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22 Dec 2022

Full-Time ESA Support Services

Ocean Associates Inc. – Posted by oai1 Anywhere

Job Description

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking candidates to support the National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources (OPR) for duties associated with the conservation and recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species. We are seeking candidates for this work prospectively, which is dependent on award of contract. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species


  • Assist Federal staff in conducting analyses and required research to enable consultation under Section 7 of the ESA on Federal activities affecting ESA protected species and their designated critical habitats.
  • Assist Federal staff in activities associated with issuance of ESA Section 10 Incidental Take Permits.

Start Date: TBD

Location: Work may be performed offsite.

Salary and Benefits: These are full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field, and documented evidence of education and/or experience in one of the following: fisheries biology/ecology; marine mammal biology/ecology; sea turtle biology/ecology; and/or marine biology/ecology, ecological risk assessment or environmental impact analysis, scientific project management.
  • Technical writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and training in environmental regulations and the Federal regulatory process is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in a team/group setting.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement appropriate action.

Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.

Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.


Previous experience or training with similar requirements.

Three professional references.

Include your name in the document file name.

Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and successfully complete a federal government background check. Ocean Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

OAI is a government contractor and is required by law to invite applicants to self-identify their race, gender, national origin, disability status and veteran status. OAI is required to use the information it collects as part of its future affirmative action efforts in hiring. The information is collected anonymously by computer and is not connected to your application. You will see a place to check certain boxes in OAI’s online application. Even though the information is anonymous, self-identification is voluntary. You can always check the box that says you decline to self-identify.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 51 days.

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