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OAI provides professional consulting services to government organizations, the private sector, academia, and UN agencies. OAI experts have carried out ocean and fisheries projects throughout the world. Our experts couple diverse work experiences as scientists and senior managers with exceptional educational backgrounds and contacts throughout the United States and world-wide.

Teams of OAI Associates and affiliates can be fielded quickly, anywhere, to do analyses, plans, evaluations, and technical reports on -
      • Commercial and Recreational fisheries
      • Fisheries and wildlife conservation
      • Aquaculture - freshwater and marine
      • Issues in aquatic ecosystems
      • Ocean issues, remote sensing, and oceanography
      • Marine fisheries research and management
      • Fisheries in developing nations - research, development, and management
      • Climate change impacts on freshwater and marine systems and fisheries
      • Planning and evaluation of Environmental Projects
      • Research vessels and facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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arrowMarine Meteorological and Ocean Surface Data Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate who will provide professional meteorological and ocean surface data support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve NOAA’s ability to host and provide access to the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data, products, and services. For more information: Marine Meteorological and Ocean Surface Data Specialist


arrowCoastal Data Development (CDD) Program Manager
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate who will provide professional project and program management support for coastal data development efforts with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Scientific Data Stewardship (SDS) services. NCEI is required to manage, track and report Coastal Data Development (CDD) activities as a sub element of overall NCEI activities per Congressional budget directives. For more information: Coastal Data Development (CDD) Program Manager


arrowCoastal Database Administrator
Ocean Associates, Inc. is seeking a candidate with broad experience in database work in order to support both coastal data acquisition and the current coastal product portfolio which are based on a variety of database applications and data services for NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI). Specifically, the candidate will be working with coastal data acquisition efforts and will be working with data providers such as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to meet common formats for data submitted for both archive and inclusion in NCEI’s Center for Coasts, Oceans and Geophysics (CCOG) products. For more information: Coastal Database Administrator


arrowScientist 5 - Recreational Fisheries Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 5 to provide support to the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Long Beach, CA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will support the NMFS West Coast Region Recreational Fisheries Initiative and other programs as they pertain to conservation and management of federal fisheries, protected species, and their habitat. More specifically, the incumbent will coordinate and collaborate on regional fisheries activities to sustain healthy stocks important to recreational, noncommercial, and subsistence fisheries on the West Coast and develop effective relationships with the marine recreational fishing communities in the region. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with strong interpersonal skills to contribute to NOAA’s recreational fisheries management on the West Coast. For more information: Scientist 5 - Recreational Fisheries Support


arrowScientist 5 - Highly Migratory Species Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 5 to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Long Beach, CA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will support the NMFS West Coast Region Highly Migratory Species Branch (HMS) through the review and entry of Tuna Tracking & Verification (TTVP) documents into database systems, the performance of TTVP compliance, TTVP webpage modification, and TTVP audit and spot-check assistance. Additional support will include compiling statistics for regulatory packages, preparing rulemaking documents, and carrying out activities related to specific international fishery management issues and problems. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong analytical and policy background to contribute to NOAA’s West Coast fisheries management. For more information: Scientist 5 - Highly Migratory Species Support


arrowBiological Technician
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Biological Technician to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), in Kodiak, AK. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This is a position to support research aimed at developing culturing techniques for crustaceans. The work will involve daily upkeep of a seawater laboratory facility and animal care at that facility, as well as assisting with the set up and running of experiments examining the effects of ocean acidification on Alaskan crab species. In addition, this position will involve assisting with routine seawater monitoring in the facility, and will also assist with the collection of crab data in field work. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with good laboratory and animal care skills to work with important fishery species, and to live in Kodiak, AK. For more information: Biological Technician


arrowSenior Analyst: ESA Consultation Biologist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking Senior Analyst to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources (OPR) in Silver Spring MD. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The position will support OPR staff biologists in conducting consultations under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and in drafting sections of biological opinions on such actions. The position will assist with specific tasks including collection of scientific information for development of the description of the action, environmental baseline, status of affected species, cumulative effects, and exposure and responses analyses. The position will work with ESA Interagency Cooperation Division staff, Federal action agencies, NOAA Fisheries Science Centers, and NOAA General Council to obtain information necessary for consultations. Specific activities may include reviewing biological assessments or biological evaluations, research permit applications and draft permits to determine potential exposure and effects of Federal actions to listed species and designated critical habitats. For more information: Senior Analyst: ESA Consultation Biologist


Scientist 7 - Steelhead Hatchery Genetic Management Plan and ESA/NEPA Document Writing Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 7 to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), California Coastal Office, in Santa Rosa, CA. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry cliets for marine fisheries and protected species. For more information: Scientist 7


International Policy & Analysis – NMFS/International Affairs
We are seeking applicants who are experts in international policy with an emphasis in fisheries management. Qualified applicants will be kept on file and referenced first when anticipated openings arise. Please include your present commuting area, and whether you are willing to relocate if responding to this position. For more information:International Policy & Analysis


Communication Specialist - all areas
Seeking a Communication Specialist. Locations, salary and length of employment will vary due to the contract being filled. For more information: Communication Specialist


Earth Science Professionals: All levels $14-$59/hour with Excellent Benefits
Ocean Associates, Inc. provides administrative, scientific, and technical personnel to support federal and international agencies working on ocean, coastal, and freshwater natural resources, whether biological or non--biological. This advertisement is for non-biological employees at all levels. We frequently must fill positions quickly when an existing staff member departs or when we win a competitive contract to provide services.

Resumes of respondents will be evaluated and filed for review by our project managers. We will contact you when an opportunity matching your background arises.

Most worksites are at federal facilities on coasts such as regional scientific centers or offices that develop and promulgate regulations and monitor their performance.

Our employees may acquire, analyze, and manage data and publish the results; organize and conduct workshops and other meetings; facilitate decision making in a complex environment with diverse stakeholders; propose and monitor regulations; advise industry and environmental groups; and otherwise support federal natural resource agencies.

Topics may include sediment transport, habitats for living organisms, climate change impacts, pollution, satellite and buoy data systems, research planning and evaluation, water chemistry, groundwater supply and condition, and other areas of physical science and technology.

Applicants for non-clerical positions must have education or experience in physical earth sciences such as oceanography, geology, geography, and environmental chemistry. Knowledge of GIS, laboratory and office analytical software and techniques and equipment, experience and ability to go to sea, and strong writing and presentation skills are important.

Clerical positions include receptionist, bookkeeping, arranging and accounting for travel of staff, office timekeeping, and similar duties. Experience is required and education or training is a plus.

Work may be part-time or full-time, short-term of a few months or long-term, such as five years. A benefit package is immediately available for full-time employees on a three month or longer assignment. Our benefits are in the top tier, comparable to those of federal employees.

If you wish to be considered for positions such as this please submit your resume in response. Be sure it contains:

Please include your salary requirements, your present commuting area, and whether you are willing to relocate. We suggest you add this information, or anything else you wish us to know, to the top of your resume or a preceding page so that everything is in one document. Apply at - Earth Science Professionals


 

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This page last updated January 18, 2018