ESA ACE/One Federal Decision Fishery Scientist
Company: Lynker Corporation
Posted on: March 16, 2023
The purpose of this requirement is to support SERO's early engagement, coordination across NOAA programs, and increased workload resulting from expedited major infrastructure projects. NOAA Fisheries and other consulting agencies must adhere to challenging timelines and specific participation, comment, and concurrence requirements based on negotiated Coordinated Project Plans. This requirement will provide support for the large and increasing volume of expedited major infrastructure projects occurring in the Southeast region. The USACE recently received several billion dollars to support permitting of coastal resiliency and storm risk reduction projects in the Southeast, a number of which are expedited major infrastructure projects. In addition, the United States Coast Guard (USCG)/Maritime Administration (MARAD), and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are reviewing several expedited major infrastructure projects in the Gulf. - This position is FULLY REMOTE, and the person selected will ideally sit in the SE Region of the US.
ESA ACE/One Federal Decision Fishery Scientist Tasks and Deliverables
Compile EFH information relevant to expedited major infrastructure projects and locations
Track expedited major infrastructure projects in project/consultation tracking databases including as much relevant information about these projects as possible such as schedules, deliverables, NOAA team personnel, incoming and outgoing correspondence and information (e.g. letters, consultations)
Deliver updated information and links to final work products in project/consultation tracking databases, developed in collaboration with HCD, PRD, and SERO's NEPA Coordinator
Coordinate across NOAA programs through project teams; and share pertinent/relevant information received during project meetings/calls to NOAA project team members
Work with SERO's NEPA Coordinator, and with HCD and PRD staff, to request the appropriate data and information necessary to evaluate potential project impacts to species and habitats
Keep NOAA team members informed about projects schedules, especially any major milestones, concurrence points, and/or project deliverable deadlines
Supply action agencies with relevant information and guidance (e.g., best management practices and construction guidelines) to help avoid, minimize and/or offset those potential impacts, setting the stage for any future consultations that might be required
Develop and organize template responses based on project type for use in quickly transmitting this information and guidance to action agencies
Template responses will identify the stressors to fishery species and their habitats associated with various project components, as well as recommendations for avoiding, minimizing and offsetting project impacts
Deliver project correspondence (e.g., letters), notes, memos to the file, emails, and verbal communication among NOAA team members and, when appropriate, staff from other agencies
Bachelor's Degree in an associated discipline (biology, ecology, fisheries biology, or marine biology, including biological and aquatic sciences, natural resource management, fisheries biology, conservation biology, marine biology, landscape ecology, or restoration ecology
Four (4) to six (6) years specialized experience directly related to the position
Understanding of the ESA and Magnuson-Stevens Act consultation requirements and the administration of expedited projects placed on the President's Dashboard
Strong professional writing and organizational skills
Strong understanding of the habitats, environmental pressures, and current environmental partnerships within Southeast U.S. watersheds
Experience conducting site assessments of estuarine areas
Experience using GIS to make maps and to manage spatial data for retrieval and analysis
Experience in the field of estuarine fish conservation and setting conservation objectives
Daily work hours may range between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but the contractor must be available between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (normal business hours). Work hours may deviate from normal business hours to accommodate attendance at meetings, workshops, or conferences.
The place of performance will be offsite but located within the Southeast U.S. region. The Contractor shall be responsible for selection and provision of any office space. Regional site visits, meetings, workshops, trainings, and conferences may be required in support of this work.
Travel may be required
Lynker is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.
We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers' scientific and technical priorities - creatively and effectively.
Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.
Lynker is an E-Verify employer.
Lynker is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
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