The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will support the functions and mission of the Office of the Environment (OE) as one of the regional advisors on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other legislation, particularly related to protected species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico Region, Office of Environment, Biological/Social Services Section, Biological Sciences Unit, in Jefferson, LA.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
GS-09: 50,598 - 65,778 per annum.
GS-11: 61,218 - 79,586 per annum.
GS-12: 73,375 - 95,388 per annum.
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.
This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMLL-18-JP-050(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Major Duties: (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position.)
At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Support the functions and mission of the BOEM, OE as one of the regional advisors on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the MMPA, the ESA, and other legislation.
- Plan, organize, and coordinates data collection to assess the impacts created from oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activates interacting with theses endangered and threatened species.
- Identifies specific environmental problems which may be addressed as research or study efforts within the purview of the BOEM OCS Environmental Studies Program (ESP), analyzes the nature of the problems, develops study protocols to resolve these problems or to provide an information base for better understanding of the problems, and recommends these studies for funding approval via the BOEM OCS ESP planning process.
- Participates in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for BOEM activities to include participating in scoping and planning, performing environmental analysis, writing sections of NEPA documents, and reviewing the technical quality of environmental analysis performed and reported by others.
- Responsible for the entire procurement cycle for assigned study procurements, including: recommending type of study and initial study design and refinements; prepares the procurement package; evaluates technical proposals and negotiations with offerors; conducts award briefings of successful offerors and debriefings of unsuccessful offerors; as designated, serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
- Serves on a team to establish criteria for impact assessment methodologies and to develop specialized data on protected species.
- Promotes communications and coordination with Federal, State, professional, industry, academic, and general public agencies or individuals interested in protected species information needs relative to offshore oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activities.
- Represents BOEM at professional meetings, and on task forces or committees involving Federal, State, or private agencies and individuals.
- Monitors programs funded or performed by other Federal Agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, or industrial firms to determine applicability of findings to information needs of the BOEM.
Occasional travel - Occasional as required
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