NEPA Specialist - Telework
Company: Ocean Associates, Inc.
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking an individual to provide
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA support to National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), Southeast Regional Office (SERO). OAI supplies
personnel support services on contract to government and industry
clients for marine fisheries and protected species.
SERO requires contractor support to draft NEPA documents in support
of NOAAs aquaculture development mission. In particular, NEPA
support is required to draft documents to support efforts to
establish Aquaculture Opportunity Areas as required by Executive
Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic
Growth, and assist in other aquaculture-related NEPA
Key tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop NEPA documents and sections thereof to support marine
aquaculture development, including establishing and implementing
Aquaculture Opportunity Areas.
Review and provide expert advice and comments on draft NEPA
documents written by others.
Coordinate with SEROs Aquaculture Coordinator, NEPA Coordinator and
NOAA General Counsel on NEPA issues and document reviews. When
providing comments on NEPA documents, shall follow the direction of
designated SERO staff (e.g., Aquaculture Coordinator, NEPA
Advise and guide staff in NEPA document development for approval by
SEROs Aquaculture Coordinator prior to implementation
Provide input to project teams on internal and external scoping,
establishing parameters for baseline conditions, developing the
purpose and need statement, adequate details for the alternatives,
descriptions, analysis tone and content, comparisons of effects to
analyses under the No-action alternative, and addressing public
Conduct internal scoping to assist in determining the appropriate
level of NEPA analysis.
Provide advice and recommendations to SERO Aquaculture Coordinator
on NEPA matters, including final reviews of NEPA documents and
recommendations for approval.
Attend, participate and provide updates for NEPA project meetings
and NEPA Coordinator meetings.
Provide monthly progress reports to include, but not necessarily
limiting to, the following: accomplishments, issues encountered,
travel (including purpose, significant outcomes, actions items),
recommendations, if applicable
Draft NEPA documents, and sections thereof, in compliance with
NEPA, NOAA NEPA Implementing Procedures (NAO 216-6A and its
companion manual), Endangered Species Act, and/or Marine Mammal
Provide draft and final NEPA documents to SERO Aquaculture
Provide written comments on draft NEPA documents to ensure they
meet the requirements of NEPA, NOAA NEPA Implementing Procedures
(NAO 216-6A and its companion manual).
Provide written input to SERO NEPA Coordinator on draft NEPA
Provide written comments on draft letters to ensure compliance with
NEPA and NOAA NEPA Implementing Procedures (NAO 216-6A and its
companion manual). Due within 2 weeks of receiving draft
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Work may be performed offsite.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position with benefits.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Minimum Required Knowledge and Experience
Minimum five (5) years of experience preparing NEPA documents and
ensuring NEPA compliance; advanced degrees or credentials
Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act and Council on
Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA
Knowledge of one or more of the following statutes: Endangered
Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act
Experience preparing and/or reviewing categorical exclusions,
environmental assessments, finding of no significant impacts,
environmental impact statements (EISs), and/or record of decisions
for actions taken under one or more of the following statutes:
Endangered Species Act, and/ or Marine Mammal Protection Act to
ensure compliance with NEPA
Experience providing advice on compliance with NEPA for actions
taken under one or more of the following statutes: Endangered
Species Act, or Marine Mammal Protection Act
Experience determining the level of NEPA analysis required for
actions taken under one or more of the following statutes:
Endangered Species Act, or Marine Mammal Protection Act
Experience developing NEPA policies, templates, or guidance
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please
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Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or
background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for
this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of
this online application.
Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:
Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and
preferred qualifications listed.
Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time
Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
Three professional references.
Include your name in the document file name.
Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format
(PDF is preferred).
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