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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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arrowScientist 5 - Permitting 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 Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) in administering its fishery management permit processes. The primary focus will be on Highly Migratory Species, High Seas, Coastal Pelagic, and Pacific Groundfish Permits and associated permit databases. There may be additional need for support related to the Region’s responsibilities associated with the Tuna Tracking and Verification Program (TTVP) tuna importation documentation and compliance, Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP), and with the U.S. Canada Albacore Treaty. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong permitting background to contribute to NOAA’s West Coast fisheries management. For more information: Scientist 5 - Permitting Support


arrowScientist - Marine Mammal Observer
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide field support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), in La Jolla, CA. OAI provides personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will provide scientific support to assist in field data collection during the 2018 California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (CalCurCEAS) and post-survey acoustic analysis. This survey is being conducted to estimate the abundance and understand factors that affect the distribution of cetaceans and seabirds that are commonly found in the California Current Ecosystem. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a marine mammal background to contribute to cetacean population estimates on the U.S. West Coast. For more information: Scientist - Marine Mammal Observer


arrowScientist - Marine Mammal Observer & Lab Technician
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide field support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), in La Jolla, CA. OAI provides personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will provide scientific support to assist in field data collection during the 2018 California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (CalCurCEAS) and post-survey acoustic analysis. This survey is being conducted to estimate the abundance and understand factors that affect the distribution of cetaceans and seabirds that are commonly found in the California Current Ecosystem. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a marine mammal background to contribute to cetacean population estimates on the U.S. West Coast. For more information: Scientist - Marine Mammal Observer & Lab Tech


arrowBiological Technician 2
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Biological Technician II to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The person filling this position will analyze samples from Southern Resident killer whales for the presence of microbial pathogens, using state-of-the-art molecular techniques. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career lab technician to work on an important conservation project with guidance from a team of experienced research microbiologists. For more information: Biological Technician 2


arrowFisheries Biologist 2
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for backfilling a Fisheries Biologist II position to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. The incumbent will either provide scientific writing support including assisting in preparation of manuscripts and reports and literature review of climate impacts on Pacific salmon. Or, will provide modeling analyses in R or METLAB for Columbia River salmon. This is a full time position for 884 regular work hours with a performance period beginning ASAP and extending to September 25, 2018.There also is a Option Period with 1900 regular hours ending September 25, 2019, if NOAA decides to award it. The work may be done remotely at a location convenient to the incumbent and approved by the NMFS Project Leader for this Task Order. For more information: Fisheries Biologist 2


Senior Analyst ESA MMPA Support Services
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior Analyst to provide support to the 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 employee will support the OPR in the processing of incidental take authorization (ITA) and scientific research and enhancement permit (SREP) requests under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). For more information: Senior Analyst ESA MMPA Support Services


Scientist 7
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist VII to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) in Seattle, WA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The person filling this position will conduct important consultation activities aimed at protecting and preserving living marine resources of the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting opportunity to promote conservation efforts across the region, working with an experienced team of federal managers and scientists. 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 April 22, 2018