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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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arrowSenior Analyst: Information Technology Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior Analyst: Information Technology Specialist 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 tracking and reporting ESA section 7 consultations via the NMFS Public Consultation Tracking System (PCTS) and with implementation of a new system to replace PCTS. PCTS is the database for documenting and tracking consultation status and key internal process requirements throughout the consultation and can also be used for including information quality assurance review and status in meeting statutory timelines. As the current version of PCTS is outdated and has limited reporting functions, NMFS is requesting proposals for a new system to track consultations and manage workflows. The new system will cover consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act sections 305(b)(2) & 305(b)(4) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). For more information: Senior Analyst: Information Technology Specialist


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


arrowCrime/Trade Analyst - Vessel Monitoring System Technician
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Crime/Trade Analyst - Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Technician to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Law Enforcement, in Gloucester, MA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position involves monitoring the location and movement of commercial fishing vessels operating on the Atlantic Ocean using GIS based systems. For more information:Crime/Trade Analyst


arrowSenior Analyst: MMPA/ESA Support Services
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a 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. The responsibilities of the position include writing and editing a variety of documents, memoranda, and reports related to OPR responsibilities for the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, tracking progress on regulatory documents and regulations, ensuring that products are appropriate for the intended audience and consistently reflect the OPR Mission; assist the OPR Deputy e Director and the management support team with tasks needed to ensure the OPR Director is briefed and ready for meetings and engagements; perform analysis, evaluation and advisory functions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OPR program and administrative operations; conduct or assist in conducting detailed inquiries to obtain all necessary information to fully support the OPR Director and Deputy in advance of meetings. The position requires working in a fast paced environment with strict adherence to deadlines. For more information:Senior Analyst: MMPA/ESA Support Services


arrowProject Manager
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Project Manager (PM) for an emerging opportunity to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Service (CO-OPS). The PM would be the primary point of contact between NOS and contract personnel on this project and be responsible for managing all aspects of project performance (i.e., technical, contractual, administrative, and financial). The PM would review and monitor contract technical work for overall quality, efficiency, and timeliness, and seek ways to improve based on quality control reviews. This would be an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong project management background to contribute to NOAA’s effort to gather oceanographic data along our nation's coasts to protect life, property, and the environment. For more information:Project Manager


arrowScientist 8
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 8 to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Portland, Oregon. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will support the recovery planning of 36 marine and anadromous species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The incumbent will assist NOAA’s West Coast Region (WCR) in providing staff and external recovery partners with scientific analyses and data summaries to inform recovery action planning, prioritization, implementation, and subsequent evaluation of performance measures and program effectiveness. This will involve providing general scientific and analytical support for the WCR’s ESA recovery program, providing program analysis of the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund program, and providing training and support for internal and external users of the WCR’s Recovery Action Mapping Tool. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong scientific background to contribute to NOAA’s effort to recover threatened and endangered species. For more information:Scientist 8


arrowNatural Resource Specialist 4
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resource Specialist 4 to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Santa Rosa, CA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will provide technical assistance on protecting, restoring, and monitoring submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) within the San Francisco Bay Estuary (the Bay), and help streamline the regulatory process for mitigating the adverse impact on SAV in the Bay. The incumbent will also help manage eelgrass (Zostera marina) mitigation funds from the California Department of Transportation for adverse impacts on eelgrass resulting from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety Project. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong estuarine background to contribute to NOAA’s effort to mitigate adverse impacts on eelgrass in the Bay. For more information:Natural Resource Specialist


Scientist 9 - Scientific Analyses of Harvest Management Strategies for Puget Sound Chinook
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a Scientist 9 position to provide technical analyses, including harvest management strategies for Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and scientific writing support to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Regional Office. For more information: Scientist 9


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


Scientist 6
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 6 to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Regional Office, in either Seattle or Lacey, WA. This is an almost two-year position to evaluate Puget Sound salmon and steelhead harvest strategies. Over the next two years, state, tribal and federal managers will renegotiate harvest plans for Puget Sound steelhead and Puget Sound Chinook. These agreements are expected to span at least five years and include fisheries along the full migration corridor for salmon stocks returning to Puget Sound. The work to be conducted in this position requires assessment of the adequacy of these agreements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The work will likely require some technical analysis including trend analysis and risk assessment. In addition, existing consultations on harvest actions affecting listed Puget Sound Chinook have reporting requirements that must be tracked. This is a good opportunity for a person with good analytical and writing skills to contribute to an important project in the field of Pacific salmon conservation. For more information: Scientist 6


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 November 16, 2017