
optimum use. NMFS’s Protected Resources Division (PRD) is dedicated to 
managing, conserving, and rebuilding populations of marine mammals and 
endangered and threatened marine and anadromous species in rivers, bays, 
estuaries, and marine waters of the Northeast. The Environmental 
Specialist will work closely with the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle 
Program within PRD, which implements conservation programs for 
endangered and protected marine mammals and sea turtles.

The Environmental Specialist assists in the implementation of 
conservation programs to reduce interactions between commercial 
fisheries and the North Atlantic right whale under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act, as well as programs to reduce the impacts of vessels on 
right whales. Tasks include assisting in the development and 
implementation of policies and biological, social and economic impact 
analyses and to support the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and 
the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team.

*    This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical 
processes, and does not involve field research.*

*Duties*
The specific tasks for this position include:

  * Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and
    regulations under the MMPA's take reduction process, including
    efforts to reduce entanglements of North Atlantic right whales in
    commercial fisheries and the impacts of vessel strikes.
  * Assisting in the preparation of environmental impact statement and
    associated analyses related to reducing protected species bycatch in
    commercial fisheries including developing supporting biological,
    social and economic impact analyses pursuant to the Administrative
    Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other relevant
    statutes and policies.
  * Conducting analyses and other preparatory work for meetings of Take
    Reduction Teams, and particularly the Atlantic Large Whale Take
    Reduction Team.
  * Helping to assess and create mitigation measures associated with
    emerging threats outside of the take reduction process, including
    evaluating stranding data to identify threats related to vessel
    impacts, ocean noise, and aquaculture.

*Qualifications*

  * A Bachelor’s or higher degree (or a grad student working toward a
    higher degree) in marine science, fisheries science, fisheries
    economics, environmental management, natural resource management,
    marine policy, ecology, public policy, or a related field of study.
  * A demonstrated understanding of policies, regulations, and processes
    for fisheries and protected species management, particularly those
    related to marine species listed under the Endangered Species Act,
    Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act and other
    Atlantic Coastal Acts, and environmental analysis under the National
    Environmental Policy Act or other appropriate legislation.
  * At least three years of specialized work or educational experience
    in marine environmental regulatory, policy, economic or social
    science analysis.
  * Excellent communication skills. A writing sample may be requested.
  * Ability to work independently, and to meet appropriate project
    milestones.
  * Familiarity with R, ArcGIS, and other analytical tools.
  * US citizenship and presence, and the ability to comply with EO 14042.

The position is part-time, with some flexibility in hours. The rate of  
pay depends on skills and experience. The position is for one year, with 
the possibility of extension. To apply for this position, go to 
https://jobs.intstats.com/Apply.jsp?jobListingId=307 or visit 
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.

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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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