In cooperation with the WAS Employment Service

Natural Resource Specialist

Location: Santa Rosa,CA.
Company: Ocean Associates Inc.
Company URL: Not Entered
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017


Required Knowledge and Experience Bachelor’s degree and six years’ experience or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology or field of study relating and four (4) years’ experience relating to the specific duties Expert knowledge of estuarine and marine habitats, including seagrasses and kelp. The ability to evaluate effects of proposed federal development actions on seagrass and its function as fish habitat. The ability to manage and track projects, and solve problems while working independently. Strong written and oral communication skills. Preferred Knowledge and Experience Experience with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) Experience with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Experience with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) Experience with Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and ESA Section 7 Consultations Experience developing and managing budgets


Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Natural Resource Specialist 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. Duties Provide assistance in managing eelgrass mitigation funds from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Project and provide periodic updates to project managers. Provide technical assistance and seagrass expertise for implementation of eelgrass restoration and monitoring projects. Lead and complete regulatory reviews and associated Endangered Species (ESA) / Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) consultations for projects with potential impacts or benefits to submerged aquatic vegetation in the Bay. Present results of seagrass protection and restoration at an applicable San Francisco Bay Estuary Conference.
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Other Contact Information: If you are interested in being considered for this position, you MUST APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ONLY. Go to OCEANASSOC.COM, click on Now Hiring, find the position you wish to apply for, click the 'For More Information' link for that position, follow instructions on the page to apply. (no emails) When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of the online application. Include your name in the document file name. Sending your resume in readable (not scanned) PDF or Word format is preferred.

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