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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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NOTE: Items listed below are all currently open regardless of original posting date.


arrowScientist - Alternative Feeds Development
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist—Alternative Feeds Development to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) 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 work on cutting edge projects to develop alternative feeds for environmentally sustainable aquaculture. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced team of federal scientists working at the forefront of aquaculture science. For more information: Scientist - Alternative Feeds Development


arrowScientist - Life Cycle Modeling Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Sacramento, CA. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will assist the NMFS California Central Valley Office (CCVO) with the Winter-run Chinook Life Cycle Model (WRLCM) project. The incumbent will use the WRLCM to explore alternative temperature management strategies during multi-year drought events in the spawning reaches below Keswick Dam (Shasta County). This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong mathematical modeling background to contribute to NOAA’s management of Central Valley Winter-run Chinook. For more information: Scientist - Life Cycle Modeling Support


arrowScientist 4
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 4 to supply support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Region North-Central Coast Office located in Santa Rosa, California. OAI provides scientific and technical support on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. For more information: Scientist 4


arrowScientist 3- Fisheries Recovery & Enhancement Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist 3 to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Santa Rosa, CA. This position will support the NMFS West Coast Region California Coastal Office in promoting the protection, conservation, and recovery of anadromous fish and their habitat. Specifically, the incumbent will work on implementing the statutes and mandates of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)by carrying out activities associated with the regulatory permitting of fisheries enhancement actions, including rescue and rearing operations, and development of Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong background in anadromous fish ecology to contribute to NOAA’s West Coast fisheries enhancement and recovery planning. For more information: Scientist 3- Fisheries Recovery & Enhancement Specialist


arrowScientist - Cetacean Photogrammetry Support
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Marine Mammal & Turtle Division (MMTD). OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. MMTD is seeking support services to assist in conducting research using aerial photogrammetry to assess the health and body condition of a wide range of cetaceans. For more information: Scientist - Cetecean Photogrammetry Support


arrowScientist - NEPA Technical Writer
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) in Seattle, WA. The candidate will provide support services to draft and edit EIS and NEPA documents related to groundfish management. The Groundfish Branch in SFD is responsible for the federal rulemakings to adjust management for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. These federal rulemakings are supported with an analysis of environmental impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Groundfish Branch coordinates all NEPA activities with Council, General Counsel Northwest, and other staff in the West Coast Region. For more information: Scientist


arrowMMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst
Ocean Associates Inc. is seeking a MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst who will provide professional support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The position does not require a presence in Hawaii but can be accomplished remotely. For more information: MMPA & NEPA Policy Analyst


arrowScientist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Scientist to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in La Jolla, CA. This position will support the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s (SWFSC) Genetics, Physiology, and Aquaculture program in the Fisheries Resources Division (FRD). The incumbent will assist research scientists with the caretaking of marine fishes and invertebrates and associated aquarium/wet lab infrastructure. Additional support will be provided to other research as needed, including field work, data analyses, and writing. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a strong aquaculture background to contribute to NOAA’s research to promote sustainable fisheries. For more information: Scientist


arrowScientist 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


arrowNatural Resource Specialist
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resource Specialist in La Jolla, California, to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division (AERD) of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) conducting research on the Antarctic Peninsula ecosystem. The person filling this position will provide primarily off-site support services,data collection, and analysis to the US Department of State and the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The Natural Resource Specialist will provide ongoing support to the Data Management and Analysis program of the AERD. Managed by the AERD Research Analyst, this program provides support to all AERD researchers, spanning data collection in the field (including handheld technologies), preliminary data review, dissemination, analyses and archive. For more information: Natural Resource Technician


Senior IT Subject Matter Expert
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior IT Subject Matter Expert to provide oversight and contract support for a range of NOAA Programs within the Information Technology Services office. The Senior IT Subject Matter Expert will apply their knowledge across mission-critical IT projects using specialized knowledge in IT Security, enterprise IT tools and processes, IT strategy and architecture, IT systems analysis, and IT systems development. For more information: Senior IT Subject Matter Expert


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


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 June 22, 2018